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Civil War Series Comes To PK Park
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Release Date: 05/26/2011
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OREGON STATE SERIES INFORMATION
Overall:
149-160
Last Series:
Oregon State 3, Oregon 0
May 7-9, 2010 • Goss Stadium • Corvallis, Ore.
Last Meeting:
Oregon 7, #3 Oregon State 2
May 3, 2011 • Goss Stadium • Corvalllis, Ore.

GAME 58 • Friday, May 27
PK Park
First Pitch:
7:00 p.m.
Oregon Starter:
LHP Tyler Anderson (7-3, 2.24)
Oregon St. Starter:
RHP Sam Gaviglio (11-1, 1.72)
TV:
Comcast SportsNet Northwest
Radio Eugene:
95.3 FM The Score
Radio Portland:
750 AM The Game
Internet Audio:
O-Zone at www.GoDucks.com
Internet Video:
O-Zone at www.GoDucks.com
Social Media:
Twitter:@OregonBaseball
Live Stats: www.GoDucks.com

GAME 59 • Saturday, May 28
PK Park
First Pitch: 2:00 p.m.
Oregon Starter:
TBA
Oregon St. Starter:
TBA
TV:
CSNNW, CSN California
Radio Eugene: 95.3 FM The Score
Radio Portland:
750 AM The Game
Internet Audio: O-Zone at www.GoDucks.com
Internet Video:
O-Zone at www.GoDucks.com
Social Media:
Twitter:@OregonBaseball
Live Stats: www.GoDucks.com


GAME 60 • Sunday, May 29
PK Park
First Pitch:
1:00 p.m.
Oregon Starter: TBA
Oregon St. Starter:
TBA

TV:
CSNNW, CSN Bay Area
Radio Eugene: 95.3 FM The Score
Radio Portland: Freedom 970 AM
Internet Audio: O-Zone at www.GoDucks.com
Internet Video:
O-Zone at www.GoDucks.com
Social Media:
Twitter:@OregonBaseball
Live Stats: www.GoDucks.com


THIS WEEK

    Heading into the final weekend of the regular season, Oregon will host the Pacific Source Civil War Series with Oregon State heading to PK Park.
    The three-game Pac-10 series begins at 7 p.m., Friday.

RADIO BROADCASTS
    In the Eugene/Springfield area, fans can listen to the Civil War 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
    All three games of the Pacific Source Civil War series will be televised on Comcast SportsNet Northwest with Joe Giansante and Dwight Jaynes on the broadcast.
    Saturday’s game will also be broadcast on Comcast Sports California, while Sunday’s game will be aired on Comcast Sports Bay Area.   

ONLINE
    All three games of the Pacific Source Civil War series will be broadcast live on the O-Zone at www.GoDucks.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  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.

CIVIL WAR TIX AVAILABLE
    The University of Oregon athletics department has released a limited number of tickets for the Pacific Source Civil War baseball series.
    The final regular season series of the year will be held at PK Park beginning Friday.
    Tickets can be purchased at by calling 1-800-WEB-FOOT, online at www.GoDucks.com, or in person at the Casanova Center Ticket Office. All tickets allow admittance into both hospitality areas.
    Currently the No. 6 ranked team in the nation, Oregon State leads the Pac-10 standings and is chasing the league title.

O Heroes Night
    The series begins with a 7 p.m. first pitch on Friday as Oregon celebrates O Heroes Night at the ballpark presented by Sanipac.

Armed Forces Day
    On Saturday it will be Armed Forces Day at the ballpark presented by the Oregon Army National Guard.

Public Service Day
    The series finale, set for 1 p.m., Sunday, will be Public Service Day. The Eugene Police Department and Eugene Fire Department will have displays in the PK Park Plaza.

PORTLAND RECAP
    After a 7-2 victory on Tuesday at Joe Etzel Field, Oregon clinched the season series, 3-2, over the Portland Pilots.
    On Tuesday, Oregon unleashed its offense early, scoring six runs in the first two innings. That’s all the Ducks would need with right-hander Scott McGough on the mound, as the junior tossed a season best five and 2/3 innings on the hill. McGough (3-6) earned the win, and shut out Portland (21-30) on three hits while dealing a career high eight strikeouts.
    Oregon had a 6-0 lead after two innings as the Ducks strung together seven hits – three for extra bases - and capitalized on three Pilot errors. Aaron Jones, Shawn Peterson and Stefan Sabol each drove in runs in the first inning as Oregon took a 5-0 lead, while Andrew Mendenhall’s RBI plated the Ducks’ sixth run in Altobelli during the second inning.
    Portland left-hander Keeler Brynteson (0-1) allowed six runs – five earned - on seven hits and one walk.
   
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.
   
OREGON STATE PREVIEW
    The season series between No. 6 Oregon State and Oregon is even at one game apiece heading into this weekend’s Pacific Source Civil War Series.
    The Beavers (38-14, 17-7) have won the past  two Pac-10 series against Oregon taking the 2009 series 2-1 and sweeping the Ducks in Corvallis in 2010.
    OSU currently holds a one-game lead in the chase for the Pac-10 championship, leading UCLA and Arizona State. The Bruins and Sun Devils finish the regular season playing one another this weekend in Tempe.
    Since Oregon baseball was reinstated for the 2009 season, the Beavers hold a 10-3 advantage in the overall series with three of the games going into extra innings. At PK Park, the series is even at 1-1.

THE CLOSE ONES
    This season, Oregon has a 5-12 record in one-run games, and a 10-17 record in games decided by two runs or less.
    The Ducks have lost three Pac-10 series on the final day by a combined total of four runs; USC (1-3), California (4-5), Washington State (7-8).
    Oregon also has been unable to come back from a deficit this season, with a record of 0-14 when trailing after six innings. When leading after six innings, the Ducks are 26-6-1. 

NOTES ON PITCHERS
Tyler Anderson
    Preseason All-American Tyler Anderson continues to lead the staff with a 7-3 record.
    Anderson has now recorded triple digits in strikeouts in back-to-back seasons. In addition, Anderson’s 275 career strikeouts are a new Oregon program record, and tie for 15th among active players across the country.
    UO’s Friday starter has 11 quality starts on the year. With runners on base, Anderson holds opposing batters to a .181 clip and allows just 2.24 earned runs per nine innings. He issues 2.96 walks per nine innings and deals 9.33 strikeouts per nine innings while allowing just 6.19 hits.

Madison Boer
    For two consecutive weekends, Madison Boer has come out of the bullpen for the Ducks. He has picked up two saves and two losses since taking over closing duties.
    Boer is 3-6 on the mound this season with a 2.31 ERA, and has tossed 97 and 1/3 innings in 17 appearances and 12 starts.
    Boer has made 10 quality starts this year, but has been denied the win as the Ducks have hit just .205 when Boer starts. On six occasions, Boer has held an opponent to two runs or less in at least seven innings on the hill, garnering wins in only two of those six starts.
   
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. He made his first career start on April 27 against Portland, tossing 5 and 1/3 innings, and allowing one run in a no decision.
     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. Clayton has made 22 appearances and three starts this season, and celebrated his 18th birthday on May 22.

Jeff Gold

    In the first start of his career and just the fourth appearance of his season, freshman Jeff Gold (1-0) picked up the win tossing five innings and allowing three runs on six hits in Oregon’s 14-3 victory over Portland on April 19. The Moraga, Calif., native walked no one and struck out a career-best six.

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.

Christian Jones
    Sophomore left-hander Christian Jones is 1-0 in his last two Pac-10 starts, pitching in wins over Stanford and Washington State.
    Last Saturday, Jones matched a career best tossing eight innings and holding the Cougars to three runs in a 6-3 Oregon victory.
    In his last five starts, Jones is 4-0, and has combined to allow seven earned runs (11 total) on 26 hits and eight walks. In 35 and 2/3 innings of action, Jones has fanned 21 and is sporting a 1.77 ERA.
    The southpaw is 6-2 on the year and boasts a 3.36 ERA.

Alex Keudell
    Making his third start in nine days, Alex Keudell lasted just thee and 2/3 innings on the mound in last Sunday’s loss at Washington State.
    The Portland native has produced seven quality starts on the season, and is 6-3 on the year with a 3.20 ERA.

Scott McGough
    Scott McGough currently has a 3-6 record and 3.83 ERA.  He leads the Ducks with 30 appearances on the season, and his 73 career appearances are an all-time Oregon program record.
    On Tuesday, McGough tossed a season-best five and 2/3 shutout innings of relief, picking up the win at Portland while dealing a career high eight strikeouts.
   
Kellen Moen
    Senior right-hander Kellen Moen leads the bullpen with eight saves in 2011. The Juneau, Alaska native sports a 3.07 ERA in 41 innings of action, striking out 43 and holding opposing batters to a .181 clip.

Brando Tessar
    In the first start of his career, Oregon  freshman Brando Tessar (1-1) tossed six shutout innings, yielding just three hits while issuing four walks and striking out one during the Ducks 6-0 victory over Gonzaga on May 17. The right-hander’s six innings on the bump were a new career high.
    On the season, Tessar is 1-1 and sports a 2.08 ERA in 13 appearances and 17 and 1/3 innings of work.

THE STARTING STAFF
    Oregon’s four starters, Tyler Anderson, Madison Boer, Christian Jones and Alex Keudell have a combined ERA of 2.71, allowing 106 earned runs in 351 and 2/3 innings pitched.  The quartet has recorded 309 strikeouts, and has been part of seven combined shutouts. The starters also have  34 quality starts this season.
    Overall, Oregon’s 3.07 ERA ranks fourth in the Pac-10, while the staff’s 477 strikeouts rank second. The Ducks lead the league with 17 runners picked off, and have held opposing batters to a .244 clip which ranks fifth in the conference.

RETURN OF THE ‘O’
    In Oregon’s last 11 games, the Ducks offense has found life, batting .339 with a 7-3-1 record.
    Danny Pulfer is on a 11-game hitting streak and leading the Ducks with a .468 average during that stretch, while freshmen Brett Thomas (.345), Kyle Garlick (.351) and Ryon Healy (.349) are each hitting above .300, along with sophomore J.J. Altobelli (.359).
    During the last 11 games, six starters have driven in at least five runs led by Garlick and Pulfer with nine apiece.
   
NOTES ON POSITION PLAYERS
J.J. Altobelli
    Entering last week hitting just .200, J.J. Altobelli led the Ducks batting .438 in five games last week. He drove in five runs, recorded four doubles, and tied a career high with  3-for-4 effort in last Saturday’s 6-3 win at Washington State.
    Altobelli is currently on a career-high tying and season best eight-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.
    After not making a start since April 21, Garlick was reinserted into the two weeks ago. In Oregon’s last 11 games, Garlick is batting .351 with a team-best (tied) nine RBIs.

Brett Hambright
    Brett Hambright has started the last six games behind the plate for Oregon with sophomore catcher Jack Marder out with a thumb injury.
    In Oregon’s last 11 games, Hambright has eight starts and is hitting .435 with four runs driven in and four runs scored. He is also currently on a five-game hitting streak heading into this weekend’s series.

Ryon Healy
    Ryon Healy hit his team-leading fourth home run of the season last Sunday as Oregon fell 8-7 at Washington State.
    Healy, who was named the top prospect out of the California Collegiate League last summer,  is hitting .321 on the season with a club-best .527 slugging percentage. In UO’s last 11 games, Healy is batting .349 with eight RBIs and five extra-base hits.

Aaron Jones
    Currently on a five-game hitting streak, freshman  Aaron Jones is hitting .270 on the season, and leads the Ducks with 31 RBIs. The San Clemente, Calif., native has recorded 15 multiple-hit games and leads Oregon with nine multiple-RBI games.
    In addition, Oregon’s everyday right fielder  has seven assists from the outfield.

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 has missed Oregon’s last 14 games with a left thumb injury.

Andrew Mendenhall
    Oregon sophomore outfielder Andrew Mendenhall is batting .255 on the season.  In the last 11 games with some lefties on the mound for the opponent, Mendenhall is batting .353 (6-for-17) with a double and three RBIs.

Shawn Peterson
    Senior Shawn Peterson hit the first home run of his Oregon career in a 9-0 victory over Washington on April 10. Peterson is batting .304 on the season, and has six doubles on the year.
    In UO’s last 11 games, Peterson is hitting .421 with five runs driven in.

Danny Pulfer
    Danny Pulfer currently leads Oregon and ranks fifth in the Pac-10 hitting .352 on the season with 15 doubles, two triples, two home runs, 20 RBIs and a team-leading 35 runs scored. In Pac-10 play, Pulfer’s numbers have improved as he leads the league in average (.392) and hits (40) in conference games only.
    Pulfer’s 15 doubles set a new Oregon single-season record while his 30 career doubles are a new Oregon all-time record. In addition, Puler’s 190 career hits are the new Oregon record as well.
    Currently on an 11-game hitting streak, Pulfer leads the Ducks batting .468 (22-for-47) in UO’s last 11 games with nine RBIs, 11 runs scored and a team-best .660 slugging percentage.

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 now hitting .261 on the season.
    The Aliso Viejo, Calif., native has driven in 14 runs and has settled into left field for the Ducks.

KC Serna
    Over the last 11 games, KC Serna is batting .278 with four doubles, four runs driven in and eight runs scored. UO’s starting shortstop has also helped Oregon turn a Pac-10 leading 58 double plays.

Brett Thomas
    Freshman center fielder Brett Thomas is batting .289 on the season, and in Oregon’s last 11 games  is hitting .345, including a .311 clip in Pac-10 games only.
    Last Saturday, he was responsible for the game-winning run with a double that scored J.J. Altobelli in the seventh inning against Washington State.

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.

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.
 

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