The University of Oregon Ducks and the University of Portland Pilots will play a nine-inning, non-league game at Volcanoes Stadium on Wednesday, April 18th, with the first pitch at 6:30 p.m.
Both teams have started the 2012 season red hot. The Ducks winning seven games in a row, on the road, after losing their season opener to Hawaii in Honolulu, and currently are 7-1, and ranked 10th in the nation. The Ducks have scored 61 runs in their eight games led by freshman infielder, Scott Heineman, batting .478 with a home run. Sophomore pitcher Brando Tessar is 2-0 in his first two starts. 2007 McNary High School graduate, infielder Kevin Shepherd, is on the Ducks squad.
The Pilots are 5-0, and off to one of their best season starts. The Pilots are led by senior infielder Kris Kauppila batting .476 with two home runs, and senior catcher Ben Grubb batting .438 with one home run. The Pilots have won six of the ten games against the Ducks since baseball was reinstated at the University of Oregon in 2009.
“We are always excited when we get two great Oregon universities playing at Volcanoes Stadium. It will be tremendous baseball for our mid-Willamette Valley fans, and we urge fans to get their tickets early as this game is surely to be sold out,” said Jerry Walker Salem-Keizer Volcanoes president and general manager Jerry Walker said,
The last time the Ducks played at Volcanoes Stadium, against the Oregon State Beavers, the game was sold out in two days as 5,651 fans attended.
Tickets for this event went on sale at the stadium at Thursday, March 1. Tickets may be purchased in-person at Volcanoes Stadium, by phone 503-390-2225, or on-line at https://www.volcanoestickets.com/
Ticket are $20 for box seats $20.00, $15 for reserved seats and $10 for general admission.