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Ducks take series from Washington behind Mercer’s strong performance

Oregon baseball continues to defy expectations. Behind another stellar performance from starter Matt Mercer, the Ducks topped Washington 1-0 on Saturday night at PK Park to collect the series win. Oregon has now won ten of its last 11 games, including its first two series of conference play. The Ducks …

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Oregon baseball starts the weekend with win over rival Huskies

In a wet, back and forward game, the Ducks picked up a 4-3 victory over the Washington Huskies (13-8) at PK Park. Starting pitcher David Peterson (5-1) went seven innings, surrendering one earned run with six hits and seven strikeouts in the win. He moved into a tie for fifth …

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Red-hot Kyle Kasser has Oregon baseball offense firing on all cylinders

Kyle Kasser can hit the ball deep, but he has a hard time hitting it over the fence. Going into his junior season, the Oregon infielder had yet to hit a home run. He was infamous for hitting deep fly balls that got swallowed up at the warning track, about …

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A.J. Balta’s bat will be critical for Oregon’s offense this season

Junior outfielder A.J. Balta is used to being an integral part of Oregon’s offense. Last season, the Valencia, California, native led the Ducks in home runs and RBIs while spending much of the season at the top of the lineup, mainly as the team’s second or third hitter in the batting …

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Oregon baseball drops final game of series against California

The Oregon Ducks saw their eight-game win streak come to an end on Sunday afternoon with a 4-1 loss to the California Golden Bears. California had Oregon starting pitcher Cole Stringer seeing double in the bottom of the second when the Bears used back-to-back doubles and a sacrifice fly to …

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Oregon extends win streak to eight, moves to 2-0 in conference play with 13-2 win over Cal

The Ducks (13-4, 2-0) extended their winning streak to eight games with a 13-2 win over Cal (8-9, 0-2) on Saturday night. Sophomore Matt Mercer (3-1) allowed three hits and two runs, both earned, while striking out and walking two in six innings. After falling behind 2-0 in the first …

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Peterson strikes out eight as Ducks pick up first Pac-12 win of season

The Oregon baseball team won its seventh game in a row, kicking off Pac-12 play with a 7-1 victory over the California Golden Bears on Friday night. Oregon’s series-openers have been dominated by starter David Peterson lately, who won his fourth consecutive start after losing his first start to open the …

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Oregon baseball begins conference schedule Friday against California Golden Bears

The Oregon Ducks begin their Pac-12 schedule this weekend starting with a three game series against the California Golden Bears. Despite having eight non-conference games remaining scattered throughout Pac-12 competition, the bulk of their non-conference schedule was completed on Monday with the Ducks having one of the better records in …

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Several former Oregon baseball players have a chance to make noise at the Major League level this year

Oregon baseball’s overall performance has tailed off over the past few seasons, but it’s consistently done one thing at an elite level since the program’s reinstatement in 2009: Recruit. Year in and year out the Ducks compete with traditional powerhouses like UCLA and Cal State Fullerton for the best recruits on the west …

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Sophomores Matt Mercer and Cole Stringer take advantage of spots in Ducks starting rotation

When ace pitchers Cole Irvin and Matt Krook left Oregon for the MLB last spring, they left two major voids in the Ducks’ starting rotation. This season, two sophomores have stepped into their roles with big shoes to fill. Matt Mercer and Cole Stringer both made some spot starts at the end …

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Oregon sweeps Santa Clara, will head into Pac-12 play with six game winning streak

For the first three games of Oregon’s series with Santa Clara, the Ducks’ offense was largely carried by the batters at the top of the lineup. On Sunday, though, it was the bottom of the order that did the heavy lifting. The Ducks busted open a no-hitter with three runs in …

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Ducks tame Broncos 10-0, extend winning streak to five game

After a dominant performance from junior David Peterson on Friday, Oregon’s young guns figured it was their time to shine on Saturday. Behind seven scoreless innings from sophomore starter Matt Mercer and a four-hit, three-RBI day at the plate from freshman Gabe Matthews, the Ducks beat Santa Clara 10-0 at …

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Peterson strikes out 14 batters in 2-1 win over Santa Clara

David Peterson (3-1) followed up his record setting 17-strikeout game with a 14-strikeout performance in a 2-1 victory over the Santa Clara Broncos Friday night at PK Park. “His first two starts were not gems like his last two starts and he’s just stayed with the process,” Oregon head coach …

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Ducks baseball defeats Santa Clara 6-2 in series opener

Making his first career start on the mound, James Acuna had plenty of offensive support behind him in the Ducks’ 6-2 win over Santa Clara. “I was a little concerned about tonight and the mismatch in the pitching,” said Horton. “It’s a tribute to every guy we sent out there.” …

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Nearly a decade later, three friends find themselves reunited as members of Oregon baseball team

The game is in extra innings, there’s two outs with runners on second and third, and the Demarini Dirty Dozen are one out away from beating the No. 1 team on the west coast to advance to the championship game of West Coast Nationals. Nine-year-old Kenyon Yovan, third baseman of …

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Oregon tops UC Davis 7-2 in Zack Noll’s first career start

The Oregon Ducks (7-4) finished off a four-game weekend with a 7-2 win against the UC Davis Aggies on a cold Monday night at PK Park. In his first college start, Oregon freshman Zack Noll went five innings and gave up four hits and one earned run to pick up the …

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Ducks get walk-off win in ‘grinder’ of a game against Mississippi State

Oregon head coach George Horton had Oregon’s Sunday afternoon in the cold and rain as nothing more than a “grinder.” “That was a grinder for sure,” he said. “For both teams.” In the freezing rain, the Ducks outlasted the Mississippi State Bulldogs 6-5 in 11 innings at PK Park on …

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Ducks can’t capitalize on opportunities in 5-4 loss to Mississippi State

Oregon had an opportunity take the series from Mississippi State on Saturday following Friday night’s 1-0 win.  With Matt Mercer making his first start since his career best outing versus Seton Hall, the Ducks would take the early lead but fall just short of MSU by a score of 5-4. “I was disappointed with …

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Oregon’s David Peterson strikes out 17 batters in win over Mississippi State

Behind David Peterson’s record-setting performance, the Oregon Ducks defeated the Mississippi State Bulldogs 1-0 in their home opener at PK Park on Friday. Without giving up a walk all night, Peterson struck out 17 Bulldogs, the most strikeouts for an Oregon pitcher since the Ducks reinstated their baseball program in 2009. …

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Ducks split doubleheader to wrap up Tony Gwynn Classic

The Ducks split their doubleheader on the final day of the Tony Gwynn Classic. They moved to 4-3 to start the 2017 season. Game 1 — Oregon 1, Seton Hall 0 A bases-loaded walk of Kyle Kasser in the seventh inning brought home the only run of the game for the Ducks. …

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Freshman arms lead Oregon to victory over Fresno State

Oregon baseball topped the Fresno State Bulldogs 3-2 on Monday thanks largely in part to the efforts of three freshman pitchers. With the win, the Ducks drew a 2-2 split in their season-opening series. James Acuna captured his first career win in an Oregon uniform and struck out five Bulldog …

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Ducks split doubleheader with Fresno State for first win of the season

The Ducks baseball team picked up its first win of the season on Sunday after it split its doubleheader. The Ducks lost the first game, 8-3, and won the second game, 13-1. In the first game of the doubleheader, the Ducks (1-2) put the pressure on Fresno State early, loading the …

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Oregon baseball loses to Fresno State 9-1 in season-opener

After having the team’s season opener pushed back a day, the Oregon Ducks were defeated by Fresno State on Saturday night 9-1 in Fresno, California. The team was scheduled to begin its season on Friday, but a rainstorm in the Fresno area forced the postponement of the game until Saturday. The …

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Oregon will kick off its 2017 season on Friday at Fresno State

The Oregon Ducks baseball team is set to begin its 2017 season on the road on Friday with a four-game series against the 2016 Mountain West Conference champion Fresno State Bulldogs. The Ducks start the season hoping for better results after a 29-26 2016 campaign in which the team missed the NCAA tournament …

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Q&A: George Horton previews upcoming baseball season at media day

The 2017 Oregon baseball season gets underway Friday with the start of practice. On Wednesday, the Ducks had their annual media day leading up to the start of the season. Here’s head coach George Horton on what to expect for the upcoming season: On being unranked heading into the season: “We have …

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Oregon baseball’s Matt Kroon to transfer to Central Arizona College

Infielder Matt Kroon will transfer from the Oregon baseball team and enroll at Central Arizona College, he shared on social media on Monday night. Central Arizona College is a public community college located in Coolidge, Arizona, approximately 45 minutes outside Phoenix. The Vaqueros finished the 2016 season 45-14, best in the Arizona …

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Oregon baseball signs 10 recruits to 2018 roster: seven pitchers and three outfielders

Oregon baseball announced on Thursday the signing of 10 recruits during this year’s signing period while only two current players, both pitchers, will be graduating. In signing seven pitchers, the team will have a total of 15 players who will throw from the mound during the 2018 season. Here’s a look at the the …

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Justin Guldager stars on club baseball field while pursuing career as athletic trainer

Justin Guldager knew from a young age that he wanted to go into the field of athletic training. Ironically, it was his own injuries that convinced him of that. “Back to like fifth grade, I wondered why the bone fractured in my thumb when I was playing basketball,” Guldager said. …

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