Oregon Ducks baseball
|University||University of Oregon|
|Head Coach||George Horton (5th year)|
|Home Stadium||PK Park
|College World Series Appearances|
|NCAA Tournament Appearances|
|1954, 1964, 2010, 2012, 2013|
|1918, 1928, 1934, 1935, 1937, 1939, 1941, 1942, 1943, 1946, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1957|
The Oregon Ducks baseball team represents the University of Oregon in NCAA Division I college baseball in the Pacific-12 Conference. The head coach is George Horton and home games are played on campus at PK Park.
Oregon fielded its first baseball program in 1876. The Ducks won the PCC-North Division championship 9 times between 1928 and 1946. They were overall PCC champions in 1954 after the conference had unified north and south divisions in the late 1940s. The PCC dissolved in 1958.
In 1964, in the re-organized Athletic Association of Western Universities, Oregon was once again North Division champions. The team made one College World Series appearance, in 1954, and was eliminated from the tournament after losing to Arizona and Massachusetts. After the 1981 season, baseball at Oregon was downgraded to a club sport.
In July 2007, the university announced that Oregon would again field an NCAA Division I baseball team beginning with the 2009 season. In-state rival Oregon State had secured their second consecutive College World Series title a month earlier.
In the Ducks' first game in PK Park, they defeated the defending national champions, the Fresno State Bulldogs, 1-0 on a walk-off single by senior Andrew Schmidt. A sellout crowd of 2,777 was on hand for the game.
From 1936, the Ducks played baseball at Howe Field. When the university dropped baseball after the 1981 season, the field was converted to use by the Ducks' women's softball team. Baseball became a club sport in 1982 and Oregon was the only Pac-10 school without a varsity baseball program through 2008. Following the reinstatement of baseball in 2009, the university built a new baseball stadium, PK Park, in what was a parking lot adjacent to Autzen Stadium. The field is shared by the minor league Eugene Emeralds of the short season Northwest League.
Oregon in the NCAA Tournament