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Oregon softball sweeps Sunday doubleheader to finish 5-0 in Oregon Invitational

On Thursday, Oregon’s game versus Toledo was cancelled due to rain. The No. 6 Ducks didn’t have to wait much longer for game action, though. Playing five games within 48 hours, Oregon looked alive and well versus the opponents they welcomed to Eugene for the Oregon Invitational. That was especially …

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Oregon softball sweeps doubleheader thanks to big bats and a Megan Kleist no-hitter

On Saturday of the Oregon Invitational, No. 6 Oregon softball played as the home team in both games of a doubleheader evening against Weber State and Montana. The Ducks (21-4) defeated both teams behind dominant pitching that totaled 24 strikeouts over 12 innings. Game 1: Oregon 10, Weber State 2 …

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Oregon softball run-rules Weber State 9-1 in home opener

Oregon freshman Mary Iakopo stepped up to the plate. It was her first home game in the Oregon uniform. The bases were loaded in the bottom of the fourth. “Just find a way to drive and run,” Iakopo says she thought to herself before making her first swing on the …

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Oregon loses 2-1 to Florida State despite Kleist’s no-hitter

Another brilliant performance from junior Megan Kleist wasn’t enough to overcome a poor offensive outing as No. 6 Oregon softball lost to No. 13 Florida State in Tallahassee, Florida, on Sunday afternoon. In the final game of the Unconquered Invitational, Kleist (6-3) threw for six innings, seven strikeouts, one walk …

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Oregon softball edges Hofstra and Florida Gulf Coast in second day of Unconquered Invitational

Sophomores Mia Camuso and Shannon Rhodes provided power in No. 6 Oregon’s (18-3) undefeated second day of the Unconquered Invitational in Tallahassee, Florida. At the JoAnne Graf Field on Saturday, Oregon earned the victory against the Hofstra Pride, 2-1, in the morning and against the Florida Gulf Coast Eagles, 5-1, …

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Softball’s dominant pitching fuels doubleheader sweep of South Florida

The No. 6 Oregon Ducks defense shut down University of Southern Florida on Thursday night’s doubleheader matchup in Tampa, Florida. Oregon softball, now 14-3, won the first game 6-1 and the second game 8-0 in just five innings. Megan Kleist and Miranda Elish pitched for the entirety of their games. …

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Oregon softball beats LSU and San Jose State in final day of Mary Nutter Classic

After dropping two straight competitive games and an exhibition against Japan, No. 5 Oregon softball defeated No. 7 LSU on Sunday and added another win against San Jose State in the afternoon to conclude the Mary Nutter Classic. The Ducks shut out LSU 4-0 with Miranda Elish in the circle. …

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Oregon softball falls to No. 11 Tennessee and Japanese national team

No. 5 Oregon softball has lost two straight games after dropping a 1-0 game on Saturday against No. 11 Tennessee in the Mary Nutter Classic. The Ducks also lost an exhibition game to the Japanese national team 17-5 — the loss won’t count against the Ducks’ record. Against Tennessee, the Ducks …

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Oregon softball splits double-header against top-20 opponents

No. 5 Oregon softball (10-2) faced two top-20 teams in its first games of the Mary Nutter Classic, beating No. 18 Oklahoma State 4-1 and falling 3-1 to No. 6 Texas A&M in what is the Ducks’ second loss of the season. The Ducks went up 1-0 in the second …

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Oregon softball dropped by Ole Miss, 1-0

Ole Miss gave Oregon its first loss of the season in the final game of the Puerto Vallarta Collage Challenge, by far the most competitive game Oregon has played so far this season. It took nine innings for No. 15 Ole Miss to beat No. 3 Oregon, 1-0. It was …

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Oregon softball run-rules Rutgers and Texas during doubleheader in Mexico

With back-to-back run-rule victories and two innings with five answered runs, Oregon made sure senior Lauren Lindvall’s birthday was a good one. In the second day of the Puerto Vallarta College Challenge, the Ducks (9-0) outscored Rutgers, 10-0, and the Texas Longhorns, 8-0, in Friday’s doubleheader. Starting with its afternoon …

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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. …

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Oregon softball cruises past New Mexico 14-1

It took just five full innings for Oregon to score 14 runs and end the Kajikawa Classic a few innings early. The Ducks beat New Mexico 14-1 to finish the invitational undefeated in Tempe, Arizona. Maggie Balint, now 2-0 this season, was the winning pitcher of the day. The sophomore …

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Oregon softball run-rules Missouri and UTEP in Saturday doubleheader

The Ducks entered the season ranked No. 3 in the nation. Their play on the field hasn’t shied away from meeting those expectations. That continued on Saturday, in which the Ducks pummeled Missouri 14-2, followed by a 14-0 victory over UTEP in the Kajikawa Classic in Tempe, Arizona. Oregon (5-0) didn’t …

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Oregon softball goes 2-0 during Friday’s doubleheader

The No. 3 Oregon Ducks softball team defeated Fresno State and California State, Northridge on Friday during a doubleheader in Tempe, Arizona. Oregon (3-0), held Fresno State scoreless for an 8-0n victory. Pitcher Miranda Elish threw a complete game, allowing one hit while striking out nine. Fresno State’s only hit …

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Oregon softball start season strong with win over No. 25 Georgia, 8-3

The No. 3 Oregon Ducks got their season rolling in the desert on the first day of the Kajikawa Classic in Arizona, beating the No. 25 Georgia Bulldogs 8-3. Oregon’s offense got started early, scoring two runs in the first inning. Gwen Svekis hit a two-run homer with two out …

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Oregon softball voted as favorites to win Pac-12 in preseason coaches poll

Oregon was voted to finish first in the Pac-12 preseason coaches poll, the conference announced on Monday. The Ducks garnered 63 points and received seven first-place votes. UCLA was picked to finish second with 55 points and two first-place votes. Oregon went 54-8, 17-6 last year and finished second in …

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Oregon softball ranked third in preseason poll

Oregon softball will start the season ranked No. 3 in the USA Today/NFCA Preseason Coaches Poll, two spots below last year’s NCAA champion, the Oklahoma Sooners. Last season ended in a loss to Oklahoma in the Women’s College World Series as the Ducks finished 54-8 on the season. The Ducks …

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Busy day for Oregon as National Signing Day early period opens Wednesday

Various Oregon athletic teams had multiple players make their commitment to the Ducks official on Wednesday. Here’s a look at those players: Volleyball Chandlar Duff: middle blocker from Grosse Pointe South High School in Grosse Pointe, Michigan. The 6-foot-2 Michigan native played with Legacy Volleyball Club. Kylie Robinson: at No. 8 …

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Permanent bleachers to be installed at Jane Sanders Stadium

On Monday, Oregon athletics announced plans to add permanent bleachers at Oregon softball’s Jane Sanders Stadium. According to the press release, the bleachers will be built thanks to an additional donation by Bob Sanders, who donated $16 million to build Jane Sanders Stadium to replace Howe Field. Temporary bleachers were …

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Softball season comes to an end with WCWS semifinal loss

Oregon had to win against Oklahoma on Saturday if it wanted to stay in the Women’s College World Series. After a scoreless first four innings, Oregon took a 2-0 lead that was turned on its head in the bottom of the fifth because of an Oklahoma comeback. The Ducks could …

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Oregon wins second elimination game of day, faces Oklahoma

After beating Baylor 7-4 in the first elimination game, No. 3-ranked Oregon softball beat No. 13-ranked LSU 4-1 on Saturday night to live another day at the Women’s College World Series. The Ducks will face Oklahoma on Sunday at 12:30 p.m. PT in Oklahoma City in the semifinal. After getting …

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Ducks defeat Baylor to advance in WCWS

The No. 3 seed Oregon Ducks defeated the No. 15 Baylor Bears 7-4 to stay alive in the Women’s College World Series. They will face LSU in another elimination game at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday. The Ducks didn’t make it easy on themselves. Oregon pitcher Megan Kleist entered the game with …

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Bats go quiet as Oregon drops WCWS opener to Washington

One of Oregon softball’s mottos this season has been to get runners on, get them over and get them in. The Ducks got runners on, they got them over but they could not get them in on Thursday. The Ducks knew their opponents well, having lost two out of three …

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Preview: Washington brings rival challenge to first game of WCWS

After passing the regional and super regional tests in dramatic fashion, the No. 3 seed Oregon softball team faces a familiar opponent in the opening game of the Women’s College World Series: the No. 6 seed Washington Huskies. The Pacific Northwest rivals played one series in Eugene earlier this season …

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