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2011 Countdown To Omaha: The Oregon Baseball Preview (Part I)

Published by on January 9, 2011

The Ducks Are Ready To Make A Splash!

The University of Oregon baseball program, under the direction of venerable head coach George Horton, has climbed a long way up the mountain of college baseball supremacy given the 14-42 disaster that Horton and staff suffered during the 2009 season.

But the closer one gets to the mountain top the steeper the climb becomes, especially when considering the slippery slope that injuries play in curtailing a magical season.  Luckily for Oregon, a slew of nagging injuries has occurred during the fall offseason period rather than during the heart of the season as the maturing Duck program has been hamstrung by three broken hands, one broken finger, a nagging back injury and a broken toe.

Throw in the fact that Oregon’s top four returning pitchers have been limited much of the fall, due to the fact that all four played key roles in pitching within the collegiate summer circuit, one can begin to understand the anxiety surrounding such a bevy of injur...

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