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Oregon Baseball Set to Face Washington With First Place On The Line

Oregon and Cal State Fullerton at PK Park. KPNWSports

Oregon and Cal State Fullerton at PK Park. KPNWSports

The Oregon Baseball team has had more ups than downs so far in the 2014 season. However when they need to step up and win games at critical moments so far the have fizzled in several spots this year. Against Cal State Fullerton they missed their chance to make and earn three statement wins. They lost all three games at home. Now George Horton’s team again has the chance to get some statement victories against Pac-12 Conference competition when the Ducks head to Washington to take on the 14th ranked Huskies this weekend.

The series this weekend will be the end of a 10 game two week long road trip for the Ducks who have played series against San Francisco, Stanford and Gonzaga and enter the weekend 4-3 on the trip. Oregon has dropped in the polls and with a good weekend can not only help their cause there, but also take sole possession of first place in the Pac-12 Conference. Washington currently has a two game lead on the Ducks.  This week, Oregon Coach George Horton picked up another milestone for the season.

In the first series of the year against Hawaii Horton reached 900 Career victories. Earlier this week he earned his 200th victory with the Ducks in a win over Gonzaga. The Ducks will go with the usual weekend rotation for the three game series against the Huskies.

Tommy Thorpe, coming off a shaky start last weekend vs Stanford will pitch on Friday(7pm PT). Freshman Matt Krook will take the mound for Saturday(7pm PT), and 7-0 Senior Starter Jeff Gold gets the ball on Sunday(3pm PT). All three games of the series will be broadcast on the Pac-12 Networks.

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Tags: Ducks General George Horton Jeff Gold Matt Krook Oregon Baseball Tommy Thorpe

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