All posts by Ryan Broadhead

A senior at the University of Oregon's School of Journalism and Communication, Ryan Broadhead is an avid baseball follower and hopes to one day be a beat reporter for a professonal baseball team. Ryan wrote for Pac-12.org last year covering Track and Field. His focus was primarily on writing athlete profiles, but this year he hopes to transition into covering college baseball primarily in the northwest. He will also contribute by covering the Pac-12 from Eugene and Corvallis. He can be reached at [email protected] or on twitter @BroadheadRyan

Pac-12 Weekend Preview (March 21st-23rd)

Pac12LogoArizona State at Oregon State

The No.4 ranked Oregon State Beavers (18-3, 3-0) host the Arizona State Sun Devils (10-8, 1-2) this weekend in Corvallis. The Beavers are coming off a conference sweep of Utah last weekend, and are currently riding a 10-game winning streak. The Sun Devils split a two-game series against Wichita State during the week, and are coming off a conference series loss at home against Washington. Arizona State enters the series ranked second in the Pac-12 with a .297 team batting average, while Oregon State is third with a .287 team batting average. The difference in this series will come down to pitching, where the Beavers sit atop the conference with a 1.83 ERA, compared to the eighth ranked Sun Devil team ERA of 3.89. Continue reading Pac-12 Weekend Preview (March 21st-23rd)

2014 CBD Scouting Report: Matt Chapman (Cal State Fullerton)

Matt Chapman is projected by many to be a top- round selection come June, and over the weekend there was an opportunity to view Chapman in the series at Oregon.

On Friday, Chapman started out by flying out to left field on a pitch he just missed. Continue reading 2014 CBD Scouting Report: Matt Chapman (Cal State Fullerton)

Concordia’s Blake Dean putting the School on the Map

Blake Drake always knew baseball was for him.

“My friends played it, my parents loved it, and it was my escape from school,” he said. “It was always something that I did when I was young. Then I figured out I was actually pretty good at it, so I’m trying to pursue a career.” Continue reading Concordia’s Blake Dean putting the School on the Map

Gene Stephenson out at Wichita State

UPDATE #1: June 4th at 6:22
WichitaStateGeneStephensonWICHITA, Kan. — Head Baseball Coach Gene Stephenson’s contract has been terminated, Director of Athletics Eric Sexton announced today.

“We have reached a decision to go a different direction with the leadership of our baseball program,” Sexton said. “Following an evaluation of the program as a whole and a presentation of the options, the decision became clear that this is the proper time to move into a new phase of Shocker Baseball. Continue reading Gene Stephenson out at Wichita State

Rice Defeats Oregon; Claims Regional Championship

RiceFeaturedMomentum can sometimes be tricky.

One night it can appear to be with the team that scores 11 runs on 15 hits. It takes the form of a two-game jaunt through the losers bracket to force a championship game.

It can also evade a team, when it records three hits and is shutout  just 24-hours ago. Continue reading Rice Defeats Oregon; Claims Regional Championship

Healy Propels Oregon; Ducks and Owls Meet Tomorrow in Regional Championship

OregonTeamOOregon first baseman Ryon Healy is a player that can handle pressure.

Against Rice, with the Ducks facing elimination, Healy matched a career highs in hits (4) and RBI’s (4), as Oregon defeated Rice 11-0 Sunday evening in the Eugene Regional at PK Park.

“Healy felt good,” said head coach George Horton. “Certainly when you hit a home run it makes your back feel better. He had a huge day. He’s the monster in the middle of the lineup.” Continue reading Healy Propels Oregon; Ducks and Owls Meet Tomorrow in Regional Championship

Oregon eliminates San Francisco; Takes on Rice

OregonBaseballFeaturedIn the elimination game, at the Eugene Regional, the Oregon baseball team benefited from an unlikely source of offense, the long-ball.

Catcher Shaun Chase and left fielder Tyler Baumgartner each hit solo shots to lead Oregon to a 6-1 victory over the San Francisco Dons at PK Park Sunday afternoon.

Chase launched his third homer of the season to left field in the top of the fourth. The shot gave Oregon a 2-1 lead. Continue reading Oregon eliminates San Francisco; Takes on Rice

Stephens’ Gem Advances Rice in the Eugene Regional

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Sophomore starter Jordan Stephens came into Saturday’s start with one career complete-game under his belt at Rice. After tonight, the 6’1 185 pound right-handed pitcher has another.

Stephens did not allow a run in nine innings and only gave up two hits, as the Rice Owls defeated the Oregon Ducks in Saturday’s nightcap in the Eugene Regional at PK Park.

Continue reading Stephens’ Gem Advances Rice in the Eugene Regional