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. …

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 …

Ducks Win Series Opener on Thorpe’s Gem

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Featured Photo Courtesy Steve Francis Photography The Oregon Ducks scrambled their way to three runs to take battle number one of the Civil War series on Friday night against the Oregon State Beavers.  The victory came behind a brilliant pitching performance from starter Tommy Thorpe, who dominated the Beaver’s offense all night long. Both starters dueled well on the hill; but sadly, …

Ducks Make Major Statement With Win Over Stanford’s Appel

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  Remember when we were pleading for Oregon to have a good performance against an elite starter?  Well, the Ducks just delivered in spectacular fashion against one of the premier starters in all of collegiate baseball.  It’s no mistake – Mark Appel has been ranked as the number one draft prospect by various scouting services for a while now.  Ever since …

Plutko Plucks Ducks in Series Opener

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Gary Breedlove Photography After going through a colossal hot streak through the middle of their PAC-12 schedule, the Oregon offense fired blanks yesterday against the picture perfect mechanics of UCLA’s ace Adam Plutko.  In fact, the righthander took a no hitter into the sixth inning in his dominant scoreless outing against the Ducks.  Oregon tried their best to push across …

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 …

Ducks Edge Huskies In Tight Game Two

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Well it wasn’t a totally lost day for Ducks fans.  Just after the Oregon basketball team fell to top seeded Louisville, the Oregon baseball team redeemed the day with a close 1-0 win over the hated Washington Huskies.  After taking UW to extra innings the day before, the Duck offense fizzled out throughout most of the game, but got literally …

Thorpe, Healy Power Oregon To Another Conference Win

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Let me tell you, it is much easier to watch this Oregon team when coach Horton’s small ball is working like it has been over the past few games.  Just like in game one, Oregon’s starting pitcher was dominant for six innings, and the bullpen closed the game out in clean fashion yet again to top the Arizona Wildcats 5-1. …

Late Rally Pushes Oregon Past USC In Game Two

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A trip to Los Angeles wouldn’t be complete without some drama, right?  After Christian Jones dodged bullets in his relief outing on Friday night, the Ducks were put behind the eight-ball again in game two.  Just as all hope was about to be lost, the suddenly resilient Oregon offense came through with a six run eighth inning to beat Southern …

No Big Strides For Oregon’s Offense

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Let’s look on the bright side of things here: in game two against #2 Vanderbilt, Oregon’s bats weren’t connecting yet again, but the offense was considerably more watchable in their 4-2 loss to the Commodores.  It was a beautiful day at PK Park on Saturday afternoon, and the sunshine brought a good crowd out to see if Oregon (10-5) could muster …