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Thursday, June 07, 2012

Duck Stuff: Morning Mud

Keeerrrttt1 goes one-on-one with Oregonian beat writer Jeffrey Martin as they talk Oregon athletics.

Kevin Gemmell figures Kenjon Barner should have no troubles reaching the 1,000 yard mark this season.

He was knocking on the door last year with 939 -- and that was behind LaMichael James and his 1,805 yards. Barner will see more carries than his 152 last season, though he'll still have to split carries with De'Anthony Thomas and the Ducks' new quarterback. Still, no one in the conference runs the ball more than Oregon so Barner shouldn't have any trouble getting there.

Rob Moseley believes the Ducks are just getting warmed up when it comes to recruiting for next year.

The spring recruiting evaluation period is behind the UO coaching staff, and a series of summer camps and other chances to get prospects on campus loom on the horizon. Those chances for face-to-face recruiting, at high schools in May and Oregon’s campus this summer, are prime opportunities to identify future Ducks. reports Jake Reed has been named as a Fresman All-American.

Oregon right-hander Jake Reed was named a Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American, it was announced by Collegiate Baseball Newspaper on Wednesday.

Reed, who was named to the Eugene All-Regional team last Sunday, enters this weekend with a 2.93 ERA and 7-4 record. 

He is expected to start on Sunday as the Ducks will host Kent State in a Super Regional at PK Park.


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