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OSU, Oregon start College World Series quest

The Oregon State Beavers and Oregon Ducks are both regional hosts for the NCAA Div. I Baseball National Championship tournament starting today in Corvallis and Eugene. Thanks, in part, to their 22-4 home record this season, the Pac-12 champion Oregon State Beavers earned the right to host the regional and welcome in the Univ....
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Henley baseball seeks seventh state baseball crown

The OSAA 4A Baseball State Championships end tomorrow with the state championship game: Henley against Newport. The Henley Hornets are in the title game for a seventh time and for the first since 2005. Head coach Tim Cleland discusses the match-up with the five-time champion Newport Cubs. Henley baseball head coach Tim Cleland The...
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Oregon prepares to face South Dakota St

EUGENE, Ore. – When Oregon was named the No. 8 national seed in this year’s 64-team NCAA baseball tournament, former Ducks athletic director Pat Kilkenny told coach George Horton he got goose bumps. Kilkenny was instrumental in bringing back Oregon’s baseball program five years ago after a 28-year hiatus. He lured Horton from Cal State...
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Franklin hits 1st 2 MLB homers in 7-1 Mariners win

SAN DIEGO – Nick Franklin left Petco Park with some nice souvenirs. Franklin hit his first two big league home runs and Kendrys Morales, Brendan Ryan and Endy Chavez also went deep to give the Seattle Mariners a 7-1 victory over the San Diego Padres on Thursday. Franklin, a second baseman who was a first-round...
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Giants avoid sweep with 5-2 win

SAN FRANCISCO – A.J. Griffin knows plenty about Barry Zito’s pitching pedigree, like that AL Cy Young Award the left-hander won while with Oakland in 2002. Zito hung in there against his former club to outdo Griffin, and the Athletics missed on a chance to sweep the reigning World Series champions in a 5-2 loss...
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Angels’ Vargas finishes May undefeated with win over Dodgers

ANAHEIM, Calif. – The Los Angeles Angels are ignoring the standings and just focusing on playing the game. That attitude has helped them put together their best stretch of the season. Jason Vargas completed an undefeated May with seven sharp innings, Howie Kendrick doubled twice and scored three runs, and the Angels beat the Dodgers...
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Gems season starts Friday

The Klamath Falls Gems open the 2013 season at the Medford Rogues on Friday before the same match-up will be held at Kiger Stadium in Klamath Falls on Saturday. The Rogues are one of two West Coast League expansion teams this year, joining Victoria, British Columbia. The Gems start their third season in the...
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Venable’s walk-off takes Padres past Mariners

SAN DIEGO – Eric Stults had nothing to show for his best start of the season, though it was just what his team needed. The San Diego Padres starting pitcher couldn’t have been happier after Will Venable drove home the winning run in the bottom of the 10th inning to beat the Seattle Mariners 3-2...
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Halos’ Weaver sharp in return from DL

ANAHEIM, Calif. – Jered Weaver quickly shook off the rust, striking out the first two batters he faced to start his first game in nearly eight weeks. The right-hander pitched six strong innings and Mark Trumbo hit a go-ahead two-run homer in the fifth inning, giving the Los Angeles Angels a 4-3 win over the...
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Milone outpitches Lincecum as A’s beat Giants

SAN FRANCISCO – Oakland manager Bob Melvin leaned back in his clubhouse chair and exhaled – on the winning side of the Bay Bridge Series rivalry 3 hours, 43 minutes of intense baseball later. Tommy Milone won his second straight decision following a five-start skid, pinch-hitter Nate Freiman had a two-run single, and the Athletics...
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