Despite two-hit nights from Alfonso Rivas and JJ Matijevic, the Arizona Wildcats dropped their first home contest of the season Thursday night, falling to Oregon 8-4 in front of 3,499 fans at Hi Corbett Field.
The loss ended Arizona’s (24-9, 7-6) home win streak at 17 games.
The Ducks (23-8, 6-4), who have now won six games in a row, scored three runs in the second inning to get a lead off Arizona starter Randy Labaut, who gave the Wildcats 5 1/3 quality innings.
A.J. Balta and Morgan McCullough each drove in a pair of runs for Oregon. Tim Susnara went four-for-four at the plate.
David Peterson (8-1) picked up the win for the Ducks. The lefty, who's second in the nation in strikeouts, went six innings, giving up five hits, two unearned runs, and striking out five. Kenyon Yovan notched his 12th save.
The Cats will look to even the series Friday. First pitch is set for 7 p.m.
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David Kelly contributed to this story.
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