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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. Coincidentally, Oregon’s championship run began when pitcher Cheridan Hawkins stepped onto campus. 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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Ducks bolster lineup with South Carolina transfer Alexis Mack

Another softball standout from Ohio is headed to Eugene. Oregon softball and head coach Mike White announced in a news release on Friday the addition of South Carolina transfer Alexis Mack to the roster. Mack was interested in the Ducks during the high school recruiting process, picking the Gamecocks over Oregon …

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Oregon’s season ends abruptly after bats go quiet against UCLA

Oregon softball’s season ended in heartache on May 29. The Ducks’ bats fell quiet in its 2-1 loss to UCLA at Jane Sanders Stadium. The loss means the Ducks will not play in the Women’s College World Series for a third straight year. No. 12 seeded UCLA (40-14-1) held Oregon’s …

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UCLA knocks off Oregon 2-1, forcing decisive game three for Women’s College World Series bid

Down to their final two outs in the seventh inning, the UCLA Bruins scored the first earned run against Oregon’s pitching staff this postseason. Gabrielle Maurice’s home run sailed over the right field fence, sending the game to extra innings. Mysha Sataraka led off the ninth with a double. She …

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Janelle Lindvall’s historic night leads Oregon past UCLA 8-1 in NCAA Super Regional

Oregon’s Cheridan Hawkins, Janelle Lindvall and Mike White sat at the podium Saturday night inside the Yamanaka room at Jane Sanders Stadium and could likely see the group of smiling kids pressing their noses against the sliding glass doors to their left. They got so close their breath left fog marks. …

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Oregon hosts Pac-12 foe UCLA in Super Regionals

Back on April 1, the Oregon softball team suffered its worst defeat of the season, a 16-6 shellacking at the hands of Pac-12 rival UCLA. Two days later, the Bruins defeated the Ducks again at Jane Sanders Stadium by a score of 4-1, resulting in the Ducks’ first Pac-12 conference …

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Ducks punch ticket to NCAA Super Regionals with 8-1 win over Baylor

Alyssa Gillespie’s 7-for-8 performance at the plate in the NCAA Eugene Regional is just another example of how complete the Oregon softball team is, Baylor’s coach Glenn Moore said. Hitting in the No. 9 spot, she had five runs, four RBIs and two doubles for the Ducks, who outscored their opponents …

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Oregon advances to Sunday’s NCAA Regional final with 6-0 win over Baylor

Oregon didn’t want to look past Fordham in the first round of the NCAA Regionals. An 8-0 run-rule win over the Rams allowed the No. 4 ranked host team (46-8) to keep true its word. That doesn’t mean that Oregon didn’t start preparing for Baylor ace Heather Stearns (20-7), who …

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Oregon run-rules Fordham 8-0 in opening NCAA Tournament game

Megan Kleist never appeared rattled in her NCAA Tournament debut. The freshman pitcher delivered a gem for the Ducks, tossing five scoreless innings and allowing just six hits. Oregon’s offense added plenty of run support, and the Ducks run-ruled Fordham, 8-0, in their opening NCAA Tournament game. “There’s always a couple nerves …

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Four Ducks earn Pac-12 softball awards

The Oregon softball team showed its Pac-12 dominance last weekend by winning its fourth-consecutive conference title. On Thursday, the Ducks continued that conference dominance, taking home four all-Pac-12 awards as voted on by the head coaches. Oregon ace Cheridan Hawkins earned pitcher of the year honors, catcher Janelle Lindvall was …

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Preview: Oregon softball continues tradition of hosting NCAA regional

This past Sunday, Oregon (44-8, 20-4 Pac-12) was selected as one of 16 teams to host a four-team NCAA regional. As the No. 5 seed, Oregon will have the chance to host the super regional next weekend with a win. In its inaugural season, Jane Sanders Stadium will open its …

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Oregon video documentary series gives behind-the-scenes look at Duck softball

This season, Oregon’s Koral Costa has packed two extra items when she’s hit the road with the Ducks softball team. She brings a GoPro and a Sony Handycam, which help Costa and her Oregon teammates capture behind-the-scenes moments traveling throughout the country. Oregon has produced weekly documentary-style videos that are about 10-15 …

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Oregon’s senior class makes Pac-12 history with fourth consecutive conference crown

In the history of Pac-10/12 softball, only the UCLA Bruins had won four consecutive Pac-12 softball championships (1988-91). Now they have company. When Geri Ann Glasco caught the final out of Oregon softball’s 5-1 victory over Utah on May 12, the Ducks clinched their fourth consecutive Pac-12 title. “It’s a really …

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Ducks earn No. 5 overall seed in NCAA Tournament, will host Eugene regional

The Oregon Ducks softball team is headed to the NCAA Tournament for the seventh straight year. The Pac-12 champions will welcome Fordham (39-19), Long Beach State (32-20) and Baylor (43-12) to Eugene this weekend. Oregon’s first game will be Friday against Fordham at 8:30 p.m. on ESPN2. “I know that all these teams …

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Oregon wins final regular season series, now waits for postseason seed

Emotions were running high at Jane Sanders Stadium on Senior Day. Two days after claiming its fourth straight Pac-12 title against Utah (32-19, 13-10 Pac-12), the six outgoing Oregon seniors were showered with gifts and special videos on the big screen. In addition, Sammie Puentes sang the National Anthem. But …

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