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USF Buckles, Knocked Out Of Postseason Baseball

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EUGENE, Ore. (CBS/AP) — Tyler Baumgartner hit a home run and scored three runs to back freshman pitcher Cole Irvin’s sensational postseason debut and Oregon kept its season alive with a 6-1 victory against the University of San Francisco on Sunday in the Eugene regional.

The Dons (35-24) were eliminated with the loss.

Irvin (12-3) gave up a leadoff homer to Justin Maffei in the top of the first inning, then settled down to pitch a six-hitter with nine strikeouts and no walks.

The Ducks tied the score in the third inning when Baumgartner opened with a single off San Francisco starter Alex Balog and later scored on a sacrifice fly by Mitchell Tolman. Shaun Case hit a go-ahead solo home run in the fourth, before Baumgartner’s homer in the fifth.

The Dons were coming off back-to-back extra inning games. In the regional opener, USF lost to Rice 3-2 in 11 after a Dons outfielder lost a seemingly routine fly ball in the sun. On Saturday, USF knocked off South Dakota State 4-3 in 13 innings to set up Sunday’s game against Oregon.

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