2024 Shriners Children's College Showdown

Baylor Vs. Oregon Baseball Recap Of College Baseball Showdown Day Opener

Baylor Vs. Oregon Baseball Recap Of College Baseball Showdown Day Opener

The NCAA baseball schedule today features another triple-header at the Shriners Children's College Showdown. Follow Oregon Baseball vs. Baylor live.

Feb 17, 2024 by Joe Harrington

Through two games, Oregon Baseball has shown that it's home to one of college baseball's best bullpens as the program competes at the College Baseball Showdown.

The Ducks trailed by four runs to Baylor before they scored seven runs across three innings and handed the game to the Oregon bullpen, once again, to secure the 7-4 win. 

For the second day in a row, Oregon gave the ball to an All-Pac-12 pitcher, this time it was Logan Mercado, who pinned down the Bears in a 6-out save. 

Mercado, who made 10 starts in 2023, joined fellow All-Pac-12 pitcher Grayson Grinsell out of the bullpen. Grinsell pitched three scoreless innings against Oklahoma on the first day and Saturday belonged to Mercado. 

Mercado picked up the save, becoming the second Duck this season to pick up a save, as Michael Freund had the save on Feb. 16. 

Baylor blitzed Oregon starter Kevin Seitter, who allowed four runs, three earned, in four innings. He handed the game over to the bullpen, who allowed just two hits the rest of the day. 

Collin McKinney made the start for Baylor and looked strong on his 20th birthday. He pitched 4.1 innings and left he game with the bases loaded and no runs in the fifth and was charged with three earned runs. He struck out six. 

Baylor will play Tennessee at 7:30 p.m. EST on Feb. 18, while Oregon will face Texas Tech at 3:30 p.m. EST.

Here's a recap of the game.

Top Of Ninth: Oregon Wins

Logan Mercado picks up the six-out save. 

Bottom Of Eighth Inning: Baylor Holds Oregon Trailing 7-4

Baylor needs three runs in the ninth to keep the game going. 

Top Of Eighth Inning: Oregon Goes To Bullpen Again With Logan Mercado

All-Pac-12 pitcher Logan Mercado made his debut in relief for the Ducks against Baylor. The senior started 11 games for Oregon last season and came out of the bullpen 10 times. He was 5-1 with a 5.95 ERA. 

He pitched a 1-2-3 inning for Oregon. 

Bottom Of Seventh Inning: Oregon Puts Runner On, But Scoreless In Inning

Jeffrey Heard hit a double and reached third base, but Baylor kept him from scoring. Oregon leads 7-4. 

Top Of Seventh Inning: Jaxon Jordan Takes Over For Oregon Baseball Up 7-4

The Ducks will continue to rely on their bullpen at the College Baseball Showdown as junior Jaxon Jordan takes over on the mound. The Thousand Oaks, Calif. native makes his Division I debut after transferring from Moorpark College. 

Jordan loaded the bases and Baylor had an opportunity to get back in the game, but he was able to get out of the inning. Oregon's bullpen has still not allowed a run at the College Baseball Showdown. 

Bottom Of Sixth Inning: Oregon Baseball Takes Lead After Big Inning; Oregon 7, Baylor 4

After a Baylor pitching change to start the inning, Mason Neville hit a leadoff double and Ryan Cooney hit a single and Oregon took a 5-4 lead on Baylor. 

Oregon wasn't done against Baylor pitcher Jackson Elizondo. An error led to Carter Garate reaching base and making it to third after no one covered first base on what should have been a ground out. 

Top Of Sixth Inning: It's A New Game, And Oregon Bullpen Looking To Control Game Again

Oregon Baseball reliever Bradley Mullan worked through a jam as Baylor put two runners on base via walks in a tied game, but Mullan was able to get out of the inning unscathed. 

Bottom Of Fifth Inning: Oregon Baseball Knocks Out Collin McKinney And Ties It, Baylor 4, Oregon 4

Collin McKinney's day is done after 82 pitches and five strikeouts, but he left with two runners. Jacob Walsh then hit a double and Justin Cassella added an RBI single on reliever Grant Golomb. 

Jeffrey Heard tied the game with a single to center field to score Cassella. 

Top Of Fifth Inning: Bradley Mullan Takes Over For Oregon; Baylor 4, Oregon 1

Bradley Mullan is on the mound for the Ducks, he takes over for Kevin Seitter. Mullan, a senior from Chino Hills, Calif., is a Gonzaga transfer. He was 6-5 with a 6.61 ERA in 45 appearances with 13 starts. 

Mullan allowed one hit while striking out three batters. 

Bottom Of the Fourth Inning: No-hitter Over, Oregon Scores Run; Baylor 4, Oregon 1

Oregon recorded its first hit against Baylor in the fourth inning and Bennett Thompson had an RBI single to give the Ducks their first run.  

Top Of The Fourth Inning: Oregon Baseball Error Leads To Another Baylor Run. BU 4, Oregon O

Kevin Seitter was nearly out of the inning, but a two-out error followed by an Enzo Apodaca triple led to another run for Baylor. It was the second trip of the day for Baylor. 

Seitter was able to get out of the inning after the triple. 

Bottom Of The Third Inning: Baylor Pitcher Collin McKinney, Have A Day

Baylor leads Oregon 3-0 heading into the fourth inning as starter Collin McKinney has four strikeouts in three innings on 50 pitches. He has walked two, but otherwise hasn't allowed another base runners. 

McKinney,a redshirt freshman, is making his first college baseball start after missing 2023. 

Highlight: Mason Greer Hits Home Run In The Second Inning

Top Of The Third Inning: Baylor Baseball Adds To Lead. Baylor 3, Oregon 0

A hit-by-pitch, and a single set up Hunter Teplanszky, who hit an RBI single to increase Baylor's lead to 3-0 over Oregon. Mason Greer faced Kevin Seitter  with the bases loaded, but hit into an inning-ending groundout. 

The Ducks began to warm up their bullpen in the inning after Seitter struggled in the third inning. 

Bottom Of The Second Inning: Oregon Baseball Leaves Runner On First

The Ducks couldn't answer Baylor in the bottom of the inning. Collin McKinney struck out two batters after a leadoff walk. 

Top Of The Second Inning: Hunter Simmons' Leadoff 3B, Mason Greer HR Leads to Big Inning For Baylor

Baylor designed hitter Hunter Simmons sent a ball into right field and sprinted around the bases to get to third base and Mason Greer, son of former Texas Ranger Rusty Greer. hit his first home run of the season. Baylor 2, Oregon 0. 

Bottom Of First Inning: Baylor Pitcher Collin McKinney Matches Kevin Seitter

Making his first college baseball start on his birthday, Collin McKinney threw heat and struck out the first batter he faced as he touched 90 MPH. It was not a clean inning as Justin Cassella, an Elon transfer, walked. 

McKinney recovered to induce a ground-out. 

Top Of First Inning: Oregon Baseball Starter Kevin Seitter Works Quick

Oregon Starter Kevin Seitter was efficient in the top of the first inning with a 1-2-3 inning with two quick ground-outs and a strikeout. 

Baylor Vs. Oregon Baseball First Pitch Is Here!

Day 2 of the College Baseball Showdown is moments away from starting with Baylor batting first. 

It's Baylor Baseball Starting Pitcher Collin McKinney's Birthday

Collin McKinney will make his college baseball debut on his 20th birthday.

Happy Birthday, Kinney! 🥳🎉#SicEm 🐻⚾️ | #Together pic.twitter.com/ay30nKFUSY

— Baylor Baseball (@BaylorBaseball) February 17, 2024

The 6-foot-6 McKinney uses a fastball, curveball and changeup. He was the No. 262 prospect in the 2022 MLB Draft, according to Baseball America, and his size and frame could be a dark horse on future draft prospect lists. 

Baylor Baseball Lineup Vs. Oregon

  1. RF Enzo Apodaca 
  2. CF Ty Johnson 
  3. 3B Hunter Teplanszky 
  4. DH Hunter Simmons 
  5. LF Gavin Brzozowski 
  6. 2B Mason Greer 
  7. 1B Will Pendergrass 
  8. SS Tyriq Kemp 
  9. C Cortlan Castle

P Collin McKinney

Oregon Baseball Lineup Vs. Baylor

  1. 3B Drew Smith
  2. 1B Jacob Walsh
  3. LF Justin Cassella
  4. DH Dominic Hellman
  5. RF Jeffery Heard
  6. C Bennett Thompson
  7. CF Mason Neville
  8. 2B Ryan Cooney
  9. SS Carter Garate

1P Kevin Seitter

Big 12 Baseball Scores

Here's who one and lost on Opening Day:

  • Nebraska 4, Baylor 1
  • Jacksonville 11, Cincinnati 3
  • Oregon 4, Oklahoma 2
  • UIC 11, Kansas 9
  • UCF 12, Bryant 11
  • Jacksonville 8, Cincinnati 6
  • West Virginia 6, Stetson 4
  • BYU 8, USC 1
  • Sam Houston 7, Oklahoma State 2
  • Houston 8, Binghamton 4
  • TCU 10, FGCU 9
  • Texas 7, San Diego 3
  • Tennessee 6, Texas Tech 2
  •  California 6, Kansas State 3

Pac-12 Baseball Scores

Here's who one and lost on Opening Day:

  • Oregon State 15, New Mexico 6
  • Cal State Fullerton 4, Stanford 0 
  • Oregon 4, Oklahoma 2
  • Pepperdine 1, Utah 0
  • Washington State 12, Utah Tech 6
  • Cal State Fullerton 15, Stanford 6
  • BYU 8, USC 1
  • UCLA 8, Gonzaga 7
  • California 6, Kansas State 3
  • Arizona 6, Northeastern 1
  • Arizona State 11, SCU 6
  • Long Beach State 10, Washington 5

Who Is The Starting Pitcher For Oregon Baseball vs. Baylor?

The Ducks are sending MAAC transfer Kevin Seitter, coming from Quinnipiac. He was 8-4 with a 3.58 era in 88.0 79. He was first-team All-MAAC in 2023. He has 40 career appearances and 32 starts.

Who Is The Starting Pitcher For Baylor Baseball vs. Oregon?

Collin McKinney will get the start for Baylor. The redshirt freshman from Nassau Bay, Texas missed last season with an injury.

What Did Baylor Baseball Do On Day 1 Of Shriners Children's College Showdown 2024?

What Did Oregon Baseball Do On Day 1 Of Shriners Children's College Showdown 2024?

Oregon's Bennett Thompson drove in a run via hitting into a double play and Justin Cassella added another run on a wild pitch as Oregon won the second game of the Shriners College Showdown at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas 4-2.

Oregon start RJ Gordon got the start for the first time in two years and went 4.1 inning allowing five hits and two runs with three strikeouts. 

He handed the touch over to Grayson Grinsell, the All-Pac-12 pitcher who starred for Oregon in the NCAA Tournament a year ago. Grinsell pitched three scoreless innings allowing one hit on 37 pitches.

How To Watch Baylor vs. Oregon Baseball At The College Baseball Showdown

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Replays and highlights that game and all the games at the College Baseball Showdown are available on both platforms. 

2024 Shriners Children's College Showdown Scores

Friday, February 16th

  • Nebraska 4, Baylor 1
  • Oregon 4, Oklahoma 2
  • Tennessee 6, Texas Tech 2

What Teams Are Playing In the 2024 College Baseball Showdown?

Here are the teams: 

  • Oklahoma
  • Texas Tech
  • Baylor
  • Tennessee
  • Nebraska
  • Oregon
  • Arkansas
  • Oklahoma State
  • Michigan
  • Oregon State 
  • TCU 
  • Texas A&M
  • USC 
  • Arizona State

College Baseball Games Today At The 2024 Shriners Children's College Showdown

All times Eastern

Saturday, Feb. 17 

  • 12 p.m. – Baylor vs. Oregon 
  • 4 p.m. – Texas Tech vs. Nebraska 
  • 8 p.m. – Oklahoma vs. Tennessee

Sunday, Feb. 18 

  • 11:30 a.m. – Nebraska vs. Oklahoma 
  • 3:30 p.m. – Oregon vs. Texas Tech 
  • 7:30 p.m. – Tennessee vs. Baylor

2024 Kubota College Baseball Series Weekend 2 Schedule

All times Eastern

Friday, Feb. 23 

  • 4 p.m. – Michigan vs. Oklahoma State 
  • 8 p.m. – Oregon State vs. Arkansas

Saturday, Feb. 24 

  • 4 p.m. – Michigan vs. Oregon State 
  • 8 p.m. – Arkansas vs. Oklahoma State

Sunday, Feb. 25 

  • 2 p.m. – Arkansas vs. Michigan 
  • 6 p.m. – Oklahoma State vs. Oregon State

2024 Kubota College Baseball Series Weekend 3 Schedule

All times Eastern

Friday, March 1 

  • 3 p.m. – USC vs. TCU 
  • 7 p.m. – Arizona State vs. Texas A&M

Saturday, March 2 

  • 3 p.m. – Texas A&M vs. USC 
  • 7 p.m. – TCU vs. Arizona State

Sunday, March 3 

  • 12 p.m. – Arizona State vs. Texas A&M 
  • 4 p.m. – USC vs. TCU

What Teams Are Playing In The Sanderson Ford College Classic?

Here are the teams: 

  • Oregon State
  • New Mexico
  • Minnesota
  • CSU Bakersfield

2024 Sanderson Ford College Baseball Classic Schedule

All times Eastern

Friday, February 16 

  • Game 1 - New Mexico vs Oregon State - 2pm ET 
  • Game 2 - Minnesota vs CSU Bakersfield - 7pm ET

Saturday, February 17 

  • Game 3 - Minnesota vs Oregon State - 2pm ET 
  • Game 4 - CSU Bakersfield vs New Mexico - 7pm ET

Sunday, February 18 

  • Game 5 - CSU Bakersfield vs Oregon State - 2pm ET 
  • Game 6 - New Mexico vs Minnesota - 7pm ET

Monday, February 19 

  • Game 7 - Minnesota vs Oregon State - 2pm ET 
  • Game 8 - CSU Bakersfield vs New Mexico - 7pm ET

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