Conversation With Oregon Baseball Coach George Horton: Pitching, Hitting, and Omaha


Oregon Ducks Dugout at PK Park. Omaha is always on their mind.

He has been at the helm of Oregon Baseball for seven years now and has his team off to a 7-0 start on the season. Coach George Horton took a few minutes to talk with the KPNW Morning Show on Thursday about the season and some of the challenges. The Ducks will be without Starter Cole Irvin for the year after undergoing Tommy John Surgery. He talks about the ‘baseball’ recruiting process, which differs from the fanfare that has become college football recruiting.

In the series this weekend Horton faces the team he took to several NCAA Tournaments and a National Championship. The Titans have had a rough start at 4-3 and will look to build on two solid wins led by pitching. The conversation closes with the Oregon coach discussing something that is on everyone’s mind in March, the weather. The third month of the year in Eugene is typically wet, but it comes down to what days it is wet. There is statistically speaking a sixty five percent chance of seeing precipitation at some point on any day during the month, but that doesn’t mean it is guaranteed to happen.

In fact, Oregon has postponed or cancelled just two series or games in a series for baseball twice in the last five years. We can hope that this home stand will be a dry, or dry enough to the games to be played. Cal State Fullerton comes to Eugene this Friday(6pm), Saturday(2pm), and Sunday(12pm).

Full Interview with Oregon Baseball Coach George Horton