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Lombardi Takes the Reins of Oregon Softball

The University of Oregon introduced Melyssa (Missy) Lombardi as the new head coach of the softball team Monday afternoon at Jane Sanders Stadium. An assistant at Oklahoma for 21 years after starring for the Sooners as an All-American catcher, Lombardi was pried away from Norman replacing Mike White, now the head coach at Texas. Athletic […]

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Georgia, USC Claim Last NCAA Titles at Historic Hayward Field

The era of Hayward Field came to a story book finish if a less than desired conclusion for the home town Ducks. The Women of Troy claimed the women’s crown on the last event of the meet when Kendall Ellis anchored USC’s 4X400 relay team and nipped Purdue’s Jahneya Mitchell at the wire after making […]

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Quiet Bats, Defensive Miscues Doom Ducks in 4-1 Loss to Florida State

Oregon’s promising 11-6 win to start the 2018 Women’s College World Series took a hard turn to onto the rocks with a 6-2 loss followed by a 4-1 elimination loss at the hands of the Florida State Seminoles Saturday evening in Oklahoma City. Continued struggles at the plate and in the field sabotaged any hopes […]

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Bats, Gloves Betray Ducks in 6-2 Second Round Loss to Huskies

Old ghosts came back to haunt the Oregon Ducks in their 6-2 second round loss to the Washington Huskies Friday evening in the Women’s College World Series in Oklahoma City. In each of the games’ first four innings the Ducks were able to advance a runner to second base – albeit with two outs each […]

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Rhodes, Cruse Go Deep; Ducks Pound Sun Devils 11-6 in WCWS Opener

In previous appearances Oregon’s exit from the Women’s College World Series stemmed from the Ducks’ struggles in keeping the bats hot deep into the post season where it is a given you will be facing the best pitcher each opponent has to offer. Once arriving in Oklahoma City, Oregon has found regular season numbers were […]

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Arizona Spoils Ducks’ Senior Celebration 11-4 in Season Finale

Two teams entered PK Park for the last three-game series of the regular season this weekend. One team was playing to get into the NCAA tournament. The other was looking to salvage what has been a disappointing spring. Unfortunately for the Ducks, they were the ones looking to salvage something of this season, while in […]

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Oklahoma City Here They Come – Again; Ducks Thrash Wildcats 11-1

The Oregon Ducks are Oklahoma City bound, earning a fifth berth in the last six years to the Women’s College World Series with a 11-1 blowout over the Kentucky Wildcats Saturday evening at Jane Sanders Stadium. Oregon head coach Mike White went with the hot hand in Miranda Elish and as has been the case […]

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Elish Tosses Two-Hit Masterpiece, Ducks Even Series With Wildcats 6-1

Backs to the wall and faced with a premature end to their season, the Oregon Ducks got a stellar performance in the circle from sophomore right-hander Miranda Elish and evened their best of three series with the Kentucky Wildcats with a 6-1 win Friday evening at Jane Sanders Stadium. One night after seeing their 16-game […]

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Long Ball, Oregon Errors Allow Wildcats to Take Opening Game 9-6

The Kentucky Wildcats opened the Eugene Super Regional with a 9-6 win over the Oregon Ducks Thursday evening at PK Park. Pitching and defense – two areas that have been strengths for the Ducks this season – faltered early and often for Oregon, leaving the Ducks down 0-1 in the series and needing to win […]

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Ducks Advance to Super Regionals as Elish Blanks Drake on Five Hits

Ho-hum… another regional and another three wins for the Oregon softball team. The No. 1 seeded Ducks advanced to the Super Regional with a 3-0 win over Drake in front of a packed Jane Sanders Stadium Saturday night. Oregon makes its ninth straight appearance in a Super Regional and will face the winner of the […]

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Kleist Perfect Enough, Burke Belts Another; Ducks Drop Drake 5-0

Megan Kleist came within an out of tossing a perfect game but instead was satisfied with a one hit, 11 strike out gem in Oregon’s 5-0 win over Drake Friday afternoon at Jane Sanders Stadium. “It sucks,” Kleist confessed after Drakes’ Macy Johnson lined a single up the middle to spoil her bid for the […]

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A Dynasty Continues to Reign as an Era Comes to a Close

The Oregon men’s track & field team clinched the Pac-12 Conference championship Sunday afternoon at Stanford, extending their legacy as the premier program for a 12th straight year. The Ducks out-pointed Stanford 174-125 and grabbed four individual titles in extending their historic run of conference championships. The Women of Oregon saw their nine year streak […]

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Beavers Complete Season Sweep With 10-0 Win at PK Park

The Oregon State Beavers swept the season series against arch-rival Oregon for the second straight season after a 10-0 non-conference shellacking of the Ducks Tuesday evening at PK Park. It is the first time OSU has swept the series back-to-back since the 1922 and 1923 seasons. What had been a scoreless pitchers’ duel through four […]

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Ducks Sweep Cardinal: Head to Northwest Showdown Against Huskies

The 4th-ranked Oregon Ducks continued their mastery over the Stanford Cardinal with a three-game sweep at Jane Sanders Stadium, 8-4, 4-1 and 4-1. In a bit of a wrinkle Miranda Elish opened the series in the circle for head coach Mike White. After Megan Kleist spun a 1-hit, “no-hit” 5-0 win against Oklahoma the night […]

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Oregon Offense Struggles, Fall to Beavers In Series Sweep

Goss Stadium in Corvallis has been a House of Horrors for the Ducks ever since Oregon brought back baseball a decade ago. Unfortunately for the Ducks, 2018 isn’t any different. The Beavers completed a weekend sweep of the Ducks with a huge 12-5 win in front of a record crowd of 3,800. The loss dropped […]

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Thunder Out Points Lightening 41-7; Ducks Wrap Up Spring Camp

It was a day to show off a new offensive system, a day for new players to show off their talents and a day for the entire Oregon program to show off the facilities to potential recruits. All three goals were accomplished and a nice sunny day in Eugene didn’t hurt anything either. Oregon played […]

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