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Making a run at No. 1

Jack Hunter After the final out in Oregon’s 1-0 loss to the No. 1-ranked Arizona State Sun Devils, freshman Jack Marder walked up the tunnel to the locker room. He paused in the door, looking back at the field, thinking about just how close the game was. “Tough loss,” he …

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Oregon’s 15-game Pac-10 losing streak ends in Tucson

Jack Hunter The Oregon Ducks baseball (18-8) team hit a bit of reality after finishing the non-conference season with a 17-6 record. Squaring off with Arizona in its Pacific-10 Conference opener, Oregon dropped two of three against the blazing Wildcats, who are 20-5 this season. The series opened Friday in …

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Seattle stymies sweep attempt for Ducks

Jack Hunter A late comeback by the Oregon Ducks fell short Sunday afternoon, as the Seattle Redhawks earned just their third win in 14 games, beating the Ducks 6-4. Oregon (12-6), which had won seven straight coming into the finale of the four-game series, hit the ball well all game …

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Ducks sweep road trip against Fresno State

Another sign things have changed with the Oregon baseball team came this weekend when the Ducks swept the Fresno State Bulldogs in a four-game series in Fresno, Calif. Sparked by 45 hits over the four games, Oregon blew the Bulldogs out in every game, by scores of 7-2, 8-4, 5-2 …

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On the road again: Ducks trip south

Jack Hunter It’s been a long week for the Oregon baseball team. In seven days, the team has played six games and traveled more than 4,000 miles round trip. They’ve gone 2-4 over the span, losing three of four games to Hawaii, followed by a split with Washington on Tuesday …

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Ducks doomed by poor execution, slow start

ODE A late rally fell short as the Oregon Ducks baseball team lost to the Washington Huskies 5-3 Wednesday afternoon at PK Park. The Huskies (4-4) used six different pitchers in the game, and the mixture was enough to frustrate the Oregon bats at key moments in the game. Washington …

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Ducks leave too many on base; efficient Huskies don’t

Leaving “ducks on the pond” isn’t just an old hunters cliché for Oregon head baseball coach George Horton. The saying perfectly summed up his team’s 5-3 loss to the Washington Huskies Wednesday afternoon at PK Park. “We left a lot of Ducks on, so to speak,” Horton said jokingly after …

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Ducks christen ballpark with decisive win

Jack Hunter With PK Park finally open for baseball, the smell of change is in the air for the Oregon baseball team. Yet a new stadium is not the only thing different about this season. Far from it, in fact. The Ducks won in impressive fashion against Washington in their …

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Four-run first lets Oregon cruise to victory

Jack Hunter Another opener, another win. In the season-opening game of the completed PK Park, the Oregon Ducks easily beat the visiting Washington Huskies 6-2 Tuesday night under the lights. It wasn’t a sold-out crowd — the attendance was 2,609 — but the rain stopped, and fans enjoyed the new …

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Big ninth inning seals win for Oregon

The Oregon Ducks baseball team continued its strong start to the 2010 season, beating Loyola Marymount 12-3 on Monday. Oregon (3-1) used a four-run seventh inning to break a 3-3 tie and run away with the game. Zack Thornton started on the mound for the Ducks and he went 5.2 …

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Ducks beat No. 4 Cal State Fullerton to open season

The Oregon baseball team kicked off the 2010 season in a big way, beating No. 4 Cal State Fullerton on Friday. Overall, the weekend was a success for the Ducks, with the team going 2-1. Against the Titans on Friday, head coach George Horton was welcomed back at the school …

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Oregon wants respect; Horton says earn it

Tristen Coolen After 28 years, last season’s baseball team was reinstated with much pomp and circumstance. Oregon hired one of the top coaches in the nation in George Horton and recruited a team full of talent. Then the season came, and despite winning the first game in 28 years and …

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Hope abounds as Ducks begin year

Dave Martinez Oregon baseball coach George Horton has a lot of sayings in his back pocket, but the one that has emerged this year has a particular ring in the second year of Duck baseball. “Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery; live today, live the present,” sophomore Danny Pulfer …

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Leadership deficit hurt Ducks last year

Nick Cote It’s not very often that a major Division I school decides to start a program from scratch. Most fans didn’t know what to expect last year with Oregon bringing back baseball after 28 years. Some expected it to compete for the conference title after it hired head coach …

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Baseball, Eugene’s winter an interesting mix for Ducks

Tristan Coolen Baseball and January and February usually aren’t synonymous. An outdoor sport that usually conjures up images of sunny weather, green grass and a nice breeze doesn’t mix well with 40 degrees and rain. However, every year, college baseball teams around the Northwest and the nation dust off their …

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Finally at home, Ducks preparing for next season

With the beeps and rumblings of construction all around them, the Oregon baseball team practiced this fall with a new sense of purpose. Finally home at PK Park and not at a high school field, the Ducks slowly worked on building a foundation for the 2010 season much like the …

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Final roof beam put into place at PK Park

The top structural beam was put into place Thursday at PK Park, putting to close another stage of construction of Oregon’s new baseball field.   The beam, which is the final crossbeam of the roof, was set at a height of 47 feet, 10 inches, and it is one of …

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Progress at PK Park

Although it has been just three and a half months since the baseball team finished its inaugural season with a 5-2 loss to Arizona, there’s a new feel around the team. There are new faces, a new look to PK Park, and a new set of goals.

What a difference a summer makes.

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Bidding adieu to a true Eugene gem

Summer in Eugene means a lot of things, but perhaps nothing epitomizes it more than Eugene Emeralds baseball games and Civic Stadium. Nestled in the south hills just a few blocks from the University campus, the relic of a ballpark has been home to professional baseball in the Willamette Valley for the last 30 years.

Its faded gray paint has presided over a lot of sporting events since the first timbers were put in place in 1938 and through the decades, generation after generation of Eugeneans have passed through Civic’s gates. But now the guard is changing.

 

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Former Duck contemplating law, business school

Oregon Daily Emerald There are 590 people in the town of Tenmile, Ore., just south of Roseburg off of I-5. It’s one of those places, former Ducks baseball player Caleb Tommasini says, where if you blink, you’ll miss the town. The biggest store is the Chevron gas station and your …

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Ducks spread their wings in summer leagues around the U.S.

As if 56 regular season games weren’t enough the Oregon Ducks are all back at it this summer. With a 14-42 record fresh in their minds, the baseball team has split up for a few months so each player can go play on a sanctioned summer league team somewhere in America.

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Emeralds have rough start to season, lose four of five on road

The Eugene Emeralds (2-6) return to Civic Stadium this week after five games away against the Yakima Bears (5-3). The series, which was the Ems’ first away series of the season, did not go well for the club, as they dropped four of five games to the Bears.

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Eugene Emeralds begin 2009 season with positive view

The 2009 Eugene Emeralds began their 54th season in the Northwest League on Saturday evening with a 5-4 loss in the home opener against league rival and San Francisco Giants affiliate, the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes.

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