The Oregon Ducks Baseball team finished the regular season in fourth place in the Pac-12 Conference with a 42-18 record overall and 18-12 in the Conference. On Wednesday the Pac-12 named six players to the all-conference team including three pitchers and three position players.Starting Pitcher Tommy Thorpe, and Close Jake Reed were tabbed for the list, and Starter Jeff Gold made the list at honorable mention for the season. From the field, Catcher Shaun Chase, Infielder Mitchell Tolman, and Second Baseman Aaron Payne were honored.
Oregon Ducks Starter Thorpe was named for the second year in a row after finishing the season with ten wins. Reed converted from Starter to Closer this season and successfully closed thirteen games for saves, good enough for second in the Pac-12 Conference this season. Oregon Senior Jeff Gold also had ten wins and allowed just eight walks all season for the Oregon Ducks, fewest among starters in the conference. Oregon also had three honorees on the offensive side of the ball.
Infielder Mitchell Tolman led the team on offense with a .315 average, along with seventeen doubles to lead the Pac-12. Follow infielder Second Baseman Aaron Payne finished third in Conference with forty four runs and fifth in stolen bases with twelve. Catcher Shaun Chase led the Pac-12 Conference with 12 home runs in the 2014 regular season.
The Oregon Ducks start post season play on the road in Nashville facing Clemson in the first round on Friday. Other teams in their bracket include Xavier and top seed in the bracket Vanderbilt. Game one is set for 10am PT Friday. It will be televised on ESPN3 online.