BaseballSports

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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BaseballSports

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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Men's TennisSports

Alyssa Tobita was an underdog, but after four years, she is now on top

Oregon women’s tennis team senior Alyssa Tobita has used an underdog persona to piece together one of the best careers in program history. Tobita is from Mililani, Hawaii, which came with some disadvantages during the recruitment and development process. Being outside the continental United States, it was harder for her …

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Arts & CultureCover StorySports

In Tracktown USA, the race is just the icing on the cake

University of Oregon sports business instructor Josh Gordon hasn’t missed a single day of running in six years. That’s 2,216 consecutive days. Rain, shine, sleet or snow — Gordon averages 11.1 miles per day, and doesn’t let up. “I don’t even know how to drive around Eugene half the time, …

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SoftballSports

Oregon softball beats Washington 5-3 to complete series sweep

Heading into Washington, the Ducks aimed to make a statement. They accomplished that with a pair of wins on Friday and Saturday. On Sunday, Oregon provided an exclamation point. In the final game of a weekend series between two of the top five teams in the NCAA, No. 2 Oregon …

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BaseballSports

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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LacrosseSports

Oregon lacrosse falls to Colorado in Pac-12 Tournament semifinal

Oregon lacrosse’s run in the first ever Pac-12 Tournament ended on Friday as the No. 4 seed Ducks fell 16-6 to No. 1 seeded Colorado in Boulder in the semifinal. The Ducks kept it close early on and only trailed 5-3 at halftime thanks to senior goalkeeper Brittany Read collecting …

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Acrobatics & TumblingSports

Oregon acrobatics and tumbling falls to Baylor in NCATA semifinals, wins in individual events

Oregon acrobatics and tumbling’s season came to a bittersweet end this weekend in Erie, Pennsylvania. The No. 4 seeded Ducks were unable to best No. 1 seed Baylor on Saturday, losing the semifinal meet to their long-time rivals 281.410-277.725. The Bears went on to win their fourth straight national championship …

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SportsTrack & Field

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

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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SoftballSports

Oregon softball beats Washington as Ducks look to sweep Huskies Sunday

The No. 2 Oregon softball team took the second game of the series against No. 4 Washington in Seattle on Saturday thanks to a variety of plays from the Ducks’ offense. The Ducks offense got going early with Jenna Lilley hitting a leadoff single, followed by a stealing second. Then, …

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FootballSports

Oregon left tackle Tyrell Crosby drafted No. 153 overall by the Detroit Lions

Former Oregon left tackle Tyrell Crosby was drafted in the fifth round, No. 153 overall, by the Detroit Lions on Saturday in the 2018 NFL Draft. The four-year tackle was the 14th tackle drafted and the second Duck, behind running back Royce Freeman. He is the first Oregon offensive lineman …

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Men's TennisSports

Oregon bounced by UCLA in semifinals of Pac-12 Tournament

Friday’s match between Oregon men’s tennis and No. 2 UCLA looked at first to be setting up to be a classic, but the Bruins eventually pulled away with a 4-0 win to advance to the championship match and send the Ducks home. With no more regular season matches to be …

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BaseballSports

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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SoftballSports

DJ Sanders’ extra-inning grand slam gives No. 2 Oregon 7-2 win over No. 4 Washington

The Ducks wanted revenge against the Huskies. Washington had cost them a College World Series opener and took a two-game regular series win last season, ending Oregon’s four-year series winning streak. On the other side, Washington wanted to prove it still had power, especially after getting swept by UCLA the …

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FootballSports

Royce Freeman drafted by Denver Broncos in third round

Oregon running back Royce Freeman was drafted in the third round, No. 71 overall, by the Denver Broncos on Friday at the 2018 NFL Draft. The former Duck finished his career as not only Oregon’s all-time rush-leader with 5,621 yards, but as the Pac-12 leader as well. Freeman leaves Eugene …

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SportsVolleyball

Beach volleyball’s season ends with losses to Utah and Arizona State in Pac-12 Championships

For their final performance of the season, the Oregon Ducks made their way to Stanford, California, in hopes of earning their first ever win in the Pac-12 Beach Volleyball Championship. But Oregon’s time in the championship would end just like its previous two seasons: winless. The Ducks (2-10, 0-3) capped …

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SportsWomen's Tennis

No. 30 Oregon women’s tennis lose 4-3 heartbreaker to No. 13 UCLA in second round of Pac-12 Championships

The No. 30 Oregon women’s tennis team’s quest for a Pac-12 Championship ended today with a heart-breaking 4-3 loss in the second round to the overpowering No. 13 UCLA. The Ducks rallied from 2-0 and 3-2 deficits, but were unable to pull off the upset win in Ojai, Calif. Shweta …

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Men's TennisSports

Oregon men’s tennis advances to Pac-12 semifinals following 4-3 win over Cal

On Saturday, Oregon recorded their first ever win over Cal to close out the regular season. The Ducks didn’t wait long to get win number two. Facing the Golden Bears on Thursday, Oregon pulled out a 4-3 win to advance to the semifinals of the Pac-12 Tournament. Unlike their match …

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LacrosseSports

Oregon lacrosse thumps Cal in first round of Pac-12 Tournament

In the first ever Pac-12 women’s lacrosse tournament game, Oregon defeated California 22-9 to advance to the semifinal of the tournament on Thursday. Oregon got off to a quick start against Cal, as the Ducks jumped out to a 9-1 lead over the Golden Bears. After Cal ended the first …

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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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FootballSports

Oregon football’s Fotu Leiato arrested on misdemeanor charges

Senior outside linebacker Fotu Leiato was arrested by University of Oregon police on Wednesday night for misdemeanor trespassing and theft charges, first reported by the Register-Guard. Leiato, 21, was booked at 7:29 p.m. on Wednesday night at Lane County Jail. According to Tyson Alger of the Oregonian, a UOPD statement …

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SportsWomen's Tennis

No. 30 Oregon dominates in first round of Pac-12 Championships, takes on No. 13 UCLA next

The No. 30 Oregon women’s tennis kicked off its Pac-12 Championship play with its second consecutive 4-0 win over Utah, having defeated the Utes April 15, in the regular season finale. Although Utah was the No. 10 seed, the Ducks must be pleased with the repeated dominant results over the …

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Men's TennisSports

Oregon men’s tennis built with international players

Building collegiate tennis teams based on similar cultural backgrounds has been a known strategy, such as UCLA and its majority of Californians, or Drake University with eight players from the United Kingdom. However, the No. 36 Oregon men’s tennis team has one of the more globally diverse teams in the …

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SoftballSports

Svekis, Sanders, Lilley all selected in National Pro Fastpitch draft

Catcher Gwen Svekis, short stop DJ Sanders and third baseman Jenna Lilley were all selected in the National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) draft on Monday. All players will finish their collegiate seasons before joining their professional teams. Svekis was drafted by the Chicago Bandits as the No. 3 overall pick in …

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LacrosseSports

Shannon Williams leads No. 4 seed women’s lacrosse headed into Pac-12 Champs

After practice, Shannon Williams, junior attacker for the Oregon women’s lacrosse, and five of her teammates stayed late to shoot around. Williams said this is normal for the team, especially when the weather’s nice. “We’re out here trying. We haven’t achieved some of the success that other teams have, but …

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SoftballSports

Shannon Rhodes’ pinch-hit home run helps No. 4 Oregon complete series sweep of Stanford

With two outs in the bottom of the fourth, and Oregon clinging to a 2-1 lead, Shannon Rhodes stepped to the plate with a runner on second. It was her second game in a row not starting and head coach Mike White had benched for the first three innings in …

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BaseballSports

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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