No. 15 Oregon baseball looks to bounce back against Cal State Northridge

Sophomore infielder Aaron Payne (20) catches a pop-fly. (Nate Barrett/Oregon Daily Emerald)

Sophomore infielder Aaron Payne (20) catches a pop-fly. (Nate Barrett/Oregon Daily Emerald)

Posted by Isaac Rosenthal on Monday, Mar. 4 at 8:58 am.

A day after beating No. 10 Cal State Fullerton to avoid becoming a sweep victim, the No. 15 Ducks are back in action at PK Park against Cal State Northridge. Northridge comes to Eugene after narrowly avoiding a sweep. The Matadors beat Washington State to snap a five game skid including the first three games of their series against the Cougars.

The midweek game could mean another start for Christian Jones.

The lefty has made one start this year in addition to a few bullpen appearances after missing all of last year rehabbing from Tommy John surgery. Jones said after his last start — a victory over Portland — that he wasn’t at 100 percent mostly because he wasn’t trusting his elbow yet.  If Jones does start, it is likely that head coach George Horton will have him on some sort of a pitch count.

The 6 p.m. first pitch marks the start of a busy five game week at PK Park, one of three five game weeks on the schedule this year for George Horton’s Ducks. Oregon plays the Matadors again tomorrow before welcoming No. 2 Vanderbilt for a huge three game set at PK Park.