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Ducks sweep Cal to open Pac-12 play, improve to 27-0 on the season

The Ducks softball team continued its winning ways to start conference play. The Ducks (27-0) topped Cal 10-2 to earn the series sweep and remain perfect on the season. “If you’re going to win the championship, you’re going to want to put some sweeps behind you, because this conference is very tough,” …

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Oregon softball takes down Cal 2-1 to capture a series win

Much like Friday, California was the first team to score. Much like Friday, it didn’t matter as Oregon came from behind to emerge with a 2-1 win in its second game of the weekend against the Golden Bears on Saturday afternoon at Jane Saunders Stadium. Oregon still maintains its reputation of …

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Ducks defeat Cal in Pac-12 opener, improve to 25-0 on the season

On Friday night the Ducks continued to do what they know how to do best. Win. Freshman Maggie Balint went the distance in Oregon’s 5-1 victory over Cal at Jane Sanders Stadium. “There’s some things we need to work on,” said head coach Mike White following the game. “But coming …

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How Oregon’s ‘small ball’ offense is leading to big wins

Get them on, get them over, get them in. That’s Oregon’s new offensive philosophy. After a season in which power hitting created most of the offense, 2017 has become the year of ‘small ball’ for the Oregon softball team. The new motto means: Get runners on base, bunt or sacrifice …

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Alexis Mack fitting in seamlessly with Oregon softball

Alexis Mack is really fast. She’s fast not just at base running, but at fitting in with Oregon softball since transferring in from South Carolina. The only transfer on the Ducks’ roster, Mack is making an instant impact. She already established herself as the lead-off batter for No. 4-ranked Oregon and currently ranks …

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Oregon softball beats Hofstra 12-1 in Oregon Invitational finale

Another game, another win for Oregon softball. No. 4 Oregon finished off the Oregon Invitational with a 12-1 run-rule win over Hofstra (9-9) on Sunday. Freshman Maggie Balint earned the start for Oregon and threw eight strikeouts in in the five innings without giving up the lone Hofstra hit until the …

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Kleist and Elish set career-highs in strikeouts as Ducks run-rule Idaho State and Pacific

Oregon softball continued to do what it has been doing all season long: win. The Ducks, the lone undefeated team nationally, improved to 23-0 with two run-rule wins over Idaho State and Pacific on Saturday at Jane Sanders Stadium. Game 1: Oregon vs. Idaho State Megan Kleist stepped into the …

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Ducks begin Oregon Invitational with strong offensive showing

After being on the road for the first four weeks of the 2017 season, the Oregon softball team returned to Eugene to host the inaugural Oregon Invitational. The Ducks — the host team — showed no mercy against their first two opponents. Oregon began the tournament with a 16-0 run-ruled …

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Oregon sets school record for consecutive wins in win over Stephen F. Austin

The Oregon softball team has played 19 games in its 2017 season, and the Ducks have 19 wins. With Sunday’s 8-2 victory over Stephen F. Austin, the Ducks set a program record with 19 consecutive victories. The win came on the final day of the Missouri Invitational, a tournament in …

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Softball wins 18th straight, tying school record to remain undefeated

Another double-header and another 2-0 day for No. 4 Oregon (18-0) softball. The 7-2 victory over No. 24 Missouri (9-7) and the 8-0 win over Butler (6-8) gave Oregon its 18th straight win, tying a school record. In the first game, Oregon led No.24 Missouri by one entering the fifth …

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Oregon takes down Maryland, No. 24 Missouri in Columbia

No. 4 Oregon softball won both of its games in the Missouri Invitational, beating Maryland and No. 24 Missouri via freshman pitching. The tournament pits the Ducks against a variety of tough competition, specifically No. 24 Missouri, which Oregon beat 10-3. Game 1 — Oregon 14, Maryland 0 In the first game of the Missouri Invitational, …

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Megan Kleist’s no-hitter caps Ducks’ undefeated weekend at Hawaii Bank Invitational

After earning three close victories via stellar pitching in the Hawaii Bank Invitational, No. 5 Oregon played its most complete game of the tournament on Saturday. With two great pitching performances supported by an offensive explosion, the Ducks defeated Montana (6-0) and Hawaii (17-0) for an undefeated 5-0 showing. With the …

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Ducks take down Montana and UNLV for a pair of wins in Hawaii

The pitchers continue to dominate for Oregon. A day after freshman Maggie Balint threw a complete game shutout, sophomore Megan Kleist and freshman Miranda Elish shined. Both pitchers earned victories as the Ducks defeated Montana (1-0) and UNLV (4-2) to stay perfect in the Hawaii Bank Invitational. With the wins, …

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Balint leads Oregon to 8-2 victory in Bank of Hawaii Invitational opener

It was a career night for freshman Maggie Balint. Balint, who began the season as Oregon’s No. 3 pitcher, threw her first career complete game on Thursday night in Hawaii. Balint went seven innings, giving up two runs on four hits with 10 strikeouts as Oregon stayed undefeated with the 8-2 …

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Ducks dominate Illinois, 11-0, to stay undefeated in 2017

An eight-run second inning lifted the Oregon softball team over Illinois on Sunday at the Mary Nutter Classic. The No. 9-ranked Ducks flew past Illinois, 11-0, in run-rule fashion to stay undefeated at 9-0 this season. Megan Kleist was awarded the win after she pitched five innings of scoreless ball. She …

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Ducks remain undefeated with two comeback efforts in another doubleheader

The No.7 Oregon softball team (8-0) were comeback queens for their doubleheader on the first day of the Marry Nutter Collegiate Classic. The Ducks defeated No.22 Kentucky 5-4 in the first game and they defeated Kent State 4-3 in the second. Against Kentucky, Oregon headed into the top of the …

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Who will replace All-American Cheridan Hawkins in the pitcher’s circle?

Oregon softball’s program is in the midst of a remarkable run. The Ducks have reeled off four consecutive Pac-12 titles while advancing to the Women’s College World Series in two of those seasons. Oregon’s championship run began when pitcher Cheridan Hawkins stepped onto campus. But Hawkins, a three-time Pac-12 pitcher of …

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Oregon softball tops Cal Poly 3-1, wins sixth in a row to start season

The Oregon softball team completed a sweep of the Kajikawa Classic in Tempe, Arizona, with a 3-1 victory over Cal Poly on Sunday to improve its record to 6-0 on the season. The Ducks were led by a trio of left handed infielders, Jenna Lilley, Alexis Mack and Danica Mercado, who all …

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Ducks improve to 5-0 with win against Seattle University

Oregon softball continued its winning start to the 2017 season with a 4-2 win on Saturday morning against Seattle U as part of the Kajikawa Classic in Tempe, Arizona. Oregon got things going early with a two-run home run from Mia Camuso to help give the Ducks a quick 3-0 lead …

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Oregon softball improves to 4-0 on the year after doubleheader sweep

After picking up a pair of wins on Thursday in the Kajikawa Classic in Tempe, Arizona, the No. 9 Oregon Ducks softball swept San Jose State in another doubleheader to improve to 4-0 on Friday. The Ducks run-ruled San Jose State, 8-0 in six innings to start the day on …

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Softball begins season with wins over Virginia and Creighton in Kajikawa Classic

The No. 9 Oregon softball team began its 2017 season with back-to-back victories in the Kajikawa Classic in Tempe, Arizona. The Ducks got their bats going in the season opener as three players had at least two RBIs in Oregon’s win over Virginia. The Ducks then beat Creighton 8-0 in six innings …

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Oregon softball reloads with No. 1 recruiting class in the nation

After losing eight seniors to graduation last year, No. 9 Oregon has reloaded with the No. 1 recruiting class in the nation. The Ducks brought in the nation’s No. 1 recruit, as well as the top two pitchers in the country to help replace graduated all-American Cheridan Hawkins. “We don’t want to …

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Oregon signee Lauren Burke’s softball career has come full circle

When Lauren Burke was just 7 years old, she joined her first softball team under coach Mike White. Earlier this month, she signed her Letter of Intent to play in the outfield for the same head coach and the Oregon Ducks. Burke, a Eugene native, is currently about to begin her senior season …

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Watch: Oregon softball’s Darya Kaboli-Nejad awarded a scholarship

Monday was a day Oregon softball player Darya Kaboli-Nejad won’t soon forget. The sophomore walk-on infielder was awarded a scholarship, much to the surprise of her mother, who heard the news over the phone. She recorded a video and posted it to Twitter: Wouldn’t be here without all my amazing coaches …

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Oregon softball’s 2017 schedule includes 12 NCAA Tournament teams

The Oregon Softball team, looking to get back to the Women’s College World Series after falling just short last season, announced its 2017 schedule on Friday via a news release on GoDucks.com. The Ducks will play Women’s College World Series participants Florida State and UCLA at home as well as 10 other …

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Mike White says Ducks in ‘discovery mode’ heading into fall games

Each year, Oregon softball head coach Mike White uses the team’s fall games to assess the roster for the upcoming season. That’s even more so the case this year, with a host of new faces. “It’s like a box of chocolates,” White said. “You don’t quite know what you’ve got.” Oregon …

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