Oregon Conference Update: Devastation on the Diamond, Hope on the Track, Course

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After seasons that were riveting in their own unique ways, both the baseball and softball teams saw their season come to an end on Sunday. The No.1-ranked softball team fell short of its championship goals, while baseball could not advance in the NCAA playoffs — owing in large part to losing two of its top pitchers early in the season and the …

The Ducks Are Keen on the Value of Gold!

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It has been written that April showers bring May flowers!  Could we add to that a wet baseball, uncomfortable uniforms and, despite being the namesake of waterfowl, disappointment to the Ducks’ hardball team? Downpours be damned, they had the lead 1-0 going into the 8th inning and their Gold was setting the standard, 7 innings completed, allowing 0 runs, giving free …

Ducks’ Nine Getting Needed Relief!

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[Ed note: The first three paragraphs reference north-of-the-Columbia River stuff — this is the epitome of “friends in low places.”] I knew it was coming, it always does, my buddy Frank and his Husky purple heart calling to give me grief over the Ducks losing their PAC-12 baseball series to the Huskies.  I’ve known Frank for a lifetime, and he has …

Oregon Baseball: Keys to Winning the Washington Series

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Anytime you go on the road in the highly competitive Pac-12, it is essential to bring your A-game.  Oregon’s (19-8, 6-3 Pac-12) baseball team won it’s first six non-conference road games of the season with series sweeps over Hawaii and Loyola Marymount, but they have recently dropped three of their last five games away, including two conference losses to Stanford. …

An elite recruit and stable of returning studs – Future looks bright for Oregon Baseball

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The offseason hasn’t been all fireworks and barbeques for the Oregon baseball team. Their best hitter last season, Ryon Healy, signed a $500,000 deal with the Oakland A’s, who took him in the third round of the MLB draft. Young and promising pitcher Cole Wiper was also drafted and paid – the Texas Rangers signed him for a surprisingly high $700,000. Other …

Ducks Win Regional Opener With Dramatic Comeback

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The number 1 seed Oregon Ducks used a critical two-run 8th inning to come from behind and beat South Dakota State 3-2 in their first game of the Eugene Regional Friday night. Junior first baseman Ryon Healy delivered the go-ahead two run double with one out in the 8th that lit up PK Park and ultimately set up All-American closer …

Ducks Fall in Season Finale

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Salt Lake City, UT- The short-handed Ducks fell in their season finale to the Utah Utes, who posted a season-high 16 hits, resulting in a 10-3 final score.  Oregon played without usual starters Ryon Healy, Brett Thomas and Scott Heineman. Senior shortstop J.J. Altobelli, playing his last regular season game in a Ducks uniform got the offense started in the …

“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 …

Heineman, Ducks Take One of Three Against UCLA

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Featured Photo By Gary Breedlove Photography   While baseball can be a cruel game, it is also a game of averages.  For every unsuccessful at bat, inning, or pitch, there is usually a successful one waiting right around the corner.  Things were no different this weekend at PK Park during the Oregon Ducks’ series with the UCLA Bruins.  Oregon was put …

The Pac is on Fire

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Featured Photo © Gary Breedlove Photography   The PAC-12 baseball race is starting to heat up as the conferences’ top two teams face off in a non-conference Civil War game in Corvallis, Oregon.  The Ducks have been the most impressive team in the conference thus far, winning their first three series in conference play before losing to Arizona State this …

Duck Rally Falls Just Short In The Desert

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After things looked bleak for more than half of yesterday’s game, the Oregon Ducks decided that they weren’t going to lie down and lose their winning streak.  Trailing 5-1 in the eighth inning, Oregon (22-7, 8-2) put up four runs to tie things up at 5-5, and force extra innings against Arizona State (18-8-1, 5-5) in game one of the three …

Duck Aces Dominate Arizona

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For the second straight week, the Oregon pitching staff totally dominated their opposition.  Last week, it was USC that whiffed throughout their at bats against Jake Reed, Christian Jones, and Jimmie Sherfy.  This week, it was Arizona that fell to the Oregon staff, 2-1. #12 Oregon (16-8, 3-1) is starting to settle into its own identity now: stellar pitching, and a …