Tagged: A.J. Balta

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Ducks Take Important Series Win From Cal

The Ducks found themselves this weekend in a tough series against Pac-12 leading Cal. Momentum from Wednesday’s win over Portland was supposed to be a catalyst for the once ranked Ducks. Friday night’s beating appeared to the job instead. The...

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Duck Baseball Hits the Ground Running

With football season in full swing, it’s easy to forget about everything else in the world of sports. But the Oregon baseball team has been participating in fall camp this month in preparation for the 2016 season. Select players and head coach George...

Oregon baseball pounds Clemson 18-1 in first game of Regionals

Oregon baseball pounds Clemson 18-1 in first game of Regionals

The Oregon baseball team kicked off the Nashville Regional in explosive fashion, demolishing Clemson 18-1 Friday afternoon. Besides Oregon’s 20-4 rout of Ohio State on March 9, the No. 2-seeded Ducks haven’t scored more runs in a game all season. Against No. 3 seed Clemson, the Ducks compiled 20 hits, two home runs, three triples, […]

Outfield defense saves Oregon baseball in 2-1 win and series sweep of Washington State

Outfield defense saves Oregon baseball in 2-1 win and series sweep of Washington State

The Oregon baseball team (31-10, 10-5 Pac-12) narrowly beat Washington State 2-1 Saturday to sweep the Cougars (17-19, 7-8), thanks to some excellent defense from the Ducks’ outfielders. In the eighth inning with Oregon up 2-1, Luke Stratman came up with two outs and hit a single up the middle that appeared to plate Michael […]

Oregon baseball: Behind seven-run inning, Ducks pound Stanford 9-2 to avoid sweep

Oregon baseball: Behind seven-run inning, Ducks pound Stanford 9-2 to avoid sweep

After dropping its first two games against Stanford (10-11, 3-3 Pac-12) on Friday, the Oregon baseball team destroyed the Cardinal 9-2 on Sunday in Stanford, Calif., to avoid a sweep. One huge inning from the Ducks offense was the difference in the game. Oregon opened the scoring in the first inning. An Aaron Payne walk and an […]

Emerald roundtable: Oregon baseball begins Pac-12 play this weekend against USC

Emerald roundtable: Oregon baseball begins Pac-12 play this weekend against USC

Every week during baseball season, our sports staff will discuss various topics surrounding an upcoming Oregon series. Today, digital sports editor Victor Flores and sports reporters Andrew Bantly and Madison Guernsey discuss Oregon’s performance in non-conference play and preview the Ducks’ first Pac-12 series against USC this weekend at PK Park. 1) How would you […]

Emerald roundtable: Hot Oregon baseball team will be tested against elite Cal State Fullerton this weekend

Emerald roundtable: Hot Oregon baseball team will be tested against elite Cal State Fullerton this weekend

Every week during baseball season, our sports staff will discuss various topics surrounding an upcoming Oregon series. Today, Emerald digital sports editor Victor Flores and sports reporters Chris Mosch and Andrew Bantly discuss the Ducks’ hot start, Tuesday’s game versus Portland and the big weekend series against Cal State Fullerton. 1) The Ducks are 7-0, […]

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Oregon’s Championship Luck

Teams that win championships have a number of seasonal components, all of which will contribute to their success.  Elements such as coaching talent, player ability, facilities and the support of administration and fans frame a fifth component “Championship Luck.”   One...