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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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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’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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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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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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Q&A: Oregon baseball head coach George Horton on Friday’s alumni game and how his team has looked this fall

With a temperature in the low 60’s and a light drizzle falling throughout the evening at P.K. Park, it was a familiar setting for several former Ducks who played at Friday evening’s Oregon alumni game. It was a very casual atmosphere for the alumni squad; most of the players in the starting …

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Q&A: Cole Irvin on coming back from an injury and the “pursuit of a dream”

Recovering from Tommy John surgery as a baseball player is a tough process. The time, the uncertainty and not even being able to play catch can on an off-day make a ballplayer go mad. But Oregon ace Cole Irvin, who’s 2014 campaign was cut short due to an injury that …

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Oregon baseball: Several signs of light in losing effort for Ducks’ first Pac-12 game

The normally sure-handed Tyler Baumgartner was having a rough defensive night, but he didn’t do anything egregious  going into the eighth inning. The right fielder missed a catchable ball on a diving effort in the first inning and bobbled a ball off the wall in the third inning during a …

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Oregon baseball: Oregon hosts USC for first Pac-12 series of the year

In its first Pac-12 matchup of the year, the Oregon baseball team (12-4) will host USC (9-6) for a weekend series starting Friday, March 14. While USC does not appear to be tough competition compared to other Pac-12 schools according to the Pac-12 Coaches Poll, Oregon will see one of …

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Emerald roundtable: Oregon baseball begins Pac-12 play this weekend against USC

Every week during baseball season, our sports staff will discuss various topics surrounding an upcoming Oregon series. Today, digital sports editor Victor Flores and sports reporters Andrew Bantly and Madison Guernsey discuss Oregon’s performance in non-conference play and preview the Ducks’ first Pac-12 series against USC this weekend at PK …

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Raw video: George Horton on the Pac-12 and Oregon’s pitching rotation

Before Oregon baseball practice Wednesday afternoon, head coach George Horton discussed the Ducks’ upcoming series versus USC, his impressions of the Pac-12 as a whole and his starting pitching rotation of Tommy Thorpe, Matt Krook and Jeff Gold. Follow Victor Flores on Twitter @vflores415

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Oregon baseball: Porter Clayton still chasing MLB dream after serving Latter-day Saints mission

The summer after Porter Clayton’s junior year of high school, a Baltimore Orioles scout posed a hypothetical question. If given the choice between a $3 million signing bonus and serving a mission for your church, which are you picking? “Without hesitation he says, ‘A mission,’” recalls his father, Troy Clayton. …

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Oregon baseball: Ducks bats explode in 20-4 blowout of Ohio State

The Oregon baseball Sunday starter role has been a revolving door this season, but Jeff Gold made a strong case for himself on Sunday and the Ducks’ bats broke out in a 20-4 drubbing of Ohio State. After scoring seven runs in the fourth inning of Friday’s game, the Ducks …

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Oregon baseball: With solid Sunday performance, Jeff Gold might have solidified starting job

On a cloudy and, at times, rainy day at PK Park, the Oregon baseball team scored the most runs in program history since its reinstatement in 2009, beating Ohio State 20-4. In four innings the Ducks scored four or more runs, including a seven-run third inning. This was all backing …

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Oregon baseball: Matt Krook displays brilliance and inconsistency in first collegiate loss

Through just four collegiate starts, freshman starting pitcher Matt Krook has already certified his skills as lethal. The 6-foot-3 left-hander flashed brilliance against Ohio State Saturday night, allowing just one hit and striking out 10 Buckeyes in a span of 5.1 innings. With his back-breaking slider and his knee-buckling curveball, …

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Oregon baseball: Tommy Thorpe with huge bounce-back effort in win

Oregon head baseball coach George Horton said Tommy Thorpe needed to “show up” earlier this week after the ace got shelled in his last start. Thorpe did that and more in a dominant performance in Oregon’s 8-2 win over Ohio State Friday night. The junior southpaw tossed seven shutout innings, …

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Oregon baseball: Tommy Thorpe dazzles, Ducks offense explodes in 8-2 win over Ohio State

Oregon baseball starting pitcher Tommy Thorpe had a career night, not that the Ducks needed it. A seven-run fourth inning broke the game open for the Ducks, who beat Ohio State 8-2 at PK Park Friday night. The Ducks held a 1-0 lead going into the bottom of the fourth, …

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Emerald Quick Hits: The Oregon women’s basketball season comes to an end

– The Oregon women’s basketball season came to a close last night as the Ducks fell in the first round of the Pac-12 tournament 107-100 to Washington State. Jillian Alleyne led the Ducks with 28 points and 21 rebounds. Despite Alleyne’s strong performance, Oregon couldn’t control Washington State’s Tia Presley …

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Oregon baseball: Ducks hope to shut down Ohio State offense for second straight season

Head Oregon baseball coach George Horton hadn’t watched film on Ohio State (7-3) before Wednesday’s practice, but he still had plenty to say about this weekend’s opponent. They’re well-coached, he said, they have a “brand new” starting pitching staff and their bullpen is deep, especially with closer Trace Dempsey. Dempsey …

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Raw video: George Horton discusses Oregon’s likely Sunday starter, Jeff Gold

Before Wednesday’s practice, Oregon head baseball coach George Horton talked to the media about the club’s upcoming series against Ohio State and how he plans to manage the Sunday starter role going forward. Horton indicated that right-hander Jeff Gold is expected to start Sunday’s game against Ohio State. Follow Chris …

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Oregon baseball: Tyler Baumgartner leads Ducks with six hits and game-winning RBI in sweep of Seattle

After being swept over the weekend by Cal State Fullerton at PK Park, Oregon bounced back strong on Tuesday with a doubleheader sweep of Seattle University. The performance of the day came from senior right fielder Tyler Baumgartner, who went 3-for-5 in each game and drove in the game-winning hit …

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Oregon baseball: Ducks win game two 4-3 over Seattle, sweep short series

Tyler Baumgartner’s eighth inning RBI double was the difference in the Oregon baseball team’s 4-3 win over Seattle University in the second game of Tuesday’s doubleheader. The Ducks struggled to convert with runners in scoring position all night, leaving 11 men on base. Baumgartner drove in Mark Karaviotis from second …

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Oregon baseball: Oregon wins game one of doubleheader against Seattle 10-2

Due to poor forecasted weather for Wednesday at PK Park in Eugene, Ore., the Oregon baseball team’s Wednesday game was rescheduled to Tuesday, turning into a doubleheader against Seattle University. In the first of the two games Oregon never took complete control over the Redhawks until the Ducks broke out …

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Emerald roundtable: Oregon baseball gets little time to lick wounds from weekend sweep

Every week during baseball season, our sports staff will discuss various topics surrounding an upcoming Oregon series. Today, sports reporters Chris Mosch, Andrew Bantly and Madison Guernsey discuss the implications of Cal State Fullerton’s sweep of the Ducks over the weekend and preview Oregon’s five games this week. 1) What’s …

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Emerald sports quotes of the week: Oregon’s Jack Kruger calls Matt Krook ‘an adventure’ to catch

Every Sunday, The Emerald sports staff will collect their favorite quotes from the previous seven days. Athletes, coaches, media or anybody with a quote pertaining to Oregon sports can be included. Below are The Emerald’s favorites from the week of Feb. 24-March 2. Baseball “We’re the 2014 Ducks. We’re going …

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Oregon baseball: Little mistakes lead to losses against Cal State Fullerton

After starting the 2014 season a perfect 8-0, the Oregon baseball team faced its first true test in fifth-ranked Cal State Fullerton and didn’t pass, getting swept in the three-game series. At first glance, it may appear that this year’s Ducks can’t compete with the top dogs of college baseball. …

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Oregon baseball: Titans complete three-game sweep of Ducks with 5-4 win on Sunday

Rain clouds and a grey sky loomed over PK Park at the start of Sunday’s series finale between Oregon and Cal State Fullerton. For the Ducks, things didn’t get much brighter as the Titans completed the three-game sweep with a 5-4 win. After Saturday’s contest was interrupted by a 23-minute …

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Oregon baseball: Despite a slow start, freshman Matt Krook impresses in PK Park debut

After falling to Cal State Fullerton by a final of 9-2 on Friday night, Oregon turned to freshman Matt Krook on Saturday in hope of bouncing back. The Ducks fell to the Titans 3-2 after the bullpen allowed the go-ahead run in the top of the ninth, but the game was …

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