Oregon Ducks baseball

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Oregon Ducks
Founded: 1876
Oregon Ducks athletic logo

University University of Oregon
Conference Pac-12
Location Eugene, OR
Head Coach George Horton (6th year)
Home Stadium PK Park
(Capacity: 5,000)
Nickname Ducks
Colors

Green and Yellow

            
College World Series Appearances
1954
NCAA Tournament Appearances
1954, 1964, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014
Conference Champions
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.[1]

History[edit]

The Ducks playing BYU at PK Park

Oregon fielded its first baseball program in 1876.[citation needed] The Ducks won the PCC-North Division championship 9 times between 1928 and 1946.[citation needed] 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.[citation needed]

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.[2] 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.[3]

Stadium[edit]

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.[4] 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.[1]

Yearly results[edit]

Year Coach Record Notes
1906 J. B. Knapp
1907 Hugo Bezdek
1908 H. B. Leonard
1909 Tom Kelly 6-3-1
1910 Tom Kelly 6-4-1
1911 Tom Kelly 9-6
1912 Homer Jamison 8-0
1913 Homer Jamison
1914 Hugo Bezdek 11-3
1915 Hugo Bezdek 6-3
1916 Hugo Bezdek 5-4
1917 Hugo Bezdek
1918 Dean Walker 10-2
1919 Shy Huntington 1-6
1920 Shy Huntington 11-9
1921 George Bohler 6-13
1922 George Bohler 2-15
1923 George Bohler 3-15
1924 William Reinhart 6-12-1
1925 William Reinhart 5-7
1926 William Reinhart 4-4
1927 William Reinhart 3-9
1928 William Reinhart 11-4
1929 William Reinhart 8-9
1930 William Reinhart 15-7
1931 William Reinhart 8-10
1932 William Reinhart 5-10
1933 William Reinhart 7-6
1934 William Reinhart 16-6
1935 William Reinhart 14-8
1936 Howard Hobson 13-11
1937 Howard Hobson 13-3
1938 Howard Hobson 17-9
1939 Howard Hobson 20-7
1940 Howard Hobson 17-11
1941 Howard Hobson 15-6
1942 Howard Hobson 20-5
1943 Howard Hobson 15-7
1944 Howard Hobson
1945 Howard Hobson
1946 Howard Hobson 18-9-1
1947 Howard Hobson 19-7
1948 Don Kirsch 12-6
1949 Don Kirsch 18-7
1950 Don Kirsch 12-11
1951 Don Kirsch 14-14
1952 Don Kirsch 19-12
1953 Don Kirsch 15-4
1954 Don Kirsch 18-8
1955 Don Kirsch 18-8
1956 Don Kirsch 18-8
1957 Don Kirsch 24-9-1
1958 Don Kirsch 19-8
1959 Don Kirsch 19-11
1960 Don Kirsch 12-7
1961 Don Kirsch 19-9
1962 Don Kirsch 29-9-1
1963 Don Kirsch 25-7
1964 Don Kirsch 31-11
1965 Don Kirsch 27-8-1
1966 Don Kirsch 21-18
1967 Don Kirsch 16-14
1968 Don Kirsch 25-15-1
1969 Don Kirsch 22-19
1970 Don Kirsch
1971 Mel Krause 19-18
1972 Mel Krause 24-13
1973 Mel Krause 23-13
1974 Mel Krause 26-19
1975 Mel Krause 20-19
1976 Mel Krause 20-18
1977 Mel Krause 14-27
1978 Mel Krause 23-24
1979 Mel Krause 29-27-1
1980 Mel Krause 19-21
1981 Mel Krause 16-21 Does not include 2 wins vs. Lane CC - dropped program
No varsity team from 1982 through 2008, club sport only
2009 George Horton 14-42  4-23 in Pac-10, 10th place
2010 George Horton 40-24 13-14 in Pac-10, tied for 5th place, second at Regional
2011 George Horton 33-26 11-16 in Pac-10, 8th place
2012 George Horton 46-19 19-11 in Pac-12, 3rd place, hosted Regional and Super Regional
2013 George Horton 48-16 22-8 in Pac-12, 2nd place, hosted Regional

Oregon in the NCAA Tournament[edit]

Year Record Pct Nat'l
seed
Notes
1954 3-2 .600 College World Series (7th Place)
1964 0-2 .000
2010 2-2 .500 finished second in Regional
2012 4-2 .667 5 Regional and Super Regional host
2013 3-2 .600 8 Regional host
TOTALS
12-10 .545

Former players[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b May, Jacob (January 31, 2008). "Oregon unveils Duck baseball's Field of Dreams". Oregon Daily Emerald. Retrieved June 9, 2008. 
  2. ^ Smith, Jeff (July 14, 2007). "Baseball no longer a dead Duck". The Oregonian. Retrieved July 14, 2007. 
  3. ^ "Schmidt's Walk-Off Upsets Defending Champs". GoDucks.com. February 27, 2009. Retrieved February 28, 2009. 
  4. ^ "Howe Field". GoDucks.com. Retrieved 2008-06-09. 

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