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 …

Calling all Ducks!

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The Oregon baseball team is fighting for their lives with 12 games left to play in the regular season. As Oregon fans, we are accustomed to seeing our teams not only reach the postseason but also be major contenders to take a title. Those high expectations loomed large over head coach George Horton and his team as they had won …

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 …

Josh Graham Does It All for the Ducks

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  After a rough week on the diamond there have been rumblings that George Horton‘s team has hit a speed bump that they won’t be able to overcome entering conference play. It’s important to remember that the Ducks have plenty of baseball ahead and Horton’s approach to the game brought him success in California as well as with the Ducks …

Oregon is a Dominant Pac-12 Power in Athletics

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Oregon football is known for coming out on top of the Pac-12 at the end of each season. They finished their 2014 run winning the conference championship, the Ducks did the same in their 2011 season, and in their 2010 season when the conference was originally called the Pac-10. However, in recent history Duck football hasn’t been the only sport …

Coming Home to the Pacific NW and Oregon Baseball!

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My friends…it is that time of year when groundhogs and daffodils poke up out of the ground and the “Ol’ Baseball Guy,” Gar Pearson, emerges to share his thoughts about our Diamond Ducks. Gar knows baseball, but was on a work assignment in Michigan for quite some time and away from his beloved Ducks too long. Look for his articles …

Oregon Baseball World Series Bound?

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The Oregon baseball team has come a long way since the reinstatement of the program in 2009. That year, the Ducks finished dead last in the Pac-10 with a record of 14-42. Since then, the Ducks have improved drastically, earning a trip to the NCAA Regionals four out of the last five years and hosting the event in 2012 and 2013. But …

Oregon Wraps Up Opening Series With Win Against Hawaii

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The Oregon Ducks baseball team had a great weekend in Hawaii to open the season, taking three of four games from the Rainbow Warriors. A weekend of ups and downs, high-scoring blowouts and nail biting comebacks was a showcase of things to come this season. Three players who had major impacts were infielder and pre-season third-team All-American Mitchell Tolman, true …

Oregon Baseball Ranks 2nd in Pac- 12 Preseason Coaches Poll

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The 2015 Oregon baseball regular season is just 12 days away from opening day at PK Park against New Mexico State on February 19th. And the Ducks have garnered a lot of attention in the preseason. According to the recently released Pac-12 Coaches Poll, Oregon is picked to finish conference play in second place, just behind UCLA. Ducks second in Preseason …

Mitchell Tolman Has His Eyes On The Prize

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Caleb Couturie of FishDuck.com attended the Oregon Ducks Baseball media day at PK Park this week. This year’s Ducks baseball team has received a pre-season rank of 15th in the nation, obviously there are high hopes around the country for what this team can do. Lead by junior Mitchell Tolman the Ducks are on a mission to win the Pac-12 …

Oregon Baseball Still Chasing College World Series

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Jordan Ingram reporting for FishDuck.com on Oregon Baseball Media Day at PK Park Since former Oregon athletic director Pat Kilkenny announced the return of Oregon baseball and the hiring of head coach George Horton in 2007, the Ducks have been rising stars in the Pac-12 and around the nation.  Last season, Oregon finished with a 44-20 record after a narrow, season ending loss to …