Oregon baseball played the St. John's Red Storm Friday March 6 at PK Park in Eugene, Oregon. (Andrew Bantly/Emerald)
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Former Duck Ryon Healy impresses in recent MLB stint

Last Friday, former Oregon Duck infielder Ryon Healy was promoted to the Oakland A’s major league roster. Healy made the most of his debut, hitting a three-run home-run in the first at-bat of his second major league game. During his time at Oregon, Healy was one of Oregon’s best offensive performers. …

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Emeralds right fielder Conner Myers (11) celebrates after a run home. The Eugene Emeralds host the Hillsboro Hops at PK Park in Eugene, Ore. on July 11, 2016. (Kaylee Domzalski/Emerald)
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Emeralds clinch division title with 4-0 win over Hillsboro

The Eugene Emeralds (23-10) clinched the Northwest League South Division first half title with their 4-0 victory over the Hillsboro Hops (16-17) Wednesday night at PK Park. With the win, the Emeralds reached the Northwest League playoffs for the first time since 2011. The Emeralds opened the scoring early in …

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Emeralds center fielder DJ Wilson (2) runs to third. The Eugene Emeralds host the Hillsboro Hops at PK Park in Eugene, Ore. on July 11, 2016. (Kaylee Domzalski/Emerald)
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Eugene Emeralds fail to win back-to-back games against the Hillsboro Hops

Though the Eugene Emeralds held an early 2-0 after the first inning, it was all Hillsboro Hops for the final eight innings as they won 8-2 Tuesday at PK Park Tuesday evening. In the first inning Chris Pieters hit a two run homerun to give Eugene a 2-0 lead. After that, though, the …

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Emeralds right fielder Conner Myers (11) celebrates after a run home. The Eugene Emeralds host the Hillsboro Hops at PK Park in Eugene, Ore. on July 11, 2016. (Kaylee Domzalski/Emerald)
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Eugene Ems one win away from first half title after defeating Hillsboro Hops 6-4

In a wild game that saw nearly as many errors as runs scored, the Eugene Emeralds defeated the Hillsboro Hops 6-4 at PK Park Monday night. Both teams put a run on the board in an unusual way in the first inning. Two wild pitches by Eugene starting pitcher Oscar De …

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Emeralds pitcher Dylan Cease (7) throws a pitch. The Eugene Emeralds host the Hillsboro Hops at PK Park in Eugene, Ore. on July 11, 2016. (Kaylee Domzalski/Emerald)
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Bullpen struggles in Emeralds 7-4 loss to Hillsboro Hops

After a strong finish to Sunday night’s game, scoring six runs in the ninth, the Hillsboro Hops defeated the Eugene Emeralds 7-4 to clinch the three game series at PK Park Monday night. The Hops started the game right where they left off Sunday night with a leadoff ground-rule double …

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Emeralds infielder Jose Paniagua (26) hits the ball. The Eugene Emeralds host the Boise Hawks at PK Park in Eugene, Ore. on June 17, 2016. (Kaylee Domzalski/Emerald)
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Emeralds fall 10-2 against Hillsboro on “Purple Rain” night

The Eugene Emeralds dropped the second of a three game series against the Hillsboro Hops in a 10-2 loss on Sunday night at PK Park. It was also Purple Rain night at the ballpark. The Emeralds wore customized purple jerseys, and Prince songs filled the time between innings. Starting pitcher …

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Emeralds players wait for the game to start. The Eugene Emeralds host the Boise Hawks at PK Park in Eugene, Ore. on June 17, 2016. (Kaylee Domzalski/Emerald)
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Castillo strikes out ten as Emeralds defeat Hops 5-2

After going on the road to win four of five games against the Everett Aquasox, the Eugene Emeralds came home to defeat the Hillsboro Hops 5-2 at PK Park Saturday night. Jason Morozowski kicked off the night for the Hops in the top of the first inning with a solo …

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Emeralds players smile from the dugout. The Eugene Emeralds host the Boise Hawks at PK Park in Eugene, Ore. on June 17, 2016. (Kaylee Domzalski/Emerald)
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Volcanoes explosive pitching leads to 3-0 shutout over the Emeralds

The sell-out crowd that came out to “Red, White and BOOM!” Night at PK Park Sunday evening showed up expecting to see an explosive display both on and off the field with a firework show after the game. Fans at the ball park had to settle for the post-game firework show. …

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Emeralds infielder Jose Paniagua (26) hits the ball. The Eugene Emeralds host the Boise Hawks at PK Park in Eugene, Ore. on June 17, 2016. (Kaylee Domzalski/Emerald)
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Timely hitting leads Emeralds to 4-3 victory

In the second game of a three game series, the Eugene Emeralds defeated the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes 4-3 at PK Park on Saturday night. The Volcanoes jumped out to an early lead in the top of the second with an RBI double by shortstop Ryan Howard followed by a sacrifice fly …

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Emeralds catcher Tyler Payne (45) high fives a teammate after a run. The Eugene Emeralds host the Boise Hawks at PK Park in Eugene, Ore. on June 17, 2016. (Kaylee Domzalski/Emerald)
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Emeralds’ bats and aggressive base running secure win against Volcanoes

The Eugene Emeralds’ offense was hot as they took the first game of a three game series against the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes in a 7-4 victory on Saturday evening at PK park. The momentum was on the Emeralds’ side in the fourth inning, beginning with back-to-back singles by Kevonte Mitchell and …

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Emeralds players wait for the game to start. The Eugene Emeralds host the Boise Hawks at PK Park in Eugene, Ore. on June 17, 2016. (Kaylee Domzalski/Emerald)
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Emeralds top Indians, maintain lead in Northwest League South

The Eugene Emeralds took the fourth game in their five game series with a 4-1 win against the Spokane Indians Sunday evening at PK Park. They now lead the Indians 3-1 in the series. Behind starting pitcher Manuel Rondon, the Emeralds’ defense kept the Indians to only one run despite them accumulating …

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Late offense saves day for Eugene Emeralds in 5-4 win over Spokane

It was superhero night at PK Park as the Eugene Emeralds came from behind to beat the Spokane Indians 5-4. In a matchup that read on the scoreboard as Heroes vs. Villains, the bullpen was the villain for the Emeralds. By the end of the night, the offense would play …

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Emeralds players wait for the game to start. The Eugene Emeralds host the Boise Hawks at PK Park in Eugene, Ore. on June 17, 2016. (Kaylee Domzalski/Emerald)
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Emeralds shut out Indians, tie series at one game apiece

After an explosion of 11 runs in the first game of the series, the Eugene Emeralds held the Spokane Indians scoreless in a 6-0 victory Friday night at PK Park. The Emeralds started the scoring in the third inning. Indian’s pitcher Tyler Phillips hit leadoff hitter Robert Garcia. Euegene’s DJ …

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Emeralds infielder Chris Pieters (15) hits the ball. The Eugene Emeralds host the Boise Hawks at PK Park in Eugene, Ore. on June 17, 2016. (Kaylee Domzalski/Emerald)
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Comeback effort falls short as Emeralds fall 11-9 to Spokane

The Eugene Emeralds found themselves on the wrong side of a lopsided inning on Thursday night at PK Park as the Spokane Indians capitalized on four walks and two errors in the top of the fifth to help top the host Emeralds 11-9. The Emeralds outhit the Indians but committed two …

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Emeralds catcher Tyler Payne (45) high fives a teammate after a run. The Eugene Emeralds host the Boise Hawks at PK Park in Eugene, Ore. on June 17, 2016. (Kaylee Domzalski/Emerald)
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Series Preview: Eugene Emeralds take on Spokane Indians in five game series

After hitting the road for the first time this season earlier this week, the Eugene Emeralds return home to battle the Spokane Indians in a five-game series beginning June 23, 2016, at PK Park. The Indians, who are an affiliate of the Texas Rangers, began their season losing two out of …

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Emeralds infielder Chris Pieters (15) hits the ball. The Eugene Emeralds host the Boise Hawks at PK Park in Eugene, Ore. on June 17, 2016. (Kaylee Domzalski/Emerald)
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Rose shines once again as Emeralds top Boise Hawks 2-1 in extra innings

The first two days of the 2016 season couldn’t have gone much better for Matt Rose. Rose hit a walk-off single in the 11th inning driving home the winning run and giving the Eugene Emeralds a 2-1 win over the Boise Hawks Saturday evening. His late-game heroics came just over 24 hours …

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Emeralds players wait for the game to start. The Eugene Emeralds host the Boise Hawks at PK Park in Eugene, Ore. on June 17, 2016. (Kaylee Domzalski/Emerald)
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Eugene Emeralds open season with 6-1 win over Boise Hawks

The Eugene Emeralds kicked off their 2016 campaign with a convincing 6-1 victory against the Boise Hawks on “Reverse the Curse” night at PK Park on Friday. The Emeralds are the short-season Class A team for the Chicago Cubs, and just like their Major League Baseball affiliate, the Emeralds were …

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Oregon pitcher Matt Krook (13) throws the ball. The Oregon Ducks face the Utah Utes at PK Park in Eugene, Ore. on March 17, 2016. (Kaylee Domzalski/Emerald)
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Three Oregon pitchers selected on second day of MLB Draft

A trio of Oregon pitchers heard their names called on the second day of the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft Friday afternoon. The group includes Matt Krook, Cole Irvin and Stephen Nogosek. Krook was taken with the 125th overall pick in the fourth round by the San Francisco Giants. …

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George Horton walks into the dugout. The Oregon Ducks host the Gonzaga Bulldogs at PK Park in Eugene, Oregon on May 10, 2016. (Cole Elsasser/Emerald)
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Oregon baseball season falls well short of lofty expectations

2016 was supposed to be the year the Ducks made the College World Series — at least, that’s what starting pitcher Cole Irvin guaranteed before the season began. “We are going to Omaha this year,” Irvin said. “I want to make that statement clear.” Instead, Oregon’s season fell wildly short of his …

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Oregon pitcher Stephen Nogosek (30) throws the ball. The Oregon Ducks face the Utah Utes at PK Park in Eugene, Ore. on March 20, 2016. (Kaylee Domzalski/Emerald)
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Golden Spikes nominee Stephen Nogosek brings toughness, intensity to role as Oregon closer

Oregon’s baseball season hasn’t gone as planned. Despite a preseason ranking as high as No. 12 by Perfect Game, the Ducks have put together their worst overall record (29-23) since 2009, and will likely miss the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2011. Closer Stephen Nogosek, however, has modeled …

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Oregon pitcher Matt Mercer (11) throws a pitch. The Oregon Ducks face the Arizona Wildcats at PK Park in Eugene, Oregon on May 22, 2016. (Kaylee Domzalski/Emerald)
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Oregon eliminated from Pac-12 title race after falling 5-4 to Arizona in series finale

Oregon uncorked a furious comeback effort Sunday afternoon, but came up just short in a do-or-die situation. The Ducks needed a win — and a lot of help from other Pac-12 teams — to keep their chances at winning a conference title intact, but suffered a 5-4 loss to the Arizona Wildcats at PK …

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Oregon pitcher David Peterson (3) throws the ball during the fourth inning. The Oregon Ducks face the Arizona Wildcats at PK Park in Eugene, Oregon on May 21, 2016. (Kaylee Domzalski/Emerald)
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David Peterson leads Oregon to 4-2 victory over Arizona

Oregon baseball kept its postseason hopes alive with a 4-2 victory over Arizona Saturday at PK Park. Oregon jumped out to an early lead on a safety squeeze. In the second, Nick Catalano doubled to left field and advanced to third on a Tim Susnara single. With runners on first and …

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Oregon keeps postseason hopes alive with shutout win over Arizona

The Oregon Ducks kept their postseason hopes alive with a 3-0 victory over Arizona Friday at PK Park. Starting pitcher Cole Irvin kept the Wildcats off balance with an effective mix of fastballs and change-ups. He threw 7.1 innings, allowed four hits and struck out six en route to his sixth win of …

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The Oregon baseball team claps after Oregon Baseball Head Coach George Horton received his commemorative jersey for reaching 1000 wins as a coach. The Oregon Ducks play the Portland Pilots at PK Park in Eugene, Ore. on May 17, 2016. (Adam Eberhardt/Emerald)
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Oregon will likely need to win conference title to keep its season alive

Oregon baseball unleashed its most proficient offensive performance of the season Monday evening with a 15-4 beatdown over University of Portland at PK Park. For a team that is fighting for its playoff life, the offensive outburst was a positive sign and could serve as momentum to carry Oregon through …

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Oregon tops Oregon State 6-3 to win Civil War series in Corvallis

Oregon and Oregon State have both struggled through sub-par seasons this spring, and each team is making a late effort to sneak into the postseason. The Ducks helped their cause Sunday afternoon with a 6-3 win over the Beavers in Corvallis to clinch their first series win at Goss Stadium since 1981. …

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Horton earns 1,000th career win after Oregon downs Oregon State, 7-4

Cole Irvin allowed just two runs in seven innings and Oregon’s bats came alive in the fifth and sixth inning to help give the Ducks a 7-4 win Friday night over Oregon State. And the victory proved to have short and long term significance. It was the first time since Oregon …

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