Oregon Baseball Team Ranks in Preseason Top 25

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Since the addition of PK Park (named after legendary Athletic Director Pat Kilkenny) and the return of the Oregon baseball program in 2009, the Ducks have grown steadily into a nationally recognized baseball team. Today, the Ducks made the D1 Baseball preseason Top 25 list at No. 22, one of only three Pac-12 schools (No. 4 UCLA and No. 24 Arizona State) to make the national preseason list. Wonderful day at …

FishDuck.com Recognizes Oregon Accomplishments

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With the end of 2014, FishDuck.com would like to congratulate the teams and the women and men that have given the University of Oregon yet another successful year. Teams Baseball M – Coach George Horton NCAA Regionals Basketball M – Coach Dana Altman NCAA Tournament – Round of 32 Basketball W – Coach Paul Westhead/Coach Kelly Graves Cross Country – …

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 …

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. …

Oregon Conference Update: Pivotal Month on the Track, and in the Fields

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Oregon’s spring sports are moving at a tremendous pace as we head into the final month of regular season games on the diamond and a speedy stretch of 11 events for Outdoor track and field. It is still an early season for Oregon’s track and field teams, but the expectations are high after sweeping the 2013 Indoor Championships.  These early …

Outfielders Win Championships

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(FishDuck Note: While we provide football analysis year-round, we also provide Basketball Analysis in season, and now BASEBALL ANALYSIS!  While the season is nearly half gone — Oregon has not had a game on TV until this next weekend, hence we use footage from last year on this first one as a demonstration of the importance of our outfielders.  We …

Duck Baseball — A Man’s Bat is His Refuge

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An aspect of a baseball game that we give very little thought to are the bats used. Bats are a very personal issue with ball players — and at the professional level it is almost a ‘reverent sacrilege’ to fool with another player’s bat.  Furthermore, let the equipment manager put a regular player’s bat in a different position in the rack and …

Oregon’s Championship Luck

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Teams that win championships have a number of seasonal components, all of which will contribute to their success.  Elements such as coaching talent, player ability, facilities and the support of administration and fans frame a fifth component “Championship Luck.”   One seldom reads or hears of Championship Luck contributing to a pivotal game victory.  Instead, we read of a freshman having …

Lets Talk About a Couple of Recruits!

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My desk is a mess, we are up to our elbows in work that demands attention, the temp outside is 19 degrees, the east wind is screaming down the Gorge and snow is falling like a lake-effect blizzard in Cleveland – but we can’t get focused because we are really excited about a couple of Oregon Duck baseball recruits! Looking out the …

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 …

Ducks Fall 1-0 to Rice in a Pitcher’s Duel in Eugene Regional

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From Oregon Sports Media EUGENE, Ore. – The No. 9 Oregon Ducks dropped a 1-0 pitcher’s duel to the No. 20 Rice Owls on Saturday night in the Eugene Regional Tournament at PK Park. The Ducks (46-25) face San Francisco Sunday at 12 p.m. in a loser out game with the winner advancing to play the Owls at 4 p.m. …

Irvin ties School Record for Wins in Ducks 6-2 victory at Utah!

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SALT LAKE CITY – Cole Irvin tied the Oregon single-season win record Saturday leading the No. 8 Ducks to a 6-2 win over Utah on Saturday at Spring Mobile Ballpark. The freshman lefty picked up his 11th win while allowing two runs on seven hits in eight innings pitched. The 11 wins match the school record Pac-12 Pitcher of the …