|Oregon Ducks baseball|
|2022 Oregon Ducks baseball team|
|Founded||1877, 145 years ago|
|University||University of Oregon|
|Head coach||Mark Wasikowski (3rd season)|
|Home stadium||PK Park |
|Colors||Green and yellow|
|College World Series appearances|
|NCAA regional champions|
|NCAA Tournament appearances|
|1954, 1964, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2021|
|1918, 1928, 1934, 1935, 1937, 1939, 1941, 1942, 1943, 1946, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1957|
The UO team made one College World Series appearance, in 1954, and was eliminated from the tournament after losing to Arizona and Massachusetts. A decade later in 1964, in the re-organized Athletic Association of Western Universities, Oregon was once again North Division champions, but lost at defending national champion USC in the district finals (today's super-regionals).
After the 1981 season, baseball and three other varsity sports were dropped by the university (men's gymnastics, women's golf, and women's soccer) due to a budget crisis, and baseball became a club sport in March 1983.
In July 2007, the university announced that it would again field a varsity baseball team, beginning with the 2009 season. One reason was the success of the rival Oregon State Beavers, who had repeated as College World Series champions 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. After his eleventh season in 2019, head coach George Horton and the Ducks mutually agreed to part ways on May 28. Two weeks later on June 11, it was announced that Mark Wasikowski was the successor; he was previously an assistant at Oregon from 2012 through 2016, then was the head coach at Purdue in the Big Ten Conference.
The Ducks previously played baseball at Howe Field ( south of McArthur Court, named in 1936 for Dr. Herbert Crombie Howe (1872–1940), the former chairman of the English department. Howe started teaching at UO in 1901 and was its original faculty representative to the Pacific Coast Conference in 1915, partially responsible for the league's founding. When the university dropped baseball after the 1981 season, the succeeding club team continued at Howe; the field was converted to use by the Ducks' women's softball team in 1987. Softball was formerly played at Amazon Park.),
Baseball became a club sport in 1983 and Oregon was the only Pac-10 school without a varsity baseball program through 2008. Following the reinstatement of baseball, announced in 2007, the university built PK Park, directly northeast of Autzen Stadium, formerly paved parking spaces. It opened for the Ducks in 2009 and since 2010, the park is also home for the minor league Eugene Emeralds of the short season Northwest League, whose season runs from mid-June through August.
Oregon notes their first year of baseball as 1877, with 1906 as the first recorded season.
|1906||J. B. Knapp|
|1908||H. B. Leonard|
|1954||Don Kirsch||18–8||11–5 in PCC North Div., 1st place, District 8 champion (now super regional), College World Series, 7th (tie)|
|1964||Don Kirsch||31–11||11–5 in AAWU North Div., 1st place, runner-up in District 8 (now super regional)|
|1981||Mel Krause||16–21||does not include 2 wins vs. Lane CC – dropped program|
|No varsity team from 1982–2008 (27 seasons), 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, 5th place (tie), 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|
|2014||George Horton||44–20||18–12 in Pac-12, 4th place, second at Regional|
|2015||George Horton||38–25||16–14 in Pac-12, 6th place, third at Regional|
|2016||George Horton||29–26||14–16 in Pac-12, 8th place (tie)|
|2017||George Horton||30–25||12–18 in Pac-12, 8th place|
|2018||George Horton||26–29||12–18 in Pac-12, 8th place (tie)|
|2019||George Horton||27–29||10–19 in Pac-12, 9th place|
|2020||Mark Wasikowski||8–7||0–0 in Pac-12, *Season cancelled due to Covid-19|
|2021||Mark Wasikowski||39–16||20–10 in Pac-12, 2nd Place, second at Regional|
Oregon in the NCAA TournamentEdit
- The NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament started in 1947.
- The format of the tournament has changed through the years.
|1954||3–2||.600||District 8 champion, College World Series (7th)|
|1964||0–2||.000||District 8 runner-up (super regional)|
|2010||2–2||.500||finished second in Regional|
|2012||4–2||.667||5||Regional and Super Regional host|
|2014||2–2||.500||finished second in Regional|
|2015||1–2||.333||finished third in Regional|
|Isaac Ayon||1||Right-handed Pitcher||Freshman|
|Nico Tellache||7||Left-handed Pitcher||Senior|
|Christian Ciuffetelli||22||Right-handed Pitcher||Sophomore|
|Andrew Mosiello||23||Right-handed Pitcher||Freshman|
|Kolby Somers||24||Left-handed Pitcher||Junior|
|Logan Mercado||28||Right-handed Pitcher||Freshman|
|Rio Britton||29||Left-handed Pitcher||Freshman|
|Peyton Fuller||32||Right-handed Pitcher||Junior|
|Scott Ellis||34||Right-handed Pitcher||Freshman|
|Anthony Hall||35||First Base/Outfielder||Freshman|
|Caleb Sloan||36||Right-handed Pitcher||Redshirt Sophomore|
|Tyler Ganus||37||First Base/Outfielder||Freshman|
|Decker Stedman||41||Left-handed Pitcher/Utility||Freshman|
|RJ Gordon||66||Right-handed Pitcher||Freshman|
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