The Ducks scored seven runs in the first three innings en route to a 11-0 win over Georgia State Friday night in Tempe, Ariz.
The 6th-ranked Oregon softball team kicked off the 2016 season with a victory, beating Cal Poly, 12-3, Friday afternoon in Arizona.
The three-time defending champion Oregon softball team opens up its 2016 season on Friday at the Kajikawa Classic in Tempe, Ariz.
The Ducks move on without all-time great Janie Takeda, but the outfield remains stocked with veterans who provide power and defense.
Oregon features a sterling left side, with shortstop Nikki Udria and third baseman Jenna Lilley, and a host of options at second and first.
Senior Janelle Lindvall provides pop in the middle of the lineup and manages the pitchers, with sophomore Gwen Svekis her heir apparent.
Two-time all-American Cheridan Hawkins leads the UO staff, and the No. 6 Ducks will begin building around her when the season opens Friday.
Senior Cheridan Hawkins and sophomore Jenna Lilley have both been named to the USA Softball player of the year watch list.
A limited number of softball season tickets are available before single-game tickets go on sale.
The Oregon softball team has been picked first in the Pac-12 preseason coaches poll, the league announced on Wednesday.
Oregon comes in at No. 4 in the USA Softball poll and No. 6 in the NFCA poll.
The three-time Pac-12 champion Oregon softball team starts the 2016 campaign with a veteran roster and a brand new stadium.