Oregon’s Bullpen Has Questions — and Answers

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The Ducks have pitching weapons in reserve. The heavy and light arms will have to continue to move Oregon forward until the punchless offense decides whether they are committed to the “small ball” approach of years past or if George Horton has decided to blaze a new trail for the second half of the year. Optimism about surging bats and …

How Oregon’s New Closer Mows them Down …

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We are excited to hear the accolades being handed to one of our favorite Duck pitchers, Stephen Nogosek. Nogosek, a Duck junior out of Woodcreek High School in Roseville, Calif., is the son of Troy and Jennifer Nogosek. Stephen was a 4-year letterman in baseball at Woodcreek High and captained both the baseball and football teams. His abilities were not …

Summer Ball Could be the Savior for Ducks 2016 Campaign

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Stephen Nogosek joined an elite club of Ducks last week when he was named to the USA Collegiate National Team after posting impressive numbers in his three appearances during tryouts (5.1 IP, 7 K, 4 H, S). Combined with his excellent 2015 season for the Ducks, Nogosek looks to be a lock for the closing job vacated by Garrett Cleavinger. …

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 …

Confidence and Timing Give the Ducks a Boost

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The Ducks baseball team has been red hot over the last month, finding their stride just in time to make a legitimate playoff push. When head coach George Horton told reporters that their “magic number” to make the College World Series playoffs was somewhere around 35 wins, it looked to be a nearly insurmountable task. However the Ducks have won …

Pitching and Defense Win The Day on the Diamond

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The offensive onslaught that defined Tuesday night’s game against Gonzaga was a thing of the past Wednesday as the Ducks took game two with a 2-1 victory. A solid performance from freshman Jacob Corn and a business as usual performance from the bullpen secured the Ducks’ third consecutive win before they head to Utah this weekend. Corn had no trouble …

What Is Happening At PK Park?

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George Horton has been rebuilding Oregon’s baseball program since its 2009 reincarnation and his hard work is paying off. Their 13-2 record is the best start since the return of the program and the Ducks — picked to finish second in the Pac-12 — are garnering attention and commanding respect with every win. A two game series with San Francisco …

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 …

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 …

Duck Pitching: Fastball Risin’

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Standing in the office window watching relentless rain pelt the garage roof, my mind wanders, savoring the memory of Tuesday’s doubleheader sweep of Seattle University by the men of Ducks Baseball.  It occurred to me that many fans may not always understand the nuances of the information being provided by play-by-play announcers as they keep us abreast of what is happening …