Haley Cruse does anything that requires her team to win. She stepped to the mound in a time of need even though she hasn’t pitched since freshman year of high school. She hit a clutch home run to seal a comeback victory earlier this season. She can also dance to a mean beat.

Leading up to today’s game, the Ducks were on a four game losing streak, dropping all three matchups against Oregon State last weekend and falling short 4-3 in their Friday night matchup with Utah. Today, the outcome would be different as the Ducks defeated Utah 9-4. 

Oregon softball lost a critical game against Utah 4-3 in Salt Lake City. The Ducks' final road trip of the season got off to a poor start Friday night as their season record fell to 21-26 overall and 4-15 in the Pac-12 on the season. The Utes improved to 16-32 on the season.

Oregon softball sophomore pitcher Maddie MacGrandle has left the team. The left-hander joined the Ducks prior to this season after arriving on campus in January from Texas A&M. MacGrandle was removed from the roster on Monday, as first reported by The Oregonian.

With Maddie MacGrandle pitching and Oregon down 10-2 in the fifth inning, Washington added insult to injury when Kaija Gibson hit a grand slam to right center field. It was the fifth homer of the day for the Huskies and the 14th hit of the game.

The Oregon softball team bounced back from losing its last game against Bethune-Cookman, where the offense struggled to create momentum. That was not the case on Friday, as the Ducks posted 11 runs to route Army in 5 innings.

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