PORTLAND SERIES INFORMATION
Overall: 81-33
Last Meeting: Portland 5, Oregon 3
March 1, 2011 • PK Park • Eugene, Ore.

GAME 30 • Wednesday, April 13
Joe Etzel Field
First Pitch: 3:00 p.m.
Oregon Starter: RHP Ryon Healy (0-0, 3.18)
Portland Starter: RHP Matt McCallister (0-2, 5.93)
TV: None
Radio Eugene: 95.3 FM The Score
Radio Portland: KUIK 1360 AM
Internet Audio: O-Zone at www.GoDucks.com
Internet Video: None

Social Media: T witter:@OregonBaseball
Live Stats: www.GoDucks.com

USC SERIES INFORMATION
Overall: 4-20
Last Series: Oregon 2, USC 1
April 23-25, 2010 • PK Park • Eugene, Ore.
Last Meeting: Oregon 8, USC 4
April 25, 2010 • PK Park • Eugene, Ore.

GAME 31 • Friday, April 15
Dedeaux Field
First Pitch: 6:00 p.m.
Oregon Starter: LHP Tyler Anderson (4-1, 1.70)
USC Starter: RHP Andrew Triggs (2-3, 5.48)
TV: None
Radio Eugene: 95.3 FM The Score
Radio Portland: KXTG 95.5 FM The Game
Internet Audio: O-Zone at www.GoDucks.com
Internet Video: www.usctrojans.com
Social Media: T witter:@OregonBaseball
Live Stats: www.GoDucks.com

GAME 32 • Saturday, April 16 Dedeaux Field

First Pitch: 2:00 p.m.
Oregon Starter: RHP Madison Boer (2-1, 1.87)
USC Starter: RHP Austin Wood (2-5, 4.81)
TV: None
Radio Eugene: 95.3 FM The Score
Radio Portland: KXTG 95.5 FM The Game
Internet Audio: O-Zone at www.GoDucks.com
Internet Video: www.usctrojans.com
Social Media: T witter:@OregonBaseball
Live Stats: www.GoDucks.com

GAME 33 • Sunday, April 17 Dedeaux Field

First Pitch: 12:00 p.m.
Oregon Starter: RHP Alex Keudell (4-3, 3.00)
USC Starter: RHP Logan Odom (3-4, 3.06)
TV: None
Radio Eugene: 95.3 FM The Score
Radio Portland: KXTG 95.5 FM The Game
Internet Audio: O-Zone at www.GoDucks.com
Internet Video: www.usctrojans.com
Social Media: T witter:@OregonBaseball
Live Stats: www.GoDucks.com

THIS WEEK
    Oregon has four road games on the schedule this week beginning with a 3 p.m. first pitch at Portland on Wednesday.
    The Ducks remain on the road and head to Los Angeles, beginning a three-game series on Friday at  USC.
    
RADIO BROADCASTS/MEDIA
     Jerry Allen will call all four games of the weekend series for the Oregon Sports Network.  In the Eugene/Springfield area, fans can listen to the games on 95.3 FM The Score. A live audio simulcast over the internet is also available via the O-Zone on www.GoDucks.com .

Television
    No games will be televised this week.

ONLINE
    A live video stream of all three games at USC this weekend will be available at the www.usctrojans.com .

SOCIAL MEDIA

    Oregon fans can follow live in-game updates on twitter @OregonBaseball .

O-ZONE: ONLINE VIDEO & AUDIO
        Baseball fans can now watch Oregon baseball home games live on the O-Zone at www.GoDucks.com . All home games will offer live video and audio.

TICKETS
     A reminder that mini-plans and  single-game tickets for the 2011 season remain on sale. Duck fans can purchase tickets online by clicking HERE , over the phone by calling 1-800-WEB-FOOT, or in person at the Casanova Center Ticket Office.

BACK TO EUGENE
Monday , April 18 • Field Trip Day  

Schools in the local area are encouraged to take a field trip to PK Park.

Tuesday, April 19 • Youth Baseball Day
    Tickets for this recently added game are just $5. It will also be Youth Baseball Da y at PK Park, and all youth baseball and softball players wearing their jersey will receive free admission.

Thursday, April 21 • Thirsty Thursday
    Soda is just $1 at all concession stands.

Friday, April 22 • Go Green On Earth Day
    Fans can bring an electronic item to donate to Goodwill, and will receive $5 off a ticket to the game.

Saturday, April 23 • State Fair Day

ABOUT PORTLAND
    Portland enters Wednesday’s game with a 12-16 record, but coming off a 2-1 series victory over Pepperdine.
    The Pilots are batting .264 on the season while the pitching staff manages a 5.19 ERA.
    In the last meeting between the two clubs, Portland pulled away with a 5-3 victory at PK Park on March 1.
    
ABOUT USC
    USC (13-19, 4-5) sits seventh in the Pac-10 standings and is coming off of a 2-1 series victory over then 11th-ranked Stanford last weekend at Dedeaux Field. It was the Trojans’ first conference series win of the year after falling to UCLA and California.        
APRIL SHOWERS
    In 2010, Oregon went 10-6 in the month of April. In 2011, the Ducks are 1-5.

SCHEDULE NOTES
    The Ducks have 60 games on the schedule, with 30 of those contests to be played at PK Park.
    UO’s schedule is daunting with nine series against programs that advanced to the postseason in 2010, including three teams that claimed their respective conference titles.

WASHINGTON SERIES RECAP

    Oregon dropped 2-of-3 to Washington at PK Park last weekend. The Ducks outscored the Huskies, 12-7, but lost two extra-inning contests on Friday and Saturday night.
    Oregon’s pitching staff allowed just three earned runs in 33 innings on the mound as UO’s two errors proved costly in each game.
    On Sunday, Oregon rebounded with a 9-0 victory as Alex Keudell was commanding on the mound and Danny Pulfer led Oregon with three hits and four runs driven in.

HEALTH UPDATE
    Senior outfielder Marcus Piazzisi broke his right hand during the BYU series and remains out this week.
    Sophomore left-hander Christian Jones , who missed two weekend starts, is expected to be available this week for Oregon.

NOTES ON PITCHERS
Tyler Anderson
    Preseason All-American Tyler Anderson continues to lead the staff with a 4-1 record on the mound and 65 strikeouts.
    In 58 and 1/3 innings, Anderson has walked just 19 batters and is holding opponents to a .193 average.
    The Las Vegas native’s 236 strikeouts are a new Oregon record, and UO’s Friday-night starter has seven quality starts on the season.
    
Madison Boer
    Junior right-hander Madison Boer (2-1) tossed nine innings of shutout baseball and fanned nine, allowing just four hits and issuing two walks in UO’s 3-0, 10-inning loss to Washington last Saturday. Boer’s nine innings and nine strikeouts were both career bests, as he recorded his seventh quality start of the year.
    On the season, Boer is holding opposing batters to a .199 clip while he manages a 1.87 ERA.

Porter Clayton
    At just 17-years-old, freshman Porter Clayton graduated from Bonneville High School in December, and joined the Ducks in time for the 2011 season. Oregon’s go-to lefty out of the bullpen, Clayton earned his first save on March 11, UO’s 4-2 series-clinching victory over BYU as the Idaho Falls native recorded the game’s final out. Clayton has made 14 appearances this season.

Ryon Healy
    In his first start and just the second appearance of his career on the mound, Ryon Healy impressed for the Ducks.
    On March 27, as Oregon prevailed with a 6-1 victory over Wichita State, Healy dealt 5 and 2/3 innings, allowing just one run while striking out five.
    
Joey Housey
    In the March 8, 4-1  loss at Oregon State, right-hander Joey Housey completely shut down the OSU bats over the final three and 2/3 innings, surrendering no hits or walks while striking out seven - including fanning six in a row.
    Housey is 2-0 on the year, earning both wins in relief appearances. The Hollywood, Fla., native has a 4.05 ERA in nine appearances and 17 strikeouts.

Christian Jones
    Sophomore left-hander Christian Jones missed two straight starts with a lower back injury.
    On the season, Jones is 2-1 on the hill with a 4.67 ERA and 44 strikeouts.

Alex Keudell
    Junior right-hander Alex Keudell (4-3) earned the win in Sunday’s 9-0 victory over Washington, pitching eight shutout innings of baseball. He surrendered just three hits and issued two walks while striking out six. Keudell at one time retired 14 consecutive batters starting with the fourth inning before allowing a two-out single in the eighth.
    Keudell manages a 3.00 ERA and has 39 strikeouts in eight appearances and 39 innings on the mound.

Scott McGough
    In his last five relief appearances, Oregon right-hander Scott McGough has allowed just four runs - only one earned - in 10 and 2/3 innings of work. In appearances against Wichita State, then No. 5 Arizona State and Washington, McGough has surrendered five hits and issued four walks while fanning nine.
    His ERA has dropped from 7.15 to 4.09 over his last five appearances for the Ducks.

Kellen Moen
    Senior right-hander Kellen Moen leads the bullpen with four saves in 2011. The Juneau, Alaska native earned his fourth after tossing two innings of shutout baseball in relief of Tyler Anderson as the Ducks nursed a 2-1 lead in a win over Wichita State on March 25.
    On the season, Moen sports a 0.77 ERA in 23 and 1/3 innings of action, striking out 24 and holding opposing batters to a .141 clip. Moen has allowed just three of his 10 inherited runners to score in 2011.
    Last Friday, Moen took the loss after an unearned run scored in the 14th inning as UW outlasted Oregon, 4-3. Moen allowed one unearned run in the appearance, tossing a career-best six innings and striking out a career-high six.

THE STARTING STAFF
    Oregon’s four starters, Tyler Anderson , Madison Boer , Christian Jones and Alex Keudell have a combined ERA of 2.85 allowing 60 earned runs in 189 and 2/3 innings pitched.
    The quartet has recorded 192 strikeouts and has been a part of five combined shutouts. The starters also have 19 quality starts this season.

RANKING THE PAC-10
    Oregon’s pitching staff ranks third in the Pac-10 with 277 strikeouts, while the Ducks 9.2 strikeouts per nine innings rank fourth in the nation.

THRILLERS
    In Oregon’s 29 games this season, 10 have been decided by one run. The Ducks hold a 3-7 record in those contests. Oregon is also 1-4 in extra-inning contests this season.

SHUTOUTS
    The Ducks have recorded shutouts on five occasions in 2011. Oregon earned a shutout victory in its five weekend series this year in games against Hawai’i, Saint Mary’s, Long Beach State, BYU and Washington.

NOTES ON POSITION PLAYERS
J.J. Altobelli

    Oregon starting third baseman J.J. Altobelli heads into this week leading the Ducks on a four-game hitting streak.

Kyle Garlick

    Freshman outfielder Kyle Garlick was forced to miss the first 15 games of the season with a broken hand, but returned to the lineup on March 19 at San Diego. In the second at-bat of his collegiate career, the Chino Hills, Calif., native drove a three-run homer over the left field wall, helping Oregon to a 6-3 victory.

Ryon Healy
    Named the top prospect by Baseball America out of the California Collegiate League in the summer of 2010, Ryon Healy is batting .250 on the season, with four RBIs, three doubles and seven runs scored.

Aaron Jones
    Aaron Jones leads Oregon’s offense batting .319 on the year with 16 runs driven in. The San Clemente, Calif., native was the first freshman to garner Pac-10 Player of the Week honors in 2011, when he was announced as the recipient on March 21.
    The rookie right fielder leads the Ducks with a .460 slugging percentage, 36 hits and 10 extra-base hits.  Jones also leads the club with 11 multiple-hit games and five multiple-RBI games.
    In Pac-10 play, Jones is batting .348 with four runs scored, two doubles and one triple. Against Washington last week, Jones hit .385 and scored two runs.

Jack Marder
    Oregon sophomore Jack Marder converted to catcher this year, but has also made starts in the outfield, at designated hitter and at first base. Marder leads the Ducks with 10 stolen bases, and has been hit by pitches on 11 occasions in 2011.
    He is batting .186 on the season, but has driven in 16 runs and has been walked on 14 occasions. Marder has posted five multiple-RBI games.

Shawn Peterson
    Senior Shawn Peterson hit the first home run of his career in last Sunday’s 9-0 victory over Washington. Peterson is batting .321 on the season, but in Pac-10 play has improved that average to .421 with five RBIs and a .500 on-base percentage. Last weekend in three starts against the Huskies, Peterson led Oregon batting .500 and driving in three runs.

Danny Pulfer
    Oregon starting second baseman has reached safely in his last 15 games. Pulfer’s 12-game hitting streak was ended last Saturday with 0-for-3 performance, but the Cypress, Calif., native was issued a walk. Pulfer’s hitting streak was the longest for a UO player since the program was reinstated in 2009.
    Pulfer is batting .296 on the season and .320 in Pac-10 play. On Sunday, Pulfer went 3-for-5 from the plate and drove in four runs.

Stefan Sabol
    Freshman Stefan Sabol returned to the lineup at Arizona State (April 1) after recovering from a broken bone in his left hand suffered on Feb. 26. Sabol is batting .250 on the season.

KC Serna
    Junior shortstop KC Serna has had a difficult time getting on track after missing the first seven games of the season. Serna is currently batting .190,  and has been walked a team-leading 18 times.

Brett Thomas

    Brett Thomas is batting .350 on the year in 20 at-bats this season. Over the weekend, Thomas made two starts in center field against Washington batting .500 (4-for-8) with two runs scored and a double.

PRESEASON ALL-AMERICAN
    Oregon junior left-hander Tyler Anderson was named to Baseball America’s Preseason All-America third team on Feb. 4.
    The southpaw was named to four collegiate baseball publications’ preseason All-America teams heading into the 2011 season, including the 2011 Louisville Slugger Pre-Season All-American team,  the NCBWA Preseason All-America second team and the College Baseball Lineup Preseason All-American second team.
    Anderson returned to the mound this spring after a very successful sophomore campaign in which he became the first Oregon player since 1971 to be named to the Pac-10 All-Conference team.
    The native of Las Vegas finished the 2010 season with a 7-5 record on the mound and a staff-leading 2.98 ERA (5th Pac-10), while leading the Ducks with 102 and 2/3 innings on the mound. Anderson also recorded a staff-best and new Oregon single-season record 105 strikeouts (6th Pac-10).
    Anderson’s triumphs on the mound also earned him a spot on the 2010 Collegiate National Team, which took home the silver medal at the FISU World Championships. The CNT finished its summer with a record of 16-3, while Anderson was 1-0 on the mound with a 0.00 ERA in three starts. He pitched in two combined shutouts, and in 16 total innings, allowing just six hits and three walks while striking out 14.
    Anderson was also rated by Baseball America as the No. 8 prospect from the 2010 Collegiate National Team.

WATCH LIST
    Oregon junior right-hander Scott McGough was named to the seventh-annual National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Stopper of the Year Watch List on Feb. 1.
    McGough is one of 45 collegiate baseball players named to the initial watch list for the Stopper of the Year Award, given out to the top relief pitcher in NCAA Division I baseball.
    A native of Pittsburgh, Pa., McGough emerged as a go-to reliever for Oregon out of the bullpen in both the set-up and closer roles in 2010. He was named Pac-10 honorable mention, and finished the season with a 2.45 ERA, 5-2 record and four saves in a staff-high 25 appearances, while totaling 58 and 2/3 innings on the mound and 56 strikeouts.

TOP-25 RECRUITING

    The 2010 Oregon recruiting class was ranked fifth in the nation by Baseball America’s annual evaluation of NCAA Division I classes, it was announced by the publication on Oct. 15.
    The ranking marked the third consecutive season a UO baseball recruiting class has earned a top-25 ranking from Baseball America. In September, Oregon’s freshman class received a No. 3 ranking from Collegiate Baseball.

TEAM USA
    Junior pitchers Tyler Anderson and Scott McGough spent their summer playing for the Collegiate National Team, and Baseball America had both slingers ranked in its “Team USA Top 20 Prospects” evaluation.
    The duo helped Team USA win the silver medal at the FISU World University Baseball Championships in Tokyo, Japan after traveling to Cary, N.C., Omaha, Neb., and Taipei, Taiwan.
    Anderson, a Pac-10 First Team selection in 2010, was rated as the No. 8 prospect on the 2010 CNT by Baseball America after finishing his summer with a record of 1-0 on the mound and a 0.00 ERA in three starts.  McGough, a right-hander and Pac-10 honorable mention selection in 2010, was rated by Baseball America at No. 16. The Pittsburgh, Pa., native was 1-1 on the mound with a 0.82 ERA in five relief appearances and a total of 11 innings of work.