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Peterson, Susnara and Warren picked in 2017 MLB Draft

Three Ducks were selected in this year’s MLB Draft, which wrapped up on Wednesday afternoon. Pitcher David Peterson (first round, 20th overall to the New York Mets), catcher Tim Susnara (8th round, 232nd overall to the Arizona Diamondbacks) and relief pitcher Brac Warren (17th round, 516th overall to the San …

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Oregon beats USC 6-2 to snap seven-game losing streak

With Oregon on a seven-game losing streak and the USC Trojans on an eight-game losing streak, something had to give when the two teams met in Los Angeles Friday night. The Ducks had the advantage with ace pitcher David Peterson on the mound. He picked up his 11th win of …

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Oregon falls to LMU, losing streak extends to seven

A theme that has followed Oregon all season came up once again in a mid-week game against Loyola Marymount: a lack of timely hitting. Oregon (26-22) left seven runners on base, failed to convert on several crucial scoring opportunities and fell to LMU 4-0 on Wednesday night at PK Park …

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How Taylor Travess carved out a starting spot with his hometown team

The drive from Springfield High School to PK Park is a short one: By Google Maps’ calculations, it’s just a six minute connecting drive from Centennial Boulevard onto Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. But for Oregon junior Taylor Travess, the journey was much, much longer. Travess, a former three-sport star at …

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Oregon baseball loses to No. 1 Oregon State 1-0 to extend losing streak to seven games

For the second night in a row, Oregon baseball fell short by one run to No. 1-ranked Oregon State at PK Park. This time a 1-0 pitching duel on Saturday night, completing the three-game sweep by the Beavers. It was the first time the Ducks had been shut out all …

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Ducks’ late rally not enough, lose 5-4 to Oregon State

While a rocky season has Oregon’s postseason aspirations hanging in the balance, head coach George Horton turned to his one positive constant: David Peterson. On Friday night, however, the big left-hander did not have his A-game. That, combined with a slew of errors, walks, errant pick-off throws and wild pitches in …

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Oregon falls 6-1 to No. 1 Oregon State as Beavers clinch Pac-12 title

Oregon entered Thursday night with hopes of starting a late-season winning streak that could resuscitate its postseason hopes. The Ducks picked the wrong team to try to start it against. Oregon fell to the No. 1 Oregon State Beavers 6-1 at PK Park to drop to 9-13 in Pac-12 play …

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Late rally not enough as Ducks lose to Portland Pilots 3-2

The Oregon baseball team dropped Tuesday’s game to the Portland Pilots 3-2 in Portland, Oregon. The Oregon (26-18, 9-12 Pac-12) bats were held silent until the eighth inning. Facing a three-run deficit, Spencer Steer scored on a Matthew Dyer ground out. Then, Tim Susnara hit an RBI single to left …

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Oregon hopes Cole Stringer is a dependable option as a third starter

Oregon baseball is through 43 of its 55 regular season games. Yet, since the beginning of conference play back in March, head coach George Horton’s search for a consistent third starter in Oregon’s pitching rotation has come up empty. Since March 17, four different Ducks have started the third game …

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Ducks bullpen spoils Stringers’ start in 6-5 loss to WSU

With the NCAA Tournament just around the corner, the Ducks’ postseason fate is anything but certain. Each game remaining in the season is important, which makes Oregon’s 6-5 loss in the series finale against Washington State especially sting. In one of the most crushing losses, the Ducks had a 5-0 lead heading into …

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Oregon gets just two hits in nonconference loss to No. 1 Oregon State

The Ducks dropped the mid-week Civil War one-game series against the Oregon State Beavers 4-1 Tuesday on the road in Corvallis, Oregon. The loss dropped Oregon’s record to 25-15, but despite playing a Pac-12 opponent, the game was considered a nonconference contest, so it did not count towards the conference …

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Oregon tops Arizona State 3-2 to secure series win

Oregon head coach George Horton said earlier this week that freshman reliever Kenyon Yovan is capable of throwing 60 pitches, or so, if he were ever needed for that many. The Ducks didn’t quite need that long of on outing from the standout closer on Sunday, but Yovan entered in the seventh inning …

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Ducks lose to Sun Devils in crazy ending, go for series win on Sunday

Baseball is often called a game of inches. And that notion was proven true in the final play of Saturday afternoon’s game between Oregon and Arizona State. With the Ducks trailing 4-3 in the bottom of the ninth inning, Taylor Travess was at the plate with the bases loaded and two …

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Peterson strikes out 20, Ducks grab win over Sun Devils

David Peterson set the Oregon record for strikeouts in a game with 20 in a complete game win over the Arizona State Sun Devils (18-21, 5-11 Pac-12) on Friday night. The 2-0 victory also broke the team’s five-game losing streak. As a team, the Ducks (24-13, 7-9 Pac-12) have never struck …

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Oregon drops fifth straight as Stanford sweeps Ducks at home

After a short-lived stint in the Baseball America Top 25 rankings, it’s back to the drawing board for Oregon. The No. 25 Ducks fell 10-4  to the Stanford, marking their fifth straight loss. It is the first time Oregon has been swept at home in six years and the Ducks …

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Stanford uses big inning to serve Ducks fourth straight loss

Despite a late rally attempt, the Oregon Ducks lost to the Stanford Cardinal 8-5 at PK Park on Saturday afternoon. The loss extended the team’s losing streak to four games. The Cardinal jumped out to the early lead with a two-RBI double in the top of the first inning. Jake …

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