Oregon baseball coach Mark Wasikowski lined up some in-state commitments for the Class of 2022 during the summer.
Sherwood’s Ian Umlandt, Southridge’s Jake Dodge and Jackson Jaha of Clackamas all pledged to play for the Ducks during the past month. All three players are entering their junior year of high school.
Jaha is a 6-foot, 195-pound third baseman for the Cavaliers.
"Extremely excited to announce that I will be furthering my academic and baseball career at the University of Oregon," Jaha tweeted on July 2.
The next day, Dodge announced he would join the Ducks. The 6-foot-6, 220-pounder is a left-handed pitcher who can also play first base and in the outfield.
I am honored to announce that I will be furthering my academic and athletic career at the university Oregon! I would like to use this post as a thank you to the coaching staff but also as a thank you to my family and everyone who has helped me @PBR_Oregon @OregonBaseball pic.twitter.com/1WJoLWTa7k— Jake Dodge (@jacobdodge2022) July 3, 2020
Less than one week later, Umlandt announced his commitment to the Ducks. He is a 6-foot, 180-pound left-handed pitcher who can also play first base and the outfield.
Extremely blessed and excited to announce my commitment to further my athletic and academic career at the University of Oregon! I want to thank my family, friends, and coaches for the support! @NWFutures @howzmyhare @BowmenBaseball @OregonBaseball pic.twitter.com/og7Cg2oYcm— Ian Umlandt (@ian_umlandt22) July 9, 2020
Oregon also added to the 2022 class when Jackson Cox, a 6-0, 170-pound right-handed pitcher from Toutle Lake High School in Washington, announced that he would join the Ducks.
The latest player to commit to Oregon is still a few years away from arriving at PK Park. Gabe Howard, a 6-3, 175-pound right-handed pitcher and outfielder who is set to arrive at West Linn as a freshman, announced his commitment to Oregon’s Class of 2024 on Monday.
I am excited to announce I have verbally committed to play baseball and further my education at the University of Oregon. I would like to thank my family, my coaches, my friends, and everyone else who has supported me throughout my development as a player and student. #goducks pic.twitter.com/byBbUPeAe7— Gabe Howard (@gabehoward_24) July 27, 2020
"I am excited to announce I have verbally committed to play baseball and further my education at the University of Oregon," he posted on Twitter. "I would like to thank my family, my coaches, my friends, and everyone else who has supported me throughout my development as a player and student."
Oregon has also added a couple versatile players from Washington to its 2021 class in recent weeks.
Aiden Van Rensum is a 6-3, 185-pound right-handed pitcher and infielder from Archbishop Murphy High School in Marysville. Tommy Brandenburg of Kalama High School is a 5-11, 180-pound right-handed pitcher who can also play almost anywhere in the field.