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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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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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Oregon baseball falls in 12-5 loss to Beavers

Oregon baseball concluded the 2018 Civil War series with a 12-5 loss to the Oregon State Beavers on Saturday night. Kolby Somers took the loss for the Ducks, while Grant Gambrell picked up the win for the Beavers. The Ducks (19-18, 7-12 Pac-12) have now lost their last seven games …

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Preview: Oregon searches for a spark in Civil War series this weekend

The 2018 season has been a mixed bag for Oregon baseball so far. Currently sitting at seventh in the Pac-12, the Ducks (19-15-0, 6-9) are in a worse position than they were at this point last season. That team held a 23-12-0 record, though they also were 6-8 in conference …

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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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Oregon beats WSU 2-1 and 4-2 in doubleheader

Oregon baseball won both ends of Friday’s doubleheader against Washington State behind two dominant performances by starting pitchers Matt Mercer and Kenyon Yovan. Out of the three doubleheaders Oregon (18-11, 5-6) has played this year, the Ducks have won them all and four of their five conference wins have come …

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Ducks wrap up Bay Area trip with 5-2 win over San Francisco

Oregon baseball bounced back from a pair of losses to Stanford with a 5-2 victory over the San Francisco Dons on Monday. Cullen Kafka picked up the win for the Ducks – his third of the season – while Daniel Slominski took the loss for the Dons. The win marks …

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Oregon baseball’s offense silenced, dropping game two against No. 3 Stanford 5-1

One night after defeating No. 3 Stanford, the Oregon Ducks returned to action looking to win its first series over the Cardinal since 2015. That mission was delayed until tomorrow with the Cardinal taking game two 5-1. Starting pitcher Matt Mercer made his seventh start of the season, going 5.2 …

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Yovan, offense shine as Oregon baseball defeats No. 3 Stanford

Oregon baseball had its best win of the season Thursday, upsetting No. 3 Stanford 10-1 behind a stellar performance by Kenyon Yovan and a display of power on offense. This is the first time the Ducks have beaten a top-5 team since 2012. This marks Oregon’s first victory over Stanford since …

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Oregon baseball struggles offensively in loss to San Francisco

The Oregon Ducks lost 5-1 to the San Francisco Dons in a one-game series on Monday afternoon at PK Park. The Dons (16-8) used a total of seven pitchers to hold the Oregon offense to just six hits in the game. Oregon finally cracked the scoreboard in the bottom of …

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Oregon falls 5-3 in series finale against the California Golden Bears

 Oregon baseball was unable to complete the sweep of the California Golden Bears, losing 5-3 on Sunday. California held a comfortable lead for the majority of the game. After a single to open the top of the second inning, Jonah Davis hit an RBI-double. Then a single by Sam Wozniak …

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Oregon baseball sweeps doubleheader over the California Golden Bears

With the Friday game postponed due to weather, Oregon Ducks baseball picked up a pair of wins over the California Golden Bears in a doubleheader on Saturday at PK Park. The Ducks jumped out to a 6-0 lead in the first three innings in the first game before having to …

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Oregon baseball loses 7-4 to Arizona State in Pac-12 opener

After leading for the majority of the game, the Oregon bullpen surrendered five runs in the eighth inning to allow the Arizona State Sun Devils to complete the 7-4 comeback against the Ducks on Friday in Tempe, Arizona. The loss drops the Ducks to 12-4 this season and Arizona State …

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Ducks ride explosive seventh inning to victory against Gonzaga

Since the start of the season, Oregon baseball head coach George Horton has talked about winning the seventh, eighth and ninth innings. On Tuesday night, the Ducks showed that they’d taken his words to heart in a comeback 6-3 win over the Gonzaga Bulldogs. Hunter Breault picked up the win, …

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