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Saturday was a fantastic day at the Autzen Stadium Complex today! Following the debut of the 2013-14 Oregon football team, the Oregon baseball team came through with yet another definitive victory. After putting together the best nine innings the Ducks have assembled all season on Friday night against Stanford’s Mark Appel, the Ducks put together another solid performance en route to a 6-4 victory over #21 Stanford.
The Oregon attack was spearheaded by the Duck slugger Ryon Healy. The first-baseman has been on a tear all season and has become one of the most dangerous hitters in the conference. Against the Cardinal on Saturday, Healy launched two 2-RBI home runs totaling up four RBIs on the day. The offense Healy contributed pushed across Oregon’s first and last runs of the day, effectively burying the Cardinal singlehandedly.
His two home run day marks the second time an Oregon batter has accomplished the feat in the past month. Scott Heineman reached the milestone against Cal just a few weeks ago.
Brett Thomas scored on both of Healy’s home runs, and added an RBI in his solid 2-4 performance to round out the top of the lineup. With the exception of a few setbacks here and there, the Oregon offense has been on a real upward trend over the past few weeks and has developed into a solid component of an elite squad. It really was just a matter of time before the weather, and the bats, improved.
Cole Irvin (8-2) was as spectacular as ever, keeping his team in the game and setting up the ace closer Jimmie Sherfy for the final two innings. Irvin did allow four runs off of ten hits; but again, Irvin left his team with the lead, and handed his bullpen a comfortable situation to work with. Sherfy was automatic yet again, earning a six out save (his 14th) thanks to a pair of strikeout, and just one hit allowed.
The Ducks have officially bounced back from their disappointing weekend against UCLA in earning a solid series victory over a premier conference opponent. Oregon can further solidify their spot at the top of the conference by completing the sweep of Stanford on Sunday. The Ducks will have the solid arm of Jake Reed (5-3) on the hill in game three.
Josh is a College Football enthusiast from sunny Southern California. He has written for several self-operated prep sports blogs, as well as multiple SB Nation sites. In High School, Josh played football for four years, and helped create and operate the team’s no-huddle system. Most of Josh’s football knowledge branches from watching College Football his entire life, and is backed up by his first hand experience in both option and spread offenses. Above all, though, he is a proud student at the University of Oregon.
For Football Season: FishDuck Back to Seven Days a Week!
I had to shut down the daily articles on July 20th because I could no longer work the extra 3 to 12 hours per week of certain managerial/editorial duties. (beyond the usual ones with FishDuck)
I’ve had a blast writing without those duties, and now, due to a new agreement with the writers, I can announce that we will have articles seven days a week again. I wish to thank the writers publicly for their graciousness in coming to a solution, as now I still do not have do those extra duties with our agreement, and meanwhile the writers are back having fun creating articles as I am.
Everybody is happy! So below is the new schedule through football season:
Monday: Mr. FishDuck
Tuesday: Darren Perkins
Wednesday: Joshua Whitted & Mr. FishDuck
Thursday: Coach Eric Boles & Alex Heining
Friday: David Marsh
Saturday: Mr. FishDuck (GameDay Baby!)
Sunday: Jordan Ingram
A couple of writers could not join us as they have new projects in their lives, and cannot write for anyone at the moment–but perhaps we will see them back later.
Things rarely work out so well for all parties in agreements, but this time it has and truly….everyone wins!
Our 33 rules at FishDuck can be summarized to this: 1) be polite and respectful, 2) keep it clean, and 3) no reference of any kind to politics. Easy-peasy!
FishDuck members….we got your back. No Trolls Allowed!