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Lombardi hopes to cement Oregon’s place as perennial title contender

It will be hard to fill the void left by former Oregon softball head coach Mike White, but new-hire Melyssa Lombardi has a pedigree that might propel the Ducks into the national championship. During her 21 years as Oklahoma’s pitching coach, Lombardi coached two USA softball pitchers-of-the-year and four national …

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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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Miranda Elish mental game is stronger, and it shows in her pitching

When Miranda Elish was one out away from a perfect game against Portland State on April 3, she had a flashback to a game two weeks ago against UCLA. She had given up a home run with two outs left, adding more tension to a big game against the No. …

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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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Ducks no longer undefeated at home after 4-2 loss to Washington

Oregon’s undefeated start to the season ended last week at UCLA, and now its perfect home record has concluded. Washington beat Oregon 4-2 at Jane Sanders Stadium on Thursday evening after a half-hour rain delay prior to the start of the game. Maggie Balint started in the circle, and surrendered …

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Balint, Elish and Kleist: Oregon softball’s tremendous trio

Oregon softball’s pitching circle this season is a triple threat. After having a 1-2 punch made up of then-senior Cheridan Hawkins and freshman Megan Kleist, Oregon’s pitching was destined to look different. The Ducks brought in the nation’s No. 1 recruit, Miranda Elish, and No. 4 recruit, Maggie Balint, to …

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Oregon walks off in extra innings to sweep Arizona State

Mia Camuso was supposed to bunt. Instead, she ignored her coach’s sign and hit a walk-off single up the middle to keep Oregon softball’s perfect season going. It was scoreless for seven-and-a-half innings at Jane Sanders Stadium in the final game of Oregon’s series against Arizona State. But finally in the eighth …

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