The Ducks Are Keen on the Value of Gold!

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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 …

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 …

Ducks Fall in Season Finale

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Salt Lake City, UT- The short-handed Ducks fell in their season finale to the Utah Utes, who posted a season-high 16 hits, resulting in a 10-3 final score.  Oregon played without usual starters Ryon Healy, Brett Thomas and Scott Heineman. Senior shortstop J.J. Altobelli, playing his last regular season game in a Ducks uniform got the offense started in the …

Ducks Crank The Offense Back Up In Win Over Portland

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So much for cold bats!  After struggling to score runs against UCLA last weekend, the Ducks turned their offensive fortunes back around in an 11-7 road victory over Portland.  The eleven runs scored on Tuesday more than doubled the runs scored over the weekend against the strong Bruin pitching staff, but the Ducks were able to find a bit of …

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. …