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Oregon baseball falls victim to weekend sweep by Arizona State

Oregon’s introduction to Pacific-10 Conference play didn’t go according to plan. The Ducks baseball team suffered a three-game sweep at No. 5 Arizona State over the weekend in Oregon’s first Pac-10 series of the year. It was the first time Oregon went winless in a series since they dropped three …

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With Anderson's record-breaking play, Ducks open Pac-10 season

It’s not about to get any easier for the Oregon baseball team. Last weekend, the Ducks played a four-game series with Wichita State that included a 17-inning game, numerous ejections, and a pair of close, disheartening losses. Oregon’s reward for salvaging a series split with the Shockers is a date …

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Clark: Ducks with plenty of potential heading into Pac-10 play

I’m not sure how most of you spent your last weekend of spring break, but unlike myself, I know you weren’t cooped up in the press box at PK Park for three straight days watching Oregon and Wichita State crawl through a somewhat painful series. I sat through 44 innings, …

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Oregon baseball splits dramatic series with Wichita State

Michael Ciaglo There was no dramatic ninth-inning comeback, no extra-inning thrills and no managerial ejections, but Oregon will take it just the same. After dropping two of three up-and-down, tension-filled contests to Wichita State (17-8), the Ducks (14-9) baseball team came back with a 6-1 win Sunday to earn a …

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Oregon pitchers dominate in series sweep of BYU

This time, Oregon didn’t need any help from Brigham Young University to ensure a victory. Though the Ducks (8-7) capitalized on an array of Cougar mistakes and sloppy play to capture the first two games of the three-game set, they secured a series sweep with a dominant 10-0 victory Sunday. …

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Oregon recovers from three-game skid with win over BYU

Michael Ciaglo No one could have blamed Oregon ace Tyler Anderson if he began to think, “Here we go again” in the sixth inning of the Ducks’ 6-3 win over BYU. Anderson, a tough-luck, no-decision recipient in two of his first three starts, was on the mark yet again, surrendering …

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Ducks baseball drops non-conference contest to Beavers, 4-1

The Oregon baseball team (5-7) lost its third straight game on Tuesday, this time by a score of 4-1 at the hands of rival Oregon State (10-3) in Corvallis. Oregon starter Alex Keudell made it through just 4.1 innings, giving up eight hits and four earned runs in the process. …

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Oregon enters three-game series with BYU

Michael Ciaglo Who: Oregon vs. BYU What: Non-conference baseball game Where: PK Park When: 6 p.m. Summary: Oregon (5-7) will attempt to snap a three-game losing streak at home against BYU (7-4). Eugene will be the third and final stop on BYU’s eight-game stretch at Northwest schools, and the Cougars …

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Ducks take on Beavers in non-conference Civil War

Michael Ciaglo Who: Oregon (5-6) vs. Oregon State (9-3) What: Civil War Rivalry Baseball Game Where: Goss Stadium, Corvallis, Ore. When: 5:35 p.m. Tuesday   Summary: Oregon will enter the rare non-conference Civil War match up with an eye toward rebounding from a tough series loss to Long Beach State …

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No. 15 Oregon baseball falls to 5-6 after dropping series to Long Beach State

The Oregon baseball team’s early-season struggles continued this weekend as the team dropped two of three in California against Long Beach State. The Ducks won the first matchup in a 5-0 shutout, but suffered a late-inning collapse on Saturday in a 7-6 loss and fell in the rubber match 4-1 …

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No. 15 Oregon baseball falls to Portland, 5-3

Michael Ciaglo Head coach George Horton had a simple assessment after the Oregon baseball team fell 5-3 at the hands of Portland on Tuesday night. “We’re not very good right now,” Horton said. “We have a moniker that we hunt and attack and try to control. We’ve got it backwards: …

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Ducks look to improve batting for series with Portland

Jack Hunter Despite taking two out of three games over the weekend from visiting St. Mary’s, Oregon coach George Horton was not pleased with his team’s offensive output. Sure, the frigid weather might have played a part in the No. 15 Ducks’ offensive struggles, but scoring only eight runs over …

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Despite snow, cold weather, Ducks are ready for home opener

Jack Hunter Don’t try to convince Oregon pitcher Madison Boer that Eugene’s recent stretch of inclement weather is anything close to “cold.” The reigning Pacific-10 Conference pitcher of the week and Midwest native has grown accustomed to sub-freezing temperatures over the years. “I’m from Minnesota; it’s not that cold out …

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Ducks go down two games, but rally for third

Jack Hunter The Ducks’ highly acclaimed bullpen failed them in the first two games of Oregon’s season-opening series at Hawaii, but starter Madison Boer got the team back on track with a dominant performance Sunday. Boer pitched eight scoreless innings and held the Rainbows to only one hit and two …

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Baseball claims series split with win over Rainbows

Oregon concluded its season-opening series with a 4-3 win at Hawaii late Monday night. The Ducks (2-2) lost the first two games of the series, but rebounded with wins Sunday and Monday over the Rainbows (2-2) to salvage a series split. In an interesting twist, Monday’s finale was shortened to …

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No. 14 Ducks fly to Hawaii for season's first series

With high expectations and a roster full of experienced talent, the Oregon baseball team is set to begin the 2011 regular season Friday night. The Ducks, who earned a No. 14 preseason ranking from Baseball America, visit the University of Hawaii for a four-game set running Friday through Monday. Oregon …

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Expectations high as Oregon baseball enters 2011 season

So much for the notion that it would take Oregon’s baseball team several years to acclimate to competition in the juggernaut known as the Pacific-10 Conference. Instead of struggling with normal growing pains after a 26-year hiatus from Division-I competition, Oregon is already among the nation’s elite teams — after …

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Newcomers hope to make their mark for Oregon baseball

Tyler Kuresa may have been a part of one of America’s best recruiting classes in the fall of 2010, but only one thing was apparent to the freshman infielder when he arrived at Oregon. He had a lot to learn. The older players had been with the program for at …

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Marder brings versatility, experience to Oregon baseball

The Oregon baseball roster lists Jack Marder as an infielder, but the talented sophomore from Calabasas, Calif., is a man of many talents. Last year, Marder split time between right field and first base, while also filling in at times at both shortstop and second base. This fall, Marder is …

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Drukarev: MLB's most "outstanding" players in 2010

Taking an ever-so-brief break from Duck football in advance of tomorrow’s thriller against an intimidating Washington State team … At long last, Major League Baseball’s regular season has come to a close, and that can only mean one thing. It’s award time. Though the MVP, Cy Young and Rookie of …

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Drukarev: MLB’s most “outstanding” players in 2010

Taking an ever-so-brief break from Duck football in advance of tomorrow’s thriller against an intimidating Washington State team … At long last, Major League Baseball’s regular season has come to a close, and that can only mean one thing. It’s award time. Though the MVP, Cy Young and Rookie of …

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Emeralds take series 3-2 despite biggest loss of season

Ivar Vong The Eugene Emeralds suffered their worst loss of the Northwest League season Saturday night, falling 9-1 to the East Division champion Spokane Indians at PK Park. The Emeralds fell to 17-25 overall and 2-2 in the second-half standings before rebounding with a 3-2 win in the series finale …

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Long road home for Emeralds pitcher

Aaron Marineau Eugene Emeralds pitcher Matt Irsfeld has come full circle. After a long journey starting at Churchill High School in Eugene, winding through college in Washington and Southern California, and a short stop in an independent league, Irsfeld is back in Eugene playing professional baseball. “It’s been pretty crazy,” …

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Half a year down

Ivar Vong With a 6-0 loss to the Tri-City Dust Devils on Saturday, it looks as if the Eugene Emeralds will have to wait until the second half of the season to snag a playoff berth. The Everett AquaSox lead the Northwest League’s West Division by seven games over Eugene, …

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Emeralds try to make new fans with move to PK Park

Smells of hamburgers grilling and barbecue waft through the air. Music from the Doobie Brothers to Metallica to the theme from Super Mario Brothers blares through the public address system as players warm up on the field and fans mingle on the concourse, excitedly munching food. Yes, it’s time for …

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Four Ducks, 10 recruits taken in MLB Draft

Jack Hunter Oregon pitchers Justin LaTempa, Drew Gagnier and Zach Thornton, catcher Eddie Rodriguez and 10 Duck recruits were drafted in the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft from June 7 through June 9. LaTempa, a senior, was drafted by the Los Angeles Angels in the 12th round. LaTempa went …

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Ducks eliminated after two FSU losses

The Oregon baseball team (40-24) made the most of its first postseason experience of the new era. In just the second year, the Ducks made it to the final pairing of the Norwich Regional with Florida State before falling 5-3. Oregon started the weekend on Friday with a 5-3 comeback …

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From the ground up

Jack Hunter Cal State Fullerton head coach George Horton stared skyward and traced the baseball as it sailed through the Nebraska air. The crowd in Omaha’s Rosenblatt Stadium watched as the tiny white sphere reached its apex and slowly descended, coming to a rest in the glove of Fullerton right …

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Ducks to face Connecticut in first regional game Friday

Jack Hunter The field is set, and today marks the opening round of regional play in the NCAA Division I baseball tournament. And unlike last year and the 45 years previous to that, the University will have a team vying for the national championship. The Oregon Ducks (38-22) will play …

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