This photo essay covers the first game Oregon played Thursday. The opponent was BYU. I had not read anything about BYU so I was apprehensive of game 1. Hawkins piched a great game – a one hit shutout. This game was a shortened one due to the mercy rule. Oregon played some great ball and their bats were doing the job. This was a fun game to shoot. This isn’t a complaint but, when Hawkins is pitching lights out, there isn’t as much action for the photographers to shoot. But, I’ll take that any day of the week. I heard another photographer say the same thing today. I think it’s great. Oregon is definitely one of the better teams in the country as evidenced by their number 1 ranking.
The Super Regional begins next weekend and I believe Oregon will host this sections games. I’m hoping I will be called upon to shoot the games. I’m expecting great competition at this next level. Oregon has a large fan base in Eugene and they are loud and supportive. It all makes for a fun and memorable experience.