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 …

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. …

Ducks pound Rice 11-0, Force Final Game Monday!

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From Oregon Sports Media EUGENE, Ore. – Jeff Gold did his part to keep Oregon’s season alive and he got plenty of help from the No. 9 Oregon Ducks’ offense in a 11-0 win over No. 20 Rice in the Eugene Regional Tournament on Sunday at PK Park. Oregon (48-15) forced the “if necessary” game on Monday night at 6 …

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 …

Oregon’s Bullpen is Locking Games Down

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To many, relief pitchers are to baseball what special teams players are to football: failed starters. Even the best relievers of all time, like Mariano Rivera and Goose Gossage, are viewed through this prism, and certain baseball analysts will tell you that these late-inning specialists provide even less value than average starting pitchers. While there’s a lot of truth to …

Ducks Hold Off Arizona To Complete First Conference Sweep

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© 2013 Gary Breedlove Photography   In the competitive Pac-12 conference, any win is a good win.  The Ducks seemed to bury the Arizona Wildcats early with a 6-1 lead, but a late Zona rally nearly cost Oregon a clean slate weekend.  Luckily, the Ducks were able to hold on for a 7-6 win at PK Park on Sunday afternoon, finishing up …

Oregon Tops Texas State 4-3

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Midweek games continue to treat the Ducks well, and Oregon made the most of key at-bats to top the visiting Texas State Bobcats 4-3 on Tuesday night at PK Park.  After having their bats taken out of their hands by the dominant Vanderbilt pitching staff over the weekend, it was a pleasant sight to see a multitude of hard-hit balls …

A Four Game Sweep NEVER Happens…Until Now!

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There was a reason why Hawai’i’s broadcast team called J.J. Altobelli “the pest.”  The senior shortstop tortured the Rainbow pitching staff in all four games of the opening series, and led the Ducks to a fourth straight victory over Hawai’i 4-2. Oregon (4-0) used timely offense and consistently effective pitching to sweep the Rainbows (0-4), and start the season off …