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Photos: Star Wars night strikes back at PK Park

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Photos: Dog Day brings smiles to Eugene Emeralds game at PK Park

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Professional experience helps Ems’ new manager

Eleven of the 30 current MLB managers were catchers. In fact, seven of the last nine MLB World Series winners were managed by a former catcher. The position is one of the most physically and mentally taxing in all of sports. Assuming the role of on-field general, they are constantly …

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Emeralds get shut out over eight innings by Hops bullpen in 4-2 loss

One night after scoring four runs in the ninth inning to win 4-3, the Eugene Emeralds were once again within striking distance, trailing 4-2 in the ninth and looking to come from behind again. The Ems weren’t as fortunate Monday, dropping the series finale against the Hillsboro Hops 4-2. After …

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Chicago Cubs’ top pick makes early impact with Eugene Emeralds

Rarely does someone get to live their dream at the age of 21. But new Eugene Emeralds shortstop Nico Hoerner is one step closer to doing just that. Hoerner was the No. 24 overall pick in the 2018 MLB Draft and the first true collegiate shortstop pick. “It was one …

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Eugene Emeralds score four unanswered runs to come back in first walk-off of the season

Given their struggles, the Eugene Emeralds (now 9-15) are trying anything to right the ship. On Sunday night, they switched coaching duties, having assistant coach Jacob Rogers coach third, while manager Steven Lerud remained in the dugout. It might seem small, but it worked. “We had to try something else,” …

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Walks, runners left on base and extra inning rule help AquaSox down Emeralds 7-4

Just three nights ago, the Eugene Emeralds lost to the Everett AquaSox thanks to the new extra innings rule, where a runner is placed on second base to start the inning. Monday night, things were eerily similar. The Emeralds lost to the AquaSox 7-4 in 10 innings thanks to a …

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Emeralds end seven-game losing streak thanks to pitching in Sunday doubleheader

Sometimes when you’re struggling, a day off is all you need to reset and get back on track. That’s what happened for the Eugene Emeralds, which effectively ended their seven game losing streak by taking both ends of Sunday’s doubleheader against the Everett AquaSox. “Any time you go through a …

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Emeralds lose seventh in a row after new MiLB rule comes into play

Major League Baseball and its Minor League have been experimenting in speeding up the game. Whether it is pitch clocks, limits on mound visits or more drastic rules, people are learning to adjust. The new extra inning rule, where a runner is placed on second base at the start of …

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Emeralds lose 7-2, drop third straight to Hawks

Every scorecard in PK Park was littered with WP (wild pitch), BB (walks) and SB (stolen bases) in Monday’s series finale between the Eugene Emeralds and the Boise Hawks. The two teams combined for 12 walks, six wild pitches and nine stolen bases. Despite taking a 2-0 lead in the …

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Four Ducks picked in 2018 MLB Draft, five others with Oregon ties

This week, four Oregon baseball players were picked in the 2018 MLB Draft. Junior pitchers Matt Mercer and Parker Kelly, senior infielder Kyle Kasser and junior catcher Ray Soderman were all drafted. Mercer was drafted in the fifth round, 159 overall, of the 2018 MLB Draft by the Arizona Diamondbacks. He …

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Ducks fall to Arizona on senior day and season finale

In the last game of the last series of the regular season for both teams, Arizona outplayed Oregon on senior day, outscoring the Ducks 11-4 in PK Park on a sunny Saturday afternoon. In the final game of an overall disappointing season — where the Ducks went 26-28 overall and …

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Yovan battled through dramatic ninth inning to pitch Ducks’ only complete game this season

Oregon sophomore starting pitcher Kenyon Yovan was in a bind. After allowing only two hits and one run through eight innings, Yovan put Arizona runners on first and second base with no outs in the ninth inning. He had just hit a batter, and his pitch count was well above …

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Oregon baseball falls in opener against Arizona

After a few innings of Ducks baseball at Thursday’s opener versus Arizona, it was very clear that despite the pregame hopes, the Oregon seniors would not be starting off their send-away weekend on the high note they desired. “Yes, setting a tone for next year is a big thing,” sophomore …

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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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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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Oregon baseball’s Kyle Kasser scores four runs in 4-3 walk-off win over Utah

Tie game, two outs and the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth inning. That was the situation for Oregon center fielder Johnny DeLuca. As he prepared to swing, Utah pitcher Trenton Stoltz lost control of a pitch and it got away from catcher Shea Kramer. Kyle Kasser read …

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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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Yovan leads Ducks to victory over Utah

As the collegiate baseball season inches to a close, and with an NCAA Tournament appearance seeming unlikely, the Oregon Ducks are busy adjusting their lineup to ensure gradual improvements. After three innings of offensive dormancy at Friday night’s matchup versus the Utah Utes, the Ducks’ waited patiently for the proper …

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Sixth-inning explosion leads Oregon State over Ducks, sweep season series

Oregon State entered the top of the sixth inning with a 1-0 lead over the Ducks. At that same moment, hypothetically speaking, someone got in their car in Eugene and hit the highway, heading north on their way to Corvallis. They turned on the radio to listen to the broadcast, …

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First inning explosion not enough as Ducks fall against No. 3 Oregon State

The first inning was the Ducks’ dream. Starting pitcher James Acuna forced Oregon State to go three up, three down, striking out Steven Kwan and Nick Madrigal, who, entering the game, combined for only eight strikeouts in 211 at-bats. One half-inning later, the Ducks were up 3-0 with one swing …

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Ducks hope Tuesdays’ Civil War showdown brings a win in the series

Last weekend, Oregon State (12-6, 32-7) baseball swept Oregon (8-13, 21-20) in a three-game series in Corvallis. The Beavers outscored the Ducks 19-8 over the weekend series. “We had a chance to win one game. The game we pitched and played the best defense, we didn’t hit enough,” Oregon head …

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Oregon baseball wins game and series over USC on walk-off double

Oregon catcher Ray Soderman had gone 19 at bats without a hit. On Sunday, in the bottom of the tenth, he broke out of that slump with a clutch, one-out opposite field walk-off double to score Daniel Patzlaff and lead the Ducks to a 2-1 win over USC to win …

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Yovan strikes out 15 to help Oregon snap six-game losing streak with win over USC

For a half-hour on Saturday, it appeared that Oregon’s bout with USC may be cut short. Rain drenched the turf at PK Park, creating a nearly unplayable environment. Balls were slick and tossed around with little certainty of where they’d ended up, and the mound needed maintenance between half innings. But …

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Tempers flare, Ducks fall in loss to USC

In a game deciding who takes over eighth place in the Pac-12 standings, there were some tense moments. In the bottom of the first inning, Oregon left fielder Jakob Goldfarb went for home during a short grounder hit to the USC pitcher, Kyle Hurt. It was an aggressive move, but …

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