Oregon Baseball Team Ranks in Preseason Top 25

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Since the addition of PK Park (named after legendary Athletic Director Pat Kilkenny) and the return of the Oregon baseball program in 2009, the Ducks have grown steadily into a nationally recognized baseball team. Today, the Ducks made the D1 Baseball preseason Top 25 list at No. 22, one of only three Pac-12 schools (No. 4 UCLA and No. 24 Arizona State) to make the national preseason list.

The 2015 Ducks will return six starting position players from a 2014 team that capped of a fantastic season at 44-20, advancing to the NCAA Regionals. Junior third baseman Mitchell Tolman, senior catcher Shaun Chase, and redshirt sophomore and left-handed pitcher Cole Irvin return this year as preseason All-Americans.

Since 2009, head coach George Horton has the Oregon baseball program on an upward trajectory

Kevin Cline

Since 2009, head coach George Horton has the Oregon baseball program on an upward trajectory.

Sophomore Stephen Nogosek and freshman David Peterson are expected to start this year, bolstering a pitching unit that lost Jake Reed and closer Tommy Thorpe to the MLB Draft.

In five seasons, Oregon baseball head coach George Horton has led the Ducks to three 40-win seasons and three postseason appearances. Horton has focused on recruiting and the development of fundamentals to transform the Ducks’ baseball team into a nationally recognized program.

The Oregon baseball season begins Feb. 13th with a 4-game away series in Honolulu against the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors. The Ducks return for their first home game at PK Park on Feb. 19, facing New Mexico State.

Top Photo by Kevin Cline

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Jordan Ingram

Jordan Ingram

My name is Jordan Ingram and I am currently a student at the University of Oregon’s School of Journalism. I am a proud Oregonian with an insatiable thirst for Oregon athletics. I am in hot pursuit of my dream career as beat writer for anything that goes “Quack.” Follow me on Twitter : @jpingram3

  • The Guest

    Thank you for mentioning this. I was starting to wonder when you were going to get this done!!!!

    What??!????

    • Thank you but I’m not sure what you mean by “What??!????” I’m really excited for the Duck baseball season to start. Horton has a great bullpen and some stellar hitters as well as some young guns likely to start this year. Oregon has steadily been making a name for itself in the NCAA since the construction of PK Park and resurrection of the program in 2009. And PK Park is such a fantastic venue to watch games. I’m looking forward to peanuts, popcorn, and crackerjacks….