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Clark: Postseason implications for Oregon softball heading into UCLA series

The Ducks have an opportunity to beat a struggling UCLA team for the first time since 2004 and pick up momentum heading into postseason play.

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No. 12 Oregon Ducks softball takes series versus No. 10 Stanford behind dominant sophomore pitcher Jessica Moore

After falling 4-1 in a sloppy opener on Friday, the No. 12 Oregon softball team picked up back-to-back wins over No. 10 Stanford for its third-straight Pac-10 series victory.

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Photos: No. 12 Oregon Ducks softball shuts down No. 10 Stanford Cardinal 2-0

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 …

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Oregon softball looking for third straight Pac-10 series win

Sporting its highest ranking of the year, the No. 12 Oregon softball team welcomes in the 10th-ranked Stanford Cardinal this weekend for a three-game series. Stanford won all three games in Palo Alto a year ago.

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No. 12 Oregon softball prepares for No. 10 Stanford series

The Ducks are holding their highest ranking of the season and preparing to close out a promising Pac-10 season with wins over Stanford and UCLA.

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No. 19 Oregon softball wins second-straight road series versus No. 9 Arizona

Newfound offense helps Oregon win second straight Pac-10 series win against eight-time national champion Arizona this weekend in Tucson.

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No. 19 Oregon softball preps for weekend series versus No. 9 Arizona

Coming off its first Pacific-10 Conference series win of the season against unranked Oregon State, the No. 19 Oregon softball team faces a daunting three-game set against the No. 9 Arizona Wildcats (36-11, 7-5 Pac-10) in Tucson beginning tonight at 7 p.m. The last time the Ducks (33-11, 5-7 Pac-10) …

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Clark: With Fowler out, Oregon has chance to take Arizona series this weekend

There’s no question the 16th-ranked Oregon softball team knows it has a monster task ahead of it in facing the No. 10 Arizona Wildcats at Hildenbrand Stadium this weekend. Oregon, coming off a three-game series sweep over Pac-10 bottom-dweller Oregon State in Eugene last weekend, will be searching for its …

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Oregon softball sweeps Oregon State for first time since 1994

After a disheartening trip to Berkeley last weekend, the No. 19 Oregon softball team bounced back in a big way to sweep Oregon State in a three-game series at Howe Field this weekend. While Oregon (33-11, 5-7 Pacific-10 Conference) could only muster two runs in three games at Cal, the …

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Kaitlin Vitek’s home run lifts Oregon softball to Civil War win

Aaron Marineau For the first time this season the No. 19 Oregon softball team won the first contest of a three-game series by defeating Oregon State, 7-1, Thursday night at Howe Field. With the win, Oregon improved to 31-11 overall and 3-7 in Pacific-10 Conference play, while the Beavers dropped …

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Courtney Ceo’s commitment pays off in college

For freshman Courtney Ceo, the game of softball is a family affair. Ceo, the starting third baseman for the 19th-ranked Oregon softball team, has made a name for herself among teammates, coaches and opposing pitchers in 2011, taking the game she grew up playing with her three sisters to a …

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Oregon women swept by Cal in weekend series

The No. 17 Oregon Ducks softball team suffered three tough losses at No. 13 California this weekend to drop to 2-7 in Pacific-10 Conference play after falling 5-2 Sunday. Oregon (30-11) ended a two-game scoreless streak by posting two runs in the top of the first inning, but Cal quickly …

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Oregon softball looks to repeat last season’s sweep of Cal

As the No. 17 Oregon softball team prepared to face one of the Pacific-10 Conference’s best pitchers this weekend — Cal sophomore Jolene Henderson — Ducks coach Mike White took it upon himself to ensure his players got consistently good looks in the batters box during practice this week. White, …

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Jessica Moore throws one-hitter as No. 15 Ducks softball beats No. 3 Sun Devils

Aaron Marineau Jessica Moore reminded the Pacific-10 Conference why she’s among the league’s elite Sunday afternoon at Howe Field. In her second complete-game effort of the series, Moore held No. 3 Arizona State, one of the most potent offensive teams in the country, to just one hit in a 2-1 …

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No. 15 Ducks softball returns home to host its first Pac-10 games of the season

The No. 15 Oregon Ducks softball team will make its Pacific-10 Conference home debut tonight at 6 p.m. when it welcomes No. 3 Arizona State to Howe Field for the first of a three-game series. Oregon (29-6, 1-2 Pac-10) enters the series after a tough weekend against the Washington Huskies …

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Clark: Softball on track for a memorable year

Well, it’s finally here. The No. 15 Oregon softball team will take on a hard-nosed Arizona State squad in its first Pacific-10 Conference home series of what is expected to be, and has been thus far, a stellar year in Duck softball. The team is now 35 games into the …

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Oregon softball gets first Pac-10 win of 2011

The No. 14 Oregon softball team earned its first Pacific-10 Conference win of the season as the Ducks shut out No. 6 Washington, 8-0, on Sunday afternoon in Seattle. Oregon (28-7, 1-2 Pac-10) overcame a pair of losses in the first two games of the series before Sunday’s victory. In …

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Oregon softball approaches Pac-10 slate

The No. 15 Oregon softball team will jump right into the heart of Pacific-10 Conference competition tonight when it takes on No. 6 Washington in Seattle at 6 p.m. The Ducks (28-4) had a great run throughout the preseason, and will enter the game against last year’s Pac-10 champion with …

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Oregon climbs to 14th place in latest NFCA poll

After a strong showing at the Mustang Classic this weekend, the Oregon women’s softball team jumped one spot up to No. 14 in the NFCA Coaches Poll Tuesday afternoon. The Ducks (28-4) picked up four wins in their final preseason tournament, which extended their winning streak to 12 games heading …

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Red-hot Ducks softball extend winning streak to 12 games

The No. 15 Oregon women’s softball team picked up four wins at the Mustang Classic in San Luis Obispo, Calif., this weekend in the team’s final tune up before Pacific-10 Conference play begins on Friday. Oregon (28-4) extended its win streak to 12 consecutive games with an 8-4 victory over …

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No. 13 Oregon softball improves to 18-4 after impressive weekend against top competition

It was another successful weekend for the No. 13 Oregon women’s softball team, who picked up four wins at the ESPN Rise Tournament in Orlando, Fla., against some of the nation’s best competition. The Ducks started the weekend with a split on Friday afternoon, beating North Carolina in a 1-0 …

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Ducks face No. 1 Alabama, other top competition at ESPN Rise Tournament

After posting a 14-2 record through three weeks of competition, the No. 13 Oregon women’s softball team is set to take on some of the nation’s top programs this weekend at the ESPN Rise Tournament, held at the ESPN Diamondplex in Orlando, Fla. The Ducks will kick off the tournament …

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Oregon sophomore Jessica Moore named Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week

ASUO President Adam Walsh argues against OSPIRG’s proposed Campus Field Organizer position, which would be paid for by incidental fees, in a PFC meeting Monday night. Walshon Monday vetoed the group’s budget for a second time before the PFC held an em The Oregon women’s softball team (14-2) received its …

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Ducks going strong after impressive showing at Libby Matson Tournament

Geoff Thurner The No. 13 Oregon women’s softball team wrapped up its third straight road tournament with a 9-1 win over host Pacific on Monday afternoon at the Libby Matson Tournament in Stockton, Calif. Despite a first-day loss to the host Tigers, the Ducks were able to rattle off four …

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Ducks head to desert for Louisville Slugger Classic

The No. 14 Oregon women’s softball team kicks off its second tournament of the season at the Louisville Slugger Classic in Las Vegas Friday morning. Similar to last weekend’s trip to the Kajikawa Classic in Tempe, Ariz., Oregon (5-1) will face five teams during the three-day tournament, beginning with Utah …

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Softball finishes Kajikawa Classic with five victories

The No. 14 Oregon women’s softball team closed out its first tournament of the season with a tough loss to Cal State Fullerton at the Kajikawa Classic. With the 4-3 loss Sunday afternoon, the Ducks ended the weekend 5-1 overall. On Friday, Oregon made quick work of No. 19 Texas …

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Ducks open season with Kajikawa Classic

After a record-breaking 2010 season, the Oregon women’s softball team will begin the long road back to the postseason Thursday afternoon at Kajikawa Classic in Tempe, Ariz. The No. 14 Ducks, who advanced to their first NCAA Super Regionals last spring, will see a few other top 25 teams this …

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Ducks softball comes in at No. 14 in preseason polls

Ivar Vong When the 2011 softball preseason rankings were released late last week, the Pacific-10 Conference slated seven teams in the top 25 nationally in both the USA Today/NFCA and the ESPN.com/USA Softball Collegiate Top 25 polls. Seven selections, the most by any conference, saw Arizona, Arizona State, California, Oregon, …

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Ducks dominate Vikings in doubleheader by a combined score of 18-0

Mild weather, T-shirts, sunflower seeds and sunglasses. That is the typical atmosphere at a regular season softball game at the University of Oregon. But it is still autumn, and the ambiance at Saturday’s fall-ball preseason doubleheader that pitted the Oregon Ducks against the Portland State Vikings was much different. Gloomy …

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Super Regional experience leaves Ducks expecting more

Shawn Hatjes With a trip to an NCAA Super Regional under its belt, the Oregon softball team expects nothing less than a trip to the College World Series next year and are working hard this summer to get there. “I would be disappointed if we shot for anything less than …

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