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Oregon baseball appears in Top 25 for the first time this season

Ducks can’t match Santa Barbara’s early offense

The Oregon Ducks baseball team is meeting expectations and now it is finally being recognized for its efforts.

Oregon is 19-7 overall and 6-3 in Pac-12 play as the season is almost half over and now the Ducks have appeared in the Baseball America Top 25 for the first time this year.

The Ducks, who are in first place in the Pac-12, come into this week’s ranking as the No. 20 team in the country. Baseball America says the recent schedule has and will play in Oregon’s favor to rack up the wins.

Oregon swept Seattle and moves into the Top 25 for the first time this season. While the Ducks were on their conference bye, they moved into first place in the Pac-12 and have won eight of their last nine games. They’ll look to stay hot as they hit the road this week, first at Portland, which stands atop the West Coast Conference standings, and then UCLA, which sits in the Pac-12 cellar. — Baseball America

Traditionally a strong baseball conference, the Pac-12 has just one other team ranked and that is Oregon State, who dropped several spots due to its series loss to USC over the last weekend.

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