Oregon pitcher Josh Graham (18) throws the ball to stop the opposing team from stealing a base. The Oregon Ducks play the UCLA Bruins  at P.K. Park in Eugene, Oregon on May 24, 2015. (Natsumi Seki/Emerald)
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Oregon looks to stay hot in regional bracket

One month ago, Oregon baseball was at the bottom of the Pac-12 standings and looked like it was going to let the season go to waste. Fast-forward to Sunday night, and the Ducks looked like a lock to make the NCAA Tournament. “I can remember back at USC coming apart at …

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Oregon baseball players celebrating a hard fought victory. The Oregon Ducks play the UCLA Bruins  at P.K. Park in Eugene, Oregon on May 24, 2015. (Natsumi Seki/Emerald)
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Oregon baseball is heading to the postseason

Oregon’s Scott Heineman echoed what likely the entire team felt after its 5-4 win over No. 2 UCLA on Sunday. “I feel like we’re easily one of the best 64 teams in the country,” Heineman said. Regardless, it wasn’t clear if the Ducks would have a place in the NCAA …

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Oregon teammates encouraging each other. The Oregon Ducks play the UCLA Bruins  at P.K. Park in Eugene, Oregon on May 24, 2015. (Natsumi Seki/Emerald)
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Oregon makes case for postseason after series win over UCLA

Oregon baseball needed to finish strong if it wanted any chance at making the NCAA Tournament. To say the Ducks finished with their best foot forward would be an understatement, as Sunday’s 4-3 11 inning victory over No. 2 UCLA completed Oregon’s late season turnaround in dramatic fashion. Thanks to …

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Oregon outfielder Jakob Goldfarb (27) is safe as he dives for the base. The Oregon Ducks play the UCLA Bruins  at P.K. Park in Eugene, Oregon on May 24, 2015. (Natsumi Seki/Emerald)
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Oregon baseball saves its season with walk-off win against No. 2 UCLA

Oregon baseball saved its season with a 5-4 walk-off win against No. 2 UCLA Saturday night at PK Park. After having the winning run erased in the tenth inning on a close call, Phil Craig-St. Louis hit a game-winning RBI single in the eleventh to seal the deal, and keep …

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UCLA snaps Oregon’s seven game winning streak

If Oregon baseball’s postseason hopes were on the ropes before Friday’s game, they’re down for the count now. The Ducks found a way to plate two runs against No. 2 UCLA’s dominant closer David Berg (7-1) in the eighth inning, but walked home the go ahead run in the ninth to lose 4-3 …

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Oregon teammates Matt Eureste (28) and Brandon Cuddy (32) bump fists after outing a New Mexico State player. (Cole Elsasser/Emerald)
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Frequent lineup changes may be harming Oregon baseball

Matt Eureste, a junior transfer from San Jacinto College in Texas, started at third and hit lead-off in Oregon’s first 40 games. He has made just one start since. With 10 errors and the lowest fielding percentage on the team, Eureste was a liability in the infield. Manager George Horton’s solution …

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Kaprielian, Watson look to lead UCLA to title No. 113

UCLA wasn’t supposed to contend for a national title in 2013. The Bruins finished third in the Pac-12 behind Oregon State and Oregon, and were plagued by dry spells on offense all season long. But everything seemed to come together in the NCAA Tournament, however, as the Bruins won 10 …

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Several Ducks projected to be early round picks in upcoming MLB Draft

The upcoming 2015 MLB Draft begins June and the Oregon Ducks have been known to represent well in past history. Here are a few players from this season to see if they are first off the boards.

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Oregon infielder Mark Karaviotis (24) bunts the ball before running towards first base during the bottom of the sixth inning. The Oregon Ducks play the Washington State Cougars at PK Park in Eugene, Ore. on April 19, 2014. (Taylor Wilder/Emerald)
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Bunting isn’t as bad as you think

New formulas, algorithms and metrics for analyzing sports pop up every year. They challenge traditional scouting and can make a previously unheralded player appear valuable when looking through the right lens. Casual fans need not look further than Moneyball, which tells the story of the Oakland Athletics’ general manager Billy Beane, who – simply put …

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Oregon pitcher Cooper Stiles (40) passes the ball off to Oregon pitcher Stephen Nogosek (30) at the top of the seventh inning. The Oregon Ducks play the San Francisco Dons at PK Park in Eugene, Oregon on Tuesday, March 10. (Taylor Wilder/Emerald)
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Cooper Stiles adopts sidearm delivery to save spot on baseball team

Cooper Stiles always imagined becoming an Oregon baseball player ever since becoming the team’s batboy in junior high. After a breaking his foot the summer of freshman year, Stiles’ determination to stay on the team helped him persevere and become a “innings-eater” pitcher.

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Oregon baseball completes comeback, takes season series over OSU

Trailing 2-0 with one out in the top of the eighth, Oregon baseball looked dead in the water. While Conor Harber and Cooper Stiles held the Oregon State offense at bay, the Ducks’ offense was stagnating at a time where the Ducks needed it most. This was Oregon’s do-or-die moment; if the …

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Oregon baseball sweeps Utah, picks up sixth straight win

Oregon baseball’s postseason chances are slim, but the Ducks kept themselves on the right side of the margin Sunday with a 5-1 victory over Utah in Salt Lake City, pushing their winning streak to six straight games. Josh Graham (4-1) turned in another quality weekend start, while Mitchell Tolman etched …

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Ducks live to fight another day with second comeback win over Utah

The Oregon Ducks (33-22, 13-13) pride themselves on late game heroics. They delivered them for the second consecutive game to take down the Utah Utes (16-31-1, 7-18-1), 8-5 Saturday afternoon. Six runs in two swings of the bat turned a 4-2 deficit into an 8-4 Oregon lead in the top of the eighth. …

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Ninth-inning rally keeps Oregon baseball postseason hopes alive

A huge ninth-inning rally pushed the Oregon Ducks (32-22, 12-13) past the Utah Utes (16-31-1, 7-17-1) 3-2 on Friday, extending their win streak to four. Oregon gave all three runs away to Utah unearned. Starting pitcher Cole Irvin allowed just six hits and two walks in seven strong innings, but Tim Susnara committed passed balls in …

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Oregon right-handed pitcher Stephen Nogosek (30) pitches the ball. The Oregon Ducks play the Gonzaga Bulldogs at P.K. Park in Eugene, Oregon on May 13, 2015. (Eve Hess/Emerald)
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Oregon baseball dodges Gonzaga in 2-1 win

Oregon baseball worked its way out of multiple jams and made the most of its opportunities as the Ducks completed a two-game midweek sweep of Gonzaga Wednesday night at PK Park with a 2-1 win over the Bulldogs. “We found a way to win,” head coach George Horton said. The …

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Tolman makes history again in blowout win over Gonzaga

The Oregon Ducks (30-22) found themselves in a familiar hole Tuesday as they watched their starting pitcher make an early exit, leaving a two-run deficit behind him. Between innings, Assistant Coach Wasikowski delivered a fiery mid-inning speech and his players seemed to snap back into consciousness. “Waz brought us together and …

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Oregon baseball wins third consecutive series in 7-2 win over Washington State

Oregon baseball bounced back from a one run performance Saturday night to put up seven runs against Washington State on Sunday. Oregon won the rubber match of the series, 7-2. The Ducks (29-22, 11-13) were led by Mitchell Tolman’s 3-5, 3 RBI performance. Tolman moved past Ryon Healy on the day …

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Washington State edges Oregon baseball, 3-1

Oregon got enough out of its starting pitcher David Peterson, but couldn’t mount enough offense against the Washington State Cougars in a 3-1 loss Saturday night in Pullman, Washington. Peterson (4-6) lasted 7.1 innings, allowing just three runs – two earned – on six hits, two walks and nine strikeouts, while …

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From last night: Ducks break out for five-run 10th, defeat Washington State

Runs were at a premium until the Oregon Ducks’ broke through for a five-run tenth inning en route to their 8-3 win at Washington State. Tim Susnara provided Oregon the game’s first run with a sacrifice fly scoring Phil Craig-St. Louis in the second. Cole Irvin rode with one run of support through 6.1 strong innings, inducing 13 …

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Oregon infielder Mitchell Tolman (37) sprints towards first base prior to securing first base. The Oregon Ducks play the New Mexico State Aggies at PK Park in Eugene, Oregon on February 19, 2015. (Taylor Wilder/Emerald)
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Mitchell Tolman quietly ascends the ranks of Oregon baseball history

With three RBIs in the Ducks’ upcoming weekend series at Washington State, second baseman Mitchell Tolman would break the school record for career runs batted in. He’s quietly making his case as the best position player in Oregon baseball history, and he has more than a full season of NCAA eligibility …

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Oregon suffers one-sided loss to Oregon State

The Oregon Ducks (27-21, 9-12) lost a one-sided matchup with rival Oregon State (30-14, 13-9) 10-2 on Tuesday at Goss Stadium. Oregon State opened the scoring with a five-run third inning off Oregon starter Josh Graham, who was suspended the entire Stanford series for a violation of team rules. Outfielder …

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Irvin finds lost pitch, Ducks beat Stanford, 7-3

On his way out of the bullpen after Oregon’s 7-3 win over Stanford, starting pitcher Cole Irvin yelled to assistant coach Dean Stiles about a discovery he made during his impressive outing. “I have a curveball!” Irvin exclaimed. Normally Irvin relies on his “bread-and-butter” pitch, his changeup, to complement his low-90s fastball. This …

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Peterson guides Ducks to fourth straight win

The Oregon Ducks (27-19, 9-11) edged out Stanford (19-25, 5-15) 4-3 on Saturday to earn their fourth straight win with three weeks to go in the regular season. Oregon took the series after picking up a 7-3 win behind Cole Irvin’s seven solid innings on Friday. The Ducks swept the …

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Josh Graham (18) pitching at the top of the six. The Oregon Ducks play the Oregon State Beavers at PK Park on Sunday, April 12, 2015. (Natalie Hardwicke/Emerald).
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Josh Graham suspended for Stanford series

Oregon junior Josh Graham is suspended for the Ducks’ upcoming series with Stanford for a violation of team rules, according to the Oregon Athletic Department. Graham plays both catcher and pitcher for the Ducks. On the mound, he is 2-0 and 1.83 ERA in 14 games this season. Offensively, the Roseburg, …

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Oregon baseball walks off in rubber match with Washington

J.B. Bryant picked up an elusive walk-off walk in Oregon’s rubber match with Washington Sunday at PK Park to win 3-2. After dueling with the Huskies for 10 and one-half innings, the Ducks (25-19, 7-11) loaded the bases in the bottom of the 11th and worked a walk to win the …

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