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From The Dugout - Oregon Baseball Blog

Are you wondering what to do with your Saturday since the Oregon football team is taking the weekend off?

The easy answer is to head out to Thurston High School at noon this Saturday to watch the Oregon baseball team scrimmage.

It will be the first of two scrimmages for the Ducks, who will also square off at noon, on Saturday, Oct. 25.

It has been a very busy week for the baseball team. Take a look at some photos from recent practices.

On Friday the Ducks hosted their first alumni game in 28 years, welcoming back 34 years of Oregon baseball history.

There were 60 baseball alumni in attendance, ranging from the class of 1947 to the class of 1981.

Don Essig announced all the current Oregon players as they lined up along the first baseline. The former players followed with their strong lineup, which included two former All-Americans, Earl Averill (’53) and Larry Hanson (’68), and Hal Zurcher (48), who was celebrating his 83rd birthday with the Ducks.

The game ended in 5-5 tie after six or seven innings; so Oregon still hasn’t lost a game in 27 years!

You can look at two photo albums of all the alumni game festivities event by CLICKING HERE (album 1) and HERE (album 2).

Freshman Casey Serna (right) and his newest friend hit the batting cages on Tuesday.

After a day with Oregon’s baseball past on Friday, the Ducks spent a day with the future of the program on Tuesday. Following practice, the baseball program hosted 40 youngsters from Kids Sports, running the group through different baseball stations and ending the day by signing autographs and taking photos.

The calendar countdown is on as it is just 129 days away from opening day on Friday, Feb. 20 at Saint Mary's (Moraga, Calif.).



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