Oregon softball head coach Mike White is leaving the program to take over the vacancy left at the University of Texas by Connie Clark, who was the Longhorns’ head coach for 22 years. Texas went 33-26 this season and were ousted in the Seattle Regional.

Prior to the first game of the Women’s College World Series, the Ducks talked about not just surviving and advancing, but thriving as well. They did just that, scoring the most run’s in team history. No. 1 Oregon put up 14 hits en route to a 11-6 victory against No. 8 Arizona State.

Ducks pitcher Miranda Elish (40) and outfielder Haley Cruse (26) high-five prior to taking the field. The Oregon Ducks play the Albany Great Danes at Jane Sanders Stadium in Eugene, Ore. on Thursday May 17th, 2018. (Ben Green/Emerald)

With an 8-3 against Cal on Friday afternoon, Oregon softball clinched half a share of the Pac-12 title. The Ducks (46-7, 19-3 in Pac-12) have a one game lead over UCLA (48-4, 18-4 in Pac-12), and if they beat Cal tomorrow and UCLA loses to ASU tomorrow or the next game, then Oregon will get …

Ever since Alexis Mack transferred to Oregon, she has been one of the team’s most consistent offensive players, especially with sacrifice bunts and steals.  She has been named to the watch-list for 2018 USA Softball National Player of the Year, along with teammates Megan Kleist, Maggie Balin…