Ducks prep for Civil War despite lopsided loss

The Ducks look ahead to Portland and Oregon State following a historic loss on Sunday

Posted: May 6, 2019 3:44 PM
Updated: May 6, 2019 3:50 PM

Eugene, OR -- Oregon pitcher Robert Ahlstrom said it was a "long trip" home from Tucson.

That's partly due to a 28-7 loss to Arizona, which ties an Oregon program record for most runs allowed.

The game lasted three hours and 47 minutes and still wasn't completed due to team travel schedules. 

The Ducks are hoping to use the loss as motivation for their next opponents, Portland and rival Oregon State. 

"I've kind of challenge the guys just to be more confident in yourselves, be more competitive," first baseman Gabe Matthews said. "Hopefully that sparks some guys to get going in the right direction."

The Ducks suffered defeats to both teams this year. It was a 5-3 loss to Portland and an 8-7 loss to the Beavers in March. Both were on the road. 

"They're a difficult opponent and you got to respect them," Ahlstrom said. "I think we're going to use this as a way to bounce back and kind of turn things around. Hopefully it goes our way."

Oregon's game against Portland is set for  6 p.m. on Tuesday while the Civil War Series against Oregon State begins on Friday at 7 p.m.

Both will be played at PK Park. 

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