Ducking the Draft. Will They Stay or Will They Go?

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The Ducks had a strong showing at the MLB Draft this week as four players were taken in the first 12 rounds. A total of six starters and six recruits had their names called to join the show. Pitchers Garrett Cleavinger and Josh Graham were drafted in the third and fourth rounds respectively by the Orioles and Braves. Infielder Mitchell …

Roller Coaster Season Shows Promise For the Future

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A turbulent season made for quite the ride for Oregon baseball fans and players alike. The Ducks sandwiched mediocre — and at times, poor– play between outstanding performances to open and close the year. In the first month of the season the Ducks went 10-1, outscoring opponents 85-34. Huge offensive numbers against Hawaii and New Mexico State made Oregon appear to be an offensive juggernaut …

What’s Wrong With a Two-Out Rally?

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The Ducks definitely have a flair for the dramatic. Everything about their season came down to the wire. With everything on the line, the Ducks took down No. 2 UCLA last weekend and earned themselves a spot in the College World Series playoffs. With ups and downs all season for the diamond Ducks, there were few consistencies as Oregon had to fight week in …

Tim Susnara Delivers in the Clutch, Ducks Hand UCLA Their First Series Loss of the Season

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Cole Irvin was solid on Friday night, David Peterson was great Saturday, but Josh Graham was unbelievable on Sunday afternoon, leading the Ducks to a 4-3 victory over No. 2 UCLA with a nine-inning, 11K performance. Graham was the first pitcher this season to work into the ninth for Oregon, and the first pitcher since Matt Crook to throw 11Ks …

Oregon Keeps Playoff Hopes Alive With 11 Inning Win Over UCLA

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The Ducks dug deep for their game two victory over UCLA in 11 innings. Riding on the wings of a strong pitching performance for the second night in a row, Oregon secured a win in a must-win situation and possibly clinched themselves a playoff berth with the 5-4 win. Freshman David Peterson continued to blow batters away, striking out the first …

Ducks Streak Ends at 7 as the Bullpen Falters in Game 1 Against UCLA.

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Cole Irvin delivered a stellar performance Friday night, going a season high 7.1 innings, giving up just 3 runs while walking 3 and striking out 4. Although the offense managed to get him off the hook for the loss in the bottom of the eighth, the Ducks bullpen struggled to keep UCLA off the base paths, as they dropped Game 1 …

Confidence and Timing Give the Ducks a Boost

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The Ducks baseball team has been red hot over the last month, finding their stride just in time to make a legitimate playoff push. When head coach George Horton told reporters that their “magic number” to make the College World Series playoffs was somewhere around 35 wins, it looked to be a nearly insurmountable task. However the Ducks have won …

Pitching and Defense Win The Day on the Diamond

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The offensive onslaught that defined Tuesday night’s game against Gonzaga was a thing of the past Wednesday as the Ducks took game two with a 2-1 victory. A solid performance from freshman Jacob Corn and a business as usual performance from the bullpen secured the Ducks’ third consecutive win before they head to Utah this weekend. Corn had no trouble …

Ducks Sweep Series Against St. John’s

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The Ducks (13-2) swept their series with St. John’s, outscoring them 8-6 Sunday. St. John’s took the early lead in the 2nd inning by putting up two runs. The Ducks followed shortly after, tying the game in the bottom of the 5th at two runs apiece. The teams were knotted again in the top of the 8th but Oregon’s catcher Shaun Chase broke the tie …

OREGON BASEBALL: Ducks Take on Clemson Friday in Vanderbilt Regional

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There’s no place like … Nashville? When the Oregon Ducks baseball team learned they would not be hosting a regional and instead travelling to the Vanderbilt Regional in Nashville, perhaps there was a sigh of relief from Coach George Horton. PK Park’s ‘friendly confines’ have not been exactly kind to the Ducks the last three years of regional and super regional play. …

Duck-Luck Prevails in 11th Inning for Cougar Sweep!

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PULLMAN, Wash. – No. 6 Oregon took advantage of an error in the 11th inning to score the go ahead run and then held on for a 4-3 win over Washington State on Sunday. Mitchell Tolman scored from first base on a Scott Heineman single to center field that Austin Pernell booted. Tolman, who started the rally with a two-out …

“Horton-Ball” Sweeps Stanford Away

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The walk-off home run might be the single most triumphant way to win a sporting event, but I think that an Oregon baseball player would call a walk-off bunt the most fulfilling way to win a game.  On Sunday afternoon, Mitchell Tolman delivered one of the most exciting plays all year for the Oregon baseball team, converting a walk-off squeeze …