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Oregon baseball stifles Washington in 4-3 win

Oregon baseball made the most of its opportunities and deprived Washington of its chances in a 4-3 victory at PK Park Saturday night. The Ducks scored four runs on five hits, while the Huskies left 12 runners on base in a game full of pivotal moments. The first big play came in …

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Oregon falls to Washington, 10-4

Oregon baseball manager George Horton knows winning. He has coached more than 1,000 division I college baseball games and won two-thirds of them. After arguing a controversial called third strike on Scott Heineman’s check swing last Sunday, Horton was suspended and absent in the dugout during the Ducks’ 10-4 loss to Washington on Friday. …

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Oregon baseball head coach George Horton speaks with the media at PK Park in Eugene, Oregon on January, 21, 2015. (Taylor Wilder/Emerald)
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With expectations high, Oregon’s players have not delivered as planned

The 2015 Oregon Ducks sat pretty at 13-2, generously ranked as high as No. 5 nationally. Then they sat stunned as eight of the following 13 games slipped through their fingers. They knock off Oregon State in wild, anomalous fashion, get clobbered by USC, then clobber them right back. Will the …

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Oregon left-handed pitcher Porter Clayton (31) and catcher Josh Graham (18) converse on the pitcher's mount between innings. The Oregon Ducks hosted the Pacific Tigers at PK Park in Eugene, Ore. on May 13, 2014. (Taylor Wilder/Emerald)
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Josh Graham’s position and character transformation

Josh Graham has filled the role of ‘utility man’ for Oregon baseball all season long, and may be a fixture in the lineup during the team’s NCAA tournament bid down the stretch. On top of starting fifteen games and contributing 13 hits and 12 runs batted in offensively, Graham has …

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Coaches and  teammates speak with infielder Matt Eureste (28) in between innings.  The Oregon Ducks played the New Mexico State Aggies at PK Park in Eugene, Oregon on February 19, 2015. (Taylor Wilder/Emerald)
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Matt Eureste’s roller coaster ride from Houston to Oregon

Meet Matt Eureste, a Texas native and third basemen for the UO Men’s baseball team.

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Arizona State first baseman Joey Bielek (5) catches the ball before Oregon infielder Phil Craig-St. Louis (42) can get to first base during the bottom of the second inning. The Oregon Ducks play the Arizona State Sun Devils at PK Park on Friday, March 20, 2015. (Taylor Wilder/Emerald)
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Pac-12 baseball roundup

1. No. 3 UCLA (28-8, 14-4) The Bruins have kept it rolling with back-to-back series wins against their in-state rivals USC and California. UCLA still leads the Pac-12 in team ERA (2.18) and strikeouts (333). 2. No. 5 Arizona State (25-11, 13-5) Arizona State made the jump over USC after …

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George Horton and Scott Heineman suspended for portions of series with Washington

Oregon baseball head coach George Horton and junior outfielder Scott Heineman are suspended for parts of the Ducks’ upcoming series with University of Washington, according to a statement from the University of Oregon athletic department. The suspensions come as a result of their ejection in Sunday’s game versus University of Southern …

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Oregon baseball can’t get out of its own way in 7-3 loss to USC

Oregon baseball suffered numerous blunders in its 7-3 loss to No. 10 USC on Sunday at Dedeaux Field in Los Angeles. The Ducks played well enough on both side of the field to win Sunday’s contest, but six walks, three hit batters and a critical error pushed home two unearned runs to …

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Oregon bests USC in 15-4 win

On Friday, Oregon scored four runs early, but then lost control. On Saturday, a seven-run second inning for the Ducks propelled them to a 15-4 win over USC in Los Angeles, California. The first three Ducks in the second inning all reached base on two hits and an error by Trojan starter Kyle Twomey, …

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Oregon baseball trampled in opener of series with USC

With four runs in the opening frame and ace Cole Irvin on the mound, Oregon baseball couldn’t have asked for a better start in game one of its series at USC. However, the Ducks saw their lead evaporate and a close contest turn into a blowout. The Trojans rebutted Oregon’s crooked …

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Outfielder Scott Heineman (9) celebrates a play with first baseman Brandon Cuddy (32). The Oregon Ducks play the Oregon State Beavers at PK Park on Sunday, April 12, 2015. (Natalie Hardwicke/Emerald).
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Roundtable: Insights and predictions as Oregon prepares for USC

Oregon baseball has won three of its last three games and is hoping to continue the  momentum it gained after taking two of three games from Oregon State. Next up for Oregon is USC, who ranks third in the Pac-12, and Emerald staff reporters Andrew Bantly and Kenny Jacoby break …

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Oregon baseball keeps rolling with a 5-2 victory over Portland

Oregon baseball utilized 11 base hits to pick up a 5-2 road win over the Portland Pilots on Wednesday afternoon. Second baseman Mitchell Tolman led the way with a three-for-four, two RBI day at the plate, while Scott Heineman, Mark Karaviotis, Austin Grebeck and Nick Catalano each had two hits to …

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Outfielder Scott Heineman (9) sprints to first during the bottom of the third. The Oregon Ducks play the Oregon State Beavers at PK Park on Sunday, April 12, 2015. (Natalie Hardwicke/Emerald).
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Bantly: Oregon learns to fight in Civil War

The Duck’s performance on Sunday was not legendary but the fight shown in all the players showed resiliency.

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Infielder Mitchell Tolman (37) and an Oregon State Beavers catcher watch a foul ball fly past the stands in the middle of the sixth inning. The Oregon Ducks play the Oregon State Beavers at PK Park on Sunday, April 12, 2015. (Natalie Hardwicke/Emerald)
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Oregon baseball outlasts Oregon State 10-9 in rubber match

Oregon overcame a six-run deficit to defeat Oregon State 10-9 at PK Park on Sunday afternoon, marking the first time since 2011 that the Ducks have won a three game series against their in-state rivals. “As disappointed in my ball club as I was last night, I’m that much more proud of them …

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Oregon shell-shocked in second game versus Oregon State

A day following their stunning, ninth-inning comeback win over rival Oregon State, the Oregon Ducks went stagnant at the plate and crumbled defensively in a 4-2 loss. The forgettable performance “perplexed” and “frustrated” manager George Horton. “If that was a Civil War, we’d all be dead—including me,” he said. The Beavers …

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Oregon pitcher Conor Harber (11) and Oregon catcher Shaun Chase (16) chat briefly during the top of the third inning. The Oregon Ducks play the Arizona State Sun Devils at PK Park on Friday, March 20, 2015. (Taylor Wilder/Emerald)
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Schlichter: A snail’s pace-of-play

As Oregon State’s Drew Rasmussen stepped off the rubber for the third time in the at bat, fans started to get a bit restless. “This is ridiculous,” one fan said as she stood up to collect her belongings. “It’s way too cold out here.” Rasmussen was pitching well, but Oregon’s …

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Oregon Pitcher Cole Irvine (19) throws ball for a strike out. The Oregon Ducks played the Oregon State Beavers at PK Park in Eugene; Oregon on Friday; April 10. (Natsumi Seki/Emerald)
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Walk-off walk in Civil War opener is the catalyst Oregon needs

One month ago, San Francisco (4-12) stunned Oregon (13-3). Oregon hit a season-low four hits and lost its first home game of the season. The reality check marked the beginning of the the program’s downward spiral. Oregon lost 13 of its next 19 games and fell second-to-last in the Pac-12. …

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Oregon outfielder Jakob Goldfarb (27) runs to the first base during the beginning of the third inning. The Oregon Ducks played the Oregon State Beavers at PK Park in Eugene; Oregon on Friday; April 10. (Natsumi Seki/Emerald)
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Oregon baseball walks off game one of the Civil War, 3-2

Game one of the Civil War came down to the bottom of the ninth, two outs, the bases loaded and a full count. The game’s entirety, down to one pitch. The man in the box is freshman, Kyle Kasser, who’s making his seventh at-bat of the season. The pitch? Ball four, …

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Oregon baseball: Tools of the trade

How have equipment changes effected Oregon baseball?

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Breaking down the Oregon starting rotation

A look at how Oregon’s starting rotation is performing this season: Cole Irvin, David Peterson and Conor Harber.

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Oregon infielder Mitchell Tolman (37) fist bumps a player between innings. The Oregon Ducks played the San Francisco Dons at PK Park in Eugene, Oregon on Tuesday, March 10. (Taylor Wilder/Emerald)
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The current state of Oregon baseball

If you’ve been to an Oregon baseball game recently, it’s probable you didn’t go home happy. Of the Ducks’ last seven home games — dating back to March 20 — they have lost all but one. Their record away from Eugene (4-3) hasn’t helped. Before March 20, Oregon averaged 5.8 runs per game, …

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Oregon infielder Phil Craig-St. Louis (42) warms up to bat during the bottom of the eighth 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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Oregon Baseball: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

How is Oregon baseball stacking up this season? Let’s look at the stats.

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Arizona State first baseman Joey Bielek (5) catches the ball before Oregon infielder Phil Craig-St. Louis (42) can get to first base during the bottom of the second inning. The Oregon Ducks play the Arizona State Sun Devils at PK Park on Friday, March 20, 2015. (Taylor Wilder/Emerald)
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Pac-12 baseball review

Will a Pac-12 team make it to Omaha, Nebraska this spring? Let’s review the stats.

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Oregon pitcher Conor Harber (11) hurls the ball over home plate during the top of the third inning. The Oregon Ducks play the Arizona State Sun Devils at PK Park on Friday, March 20, 2015. (Taylor Wilder/Emerald)
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Roundtable: Previewing Oregon’s Civil War matchup with Oregon State

Kenny Jacoby and Andrew Bantly discuss Oregon’s upcoming matchup with Oregon State.

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Mitchell Tolman’s near cycle leads Ducks past Portland

Oregon has been in a slump for nearly a month and naturally haven’t exhibited much confidence. That wasn’t the case tonight as they put together an all-around dominate 11-3 win over Portland. Everything seemed to click for Oregon. A combination of four pitchers held Portland to just three hits and kept them off the scoreboard …

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Michigan State first baseman Ryan Krill (22) outs an Oregon batter during the bottom of the second inning. The Oregon Ducks play the Michigan State Spartans at PK Park in Eugene, Ore. on Sunday, April 5, 2015. (Taylor Wilder/Emerald)
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Oregon can’t avoid sweep in 7-4 loss to Michigan State

It wasn’t a happy Easter for Oregon baseball. It was cold, wet, delayed and full of mistakes as Michigan State completed the sweep with a 7-4 final score on Sunday. Oregon’s struggles began from the get-go. It took freshman starter David Peterson until the seventh batter to record the game’s …

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Oregon pitcher Conor Harber (11) throws the ball over the bound during the top of the first inning. The Oregon Ducks played the Michigan State Spartans in Eugene, Ore. on Saturday, April 4, 2015. (Taylor Wilder/Emerald)
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Conor Harber suffers injury as Ducks drop sixth of last seven

For the fourth straight week, Oregon baseball has lost the Friday and Saturday games of its weekend series. Michigan State (14-14) clinched the series win at PK Park today with an 8-4 victory over the Ducks (18-14), who’ve dropped six of their last seven. “The guys showed fight and showed …

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Extra innings loss to Michigan State is another dagger in Oregon’s side

Oregon baseball (18-13) fell 2-1 in extra innings in a crushing loss to Michigan State (13-14), the first match-up of a three-game series. Junior pitcher Cole Irvin made the start for the Ducks and proved why he belongs on the mound each Friday. Although his command faltered throughout the night, …

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