Oregon softball beats Houston 1-0 in Puerto Vallarta opener

On Thursday, No. 3 Oregon softball started the Puerto Vallarta Challenge off with a 1-0 win over Houston, improving the Ducks’ record to 7-0 on the season.

Junior pitcher Megan Kleist earned her third win (3-0) in a one-hit, 10 strikeout, complete game as she kept Oregon’s perfect season intact. Her only blemish on her line was the one hit as Kleist did not walk a single player in the 23 batters she faced.

Alexis Mack kept her now 13-game hitting streak intact with a double, the only extra-base hit by any Oregon player, as she was one of five Ducks to earn a hit. Oregon left six runners on base.

The game’s lone run came on a Shannon Rhodes run from a Gwen Svekis RBI single.

The Ducks play Rutgers and Texas in a double-header in the Puerto Vallarta Challenge before they face No. 15 Ole Miss to finish off the tournament and head to California for the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic.

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Shawn Medow

Shawn Medow

Shawn is an associate sports editor and reporter for the Emerald covering football, men's basketball, women's basketball, acrobatics and tumbling, track and field/cross-country and softball. He also hosts several podcasts, including a soccer podcast, on the Emerald Podcast Network. You can contact him at [email protected] or on Twitter @ShawnMedow.