Is Rob Mullens on the Warning Track?

Charles Fischer Editorials 29 Comments

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 …

Ducks Streak Ends at 7 as the Bullpen Falters in Game 1 Against UCLA.

Max Thornberry FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 0 Comments

Cole Irvin delivered a stellar performance Friday night, going a season high 7.1 innings, giving up just 3 runs while walking 3 and striking out 4. Although the offense managed to get him off the hook for the loss in the bottom of the eighth, the Ducks bullpen struggled to keep UCLA off the base paths, as they dropped Game 1 …

Oregon Baseball Analysis: Infield Defensive Shifts

Andrew Bet Editorials 0 Comments

Defensive positioning in baseball has changed dramatically over the years as managers are looking at every detail of the game. Getting advanced statistics on the batter and shifting players into the correct defensive positions are a few examples. The defensive shifts implemented during the game can be interesting to see for fans – new and old — of baseball. In a game against …

Redshirt Frosh Kohl Hostert Spreads His Duck Wings

Rose Hex FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 0 Comments

On March 25th the Oregon Ducks baseball team played and beat UC Riverside – but not without the help of freshman redshirt RHP Kohl Hostert. Hostert fanned the side in the sixth after entering the game with no outs and a runner on second. He went on to retire the first 10 batters he faced. As reported by GoDucks.com, very impressive for a …

George Horton Tactics: Going Small to Deal Damage

Andrew Bet Coach's Opinion 2 Comments

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 …

Time for Ducks to Rally

Nik Brownlee FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 0 Comments

The Oregon baseball team has been on a slide as of late.  Pitching struggles and an inability to score runs consistently have resulted in losing four straight games before getting a win last Sunday at Cal. With 14 games in the next 19 days, it’s a perfect time for the diamond Ducks to turn it around. The losing streak began March 10-11 with …

Shake it Off and Dealing: David Peterson Emerges For The Ducks

Andrew Bet Editorials 0 Comments

After a shaky first inning and beautiful diving play by Oregon Ducks third baseman Matt Eureste to end the threat, (starting pitcher) David Peterson dialed in to start the second inning of the Saturday game against St. John’s and never looked back. Peterson dealt with some adversity early, as he was not finding a good rhythm with his pitches. However, his perseverance rewarded …

Oregon Baseball World Series Bound?

Nik Brownlee FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 0 Comments

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 Baseball Ranks 2nd in Pac- 12 Preseason Coaches Poll

Jordan Ingram FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 0 Comments

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 …

The Ducks Are Keen on the Value of Gold!

Gar Pearson Coach's Opinion 0 Comments

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!

Gar Pearson Coach's Opinion 0 Comments

[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 …