Ducks Baseball Primed for Another Run

The world is not over, and the Ducks are ranked #6 in the preseason NCAA collegiate baseball poll so it’s probably a good time to talk baseball. The hype behind Ducks baseball is buzzing, as Oregon is expected to make a deep run in the college world series in 2013.

The Ducks are one of four PAC-12 teams to be ranked in the top ten in the collegiate baseball poll, only one spot behind #5 UCLA. The Pac-12 is going to be stacked this year with a total of 6 teams in the conference in the top 18, so the road to winning the Pac-12 won’t be easy.

Oregon is coming off it’s most successful season since the program was reinstated in 2009, going 46-19 and appearing in the super regional against Kent State. The Ducks will look to Pre-Season 1st team All-American pitcher Jimmie Sherfy to produce like he did in 2011, striking out 93 hitters in 61.1 innings and allowing a .172 batting average against hitters. Sherfy set a school record in 2012 with 19 saves.

Oregon will commence its season February 15th with a 4 game series against Hawaii and will look to uphold the standard that Ducks football and volleyball has set this year.

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Sam Legge

Sam Legge

Sam Legge is a sophomore at the University of Oregon majoring in journalism. He is from Denver, Colorado and has been a huge football fan his whole life. Sam played rugby, golf, and boxed in high school and has a huge passion for sports as well as writing and photography. He chose University of Oregon over Colorado at Boulder mainly for Oregon's athletic prestige, and has since been to every home game at Autzen as well as many basketball games. Sam hopes to use his creative writing skills to provide interesting perspectives on Oregon sports coverage. He welcomes your feedback.