Oregon Ducks Start Weekend With Horton’s 1000th Career Victory


Oregon won their first game since returning to baseball at Goss Stadium on Friday in the opener against Oregon State.

The Oregon Ducks Baseball team found a way to get off to a good start against Oregon State in the Civil War on Friday night. It was not only a 7-4 win, but the one-thousandth victory for Head Coach George Horton and the first win for the Oregon Ducks at Goss Stadium. From this point wins will come at a premium with just nine Pac-12 games remaining in the season in a Conference race that is anything but decided.

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Oregon Starter Cole Irvin went seven innings scattering seven hits and giving up two earned runs. Offensively, Oregon had nine hits. Kyle Kasser had two hits on the night with two RBI’s to lead the Ducks. Irvin gave Oregon the start the needed entering the series and righted the ship once again.

Scheduling and weather may actually play a part in the 1000th game. Oregon had a game last month against Portland that had to be halted in the top of the ninth due to weather. The game will resume next week. Oregon leads 3-1 going into the Top of the Ninth so the win on Friday night could end up as 1001 officially. Regardless, it was a game that Oregon needed to keep their post season hopes alive.

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The Oregon Ducks and Oregon State Beavers meet again on Saturday at 7pm on ESPNU, weather permitting.