The Oregon baseball team will never forget what happened to them last spring as they were ousted in late game heroics by Kent State. A Texas-leaguer which somehow fell was the Ducks demise as they came oh-so-close to reaching the College World Series in Omaha, Nebraska.
Last year, the Ducks surprised some people as they played competitive baseball in a tough Pac-12 schedule. This year, however, everyone expected them to be a top tier team in one of the toughest conferences in the country. The bats were quiet in the beginning of the season but have started to pick up leading to recent sweep of Stanford and Washington State. The pitching, however, is what makes the Ducks dangerous as they have been stifling hitters all year with a team ERA of 2.78.
As of late, the Ducks have been playing their best baseball of the season. The Ducks will look to close out strong as they prepare for what they came so close to accomplishing last year – a ticket to the College World Series. With the experience of last year and a coach who has six college World Series experience the Ducks looks in great shape to reach what every college baseball player dreams of, a trip to Omaha. I predict the Ducks will make it and have a great shot at winning the whole thing.