Is Rob Mullens on the Warning Track?

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In a spring in which two Oregon teams are contending for national championships in the next two weeks (Women’s Track & Field and Softball), it would appear odd that I call out Rob Mullens on his questionable decisions concerning another program. In baseball, you have a warning track to let you know you might be in danger, and I can’t …

Matt Krook Case Study Takes the Mound Again

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The Oregon pitching staff has underwhelmed to say the least. None more so than Matt Krook, whose return was supposed to elevate the Ducks’ rotation to elite. The lefty has struggled with control and consistency, and two poor starts in a row have resulted in his banishment to the bullpen. Krook’s 3-3 record and 4.70 era are nothing to boast …

Ducks Baseball Should Avoid Mauling by Cougars This Weekend

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The Diamond Ducks are running out of time. Head coach George Horton and his players reminded reporters on Wednesday afternoon that anything can happen in the game of baseball. It’s true that the Ducks are a paltry two games out of first place in the Pac-12. In a vacuum, that’s good news for Oregon fans. The Ducks are 6-4 in …

Oregon Baseball: The Next Men Up

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The Ducks struggled in their trip through SEC country last week. Each of the starters posted his shortest outing of the year as Oregon skidded into its first losing streak of 2016. The series in Starkville gave head coach George Horton an opportunity to trot out his bullpen as the long relievers begin to solidify their roles. The problem the bullpen …

Ducks’ Baseball Stock Plummets in Starkville! Ouch.

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It’s Saturday, March 12, 2016. We are sitting here with a pain in the back of our neck after watching our Ducks drop their 2nd game to the Mississippi State University Bulldogs. The Duck hitting seemed anemic and their stellar starting pitching, much praised with cause, appeared to lose presence. A text from a friend, he aware of my strong interest …

Oregon Baseball: Phantom Changes, yet Incredibly Entertaining

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Before many of you pop a vein from what you are about to read - do check our new change of Editorial policy. We are not always going to sprinkle our articles with good fairy dust, but you can rest assured that we will continue to “love to learn about our beloved Ducks!”  Charles Fischer Remember the promises after last year’s …

How Oregon’s New Closer Mows them Down …

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We are excited to hear the accolades being handed to one of our favorite Duck pitchers, Stephen Nogosek. Nogosek, a Duck junior out of Woodcreek High School in Roseville, Calif., is the son of Troy and Jennifer Nogosek. Stephen was a 4-year letterman in baseball at Woodcreek High and captained both the baseball and football teams. His abilities were not …

Ducks Offense Continues to Fly Out of the Sun

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Surprise, surprise – pitching headlines another preseason for Oregon baseball. Cole Irvin told reporters last week that he is “the healthiest [he’s] been [his] whole career.” Matt Krook is returning, attempting conjure some of the magic he showed as a freshman after shining in Cape Cod this summer. Last, but certainly not least, is David Peterson who should only improve with age, …

Ducks Baseball Team is Built for a Championship Run

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Every eye in Eugene and around the country is on Ducks football, as we are rapidly approaching the beginning of a fresh season. With lofty expectations and electric excitement surrounding the team, much is lost in the rest of the world of Duck sports. Just a week after Oregon squares off with Eastern Washington in the season opener, the Ducks baseball …

Summer Ball Could be the Savior for Ducks 2016 Campaign

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Stephen Nogosek joined an elite club of Ducks last week when he was named to the USA Collegiate National Team after posting impressive numbers in his three appearances during tryouts (5.1 IP, 7 K, 4 H, S). Combined with his excellent 2015 season for the Ducks, Nogosek looks to be a lock for the closing job vacated by Garrett Cleavinger. …

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 …