All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘J.J. Altobelli’

  • Flocks of Three: A Trio of Ducks Drafted on Saturday

    Mike Piazza, John Smoltz, Dusty Baker, Roy Oswalt, Andy Pettitte, Jorge Posada, Keith Hernandez. What do these names have in common? A) They were/still are MLB stars, and B) they were all drafted after the 21st round. This is mentioned because Oregon outfielder Brett Thomas was taken …

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  • 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 two run double with one …

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  • The Two-Way Brilliance of J.J. Altobelli

    Calling J.J. Altobelli the best defensive player on the Ducks is like calling Ryon Healy the best offensive player. It’s a reach to argue otherwise. Even though Oregon is a fantastic overall defensive team with basically zero weak spots among the eight positions, Altobelli stands …

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  • Ducks Fall in Season Finale

    Salt Lake City, UT- The short-handed Ducks fell in their season finale to the Utah Utes, who posted a season-high 16 hits, resulting in a 10-3 final score.  Oregon played without usual starters Ryon Healy, Brett Thomas and Scott Heineman. Senior shortstop J.J. Altobelli, playing …

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    Ducks Win Series Opener on Thorpe’s Gem

    Featured Photo Courtesy Steve Francis Photography The Oregon Ducks scrambled their way to three runs to take battle number one of the Civil War series on Friday night against the Oregon State Beavers.  The victory came behind a brilliant pitching performance from starter Tommy Thorpe, …

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  • Safe At Home

    Two Runs from a Bunt? Only at OREGON!

    EUGENE, Ore. – J.J. Altobelli drove in two runs on a safety squeeze play to break a tie and lead No. 6 Oregon to a 4-1 win over Gonzaga on Wednesday night at PK Park. Altobelli came to the plate with the game tied 1-1 …

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  • The Ducks Spread the Love to Take Game 2

    The Oregon Ducks concluded the second game of a three-game series with a win against the Washington State Cougars Saturday at Baily-Bayton Field.  Both starting pitchers battled through early trouble into the late innings but in the end Oregon’s offense was too strong for the …

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  • Ducks Edge Huskies In Tight Game Two

    Well it wasn’t a totally lost day for Ducks fans.  Just after the Oregon basketball team fell to top seeded Louisville, the Oregon baseball team redeemed the day with a close 1-0 win over the hated Washington Huskies.  After taking UW to extra innings the …

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  • A Four Game Sweep NEVER Happens…Until Now!

    There was a reason why Hawai’i’s broadcast team called J.J. Altobelli “the pest.”  The senior shortstop tortured the Rainbow pitching staff in all four games of the opening series, and led the Ducks to a fourth straight victory over Hawai’i 4-2. Oregon (4-0) used timely …

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