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Five inning no-hitter highlight of Fall Fest



The Oregon softball team went 4-1 over the weekend at the Fall Fest, wrapping up a successful session of fall practices.

The Ducks beat Southwestern Oregon Community College, the College of the Redwoods, Chemeketa Community College and Southern Oregon University. Their one loss was to Portland State on Saturday, 2-1.

On Sunday, the Ducks first played the College of the Redwoods and won 15-0. Led by senior Neena Bryant’s 2-for-2 game with a triple, two RBI’s and two runs, 10 Ducks hit safely and five had more than one hit.

From the mound, junior Brittany Rumfelt started the game and sophomore Mikayla
Endicott pitched the last three innings in the one-hour-45-minute game.

Against SWOCC, pitchers Jessica Moore and Samantha Skillingstad combined for 11 strikeouts in the 9-0 win and freshman second baseman Kaylan Howard and sophomore Kelsey Chambers both hit home runs.

On Saturday, the Ducks were 2-1 in the one hour, 15 minute games. They started with a 10-0 win over Chemeketa in which Skillingstad and Endicott combined for a five-inning no-hitter, followed by a 5-0 win over SOU. Against Southern Oregon, Kelsey Chambers added a two-run triple and a single.

The lone blemish came against the Vikings in the finale of the first day. Oregon was held to just three hits, including a lead-off triple from Bryant.

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