SoftballSports

Ducks advance to College World Series after comeback win

Oregon entered the seventh inning against Kentucky looking like they’d be heading to an all-decisive Game 3 on Sunday. Instead, the Ducks scrapped together their largest comeback of the season to give them a lead they would not relinquish, winning 6-5 to advance to the Women’s College World Series in Oklahoma City …

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GolfSports

Oregon baseball ends regular season with 10-1 loss to UCLA

Oregon baseball wrapped up their regular season schedule with a 10-1 loss to the UCLA Bruins on Saturday afternoon at PK Park. The Ducks finish the regular season 30-25 and a 12-18 record in the Pac-12 conference. “Its been a long year, but we have a lot to build for …

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GolfSports

Oregon’s Wyndham Clark will play the NCAA championships in honor of his late mother

At 3 years old, an excited Wyndham Clark went with his mother to the driving range to hit a couple buckets of golf balls. Three years later, he hit his first hole in one. It was at that moment when Clark fell in love with the sport of golf. He credits …

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BaseballSports

Mercer rolls, Yovan shuts the door as Ducks get 2-1 win over UCLA

In the penultimate game of a 2017 season that will all but likely see Oregon miss the NCAA Tournament, sophomore Matt Mercer made sure to end his season on a high note. The sophomore threw a gem on the mound, leading the Ducks to a 2-1 win in the second of …

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SoftballSports

Oregon shuts out Kentucky 4-0 in game one of Super Regionals

Megan Kleist has pitched some impressive games over her career. But, according to Oregon head coach Mike White, none were better than her performance on Friday. Kleist pitched arguably the best game of her career in the Ducks’ 4-0 win over Kentucky to open the 2017 Eugene Super Regionals. “We’ve …

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BaseballSports

Freshman phenom Kenyon Yovan finds his place in line of great Oregon closers

Each time Oregon baseball reaches the ninth inning with a narrow lead, a telling sound takes over PK Park. Bells. “Rest in Peace,” the theme song the infamous WWE character, the Undertaker, booms over the stadium speakers as Oregon’s own mortician emerges from the bullpen. Enter Kenyon Yovan, the Ducks’ …

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SportsTrack & Field

Oregon notches four qualifiers on the first day of the NCAA West Regionals

In order for the Oregon Ducks to compete on their home turf during the NCAA Track and Field Championships next month, they had to first advance from the NCAA West Regionals in Austin, Texas. The Ducks booked their first four tickets out of Austin to the championship on Thursday afternoon …

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Quick HitsSports

Quick Hits: Baseball losing cash, softball preps for Super Regionals

— Oregon baseball is not only losing on the field, but the Ducks are losing in their bank account. Ticket sales are down while program expenses have increased. — However, pitcher David Peterson is one of the best players in the nation this season. He passed up playing professionally to become a Duck, …

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GolfSports

Preview: Oregon golf heads to Sugar Grove, Illinois, looking to repeat as national champions

Following the school’s first golf national championship in program history, the Ducks have set themselves up to be part of the 30-team field competing for a national championship again in 2017. The title defense begins Friday, May 26 at Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove, Illinois. In what was expected by …

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BaseballSports

Oregon baseball shut out in home opener against UCLA

Oregon starter David Peterson suffered his fourth loss of the season in a 6-0 shutout to the UCLA Bruins on Thursday night. He went seven innings allowing seven hits and four earned runs. Peterson added nine strikeouts to his season total, giving him 140 on the season. The Bruins really …

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Major League Ready: Meet David Peterson, Oregon’s projected first-round draft pick

It was shaping up to be a decision that many high school baseball players could only dream of: Go to college, or go to the pros? For Oregon pitcher David Peterson, it was a decision he was ready to make. Peterson entered his senior year at Regis Jesuit High School …

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SoftballSports

Preview: Kentucky stands in the way of Ducks’ World Series hopes

Oregon owns the regionals. Last weekend, three victories, two run-rules and one seventh ending comeback, gave the Ducks their eighth straight season reaching the NCAA Super Regionals. After another weekend of regionals under head coach Mike White, Oregon is 24-0. The super regionals aren’t such a perfect story. Oregon is 8-9 …

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SoftballSports

Maggie Balint 1 of 3 finalists for NFCA national freshman of the year award

Maggie Balint’s punched her ticket to the Women’s College World Series in Oklahoma City. Now, she’ll focus on ensuring her team joins in on the fun. On Wednesday, the National Fastpitch Coaches Association named Balint one of three finalists for its national freshman of the year award. The winner is …

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SoftballSports

Shannon Rhodes emerges as crucial piece of Ducks’ postseason success

Freshman Shannon Rhodes was clutch all weekend for Oregon in the Eugene Regional, going 7-for-9, scoring four runs and recording four RBIs as she earned the regional MVP. Rhodes, Oregon’s center fielder, has been a vital all-around player for the Ducks in the latter half of the season. “I think …

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FootballSports

Terry Wilson Jr. lands at Garden City Community College after transfer from Oregon

Former Oregon quarterback Terry Wilson Jr. has landed at Kansas’ Garden City Community College. Wilson in April announced he was transferring from the Ducks football program. At the time, wide receiver Darren Carrington called the quarterback battle “a good competition between Justin [Herbert] and Travis Jonsen.” The Broncbusters finished the 2016 reason ranked No. 1 …

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BaseballSports

On top of losing games, Oregon baseball is hemorrhaging cash

A previous version of this article misstates the annual debt amount paid for PK Park. The article stated the athletic department pays $4 million per year for PK Park, when the actual annual debt amount paid is $570,000 with an outstanding debt of $7.5 million. The Emerald regrets this error. If Oregon baseball was …

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BaseballSports

Oregon baseball defeats UC Riverside 10-6 in nonconference road matchup

Before heading home after taking two-of-three from the USC Trojans over the weekend, the Oregon Ducks baseball team played one game against the University of California Riverside Highlanders on Monday afternoon. The Ducks came away with the 10-6 victory. Freshman Zack Noll got the start for the Ducks (29-23, 11-16) …

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GolfSports

Ducks’ season ends with 24th-place finish at NCAA Championships

Oregon’s season wrapped up on Monday afternoon as the Ducks finished 24th in the stroke-play portion of the NCAA Championships in Sugar Grove, Illinois. Only the top eight teams from stroke play advance to match play. Despite its finish, Oregon played its best golf over the final two rounds. But …

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BaseballSports

Travess steals home in the ninth to give Oregon a 3-2 win over USC

Thanks to some ninth-inning heroics from Taylor Travess, the Oregon Ducks stole a 3-2 win over the USC Trojans on Sunday in Los Angeles, California. The drama unfolded in the top of the ninth inning, with the score even at two. Travess, who led the inning off with a bunt …

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SoftballSports

Ducks advance to Super Regionals with dominant 9-0 win over Wisconsin

No epic seventh inning comeback needed this time. The No. 3 seed Oregon Ducks defeated Wisconsin 9-0 in the Eugene Regional Final on Sunday at Jane Sanders Stadium. It was an all-around solid game for the Ducks as they were in command on offense, defense and on the mound. Oregon …

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SportsTrack & Field

Lower back strain ends distance star Edward Cheserek’s NCAA career

Edward Cheserek’s chance at becoming the winningest NCAA athlete across all sports ended Sunday afternoon, after GoDucks released a statement announcing the senior will not race at the NCAA West Regional next weekend due to a lower back strain. This means that Cheserek cannot race at Hayward Field in the NCAA final next month, effectively …

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SoftballSports

Late comeback lifts Ducks over Badgers in Eugene Regional semifinal

Freshman Shannon Rhodes came to the plate with two outs in the top of the seventh. Gwen Svekis stood at third and Nikki Udria at second. Oregon trailed Wisconsin 5-3. “My past couple at bats, I struggled with them,” Rhodes said. “I just put that in the back of my …

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SoftballSports

Oregon run-rules Illinois-Chicago in regional opener

Another year, another dominating performance for Oregon softball in regional play. The No. 3-seed Oregon Ducks defeated the University of Illinois-Chicago Flames 13-0 at Jane Sanders Stadium Friday night. They now advance to play Wisconsin in the region’s semifinal. The Ducks are now 22-0 under head coach Mike White in …

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