Oregon Ducks Face Early Challenges Entering 2017

The Oregon Ducks Baseball season is right around the corner and the slate of games for 2017 will provide some early tests for a young team.

Oregon will begin 2017 on the road with a four-game series at Fresno State before taking part in the Tony Gwynn Classic facing Notre Dame, San Diego and UC Irvine. George Horton and the Ducks will then have their longest non-conference homestand of the season. The Bulldogs went 36-22 last season and were 26-7 at home.

Must See: Oregon Ducks Baseball 2017 Schedule

The Oregon Ducks will see Mississippi State for a three-game weekend series starting March 3rd, followed by a single game with UC Davis on March 6th. Santa Clara then comes to PK Park or a four-game weekend series starting Thursday, March 9th. Mississippi State swept the three-game series last year in Starkville and Oregon will look to return the favor. The Bulldogs finished 2016 with a 44-18-1 record and lost at home in the NCAA Super Regional against Arizona

Pac-12 Conference play begins on the road against California on March 17th. Th Ducks also see Washington early in the Pac-12 schedule at home, along with homestands with Stanford, Arizona State and closing out the regular season at home against the UCLA Bruins. The Ducks have 15 games slated for the Pac-12 Network .

The Civil War matchup with Oregon State will also take place in Eugene in 2017 with one game in Corvallis.

Oregon returns key players from 2016 and will look to build on the momentum from Left Hander David Peterson along with Jacob Bennett and Matt Mercer, both Sophomores. In the field, Tim Susnara leads the way along with Jakob Goldfarb and A.J. Balta.

The Oregon Ducks Baseball season begins at Fresno State on Friday, February 17th.