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Four Ducks earn Pac-12 softball awards

The Oregon softball team showed its Pac-12 dominance last weekend by winning its fourth-consecutive conference title. On Thursday, the Ducks continued that conference dominance, taking home four all-Pac-12 awards as voted on by the head coaches. Oregon ace Cheridan Hawkins earned pitcher of the year honors, catcher Janelle Lindvall was …

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Preview: Oregon softball continues tradition of hosting NCAA regional

This past Sunday, Oregon (44-8, 20-4 Pac-12) was selected as one of 16 teams to host a four-team NCAA regional. As the No. 5 seed, Oregon will have the chance to host the super regional next weekend with a win. In its inaugural season, Jane Sanders Stadium will open its …

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Oregon video documentary series gives behind-the-scenes look at Duck softball

This season, Oregon’s Koral Costa has packed two extra items when she’s hit the road with the Ducks softball team. She brings a GoPro and a Sony Handycam, which help Costa and her Oregon teammates capture behind-the-scenes moments traveling throughout the country. Oregon has produced weekly documentary-style videos that are about 10-15 …

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Oregon’s senior class makes Pac-12 history with fourth consecutive conference crown

In the history of Pac-10/12 softball, only the UCLA Bruins had won four consecutive Pac-12 softball championships (1988-91). Now they have company. When Geri Ann Glasco caught the final out of Oregon softball’s 5-1 victory over Utah on May 12, the Ducks clinched their fourth consecutive Pac-12 title. “It’s a really …

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Ducks earn No. 5 overall seed in NCAA Tournament, will host Eugene regional

The Oregon Ducks softball team is headed to the NCAA Tournament for the seventh straight year. The Pac-12 champions will welcome Fordham (39-19), Long Beach State (32-20) and Baylor (43-12) to Eugene this weekend. Oregon’s first game will be Friday against Fordham at 8:30 p.m. on ESPN2. “I know that all these teams …

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Oregon wins final regular season series, now waits for postseason seed

Emotions were running high at Jane Sanders Stadium on Senior Day. Two days after claiming its fourth straight Pac-12 title against Utah (32-19, 13-10 Pac-12), the six outgoing Oregon seniors were showered with gifts and special videos on the big screen. In addition, Sammie Puentes sang the National Anthem. But …

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Utah evens three-game series with 3-2 win over Oregon

Fresh off clinching the program’s fourth-straight Pac-12 title on Friday night, the Oregon softball team dropped game two of the series, 3-2, to Utah on Saturday night. The No. 3-ranked Ducks had their chances, including the winning run at the plate in the seventh inning, but couldn’t muster a win. Oregon …

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Ducks clinch fourth-consecutive Pac-12 title with 5-1 win over Utah

The Jane Sanders Stadium crowd of 2,019 knew exactly what the moment meant. With the Ducks up 5-1 and Utah down to its final out, the crowd rose to its feet. Out in center field, senior Koral Costa allowed herself to soak it in. Why not, she thought — she’ll …

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Oregon softball one win away from fourth-straight Pac-12 title

The Oregon Ducks softball team is once again on the verge of history. Entering Thursday’s game against Utah, the Ducks are one win away from an unprecedented fourth-straight Pac-12 title. No team in Pac-12 softball history has won four-straight. No. 3-ranked Oregon is coming off a series win against California in …

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Women’s golf qualifies for NCAA Championships, Adams performs at Seahawks’ rookie mini-camp

— It was a good weekend for the Oregon women’s golf team. The Ducks entered the Baton Rouge regional as the No. 5 seed and had to place in the top-six to secure a trip to the NCAA Championships. Oregon did just that, finishing fifth and earned a chance to play on a …

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Oregon wins the series against Cal with 5-2 victory

Oregon’s Lauren Lindvall entered Sunday’s game against Cal with three homeruns on the season. While her batting average sits at .406 on the year, the normally powerful sophomore has struggled to see the ball go over the fence after hitting six homeruns last year. Lindvall found her power stroke on …

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Ducks shot down by Cal; snap 14-game winning streak

Oregon entered Saturday’s game against Cal needing a victory to reduce its magic number to one to clinch the the Ducks’ fourth consecutive Pac-12 Championship. The Golden Bears had other plans in mind. The Ducks surrendered 16 hits and committed four errors in their 15-4 loss to Cal, dropping Oregon to …

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Oregon dismantles Cal in first of three-game series

There was no hiding the fact that earlier in the season, Oregon ace pitcher Cheridan Hawkins was struggling. Those concerns have been put to rest recently. Hawkins threw a complete game and surrendered just two runs — none earned — on two hits with a season-high 15 strikeouts in Oregon’s mercy-ruled …

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Nikki Udria’s two homers cement second straight shutout against No. 17 Arizona

Nikki Udria made sure to rebound from her 0-for-3 game one outing against visiting No. 17-ranked Arizona (32-16, 9-8 Pac-12). In game two, at a sold out Jane Sanders Stadium, Udria drove home four runs — one solo home run in the first, one three-run homer in the fifth — to lead No. 5-ranked …

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Cheridan Hawkins’ career night leads Ducks past Arizona 2-0

Cheridan Hawkins was certainly back to form on Friday night. She struck out eight batters, allowing just one hit and one walk to keep Arizona at bay and help power the Ducks past the visitors, 2-0, for a series-opening win. “She did a tremendous job using all her pitches,” head coach Mike …

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Ducks top ASU 5-4 to clinch series win

It was a tight game until Geri Ann Glasco stepped to the plate with the bases loaded in the fifth inning. Glasco blasted a grand slam to center field with two outs, lifting the No. 5 Ducks past No. 25 Arizona State 5-4, in Tempe, Arizona on Saturday night. The …

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Oregon to play Arizona State after weekend off from Pac-12 play

After a weekend off from Pac-12 play, the Oregon Ducks softball team returns to action this weekend in Tempe, Arizona. The Ducks are coming off a three-game sweep of Oregon State in Corvallis, where they outscored the Beavers 19-4. The Ducks ride a five-game winning streak into the weekend. “I’m raring to …

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Hailey Decker’s blast lifts Ducks past Oregon State

Oregon softball’s three-run third inning proved to be enough in a 4-3 win over Oregon State in Corvallis on Saturday. The Ducks improve to 31-6, 9-2 in Pac-12 play. The win gives the Ducks their 11th straight win against the Beavers. Oregon scored four runs via seven hits through the first …

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Sammie Puentes overcomes her biggest fear in her biggest moment

It’s a moment that will live with her forever. As she walks towards the pitcher’s circle during the christening of Jane Sanders stadium, Oregon softball player Sammie Puentes isn’t focused on the 1,600 people watching her. Singing the national anthem is going to be the greatest moment of her life. …

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Oregon heads to Civil War back on track

After dropping their first Pac-12 series since 2013 last weekend to No. 16 UCLA, the Ducks bounced back with a doubleheader sweep against Portland State Tuesday. The Ducks used another strong offensive output and saw improvement from senior Cheridan Hawkins. Oregon now heads to Corvallis for a three-game set with the Beavers (24-9-1, 4-5 …

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Oregon sweeps Portland State in doubleheader

The Oregon softball team is back to its winning ways. After losing two of three to No. 15 UCLA last weekend at home, the No. 6 Ducks regrouped with a doubleheader sweep of visiting Portland State. Oregon won the first game 7-1 behind the stellar pitching of Megan Kleist, and …

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