79
      Wednesday
      91 / 72
      Thursday
      93 / 74
      Friday
      89 / 66

      Oregon trounces Clemson 18-1 in NCAA opener


      NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Shaun Chase homered, doubled and drove in four runs Friday to lead No. 2 seed Oregon to an 18-1 thumping of No. 3 seed Clemson in the Nashville Regional.


      The Ducks (43-18) had a season-high 20 hits.


      Chase hit his 13th homer -- a three-run blast -- in the fourth inning. Tyler Baumgartner followed with a solo shot.


      Oregon scored three in the second inning to pull ahead for good after allowing Clemson's lone run in the first.


      Oregon's Tommy Thorpe (11-4) scattered five hits and four walks in seven innings.


      Clemson's Matthew Crownover (8-6) struck out seven but allowed eight earned runs in 3 2/3 innings. Crownover hadn't given up more than four earned runs in any of his previous 29 career starts.


      Oregon plays Saturday against the winner of Friday's game between No. 1 seed Vanderbilt and No. 4 seed Xavier. Clemson (36-24) faces the loser.

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