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Hawkins leads Oregon softball to Game 1 win

Solid pitching and timely offense gave the second-ranked Oregon Ducks softball crew an early lead at the NCAA Super Regionals against North Carolina State.

Oregon’s slugging offense stayed silent through three innings, but exploded for four runs in the fourth and added on two more in the fifth to cap a 6-1 win over the Wolfpack on Friday night in Eugene.

Pac-12 Pitcher of the Year Cheridan Hawkins made one mistake; a behind-in-the-count gift to the very first batter she faced. Renada Davis knocked a 1-0 pitch over the left field fence to give NC State the early lead. Pin that one on early-game jitters, because Hawkins stifled every other batter she faced. Hawkins struck out 14–four short of her career high–and gave up just two hits, that home run, and walked three in her complete game outing.

While Hawkins stifled the opposing bats, the Ducks were revving up for a decent night at the plate. They didn’t get on the board until the fourth inning, when NC State’s Emily Weiman loaded the bases and pegged Danica Mercado to bring freshman phenom Jenna Lilley across the plate and tie the game. Alyssa Gillespie scored two more with a ground ball to short that escaped Maggie Hawkins’ glove on the throw to first. Nikke Udria tacked on one more in the fourth with an RBI single down the first base line.

Geri Ann Glasco continued the offensive burst in the fifth with a double to center off reliever Courtney Mirabella that scored Hailey Decker from second. Mercado capped it off with a sacrifice fly to score Janelle Lindvall.

Oregon will advance to Oklahoma City if it beats NC State in Game 2, Saturday at 12 p.m. PT in Eugene (ESPN). 

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Oregon’s Inglis Pac-12 Women’s Golfer of the Month

SAN FRANCISCO – Caroline Inglis of OREGON has been named the Pac-12 Women’s Golfer of the Month for April, the Pac-12 announced today.
Inglis lead the Ducks to unchartered waters this April, with a second-place team finish at the Pac-12 Women’… Continue reading

Pac-12 announces outdoor track & field athletes of the week

SAN FRANCISCO – The Pac-12 Conference outdoor track and field athlete of the week honors for the week of April 13-April 19:
Men’s Track Athlete of the Week: ANDRE De GRASSE, USC (Jr., Toronto, Canada). Junior Andre De Grasse won the men’s Invitat… Continue reading

Football Playoffs: A Look Back and a Look Ahead

Mike Merrell’s Three-and-Out When the College Football Playoff Committee announced its first list of teams belonging in the final four, it seemed that the Confederacy had won the Civil War and banned everything north (and west) of the Mason-Dixon Line….

Oregon’s Young named Pac-12 Men’s Basketball Player of the Week

SAN FRANCISCO – OREGON senior guard Joseph Young has been named Pac-12 Men’s Basketball Player of the Week for play from Feb. 2-8, the Conference office announced today in a vote of media who cover Pac-12 men’s basketball. 
The Houston, Texas, nat… Continue reading

Big 12’s Big Problems Could Impact Pac-12

Mike Merrell’s Three-and-Out Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby wishes someone would have told him ahead of time that his conference would be punished for not having a championship game. It’s a sad fact of life: Some things you just have…

Some Key Aspects of the Oregon vs. Utah game

That’s right Duck fans, tonight is the night! The No.17 Utah Utes will host the No.4 Oregon Ducks in a highly anticipated showdown at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City, Utah. Going into this…

Beavers Beaten Down by #18 USC

Courtesy: Oregon State University Athletics LOS ANGELES – Southern California scored the final 28 points of the game on Saturday and the 22nd-ranked Trojans defeated Oregon State 28-10 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. It was the first loss for the Beavers (3-1, 0-1 Pac-12), whose four-game winning streak over the past two seasons was … Continue reading »

Playoff & Pac-12 Update: The Wait is Over

It’s finally – finally! – football season! As the first weekend of college football wraps up, don’t expect any major changes when it comes to rankings, especially at the top. However, expect one major theme to be consistent with all top programs, there are still kinks to work out, and there is still work to do. Florida State Let’s start with the …

The Party Out West: What Those Press Releases Really Mean

As I was wrapping up my final breakdown of prospective power conference schools, this year’s release of one of the signature college selection guides was released. The Princeton Review’s guide to “The Best 379 Colleges” is an annual compilation of lists in a variety of categories to help prospective students make the best choice for their education. Of course, the list …

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