Oregon Head Coach George Horton walks off the mound after talking with the team. The Oregon Ducks play the No. 9 Cal Golden Bears at PK Park in Eugene, Ore. on April 8, 2016. (Adam Eberhardt/Emerald)
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Oregon baseball recruiting class ranked No. 13

An influx of young talent will soon be arriving to PK Park. Collegiate Baseball has ranked Oregon baseball’s 2016 recruiting class No. 13 in the nation. The 11-man class is highlighted by four players selected in the 2016 Major League Baseball Draft. Infielders Spencer Steer and Morgan McCullough, selected by …

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Emeralds players celebrate their first title win in 41 years. The Eugene Emeralds play the Everett AquaSox in game three of the Northwest League Championship series in Eugene, Ore. on Sept. 13, 2016. (Kaylee Domzalski/Emerald)
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Emeralds win first Northwest League Championship in 41 years

For the Eugene Emeralds and the city of Eugene, the wait is over. The Emeralds were crowned the Northwest League Champions after a 2-1 victory over the Everett AquaSox Tuesday night at PK Park. “It’s an incredible feeling, all the hard work paid off,” centerfielder DJ Wilson said. “We did it …

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Emeralds force decisive game three with 6-2 win over Hillsboro Hops

Looking to keep their season alive, the Eugene Emeralds defeated the Hillsboro Hops 6-2 in game two of the first round of the Northwest League playoffs. Eugene and Hillsboro play again on Friday night in the finale of the best-of-three series. The Emeralds wasted no time trying to put last night’s tough …

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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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Emeralds win sixth straight in 3-2 extra inning victory

The Eugene Emeralds (23-9, 51-19) extended their winning streak to six games with a 3-2 win in 12 innings over the Tri-Cities Dust Devils (32-29, 13-20) Wednesday night at PK Park. With one out and one runner on third, Eugene second basemen Yeiler Peguero sent a high flying pop-up to …

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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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DJ Wilson gives Emerald’s a 1-0 walk-off win against the Aquasox

After two straight losses to the Everett Aquasox (18-7, 36-27), the Eugene Emeralds (17-1, 45-17) earned a 1-0 victory after a DJ Wilson walk-off single Monday night at P.K. Park The Emerald’s were inches from scoring in the first inning. After a Christopher Pieters single to center field, Wladimir Galindo …

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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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Emeralds fall to Aquasox in a battle of the pitchers

The Eugene Emeralds dropped their second of a five game series against the Everett Aquasox Sunday evening at P.K. Park, with a final score of 4-1. The two ball clubs came into the game with identical records of 17-6. “This may be a little preview of the playoffs,” Eugene assistant manager Gary …

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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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Emeralds’ 15 game win streak ends with a 12-1 loss to Aquasox

After a record-breaking 15 game win streak, the Eugene Emeralds fell to the Everett Aquasox 12-1 Saturday night at P.K. Park. The Aquasox wasted no time putting one run on the board. To leadoff the game, Bryson Brigman walked, and proceeded to steal second. After two strikeouts, Nick Zammarelli singled …

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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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Victory against Boise gives Emeralds 13 straight wins

The Eugene Emeralds beat the Boise Hawks 3-2 at PK Park Wednesday evening, avoiding extra innings with a run in the bottom of the ninth. Eugene got on the board first, with a run by shortstop Zack Short in the sixth. Short got on base with a fielder’s choice to …

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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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Tyler Payne hits game-winning double in Emeralds 4-3 win over Canadians

The Eugene Emeralds and Vancouver Canadians finished off a five-game series in dramatic fashion with a walk-off double in the bottom of the ninth by Tyler Payne to give the Emeralds the 4-3 victory. “He did what he had to do,” center fielder DJ Wilson said. “He put a good …

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Emeralds left fielder Kevonte Mitchell (25) steps up to the batters box. 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 come from behind to beat Canadians 3-2

On Friday at PK Park, the Eugene Emeralds (31-15) came from behind to win a tight game against the Vancouver Canadians (20-25) by a score of 3-2. Eugene’s victory came after it dropped the first game of the five game series 8-4 on Thursday. On Thursday, the Ems gave up 14 hits. …

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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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Emeralds give up 14 hits in 8-4 loss to Canadians

Following a three-day All Star game break, the Eugene Emeralds returned home and were defeated by the Vancouver Canadians 8-4 Thursday night at PK Park. The Canadians delivered 14 hits against the Emeralds in a strong offensive performance. “That’s part of the game,” Eugene manager Jesus Feliciano said. “They swung …

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Ryon Healy (48) hits his first career homerun against the Toronto Blue Jays at Oakland Coliseum. (Photo credit Oakland Athletics).
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Q&A: Former Duck Ryon Healy discusses early success with the Oakland Athletics

In 2013, Oregon said farewell to one of the best hitters in program history, Ryon Healy. Now, three years later, Healy is an up-and-coming rookie for the Oakland A’s, the team that drafted him in the third round of the 2013 MLB Draft. Throughout in his short stint in the pros, Healy …

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Emeralds left fielder Kevonte Mitchell (25) steps up to the batters box. 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 rally, fall short against Volcanoes

Thursday night’s matchup between the Eugene Emeralds and the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes was an offensive showdown, proving to be a challenging game for pitchers all around. Ultimately, Eugene fell short and lost by a score of 5-4 to suffer its second straight loss and first series loss in almost two weeks. …

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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 bounce back to beat Volcanoes 4-1

On Wednesday at PK Park, the Eugene Emeralds (28-11) had their revenge on the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes (18-21) prevailing by a score of 4-1 after dropping the first game to them on Tuesday by 5-1. The Ems got off to an explosive start by going up 3-0 in the first inning. First baseman …

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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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Emeralds start second half of season with 5-1 loss to Volcanoes

The Eugene Emeralds kicked off the second half of the season Tuesday night by losing to the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes 5-1 at PK Park. Each team wasted no time in putting runners on base in the first inning. The Volcanoes had the bases loaded with two outs, both of which were …

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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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