TEAM OF THE DAY: Oregon
The Ducks are playing an outstanding brand of baseball right now. They took a huge leap forward last weekend with a home series sweep over Arizona State. Well, they took another step forward by clinching a series win over UCLA with an 8-3 triumph. UO starting pitcher Jake Reed allowed just three runs on five hits in six innings, while reliever Joey Housey was fantastic, allowing just two hits in three scoreless frames. Also worth noting, Ducks first baseman Ryon Healy had a productive night at the plate, going 2-for-5 with two RBIs.
PLAYER OF THE DAY: Alex Wood, lhp, Georgia
After dropping a home series to Kentucky last weekend, the Bulldogs desperately needed Wood to start the weekend on a positive note. He did just that in a 4-2 triumph over the Razorbacks. Wood was marvelous in his start, which was his fourth win of the season. Wood, a draft-eligible sophomore, struck out 11 and allowed just two runs on seven hits in a complete game performance ... on the road. Wood rose to the occasion when Georgia needed him the most.
UPSET OF THE DAY: Utah over Arizona
Let's go ahead and call it the Stanford hangover. Sure, the Wildcats won the series opener over the Utes, but dropped a game earlier this week to Utah Valley before losing on Friday, 7-6 in ugly fashion. Arizona starting pitcher Konner Wade, who was fantastic last weekend against Stanford, struggled in a big way. Wade struck out six, but also allowed five runs on seven hits in 6 2/3 innings of work. Utah relievers Mitch Watrous and Tyler Wagner did just enough to preserve the win. In terms of potential national seeding, the series finale with the Utes on Saturday is huge.
Kendall Rogers is the college baseball managing editor for Perfect Game and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org