Seven Ducks receive all-conference baseball honors
On the day the Pac-12 baseball tournament begins, the conference announced their all-league selections and seven Oregon players were so honored.
Duck third baseman Sabin Ceballos, shortstop Drew Cowley and starting pitcher Jace Stoffal were on the all-conference team with centerfielder Colby Shade was named to the all-defensive squad.
Ceballos, a junior college transfer from Houston, sparkled in 2023 by hitting .349 with 13 home runs and 54 runs batted in.
Cowley led the Ducks with 15 homers and 60 RBIs while hitting .340. He also led the team with 70 hits, 19 doubles, 54 runs scored and two triples.
Stoffal was the ace pitcher for much of the season before suffering an injury. He finished the regular season with a 6-2 record and a 2.82 earned run average. Oregon hopes to have Stoffal’s services back for the postseason.
Closer Josh Mollerus, right fielder Rikuu Nishida, left fielder Tanner Smith and Shade were honorable mentions.
Stanford cleaned up on the awards as Albert Rios was the Player of the Year, Quinn Mathews was the Pitcher of the Year, Malcolm Moore the Freshman of the Year and finally David Esquer was the Coach of the Year.
The postseason begins today with the Pac-12 tournament starting in Scottsdale, Ariz. Oregon opens up pool play with California at 7 pm. The Ducks will then face conference champ Stanford on Thursday.