Oregon Baseball Analysis: Infield Defensive Shifts

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Defensive positioning in baseball has changed dramatically over the years as managers are looking at every detail of the game. Getting advanced statistics on batters and shifting players into the correct defensive positions are a few examples. The defensive shifts implemented during the game can be interesting to see for fans – new and old — of baseball. In my last baseball analysis, …

Oregon Baseball Analysis: Infield Defensive Shifts

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Defensive positioning in baseball has changed dramatically over the years as managers are looking at every detail of the game. Getting advanced statistics on the batter and shifting players into the correct defensive positions are a few examples. The defensive shifts implemented during the game can be interesting to see for fans – new and old — of baseball. In a game against …

The Dominance of Cheridan Hawkins: Softball’s Madison Bumgarner

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Oregon starting pitcher Cheridan Hawkins must have dominance inscribed in her DNA, as her performances have left opponents baffled. Since game one of the season, Hawkins knew she would be Oregon’s x-factor in returning to the Women’s College World Series. In the UCLA series, Hawkins dealt with adversity for the first time this season as she lost the first game of …

Simply Smashing: Recent Hitting Has Ducks Softball Hot!

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In describing Oregon’s home run barrage against Washington, PAC-12 play-by-play announcer Ann Schatz said it best, “Off the pole, touch them all, I have never seen anything like this!” Oregon Softball capped a historic day with a school record eight home runs in a victory against Northwest rival Washington. Oregon’s hitting has been incredible since the Oregon State series. Fans have been …

Despite Adversity, Ducks Can Right the Ship

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The recent gloomy weather sums up Coach Horton’s mood surrounding the Oregon Ducks. Frustration mounts, both in the dugout and the clubhouse. Recently, a lack of focus at the plate and costly errors have disrupted the good vibes. However, this season is far from Oregon giving up on the season. A big series against Oregon State presents an opportunity for Oregon to regain …

George Horton Tactics: Going Small to Deal Damage

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A high drive taking off into the Eugene sky and sailing over the outfield fence for a home run is a beautiful sight to see. Oregon Ducks spectators get off their seats and cheer as the slugger rounds the bases to be greeted by his teammates at home plate. Hitting a home run is quite an achievement, but there is …

Shake it Off and Dealing: David Peterson Emerges For The Ducks

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After a shaky first inning and beautiful diving play by Oregon Ducks third baseman Matt Eureste to end the threat, (starting pitcher) David Peterson dialed in to start the second inning of the Saturday game against St. John’s and never looked back. Peterson dealt with some adversity early, as he was not finding a good rhythm with his pitches. However, his perseverance rewarded …