Two weeks in, here is what I have learned about the Oregon Duck baseball team.
The offense is better. Really.
After producing a .293 batting average with 15 extra base hits in the season opening four game sweep in Hawaii, the Ducks were only able to manage 11 hits in three games against LMU and lost the first game of the series. Oregon benefited from a three run gift from Trevor Megill Saturday and a rally in the 6th against a tiring Aaron Griffin in order to take the series. Thank goodness for Ryon Healy’s two run single Saturday and Tyler Baumgartner’s clutch bases clearing double on Sunday. Two hits on two key pitches that went Oregon’s way.
So, going into this week, Oregon is now hitting just .230 as a team. But they are averaging five runs a game. IF the Ducks can maintain a five runs per game average, (after 4.67/g in ’12), this is going to be another epic season. In order to do that, Ryon Healy will have to be an RBI machine and a few guys are going to have to g...