Ducking the Draft. Will They Stay or Will They Go?

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The Ducks had a strong showing at the MLB Draft this week as four players were taken in the first 12 rounds. A total of six starters and six recruits had their names called to join the show. Pitchers Garrett Cleavinger and Josh Graham were drafted in the third and fourth rounds respectively by the Orioles and Braves. Infielder Mitchell …

Roller Coaster Season Shows Promise For the Future

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A turbulent season made for quite the ride for Oregon baseball fans and players alike. The Ducks sandwiched mediocre — and at times, poor– play between outstanding performances to open and close the year. In the first month of the season the Ducks went 10-1, outscoring opponents 85-34. Huge offensive numbers against Hawaii and New Mexico State made Oregon appear to be an offensive juggernaut …

Tim Susnara Delivers in the Clutch, Ducks Hand UCLA Their First Series Loss of the Season

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Cole Irvin was solid on Friday night, David Peterson was great Saturday, but Josh Graham was unbelievable on Sunday afternoon, leading the Ducks to a 4-3 victory over No. 2 UCLA with a nine-inning, 11K performance. Graham was the first pitcher this season to work into the ninth for Oregon, and the first pitcher since Matt Crook to throw 11Ks …

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

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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 …

Ducks Duke it Out With Gonzaga For Game One Win

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A 9-4 victory Tuesday night was a much tougher battle for Oregon than the box score might reveal. Both offenses kept the pressure on all night as Gonzaga tallied 12 hits compared to Oregon’s 13. All of the damage was done early on with every run coming off the starters in the first four innings. The Ducks offense got right …

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 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 …

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 …

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 …

Was This The Best Oregon Baseball Season Ever?

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Don’t worry too much about Monday’s loss to Rice. The Ducks had a bad game. That’s it. Good teams have bad games. The difference between good teams and the ones that can’t even dream about the College World Series is that good teams have many more games like this one than like Oregon had Monday. The Ducks aren’t just a good team, …

Beavers Slam Ducks, Take Civil War Series

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Eugene, OR — The 4th ranked Beavers took an early lead with a combination of great pitching and an explosive offense and never looked back Sunday afternoon against the Oregon Ducks, taking game three and the series by a score of 12-2. Jake Reed (6-4) took the loss with 2.2 innings of work allowing 8 hits and 7 runs, only two …