BaseballSports

UCLA beats Oregon 10-2, sweeps series

Oregon baseball fell once again to No. 17 UCLA in Los Angeles. The Bruins won 10-2 in the final game of the series to complete the sweep. UCLA (35-17, 18-9 Pac-12) had 10 hits, no errors, and left five runners on base. Oregon  (25-27, 11-16 Pac-12) had six hits, two …

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BaseballSports

UCLA beats Oregon 12-4 in series opener

The Oregon Ducks (25-25, 11-14 Pac-12) fell 12-4 against No. 17 UCLA (33-17, 16-9 Pac-12) on Friday afternoon. The Bruins offense was firing on all cylinders in the fourth and sixth innings, scoring four and then seven runs, respectively. Kenyon Yovan started the game for Oregon. He pitched five innings, struck out six and …

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SportsTrack & Field

Oregon’s creative director position is unique in collegiate track and field

As the Oregon track and field team sat on the team bus in Albuquerque, New Mexico, before a meet in early February, a hype video from the Oregon track and field Instagram started to reverberate around the bus. The upbeat music and stunning visual effects fired up the athletes before …

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SoftballSports

Miranda Elish mental game is stronger, and it shows in her pitching

When Miranda Elish was one out away from a perfect game against Portland State on April 3, she had a flashback to a game two weeks ago against UCLA. She had given up a home run with two outs left, adding more tension to a big game against the No. …

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Oregon men win 12th straight Pac-12 track and field title, women place second

As the Oregon track and field teams headed to Stanford University for the Pac-12 Championships this weekend, both the men and women had winning streaks to defend. For the past nine seasons, the Ducks have swept the teams titles. The men have won the meet the past 11 years. On …

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BaseballSports

Oregon blows past Utah 13-1 to win series

With one out remaining in the third inning, Utah’s Rykker Tom hit a line drive right in the gap between the left and center fielders. As Dashawn Kerisey Jr. rounded the bases and dug for home, second baseman Kyle Kasser threw the ball directly into the waiting glove of catcher …

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SoftballSports

Oregon clinches share of Pac-12 title with 8-3 win over Cal

With an 8-3 against Cal on Friday afternoon, Oregon softball clinched half a share of the Pac-12 title. The Ducks (46-7, 19-3 in Pac-12) have a one game lead over UCLA (48-4, 18-4 in Pac-12), and if they beat Cal tomorrow and UCLA loses to ASU tomorrow or the next …

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Kylee O’Connor, Austin Torres both place sixth at Pac-12 Multi-Event Championships

Senior Kylee O’Connor and junior Austin Torres both finished sixth at the Pac-12 Multi-Event Championships over the weekend. Their placements earned six points for Oregon Track and Field prior to the Pac-12 Championships this upcoming weekend. O’Connor saved her best performance for the final round at the Pac-12 Multi-Event Championships on …

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SoftballSports

Senior power pushes Oregon past Utah 8-1 to complete series sweep

Gwen Svekis watched her fly-ball hang in the air and drift toward shallow left field. As she jogged toward first base, it landed in the exact place none of the three Utah defenders could reach it in time. That summarized how the day went for Svekis and the Ducks on …

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Oregon track and field climbs into record books after historic weekend

The Oregon track and field team once again split into two group this weekend, with distance runners and throwers competing in Corvallis, Oregon, while sprinters traveled to Tuscon, Arizona. With just two meets remaining until the Pac-12 Championships, head coach Robert Johnson wants runners to be locked into form. For …

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BaseballSports

Baseball losing streak continues with 2-1 loss against Portland

The Oregon baseball team’s offensive struggles were on full display as the team lost its fifth consecutive game on Wednesday night against Portland. With the 2-1 loss, the Ducks are now 19-19 on the season. Neither the Ducks nor the Pilots (16-24) gained much momentum at the plate during the …

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SoftballSports

Alexis Mack: Oregon softball’s unselfish motor

Ever since Alexis Mack transferred to Oregon, she has been one of the team’s most consistent offensive players, especially with sacrifice bunts and steals.  She has been named to the watch-list for 2018 USA Softball National Player of the Year, along with teammates Megan Kleist, Maggie Balint and DJ Sanders. Last …

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SoftballSports

Home runs fuel Oregon softball’s 9-1 route of No. 7 Arizona State

The Oregon softball team won its eighth game in a row on Saturday night, taking down No. 7 Arizona State 9-1 in seven innings in Tempe, Arizona. The high quality pitching and barrage of power hitting from the No. 3 Ducks (34-6) was too much for Arizona State (33-7) to …

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BaseballSports

Washington State throws no-hitter in 7-0 route of Oregon

After striking out the last two Oregon hitters to end the ball game, Scotty Sunitsch dropped his glove on the mound in triumph as his Washington State teammates swarmed around him, congratulating him on his no-hitter. After winning the first two games of the series, Oregon failed to get a hit …

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SoftballSports

Mike White’s arm is a secret to Oregon softball’s success

Before Mike White ever stepped foot on the Oregon campus, he was already an International Softball Congress Hall of Fame pitcher and had been coaching for 30 years. During White’s first year as head coach for Oregon softball, the team went 16-34, including 3-18 in the Pac-12. Now in his …

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LacrosseSports

Oregon lacrosse blows out Arizona State 21-8 behind 17-goal first half

Just before halftime, Oregon’s Jill Zubillaga scored six goals, matching her career-high. The score was 17-2. It was the most points the team had scored all season, and it came all in one half. Oregon (7-5) posted seven goals in the first five minutes of the game, and Arizona State …

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SportsWomen's Basketball

Ionescu, Hebard earn guard and power forward of the year awards

The list of accolades keep coming for sophomores Sabrina Ionescu and Ruthy Hebard. The Women’s Basketball Coaches Association and the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced its 2018 Naismith Starting Five today. Ionescu received the Nancy Lieberman National Point Guard of the Year Award, while Hebard took home the …

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SportsTrack & Field

Oregon track and field posts numerous wins at San Diego State Invitational

The Oregon track and field team started its outdoor campaign on Friday and Saturday, earning eight wins at the San Diego State Aztec Invitational. The meet was mainly composed of sprinters, throwers and jumpers. Both the men’s and women’s 4×100-meter relay teams finished first. For the women, Shae Anderson, Venessa …

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SoftballSports

Oregon softball holds off UCLA comeback in 7-5 win

It was supposed to be a simple finish for Oregon in the bottom of the seventh inning. But UCLA, the No. 3 team in the country, certainly made it interesting. Miranda Elish, who had looked composed throughout the entire game, ran into trouble in the top of the seventh inning. …

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GolfSports

Oregon men’s golf earns sixth place in Bandon Dunes Championships

In a three-day tournament on the Oregon coast, the Oregon men’s golf team took sixth place out of 14 teams while shooting 4-under par. Arizona State won the tournament, going 28-under par. Ryan Gronlund was the top individual for the Ducks, tying for ninth place with Alex Del Rey Gonzalez and Tobias Eden of Arizona …

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FootballSports

Cristobal highlights culture in first press conference of spring practice

“There is a culture that makes or breaks a team.” Those initial words from Mario Cristobal at his first press conference in the spring football period were echoed throughout his press conference. He stated that by preaching better culture around the team it would improve the team’s play on the …

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SoftballSports

Oregon loses 2-1 to Florida State despite Kleist’s no-hitter

Another brilliant performance from junior Megan Kleist wasn’t enough to overcome a poor offensive outing as No. 6 Oregon softball lost to No. 13 Florida State in Tallahassee, Florida, on Sunday afternoon. In the final game of the Unconquered Invitational, Kleist (6-3) threw for six innings, seven strikeouts, one walk …

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SoftballSports

Softball’s dominant pitching fuels doubleheader sweep of South Florida

The No. 6 Oregon Ducks defense shut down University of Southern Florida on Thursday night’s doubleheader matchup in Tampa, Florida. Oregon softball, now 14-3, won the first game 6-1 and the second game 8-0 in just five innings. Megan Kleist and Miranda Elish pitched for the entirety of their games. …

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Hull, Johnson shine at MPSF Championships

The men and women of Oregon returned for the third time this season to the Dempsey Indoor Facility in Seattle. This time it was for the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Indoor Championships, a final tune-up race for the Indoor Championships. “Pretty good weekend overall,” head coach Robert Johnson told GoDucks.com. “We …

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SportsWomen's Basketball

Oregon women’s basketball hangs on in overtime to beat UCLA 101-94

After missing her first of two free throws down 90-89, Oregon guard Sabrina Ionescu knew she was not going to let her team down. She nailed the second shot, and when the game went to overtime, her renewed competitive fire proved too much for the UCLA. Her 7 points in …

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SoftballSports

Oregon softball dropped by Ole Miss, 1-0

Ole Miss gave Oregon its first loss of the season in the final game of the Puerto Vallarta Collage Challenge, by far the most competitive game Oregon has played so far this season. It took nine innings for No. 15 Ole Miss to beat No. 3 Oregon, 1-0. It was …

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Men's BasketballSports

Oregon men’s basketball athleticism too much for Washington State as Ducks win 84-57

Kenny Wooten should have been given an assist to Troy Brown Jr. After blocking the ball directly into Troy Brown Jr.’s hands, Wooten watched as Troy Brown Jr. sprinted down the court for an and-1 dunk that brought the crowd at Matthew Knight Arena to its feet. Washington State’s three-point …

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SoftballSports

Oregon softball cruises past New Mexico 14-1

It took just five full innings for Oregon to score 14 runs and end the Kajikawa Classic a few innings early. The Ducks beat New Mexico 14-1 to finish the invitational undefeated in Tempe, Arizona. Maggie Balint, now 2-0 this season, was the winning pitcher of the day. The sophomore …

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SoftballSports

Oregon softball start season strong with win over No. 25 Georgia, 8-3

The No. 3 Oregon Ducks got their season rolling in the desert on the first day of the Kajikawa Classic in Arizona, beating the No. 25 Georgia Bulldogs 8-3. Oregon’s offense got started early, scoring two runs in the first inning. Gwen Svekis hit a two-run homer with two out …

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Oregon owns the paint in win over No. 25 Cal

Sabrina Ionescu screamed in triumph after making an and-1 layup off an offensive rebound by Ruthy Hebard. Oregon was in the middle of a 13-2 run and had just extended its lead 37-23 over No. 25 Cal. Ionescu had her fingerprints all over No. 6 Oregon’s 91-54 win against the Bears …

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