EUGENE, Ore. — Once upon a time, not so long ago, Oregon had a reputation as a program that usually pitched but had trouble generating offense. As recently as 2019, the Ducks ranked 190th in the nation in batting, 211th in home runs per game, 223rd in slugging, and 145th in scoring.
But that’s all ancient history now. Ever since Mark Wasikowski returned to Eugene (where he formerly served as George Horton’s assistant before spending three years as Purdue’s head coach), Oregon has become an offensive force. In 2021, they jumped to 40th in the nation in batting, 57th in[…]