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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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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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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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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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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 ride strong pitching to win double-header against UC Davis

After giving up 12 hits to the UC Davis Aggies on Friday night, Oregon baseball’s pitching staff turned things around with a pair of shut-down performances in Saturday’s doubleheader. The Ducks took both games by scores of 4-1 and 7-2, respectively, and allowed just eight hits total. James Acuna and …

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Oregon baseball outlasts UC Davis in offensive showdown

It wasn’t quite batting practice, but with 23 total hits, it was close. In a game that saw both teams firing on all cylinders offensively, Oregon baseball managed to out-duel the UC Davis Aggies 5-4 on Friday night in Eugene. Ducks reliever Parker Kelly earned the win – his fourth …

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Mercer rolls, Yovan shuts the door as Ducks get 2-1 win over UCLA

In the penultimate game of a 2017 season that will all but likely see Oregon miss the NCAA Tournament, sophomore Matt Mercer made sure to end his season on a high note. The sophomore threw a gem on the mound, leading the Ducks to a 2-1 win in the second of …

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Oregon baseball loses to No. 1 Oregon State 1-0 to extend losing streak to seven games

For the second night in a row, Oregon baseball fell short by one run to No. 1-ranked Oregon State at PK Park. This time a 1-0 pitching duel on Saturday night, completing the three-game sweep by the Beavers. It was the first time the Ducks had been shut out all …

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Ducks’ late rally not enough, lose 5-4 to Oregon State

While a rocky season has Oregon’s postseason aspirations hanging in the balance, head coach George Horton turned to his one positive constant: David Peterson. On Friday night, however, the big left-hander did not have his A-game. That, combined with a slew of errors, walks, errant pick-off throws and wild pitches in …

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Oregon baseball recruiting class ranked No. 13

An influx of young talent will soon be arriving to PK Park. Collegiate Baseball has ranked Oregon baseball’s 2016 recruiting class No. 13 in the nation. The 11-man class is highlighted by four players selected in the 2016 Major League Baseball Draft. Infielders Spencer Steer and Morgan McCullough, selected by …

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Oregon baseball’s 2015 recruiting class ranks in Collegiate Baseball’s top 10

Head coach George Horton and the Oregon baseball team has an elite incoming recruiting class for the 2016 season. It’s a class that Collegiate Baseball deemed the eighth-best in the nation. Of the 17 ballplayers awaiting their PK Park debut this spring, the class is highlighted by infielders Travis Moniot and Matt Kroon, a 34-round and …

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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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Photos: Oregon Baseball — USC Trojans edge Ducks 3-2 in first conference game of the season

The Ducks play their first conference game of the season against the University of Southern California Trojans at PK Park in Eugene, Ore. on Friday, March 14, 2014. Coming off a 20-4 win against the Ohio State Buckeyes, the Ducks are looking to keep up the momentum and win the …

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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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Emerald Quick Hits: ESPN ranks Oregon football No. 2 in nation in pre-spring projection

– Oregon football has the highest likelihood of finishing 11-1 or better — 69 percent — than all other teams in the nation, according to pre-spring models and numbers by ESPN.com. The model, which takes into account the team’s likelihood of contending for one of the four spots in the college …

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Emerald sports quotes of the week: Johnathan Loyd says Ducks ‘can make some noise’ in Pac-12 tournament

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 March 2-March 8. Baseball “His stuff is so good that …

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Photos: Oregon Baseball — Ducks crush Ohio State Buckeyes 20-4 in final game of tripleheader

The Ducks look for revenge after a 5-0 shutout by the Ohio State Buckeyes during the second game of the non-conference series on Saturday, March 8, and will close the series with game three at PK Park on Sunday, March 9 at 12 p.m. Over the first eight innings of …

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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: Ryan Riga tosses complete game shutout as Buckeyes down Ducks 5-0

Oregon baseball’s bats came alive during Friday’s 8-2 win over Ohio State, but that offensive production disappeared on Saturday as the Ducks (11-4) fell to the Buckeyes (8-4) by a final of 5-0. Starting pitcher Ryan Riga was masterful for the Buckeyes, scattering just five hits in a complete game …

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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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