Sports Update, Friday, August 2nd – Fans Enjoy Oregon Ducks Summer Camp Starting This Weekend

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FRIDAY, AUGUST 2, 2019

Medford has done it again.

The Medford Mustangs won the AAA American Legion State Championship for the 6th consecutive year, defeating Eugene 5-4 in a fantastic game at Kiger Stadium on Wednesday evening.

It’s a great success story for the Mustangs, who were at one point 8-10 iin Area 4 play and were one loss from being eliminated in the regular season for post season play.

Eugene earned the right to play Medford in the title game by defeating Dallas 3-2 in 8 innings earlier yesterday afternoon.

The Mustangs are headed to Lewiston, Idaho for the Northwest Regional Tournament that kicks off early next week.

You didn’t really expect Jerry Dipoto to not make any deals at the Trade Deadline, did you?

The most active general manager in the Major Leagues waited until the final two hours — and ultimately the very final minute  on Wednesday before pulling the trigger on two deals. The biggest move sent veteran starter Mike Leake and cash considerations to the D-backs for Minor League infielder Jose Caballero. Seattle also dealt left-handed reliever Roenis Elias and right-hander Hunter Strickland to the Nationals for a trio of Minor League pitchers.

Dipoto said the D-backs, who were also juggling a major trade of ace Zack Greinke to the Astros, didn’t contact him about Leake until about 20 minutes prior to the 1 p.m. PT Deadline, and the deal wound up being finalized with the Major League office just 68 seconds before the cutoff.

The five-player swap with the Nats went through about two hours earlier and brought three pitchers, who Dipoto believes add considerable depth to his already improving farm system.

The San Francisco Giants kept the front end of their rotation intact by holding onto Madison Bumgarner at the Trade Deadline, but there are lingering questions about how the back end will hold up over the rest of the season.

Dereck Rodríguez endured a rough outing after being called up to start against the Phillies, yielding seven runs (four earned) on eight hits over three-plus innings in the Giants’ 10-2 loss in Thursday afternoon’s series finale at Citizens Bank Park. The defeat sealed the club’s first series loss since June 24-26 against the Rockies.

“We didn’t play our best today,” manager Bruce Bochy said. “We made some mistakes on the mound.”

Fans can get their first look at this year’s Oregon football squad as fall camp gets underway at the annual fan day on Saturday, Aug. 3. The day will begin with an open practice from 10 a.m. to noon and be followed by autographs and inflatables inside the Moshofsky Center from noon to 1:30 p.m.


 
Members of both the offense and defense will be on hand to sign autographs from 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. In addition to autographs, fans can enjoy the inflatable obstacle course, giant slide, bounce house and more.
 
Football season-ticket holders with pre-acquired Fan Day tickets will be allowed to enter the Moshofsky Center promptly at 12 p.m. Once that group has passed through the doors, the general public will be admitted. Fans will enter at the southeast corner of the Moshofsky Center.

The team will practice on the Hatfield-Dowlin Complex (HDC) Fields, located on the west end of the HDC, starting at 10 a.m. Fans wishing to attend should enter the practice fields through the northeast entrance to the field which is accessible from the courtyard between the HDC, the Casanova Center and the Moshofsky Center. No cameras or videotaping are allowed.

Oregon will open the 2019 season ranked in the top 15 of the coaches poll.

The Ducks are No. 13 in the preseason poll released Thursday with 787 points, second-highest among Pac-12 teams behind No. 12 Washington (834 points).

Oregon, which is starting the season ranked for the 11th time in 12 seasons, went 9-4 last season and finished outside the top 25, but received enough votes to be No. 32 in the final coaches.

The Ducks are scheduled to play four teams ranked in the preseason poll, including opening the season with No. 16 Auburn on Aug. 31 in Arlington, Texas (4:30 p.m. PT, ABC). It’ll be the first time Oregon will open against a ranked opponent since 2011.

MLB Scores (from Thursday, August 1)

Cincinnati Reds1Final
Atlanta Braves4(6)
WMax Fried (12-4)
LAnthony DeSclafani (6-6)
Toronto Blue Jays11Final
Baltimore Orioles2
WTrent Thornton (4-7)
LAsher Wojciechowski (2-4)
Tampa Bay Rays9Final
Boston Red Sox4
WBrendan McKay (2-1)
LAndrew Cashner (10-6)
New York Mets4Final
Chicago White Sox0
WZack Wheeler (8-6)
LDylan Cease (1-4)
Houston Astros7Final
Cleveland Indians1
WGerrit Cole (13-5)
LDanny Salazar (0-1)
San Diego Padres2Final
Los Angeles Dodgers8
WClayton Kershaw (10-2)
LJoey Lucchesi (7-6)
Minnesota Twins4Final
Miami Marlins5(12)
WJeff Brigham (1-0)
LCody Stashak (0-1)
Milwaukee Brewers3Final
Oakland Athletics5
WBlake Treinen (6-3)
LJosh Hader (1-5)
SLiam Hendriks (10)
San Francisco Giants2Final
Philadelphia Phillies10
WJose Alvarez (2-2)
LDereck Rodriguez (4-6)
Chicago Cubs0Final
St. Louis Cardinals8
WJack Flaherty (5-6)
LJon Lester (9-7)

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