The No. 12 Oregon Ducks softball team went to bat against the No. 10 Stanford Cardinal on Saturday afternoon, with Kelsey Chambers giving the Ducks and early lead with a blast in the bottom of the first inning, but it wasn’t just the Ducks’ offensive production behind the plate that would get the job done. Riding a strong effort from starting pitcher Jessica Moore, the Ducks went on the blank a tough Cardinals team by putting in a good overall performance at Howe Field, winning 2-0.

Kayla Howard hits a hard line drive off of pitcher Ashley Chinn during the Ducks' 2-0 victory over the Cardinal on Saturday afternoon. Howard would go on to score the Ducks' second and final run of the game. (Aaron Marineau/Oregon Daily Emerald)

Catcher Alexa Peterson hustles to first base against the No. 10 Stanford Cardinal on Saturday afternoon. (Aaron Marineau/Oregon Daily Emerald)

Second baseman Kaylan Howard snags a bouncing line drive at Howe Field on Saturday. In addition to her infield play, Howard had one hit, one walk, and one run in the Ducks' 2-0 victory. (Aaron Marineau/Oregon Daily Emerald)

Ashley Hansen eyes Ducks pitcher Jessica Moore from first base. Hansen had two of the Cardinal 5 hits. (Aaron Marineau/Oregon Daily Emerald)

Kelsey Chambers throws out a runner at Howe Field on Saturday. (Aaron Marineau/Oregon Daily Emerald)

Jaquilyn Edwards is caught off first base by Oregon first baseman Monique Fuiava. (Aaron Marineau/Oregon Daily Emerald)

Oregon right fielder Christie Nieto listens to Head Coach Mike White on Saturday afternoon. (Aaron Marineau/Oregon Daily Emerald)

Oregon first baseman Monique Fuviava and Stanford first baseman Alix Van Zandt share a moment of symmetry while waiting for pitcher Jessica Moore to throw the ball. (Aaron Marineau/Oregon Daily Emerald)

Oregon shortstop Kelsey Chambers opened the scoring for the Ducks with solo home run over the left field wall in the bottom of the first. The Ducks and Cardinal will play the final game of their three game series, currently tied at 1-1, tomorrow at noon at Howe Field. (Aaron Marineau/Oregon Daily Emerald)

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