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Photos: Oregon softball shuts out UIC Flames 13-0 at regional opener



The team begins the game with a group cheer. The Oregon Ducks play the University of Illinois-Chicago Flames at Jane Sanders Stadium in Eugene, Ore. on May 19, 2017. (Ramsey Sullivan/Emerald)

Danica Mercado (2) and Lauren Lindvall (9) high five following Mercado’s catch that ended the top of the 2nd inning. The Oregon Ducks play the University of Illinois-Chicago Flames at Jane Sanders Stadium in Eugene, Ore. on May 19, 2017. (Ramsey Sullivan/Emerald)

Oregon’s Alexis Mack (10) runs into home plate. The Oregon Ducks play the University of Illinois-Chicago Flames at Jane Sanders Stadium in Eugene, Ore. on May 19, 2017. (Ramsey Sullivan/Emerald)

Oregon pitcher Maggie Balint (25) laughs with the infield during a timeout. The Oregon Ducks play the University of Illinois-Chicago Flames at Jane Sanders Stadium in Eugene, Ore. on May 19, 2017. (Ramsey Sullivan/Emerald)

Oregon third base Jenna Lilley (00) runs into the foul zone to catch a pop fly. The Oregon Ducks play the University of Illinois-Chicago Flames at Jane Sanders Stadium in Eugene, Ore. on May 19, 2017. (Ramsey Sullivan/Emerald)

Oregon’s hitter Madi Bishop (23) begins to swing at the ball. The Oregon Ducks play the University of Illinois-Chicago Flames at Jane Sanders Stadium in Eugene, Ore. on May 19, 2017. (Ramsey Sullivan/Emerald)

Oregon’s Alexis Mack (10) slides into second base. The Oregon Ducks play the University of Illinois-Chicago Flames at Jane Sanders Stadium in Eugene, Ore. on May 19, 2017. (Ramsey Sullivan/Emerald)

Oregon’s Lauren Lindvall (8) runs to home plate before the Flames throw her out. The Oregon Ducks play the University of Illinois-Chicago Flames at Jane Sanders Stadium in Eugene, Ore. on May 19, 2017. (Ramsey Sullivan/Emerald)

Danica Mercado (2) rounds third base in an attempt to get a run in for the Ducks. The Oregon Ducks play the University of Illinois-Chicago Flames at Jane Sanders Stadium in Eugene, Ore. on May 19, 2017. (Ramsey Sullivan/Emerald)

Oregon pitcher Maggie Balint (25) played the entire game for Oregon. The Oregon Ducks play the University of Illinois-Chicago Flames at Jane Sanders Stadium in Eugene, Ore. on May 19, 2017. (Ramsey Sullivan/Emerald)

Oregon’s Jenna Lilley (00) bats for the Ducks. The Oregon Ducks play the University of Illinois-Chicago Flames at Jane Sanders Stadium in Eugene, Ore. on May 19, 2017. (Ramsey Sullivan/Emerald)

The Oregon Ducks play the University of Illinois-Chicago Flames at Jane Sanders Stadium in Eugene, Ore. on May 19, 2017. (Ramsey Sullivan/Emerald)

Gwen Svekis (21) hits the ball. The Oregon Ducks play the University of Illinois-Chicago Flames at Jane Sanders Stadium in Eugene, Ore. on May 19, 2017. (Ramsey Sullivan/Emerald)

Oregon’s Cherish Burks (31) runs towards home plate. The Oregon Ducks play the University of Illinois-Chicago Flames at Jane Sanders Stadium in Eugene, Ore. on May 19, 2017. (Ramsey Sullivan/Emerald)

An Oregon player gets caught in between the bases. The Oregon Ducks play the University of Illinois-Chicago Flames at Jane Sanders Stadium in Eugene, Ore. on May 19, 2017. (Ramsey Sullivan/Emerald)

Oregon pitcher Maggie Balint (25) and catcher Gwen Svekis (21) chat on the mound during the game. The Oregon Ducks play the University of Illinois-Chicago Flames at Jane Sanders Stadium in Eugene, Ore. on May 19, 2017. (Ramsey Sullivan/Emerald)

Oregon shortstop Nikki Udria (3) dives to stop a ball from entering the outfield. The Oregon Ducks play the University of Illinois-Chicago Flames at Jane Sanders Stadium in Eugene, Ore. on May 19, 2017. (Ramsey Sullivan/Emerald)

The Ducks end the game by throwing up the “O” to the fans that attended. The Oregon Ducks play the University of Illinois-Chicago Flames at Jane Sanders Stadium in Eugene, Ore. on May 19, 2017. (Ramsey Sullivan/Emerald)


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