Tagged: Aaron Payne

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 […]

Oregon baseball: Several signs of light in losing effort for Ducks’ first Pac-12 game

Oregon baseball: Several signs of light in losing effort for Ducks’ first Pac-12 game

The normally sure-handed Tyler Baumgartner was having a rough defensive night, but he didn’t do anything egregious  going into the eighth inning. The right fielder missed a catchable ball on a diving effort in the first inning and bobbled a ball off the wall in the third inning during a run-scoring play, but the first […]

Oregon baseball: Eight-run eighth inning gives Ducks blowout win over Loyola Marymount

Oregon baseball: Eight-run eighth inning gives Ducks blowout win over Loyola Marymount

Oregon shortstop Kevin Minjares led off the eighth inning with a flyout to center field. The Ducks would cycle through their entire lineup before recording another out, piling on eight runs in the inning to turn a tight 3-2 lead over Loyola Marymount into a blowout. The Ducks (5-0) would beat the Lions (2-3) 12-2 tonight […]

Ducks Win Regional Opener With Dramatic Comeback 0

Ducks Win Regional Opener With Dramatic Comeback

The number 1 seed Oregon Ducks used a critical two-run 8th inning to come from behind and beat South Dakota State 3-2 in their first game of the Eugene Regional Friday night. Junior first baseman Ryon Healy delivered the go-ahead...

Regular Season Comes to a Close and the Road to Omaha Begins 0

Regular Season Comes to a Close and the Road to Omaha Begins

The regular season is now complete. Slates are wiped clean with the end of the Pac-12 race, and the start on the road to Omaha. The College World Series has been around since 1950 and in that span the Oregon...

Irvin Solid as Ducks Crush Devils to Avoid Sweep in Tempe 1

Irvin Solid as Ducks Crush Devils to Avoid Sweep in Tempe

Newsflash: Cole Irvin is the real deal.  The freshman phenom from southern California has been one the best pitchers that Oregon has put on the mound this season.  Irvin pitched seven innings and allowed just three runs to earn another quality...