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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 wins first game of WCWS 11-6 against Arizona State

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. …

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Softball season comes to an end with WCWS semifinal loss

Oregon had to win against Oklahoma on Saturday if it wanted to stay in the Women’s College World Series. After a scoreless first four innings, Oregon took a 2-0 lead that was turned on its head in the bottom of the fifth because of an Oklahoma comeback. The Ducks could …

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Oregon wins second elimination game of day, faces Oklahoma

After beating Baylor 7-4 in the first elimination game, No. 3-ranked Oregon softball beat No. 13-ranked LSU 4-1 on Saturday night to live another day at the Women’s College World Series. The Ducks will face Oklahoma on Sunday at 12:30 p.m. PT in Oklahoma City in the semifinal. After getting …

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Bats go quiet as Oregon drops WCWS opener to Washington

One of Oregon softball’s mottos this season has been to get runners on, get them over and get them in. The Ducks got runners on, they got them over but they could not get them in on Thursday. The Ducks knew their opponents well, having lost two out of three …

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Preview: Washington brings rival challenge to first game of WCWS

After passing the regional and super regional tests in dramatic fashion, the No. 3 seed Oregon softball team faces a familiar opponent in the opening game of the Women’s College World Series: the No. 6 seed Washington Huskies. The Pacific Northwest rivals played one series in Eugene earlier this season …

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