Pitcher Jae-Hoon Ha relieved in the bottom of the sixth and pitched through the top of the eighth. (Cooper Green/Emerald)
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Photo recap: The Eugene Emeralds honor Civic Stadium through jerseys

The Eugene Emerald’s honored Civic Stadium, which burned in a massive fire on Monday Night, during Tuesdays game against the Tri-City Dust Devils by wearing jerseys from every decade that the Ems played at Civic. While none of these players had the opportunity to play at Civic, the loss was felt throughout …

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Eugene Emeralds pay tribute to Civic Stadium in 9-4 win

The Eugene Emeralds donned four different styles of throwback jerseys to pay tribute to the four decades they played at Civic Stadium, their former home field which burned to the ground Monday in a massive fire. “When I heard the news last night, I was kind of in shock,” manager Gary …

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Justin Marra’s walk-off single propels Eugene Emeralds to 5-4 win

Justin Marra hadn’t seen the plate all game. Trading time with the likes of Matt Rose and Tyler Alamo, Marra hadn’t started since Saturday, as a designated hitter. Then, on Monday afternoon in the bottom of the ninth inning with a 4-4 tie and the bases loaded, Eugene Emeralds manager …

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Donnie Dewees had his first professional hit during Sunday afternoon's game against the Tri-City Dust Devils. (Bayley Sandy/Emerald)
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Eugene Emeralds lose to Tri-City, end four-game winning streak

The Eugene Emerald’s lost 8-2 to the Tri-City Dust Devils on Sunday afternoon, the fourth in a five-game series. The loss ends their four-game winning streak. “It was a pretty smooth, fast game and everybody was hoping to get out of here early for dinner, but things happen fast,” manager …

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Emeralds’ Ha earns second win of season after six years in the outfield

The Chicago Cubs drafted Jae-Hoon Ha out of his high school in Jin Ju City, Korea in 2008, and the outfielder hit .265 with 38 home runs in six major league seasons. Ha climbed his way up to Triple-A, but never got called up to the major leagues. “He played a …

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The Emeralds overcame the Dust Devils in Friday night's game at PK Park. (Cooper Green/Emerald)
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The Emerald’s defeated Tri-City in the first of a five-game home series

The Emerald’s began their five-game home series against the Tri-City Dust Devils with a 7-1 win, winning their third straight game at home. Pitcher Oscar De La Cruz started the game with a strikeout and his tenacity created a six-inning shutout. The game started off slow, with only a few …

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Ho-young Son on the base paths in a game versus the Boise Hawks. The Eugene Emeralds defeated the Boise Hawks 3-1 Wednesday. (Cooper Green/Emerald)
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Eugene Emeralds down Boise Hawks 3-1 for series win

The Eugene Emeralds snatched their first series victory as well as their first win streak of the season in a 3-1 home win at PK Park over the Boise Hawks Thursday night. Two runs in the first inning were all starting pitcher Justin Steele needed, as he posted six innings …

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Varonex Cuevas warming up for an inning against the Boise Hawks. (Cooper Green/Emerald)
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Eugene Emeralds explode for eight runs in first home win of the season

A late offensive surge combined with pitching errors allowed the Eugene Emeralds to come back from a 3-0 deficit to beat the Boise Hawks 8-3. It was the Emeralds’ first home win of the season in front of a sold-out PK Park crowd. The Ems (2-5) and their offensive fortunes dramatically …

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Frandy De La Rosa strikes out swinging early in the game against Logan Sawyer. The Eugene Emeralds lost their home opener 4-2 to the Boise Hawks. (Cooper Green/Emerald)
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Eugene Emeralds drop home opener to Boise Hawks

Two unearned runs were the difference in the Eugene Emeralds’ 4-2 loss to the Boise Hawks in their home opener Tuesday night. The Emeralds (1-5) committed just one error in the night, but also recorded a crucial passed ball and two wild pitches. They’ve now lost four consecutive games. The passed …

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Eugene Emeralds lose four in season-opening series against Everett AquaSox

The Eugene Emeralds lost four out of five games on the road against the Everett Aquasox to open its season over the weekend. The Emeralds were outscored 38-24 by the Aquasox through the duration of the series. Here’s a rundown of each Emeralds game from the trip to Everett, Washington. Game …

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Oregon pitcher Garrett Cleavinger (35) winds up to pitch the ball to a St. John's player. The Oregon Ducks play the St. John's Thunderbirds at PK Park in Eugene, Oregon on Sunday, March 9. (Natalie Hardwicke/Emerald)
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What would Oregon baseball look like without these 12 MLB Draft picks?

If the 12 Ducks who were selected in last week’s MLB draft end up leaving Oregon, things might look a bit different at PK Park next year. Six rostered players and six recruits were drafted last week. They have until July 17 to decide whether to sign with their respective professional teams …

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Oregon head coach Mark Helfrich said that the team will "exhaust every path to find the right guy, the right fit,” to replace former quarterback Marcus Mariota. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)
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Oregon football adds Hawaiian running back Vavae Malepeai

Mililani High School (Hawaii) three-star running back Vavae Malepeai will join Byron Marshall, Thomas Tyner and Royce Freeman in Oregon’s backfield, per multiple reports. 247Sports ranks Malepeai as the No. 34 running back in the 2016 class. Oregon men’s and women’s outdoor track and field each captured 2015 NCAA championships …

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Three more Oregon baseball players drafted

Three more Oregon baseball players’ names were called on the final day of the MLB Draft: Scott Heineman, Conor Harber and Cole Irvin. A total of six currently rostered Ducks will now weigh the decision whether to sign with professional teams or return to Oregon another season. The Texas Rangers …

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Oregon pitcher Garrett Cleavinger (35) winds up to pitch the ball to a St. John's player. The Oregon Ducks play the St. John's Thunderbirds at PK Park in Eugene, Oregon on Sunday, March 9. (Natalie Hardwicke/Emerald)
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Three Ducks selected on second day of MLB Draft

Oregon baseball fared well on day two of the MLB Draft, June 9. As projected, Juniors Garrett Cleavinger, Josh Graham and Mitchell Tolman, were the first Ducks taken off the boards. The Baltimore Orioles selected Cleavinger in the third round with pick No. 102. The left-handed closer had nine saves …

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Oregon wins National Club Baseball Association World Series

After winning their first Northern Pacific regional title since 2008, the Oregon Ducks headed to Kentucky for the National Club Baseball Association World Series. The players were “awestruck” to be there, but their nerves manifested in game one of the single-elimination tournament. They found themselves down 4-0 to No. 3 …

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Iowa eliminates Oregon from Springfield Regional

Oregon prided themselves on late-inning comebacks this season. Sunday, the Ducka failed to deliver and saw their magical postseason run come to an end. Oregon stranded the bases loaded with no outs and the game on the line in a 2-1 extra innings loss to No. 2 Iowa in the Springfield …

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Oregon cruises past Canisius, stays alive in loser’s bracket

The Oregon Ducks (38-24) rolled over the Canisius Golden Griffins (34-30) to survive their first game in the elimination bracket of the Springfield Regional. The Ducks will take on the loser of No. 1 Missouri State (46-10) and No. 2 Iowa (40-16) (tonight at 6 p.m.) tomorrow at 2 p.m. …

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Oregon baseball drops to losers’ bracket in Springfield regional

Oregon wasn’t perfect in its series win over No. 1 UCLA last weekend, but made the Bruins pay every time they gave the Ducks an inch. In game one of the Springfield regional, the Ducks looked like a completely different team. Missed opportunities and unforced errors doomed the Ducks in their postseason opener …

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Oregon infielder Mitchell Tolman (37) runs toward first base. The Oregon Ducks play the University of Washington Huskies at PK Park on Friday, April 24, 2015. (Eve Hess/Emerald).
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A look back at Oregon’s rocky road to the NCAA baseball tournament

50 games into the 2015 college baseball season, the Oregon Ducks lacked an identity. They ranked as high as eighth nationally when they boasted a 13-2 record to begin the season. Then they fell off the map almost completely, dropping 10 of their next 14 games and falling out of …

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UO baseball team huddles together before the next inning. 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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NCAA baseball tournament: Missouri St. Regional preview

Oregon baseball starts its postseason campaign in Springfield, Missouri Friday. The Ducks are guaranteed a matchup with the No. 2 seed Iowa in game one, then will face either the host team Missouri State, or No. 4 seeded Canisius in game two. Let’s take a look at each of Oregon’s …

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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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