Nothing like a little quack to get you through the week:
- Oregon baseball has had a pretty good last couple days, and beat Portland 14-3 last night to win their second straight. And youth helped create this result, as 5 freshmen started in the field, and accounted for 7 2/3 innings pitched. While Portland played a terrible game, it's nice to see the team get some success, and hopefully that will help give them confidence in Pac-10 games.
- George Schroeder has a piece today on the underachieving baseball team. It's underachieving in part due to the expectations publicly created by George Horton, who expects the Ducks to achieve at the highest level. The Ducks have had to change their expectations on the season, and still hope to make the postseason. Horton is doing all he can, but when the bats aren't going, there's not always a lot you can do.
- Rob Moseley went on 1080 the Fan to discuss spring football, and praised the defense, but expressed some serious questions about the offense. Though Rob explains that this is the situation you want to be in. The offense will have an ability to grow over the summer that the defense won't.
- Duck Territory takes a look at Lache Seastrunk and the gains he's been making this spring, saying that Seastrunk has gone from hesitant to explosive. According to the report, Lache is much more comfortable in the middle, and instead of trying to take every run outside, is using his speed to explode through holes. This growth is very encouraging, especially considering the heavy load that LaMichael James carried last season.
- DucksAttack has a recap of spring practices up to this point, and covers the progress of the main questions this spring.
- Lastly, EA Sports released the NCAA '12 trailer, and Oregon's gets a good deal of attention.
After the jump, we have some Oregon baseball videos, so check that out, and make sure to leave any other quack in the comments. GO DUCKS!
Highlights from the Oregon/Portland game
George Horton after the Portland win
Aaron Jones after the Portland win
Pitcher Jeff Gold after Portland win
Kyle Garlick after Portland win