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Oregon softball earns ticket to Women’s College World Series with 11-1 win over Kentucky

It took Oregon four innings to get pitcher Miranda Elish the lead last night. It was a different story tonight as the Ducks scored seven runs in the second inning, highlighted by Shannon Rhodes’ leadoff home run and a DJ Sanders grand slam. The inning’s seven runs were more than the …

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Oregon softball defeats Drake 3-0, advances to Super Regional

Just like the previous two games for Oregon softball, runs were hard to come by in Saturday’s Eugene Regional matchup against Drake. Oregon had not allowed a run in its previous 23 innings of play coming into Saturday’s match up, putting pressure on Drake’s pitcher Nicole Newman to be perfect. …

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Oregon clinches share of Pac-12 title with 8-3 win over Cal

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 …

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Senior power pushes Oregon past Utah 8-1 to complete series sweep

Gwen Svekis watched her fly-ball hang in the air and drift toward shallow left field. As she jogged toward first base, it landed in the exact place none of the three Utah defenders could reach it in time. That summarized how the day went for Svekis and the Ducks on …

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Oregon softball rolls Utah to begin final regular season home series

In the bottom of the first inning, Gwen Svekis hit a high fly ball that had just enough oomph to sneak over the left-field wall and give the Ducks an early 2-0 lead over Utah. It was a nice way for Svekis to begin her final regular season series. With …

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Home runs fuel Oregon softball’s 9-1 route of No. 7 Arizona State

The Oregon softball team won its eighth game in a row on Saturday night, taking down No. 7 Arizona State 9-1 in seven innings in Tempe, Arizona. The high quality pitching and barrage of power hitting from the No. 3 Ducks (34-6) was too much for Arizona State (33-7) to …

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Mike White’s arm is a secret to Oregon softball’s success

Before Mike White ever stepped foot on the Oregon campus, he was already an International Softball Congress Hall of Fame pitcher and had been coaching for 30 years. During White’s first year as head coach for Oregon softball, the team went 16-34, including 3-18 in the Pac-12. Now in his …

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With strong freshman season so far, Mary Iakopo in line to succeed Gwen Svekis next year

Stepping onto the college diamond for a freshman can be daunting. Under the lights, in front of several thousand fans with television cameras surrounding them, they play with and face some of the best players in the country. When Oregon softball’s freshman catcher Mary Iakopo stepped up to the plate …

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