Dugas hits 2 HRs, LSU beats Oregon 9-8, wins Eugene Regional

Gavin Dugas went 3 for 3 with two house runs, Drew Bianco hit a two-run shot within the sixth inning and LSU beat top-seeded Oregon 9-8 to win the Eugene Regional

EUGENE, Ore. — Gavin Dugas went 3 for 3 with two house runs, Drew Bianco hit a two-run shot within the sixth inning and LSU beat top-seeded Oregon 9-8 on Sunday evening to win the Eugene Regional.

LSU performs fellow Southeastern Convention member Tennessee within the best-of-3 Knoxville Tremendous Regional. The Tigers, who opened the regional with a loss to Gonzaga, gained 4 video games in three days — together with consecutive wins over the Geese — to advance.

Oregon nearer Kolby Somers got here on with the Geese main 7-6 and pitched a scoreless seventh inning however walked Dugas and gave up a double to Cade Doughty to open the eighth. Bianco struck out and Cade Beloso reached on a fielder’s selection as Dugas narrowly beat the tag at house to tie it. Beloso superior to second and Doughty scored on a balk — the fifth lead change of the sport — and pinch runner Will Safford scored on a single to middle area by freshman Jordan Thompson to provide LSU a 9-7 lead.

Aaron Zavala hit a two-run shot within the high of the third inning to provide Oregon (39-16) a 4-2 lead and, after Tanner Smith reached on an error to guide off the seventh, Kenyon Yovan homered to middle to make it 7-6.

Doughty went 3 for 4 with two doubles and two runs.

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