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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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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 softball takes No. 1 overall seed ahead of Eugene Regional

Oregon softball earned the No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA Tournament, which will start off with the Eugene Regional on Thursday against Albany. No. 1 seed for @OregonSB in the NCAA Tournament, which starts on Thursday in Eugene. pic.twitter.com/ZiAFlCsalq — Shawn Medow (@ShawnMedow) May 14, 2018 “Now it’s done, …

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Oregon softball has no regrets about 2012 campaign

A look back at an extremely impressive 2012 Oregon softball season.

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Moore’s three-hitter not enough against defending national champs

With a 3-1 loss to Arizona State on Thursday night, the Oregon softball team moves into the elimination bracket of the Women’s College World Series and will face Tennessee Saturday afternoon.

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Oregon to face familiar opponent with Arizona State in Thursday’s Women’s College World Series opener

For the first time in 23 years, Oregon will be represented at the Women’s College World Series when the 11th-seeded Ducks take on defending national champion and No. 3 seed Arizona State during the first round of the final eight in Oklahoma City.

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Oregon softball advances to Women’s College World Series for first time since 1989

The going was never easy, and Oregon had to fight through everything from controversial player ejections to mental lapses and missed scoring opportunities. But in the end, the golden ticket to the Women’s College World Series was punched.

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Oregon softball advances to Women’s College World Series for first time since 1989

The No. 11 seeded Ducks (44-16) used a six-run outburst in the second inning as a take off point in Saturday’s Super Regional rubber match against No. 6 seed Texas (47-13), and went on to put up four more runs in the fourth inning to effectively put the game — and series — away.

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Clark: For Oregon softball, it’s World Series-or-bust this weekend

The games against No. 6 Texas seems, if anything, will be a turning point in Oregon’s post-season play — one way or another.

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Oregon softball begins trip back to Super Regionals this weekend

The No. 11 Oregon Ducks take on Albany in the opening round of regional play this morning at the University Park Regional.

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Clark: Postseason implications for Oregon softball heading into UCLA series

The Ducks have an opportunity to beat a struggling UCLA team for the first time since 2004 and pick up momentum heading into postseason play.

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