A part-time starter of late, Danica Mercado got the call and contributed with the bat and the glove as Oregon beat North Carolina State 6-1.
The Oregon softball team will be favored when Super Regionals begin Friday against North Carolina State, and the Ducks are on upset alert.
Oregon hosts UCLA this week with the postseason in sight, and Mitchell Tolman's improved leadership has been a huge factor down the stretch.
Oregon won its seventh straight game Tuesday, 3-2 at Oregon State in 11 innings, to continue its late surge into postseason consideration.
More than 50 students representing UO athletic programs participated in Sunday's event for 250-plus kids from schools in nearby Springfield.
Oregon turned to No. 2 pitcher Karissa Hovinga on Saturday, and she threw a gem to give the Ducks a 6-1 victory over North Dakota State.
Oregon beat North Dakota State, 4-3, on Friday at Howe Field and will play for the Eugene Regional title on Saturday at 1 p.m.
An elite group of pitchers will enter the circle at Howe Field beginning Thursday, and will have to tangle with a deep, versatile UO lineup.
The Oregon baseball team beat Gonzaga 2-1 on Wednesday, and heads to Utah needing to make every game count over their last seven.
Oregon beat Gonzaga 9-4 on Tuesday at PK Park, and will look to complete a series sweep at home on Wednesday at 6 p.m.
Oregon's Cheridan Hawkins will be joined by a group of fellow elite pitchers for this week's NCAA Regional at Howe Field.
Marcus Mariota and the Oregon football team were big winners along with Janie Takeda and the UO softball team at Monday's O Show event.