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Elish Tosses Two-Hit Masterpiece, Ducks Even Series With Wildcats 6-1

Backs to the wall and faced with a premature end to their season, the Oregon Ducks got a stellar performance in the circle from sophomore right-hander Miranda Elish and evened their best of three series with the Kentucky Wildcats with a 6-1 win Friday evening at Jane Sanders Stadium. One night after seeing their 16-game […]

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Long Ball, Oregon Errors Allow Wildcats to Take Opening Game 9-6

The Kentucky Wildcats opened the Eugene Super Regional with a 9-6 win over the Oregon Ducks Thursday evening at PK Park. Pitching and defense – two areas that have been strengths for the Ducks this season – faltered early and often for Oregon, leaving the Ducks down 0-1 in the series and needing to win […]

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Ducks Advance to Super Regionals as Elish Blanks Drake on Five Hits

Ho-hum… another regional and another three wins for the Oregon softball team. The No. 1 seeded Ducks advanced to the Super Regional with a 3-0 win over Drake in front of a packed Jane Sanders Stadium Saturday night. Oregon makes its ninth straight appearance in a Super Regional and will face the winner of the […]

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Kleist Perfect Enough, Burke Belts Another; Ducks Drop Drake 5-0

Megan Kleist came within an out of tossing a perfect game but instead was satisfied with a one hit, 11 strike out gem in Oregon’s 5-0 win over Drake Friday afternoon at Jane Sanders Stadium. “It sucks,” Kleist confessed after Drakes’ Macy Johnson lined a single up the middle to spoil her bid for the […]

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A Dynasty Continues to Reign as an Era Comes to a Close

The Oregon men’s track & field team clinched the Pac-12 Conference championship Sunday afternoon at Stanford, extending their legacy as the premier program for a 12th straight year. The Ducks out-pointed Stanford 174-125 and grabbed four individual titles in extending their historic run of conference championships. The Women of Oregon saw their nine year streak […]

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Beavers Complete Season Sweep With 10-0 Win at PK Park

The Oregon State Beavers swept the season series against arch-rival Oregon for the second straight season after a 10-0 non-conference shellacking of the Ducks Tuesday evening at PK Park. It is the first time OSU has swept the series back-to-back since the 1922 and 1923 seasons. What had been a scoreless pitchers’ duel through four […]

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Ducks Sweep Cardinal: Head to Northwest Showdown Against Huskies

The 4th-ranked Oregon Ducks continued their mastery over the Stanford Cardinal with a three-game sweep at Jane Sanders Stadium, 8-4, 4-1 and 4-1. In a bit of a wrinkle Miranda Elish opened the series in the circle for head coach Mike White. After Megan Kleist spun a 1-hit, “no-hit” 5-0 win against Oklahoma the night […]

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Oregon Offense Struggles, Fall to Beavers In Series Sweep

Goss Stadium in Corvallis has been a House of Horrors for the Ducks ever since Oregon brought back baseball a decade ago. Unfortunately for the Ducks, 2018 isn’t any different. The Beavers completed a weekend sweep of the Ducks with a huge 12-5 win in front of a record crowd of 3,800. The loss dropped […]

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Thunder Out Points Lightening 41-7; Ducks Wrap Up Spring Camp

It was a day to show off a new offensive system, a day for new players to show off their talents and a day for the entire Oregon program to show off the facilities to potential recruits. All three goals were accomplished and a nice sunny day in Eugene didn’t hurt anything either. Oregon played […]

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Kleist Sparkles, Ducks Bounce Two-Time Defending Champion Sooners 5-0

“That was a no-hitter in my book,” said head coach Mike White after his ace Megan Kleist handcuffed the #2-ranked Sooners 5-0 in what was officially a one-hit complete game shut out. Not that Kleist was concerned about the official scorer’s decision and in fact coaxed the next hitter into a 1-6-3 double play to […]

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Altman Set to Remake Ducks With A Blend of Experience and New Talent

No one expected Oregon to repeat its successes of the 2016-17 basketball season that consisted of the Ducks’ first trip to the Final Four since 1939 with this most recent team. Losing four of five starters would be too much to overcome for any program. But with a high-touted recruiting class that included Oregon’s first […]

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Ducks Go “Boom” – Bury #9 Arizona Wildcats With Series Sweep

Oregon’s 5th-ranked softball team dodged the rain showers and dismantled the 9th-ranked Arizona Wildcats with a three game series sweep at Jane Sanders Stadium. Friday’s opener was a classic pitchers’ battle with Oregon’s Megan Kleist and Arizona’s Taylor McQuillan battling pitch by pitch through six innings. Oregon took a 1-0 lead in the second on […]

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Oregon Takes Series Despite Cougs’ No Hit Win In Finale

Mother Nature erased Oregon’s momentum, but a series win is a series win. Oregon managed a doubleheader sweep over Washington State Friday, but both teams were forced to have a day off on Saturday due too a torrential downpour. After the storm blew through, Washington State’s Scotty Sunitsch threw a no-hitter at the Ducks in […]

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Ducks’ Offense Comes Alive For Senior Weekend Sweep

The Oregon Ducks closed out their 2018 home schedule in impressive fashion, blasting Arizona State 21-8 on Friday afternoon then upsetting 16th-ranked USC 18-11 in Sunday’s finale at Pape` Field. Sunday’s victory was first for the Ducks over a ranked opponent in ten years but it was Friday’s victory over the Sun Devils that featured […]

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Ducks Falter in Second Half, Fall to Irish 84-74 In Spokane Regional Final

It all comes down to making shots and for Oregon, the shots stopped falling at the worst possible time. The Ducks just couldn’t find any offensive rhythm in the second half and was denied the program’s first Final 4 appearance as Notre Dame came away with an 84-74 win. The Irish advance to Columbus and […]

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Ducks Roll Past Chippewas 83-69; Notre Dame Up Next For Final Four Berth

Ruthy in the first half and Sabrina in the second half. That was the formula Oregon used to advance to its second ever Elite 8 as the Ducks defeated 11-seed Central Michigan 83-69 Saturday night in Spokane. No. 1 seed Notre Dame and its 32-3 record are waiting for a Monday night showdown with a […]

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Hebard, Ionescu Power Ducks Over Gophers and into Sweet 16

Home sweet home. Oregon’s dominance at Matthew Knight Arena continues in the post-season as the Ducks send themselves into the Sweet 16 with a 101-73 win over 10-seed Minnesota. The 2-seeded Ducks will now travel up to Spokane to play either Ohio State or Central Michigan on Saturday. This game was billed as a possible […]

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