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Posted: Thursday, May 30, 2013 12:00 am

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — When Oregon was named the No. 8 national seed in this year’s 64-team NCAA baseball tournament, former Ducks Athletic Director Pat Kilkenny told coach George Horton he got goose bumps.

Kilkenny was instrumental in bringing back Oregon’s baseball program five years ago after a 28-year hiatus. He lured Horton from Cal State Fullerton to restart the team.

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