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UO Ends Utah Series Perfect with 6-2 and 11-1 wins
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Release Date: 04/15/2012
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* Updated season/career stats are available via the link above, and series stats (3 games) are attached in the LINKS box to the right.


SALT LAKE CITY - The No. 15 University of Oregon softball team (29-9, 8-5) polished off its first league sweep of the season with 6-2 and 11-1 wins over Utah (23-17, 0-12) Sunday morning at Ute Field.

In the finale, UO posted its second-highest run output in league play, thanks to a pair of homers by senior Kelsey Chambers, and single shots by sophomore Kailee Cuico and freshman Sara Goodrum.

Chambers' roundtrippers raised her career tally to 34 and moved her into fourth place all-time for Oregon, and only three behind the school record of former Duck Andrea Vidlund (37).

Sophomore Alexa Peterson (3-for-4) paced the team in hits, and two others also stroked multiple hits - Chambers (2-for-3, 4 RBI, BB) and Cuico (2-for-2, 1 RBI, 2 BB).

In the circle, junior Jessica Moore (21-6) got the win for her first three innings of work. The returning All-Pac-12 pick struck out two, walked none, allowed five hits, and her one run allowed was earned.

Moore's pair of wins Sunday moved her into second place all-time for UO career-wise (61) past Rachelle Taylor (third, 60), and her 21st win of the season moved her into a tie for seventh all-time with Melissa Rice (2007) and Jennie Cook (1998).

Freshman Karissa Hovinga pitched the final three innings for the save, posted no strikeouts or walks and allowed two hits and no runs.

Sunday's first game was a continuation of a contest started Saturday but halted due to rain with UO up 3-2 in the third inning.

The Ducks scored first in Saturday's second inning thanks to back-to-back solo home runs by senior Christie Nieto and sophomore Alexa Peterson. UO then strung together three singles to score its third run.

On Sunday, UO added two runs in the fifth on a two-run homer by Nieto and one more in the sixth on a bunt single by junior Allie Burger.

Moore pitched the complete game in the circle, struck out six, walked one, gave up seven hits, and one of her two runs allowed was earned.

The Utes scored all their two runs in the bottom of the second inning on an errant throw by the shortstop with runners on first and third base.

UO also comfortably won the first game of the series on Friday, 9-0. For the three games combined, Nieto paced UO in hitting (5-for-5, 2 HR, 3 RBI, 4 BB).

Five others topped .600 - Courtney Ceo (1.000, 2H, 1 BB, 2 SB), Lindsey Chambers (.750, 3 H, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 2 BB), Sara Goodrum (.667, 2 H, 1 HR, 1 BB), Peterson (.600, 6 H, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 1 BB) and and senior Kelsey Chambers (.412, 7H, 2 2B, 2 HR, 6 RBI, 2 BB). The latter player climbed the UO career homer list to to fourth (34) and is only three shy of the school record (37).

Moore went 2-0 in the series, struck out eight, walked one and allowed 11 hits in 10 innings. Hovinga, posted a 0.00 ERA, went 1-0 and notched a save, struck out six, walked four, and gave up seven hits in 10 innings.

Looking ahead, UO hosts Portland State for a doubleheader on Wednesday, April 18, then has a three-game set vs. No. 1 California, Friday-Sunday, April 20-22.


LINESCORES

Game 2 (Continued from 4/14/12) -

Oregon 6, Utah 2 (Apr 14, 2012 at Salt Lake City, Utah)
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Oregon.......... 030 020 1 -  6 14  1      (28-9, 7-5 Pac-12)
Utah............ 020 000 0 -  2  6  0      (23-17, 0-11 Pac-12)
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Pitchers: Oregon - Moore, Jessica and Peterson, Alexa. Utah - Amu; Nielson(3) and Akins; Wallace. Win-Moore, Jessica(20-6)  Loss-Amu(4-3)  T-2:29  A-257. HR ORE - Nieto, Christie 2; Peterson, Alexa. Weather: 50 degrees, cloudy

Game 3  - #15 Oregon 11, Utah 1 (Apr 15, 2012 at Salt Lake City, Utah)
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#15 Oregon... 013 403  - 11 11  1      (29-9, 8-5 Pac-12)
Utah......... 001 000  -  1  7  0      (23-18, 0-12 Pac-12)
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Pitchers: Oregon - Moore, Jessica; Hovinga, Karissa(4) and Peterson, Alexa. Utah - Nielson;
Ramirez(4) and Wallace. Win-Moore, Jessica(21-6)  Loss-Ramirez(2-3)  T-1:55  A-256. HR ORE - Chambers, Kelsey 2; Cuico, Kailee; Goodrum, Sara. Weather: 55 degrees, windy



GAME 2 BOXSCORE & PLAY-BY-PLAY (Continued from 4/12/12)


#19 Oregon at Utah
Apr 14, 2012 at Salt Lake City, Utah (Ute Softball Field)


Oregon 6 (28-9,7-5 Pac-12)

Player   ab    r    h  rbi   bb   so   po    a  lob 
Howard, Kaylan 2b 
Takeda, Janie cf 
Chambers, Kelsey ss 
Cuico, Kailee 1b 
Pappas, Samantha rf 
Nieto, Christie dp 
   Goodrum, Sara pr 
Peterson, Alexa
Chambers, Lindsey 3b 
Burger, Allie lf 
   Sullivan, Jamie Rae ph 
Moore, Jessica
Totals  33  14  21  11  10 
  

Utah 2 (23-17,0-11 Pac-12)

Player   ab    r    h  rbi   bb   so   po    a  lob 
Hoopiiaina ss 
Palauni 1b  10 
Sweet 2b 
Elliott lf 
   Fankhauser pr/cf 
Holm 3b 
Dickman cf/lf 
Mendenhall rf 
Cook dp 
Amu p 
   Akins c 
   Ramirez ph 
Wallace c 
   Nielson p 
Totals  26  21  11 
Score by Innings                  R  H  E
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Oregon.............. 030 020 1 -  6 14  1
Utah................ 020 000 0 -  2  6  0
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E - Chambers, K. DP - Utah 1. LOB - ORE 10; Utah 5. 2B - Pappas, S; Mendenhall. HR - Nieto, C 2; Peterson, A. SH - Palauni. SB - Takeda, J. CS - Pappas, S.


Oregon   ip  er  bb  so  wp  bk  hbp  ibb  ab  bf  fo  go  np 
Moore, Jessica W,20-6  7.0  26  28  10  88 
  
Utah   ip  er  bb  so  wp  bk  hbp  ibb  ab  bf  fo  go  np 
Amu L,4-3  2.1  14  15  47 
Nielson   4.2  19  22  64 


Win - Moore, J (20-6). Loss - Amu (4-3). Save - None. WP - Amu. PB - Akins 3. Pitches/strikes: Moore, J 88/59; Amu 47/32; Nielson 64/40.

Umpires - HP: Dale Wilson 1B: Lori Bish 3B: Kevin Davis
Start: 4 p.m. Time: 2:29 Attendance: 257
Weather: 50 degrees, cloudy


 
Play-by-Play
 

2012 OREGON SOFTBALL
#19 Oregon at Utah
Apr 14, 2012 at Salt Lake City, Utah (Ute Softball Field)

Oregon starters: 3/2b Howard, K; 19/cf Takeda, J; 8/ss Chambers, K; 33/1b Cuico, K; 0/rf Pappas, S; 17/dp Nieto, C; 14/c Peterson, A; 5/3b Chambers, L; 2/lf Burger, A; 12/p Moore, J;

Utah starters: 24/ss Hoopiiaina; 18/1b Palauni; 1/2b Sweet; 8/lf Elliott; 3/3b Holm; 2/cf Dickman; 33/rf Mendenhall; 12/dp Cook; 10/p Amu; 0/c Wallace;

Oregon 1st - Howard, K struck out swinging (3-2 FBFBBFFFFS). Takeda, J grounded out to 2b (1-1 BF). Chambers, K singled to third base (0-0). Cuico, K lined out to ss (1-0 B). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Utah 1st - Hoopiiaina singled up the middle (2-2 SBFBF). Palauni out at first 3b to 2b, bunt, SAC (1-1 FB); Hoopiiaina advanced to second. Sweet fouled out to 2b (0-1 S). Elliott flied out to cf (0-2 SS). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Oregon 2nd - Pappas, S doubled to right center (2-2 SSBB). Pappas, S out at third c to 2b to 3b, caught stealing. Nieto, C homered to left field, RBI (3-0 BBB). Peterson, A homered to center field, RBI. Chambers, L singled up the middle (0-0). Burger, A struck out swinging (1-2 BSSFS). Howard, K singled up the middle (0-0); Chambers, L advanced to second. Takeda, J singled up the middle, RBI (0-0); Howard, K advanced to second; Chambers, L scored. Chambers, K grounded out to 2b (0-2 FS). 3 runs, 6 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Utah 2nd - Holm singled to right field. Dickman reached on a fielder's choice; Holm out at second 2b to ss. Mendenhall doubled to right field; Dickman advanced to third. Cook walked. Amu reached on a throwing error by ss, out at second 3b to 2b (0-0); Cook advanced to third; Mendenhall scored, unearned; Dickman scored. Hoopiiaina grounded out to ss (1-1 BF). 2 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB.

Oregon 3rd - Cuico, K struck out swinging (0-2 FSFS). Pappas, S singled, bunt (0-0). Pappas, S advanced to second on a wild pitch. Nieto, C walked (3-0 BBBB). Akins to c for Amu. Nielson to p for Wallace. Nieto, C advanced to second; Pappas, S advanced to third on a passed ball. Peterson, A walked (3-0 BBBB). Chambers, L fouled out to c (0-2 SFFFFFFF). Burger, A grounded out to 3b (0-1 F). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 3 LOB.

Utah 3rd - Palauni singled to left field (3-2 BSSBB). Sweet struck out swinging (2-2 BFFBFS). Elliott struck out looking (0-2 FSS). Holm grounded out to p (0-0). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Oregon 4th - Howard, K flied out to rf (1-0 B). Takeda, J grounded out to ss (0-0). Chambers, K flied out to rf (1-2 BSS). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Utah 4th - Dickman singled to left field (1-0 B). Mendenhall grounded out to 2b (1-0 B); Dickman advanced to second. Cook struck out swinging (3-2 BSSBBS). Akins struck out swinging (2-2 SBBSS). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Oregon 5th - Cuico, K grounded out to ss (0-0). Pappas, S singled through the right side (1-0 B). Nieto, C homered to right field, 2 RBI (0-0); Pappas, S scored. Peterson, A singled through the left side (0-1 S). Chambers, L singled to third base (1-0 B); Peterson, A advanced to second. Sullivan, J pinch hit for Burger, A. Sullivan, J grounded into double play ss to 1b (0-1 S); Chambers, L out on the play. 2 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Utah 5th - Burger, A to lf for Sullivan, J. Hoopiiaina grounded out to ss (0-2 FS). Palauni flied out to cf (1-1 BS). Sweet struck out swinging (3-2 BBBSSS). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Oregon 6th - Howard, K popped up to ss (1-0 B). Takeda, J singled through the right side (2-2 FFB). Chambers, K fouled out to 1b (1-0 B). Takeda, J stole second. Cuico, K grounded out to 3b (1-0 B). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Utah 6th - Elliott singled through the left side (1-2 FBS). Fankhauser pinch ran for Elliott. Holm popped up to 1b (1-2 SSBF). Dickman reached on a fielder's choice (0-0); Fankhauser out at second 2b to ss. Mendenhall struck out swinging (1-2 FSBFFS). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Oregon 7th - Fankhauser to cf. Dickman to lf. Pappas, S grounded out to 2b. Nieto, C walked (3-0 BBBB). Goodrum, S pinch ran for Nieto, C. Goodrum, S advanced to second on a passed ball. Peterson, A grounded out to 3b (0-0). Chambers, L walked (3-2 BFBBSFB). Chambers, L advanced to second; Goodrum, S advanced to third on a passed ball. Burger, A singled to third base, bunt, RBI (2-2 SBBS); Chambers, L advanced to third; Goodrum, S scored, unearned. Howard, K grounded out to c unassisted, interference (1-2 SBS). 1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Utah 7th - Cook grounded out to 2b (0-0). Ramirez pinch hit for Akins. Ramirez grounded out to 2b (3-1 BFBB). Hoopiiaina grounded out to ss (3-1 BBBS). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.



GAME 3 BOXSCORE & PLAY-BY-PLAY


#19 Oregon at Utah
Apr 15, 2012 at Salt Lake City, Utah (Ute Softball Field)


Oregon 11 (29-9,8-5 Pac-12)

Player   ab    r    h  rbi   bb   so   po    a  lob 
Howard, Kaylan 2b 
   Melick, Hannah 1b 
Takeda, Janie cf 
Chambers, Kelsey ss 
Cuico, Kailee 1b/2b 
Pappas, Samantha rf 
Nieto, Christie lf 
   Burger, Allie lf 
Peterson, Alexa
Sullivan, Jamie Rae 3b 
Goodrum, Sara dp 
Moore, Jessica
   Hovinga, Karissa
Totals  26  11  11  11  18 
  

Utah 1 (23-18,0-12 Pac-12)

Player   ab    r    h  rbi   bb   so   po    a  lob 
Palauni 1b 
Hoopiiaina ss 
Elliott lf 
   Bowles lf 
Mendenhall rf 
Sweet 2b 
Dickman cf 
Holm 3b 
Ramirez dp/p 
Wallace c 
   Clements ph 
Nielson p 
Totals  23  18  10 
Score by Innings                R  H  E
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Oregon.............. 013 403 - 11 11  1
Utah................ 001 000 -  1  7  0
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E - Melick, H. DP - ORE 2; Utah 1. LOB - ORE 6; Utah 6. 2B - Howard, K; Takeda, J; Cuico, K; Palauni. 3B - Pappas, S. HR - Chambers, K 2; Cuico, K; Goodrum, S. HBP - Nieto, C; Dickman. SH - Takeda, J. SF - Mendenhall. SB - Pappas, S; Hoopiiaina.


Oregon   ip  er  bb  so  wp  bk  hbp  ibb  ab  bf  fo  go  np 
Moore, Jessica W,21-6  3.0  12  14  51 
Hovinga, Karissa   3.0  11  11  26 
  
Utah   ip  er  bb  so  wp  bk  hbp  ibb  ab  bf  fo  go  np 
Nielson   3.1  16  22  62 
Ramirez L,2-3  2.2  10  13  23 


Win - Moore, J (21-6). Loss - Ramirez (2-3). Save - None. HBP - by Moore, J (Dickman); by Nielson (Nieto, C). Pitches/strikes: Moore, J 51/29; Hovinga, K 26/16; Nielson 62/32; Ramirez 23/11.

Umpires - HP: Lori Bish 1B: Kevin Davis 3B: Dale Wilson
Start: 12:30 pm Time: 1:55 Attendance: 256
Weather: 55 degrees, windy


 
Play-by-Play
 

2012 OREGON SOFTBALL
#19 Oregon at Utah
Apr 15, 2012 at Salt Lake City, Utah (Ute Softball Field)

Oregon starters: 3/2b Howard, K; 19/cf Takeda, J; 8/ss Chambers, K; 33/1b Cuico, K; 0/rf Pappas, S; 17/lf Nieto, C; 14/c Peterson, A; 20/3b Sullivan, J; 1/dp Goodrum, S; 12/p Moore, J;

Utah starters: 18/1b Palauni; 24/ss Hoopiiaina; 8/lf Elliott; 33/rf Mendenhall; 1/2b Sweet; 2/cf Dickman; 3/3b Holm; 67/dp Ramirez; 0/c Wallace; 11/p Nielson;

Oregon 1st - Howard, K flied out to 1b (1-1 BF). Takeda, J grounded out to p (0-0). Chambers, K out at first 1b to 2b, bunt (1-0 B). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Utah 1st - Palauni grounded out to 2b (3-2 SBBBS). Hoopiiaina singled to left center (1-1 SB). Elliott singled to right field (0-0); Hoopiiaina advanced to second. Mendenhall grounded into double play 3b to 1b (0-0); Elliott advanced to second; Hoopiiaina out on the play. 0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Oregon 2nd - Cuico, K walked (3-0 BBBB). Pappas, S reached on a fielder's choice; Cuico, K out at second 2b to ss. Pappas, S stole second. Nieto, C intentionally walked (3-0 BBBB). Peterson, A singled through the left side, RBI (1-1 BS); Nieto, C advanced to second; Pappas, S scored. Sullivan, J struck out swinging (2-2 BBSSFFFS). Goodrum, S struck out swinging (2-2 SSBBS). 1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Utah 2nd - Sweet struck out swinging (2-2 BFSBS). Dickman hit by pitch (0-0). Holm singled up the middle (1-1 FB); Dickman advanced to second. Ramirez grounded out to ss (3-2 BBFBS); Holm advanced to second; Dickman advanced to third. Clements pinch hit for Wallace. Clements struck out swinging (1-2 BFSS). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Oregon 3rd - Wallace to c for Clements. Howard, K doubled to right center (2-2 BSBF). Takeda, J out at first p to 2b, bunt, SAC (0-0); Howard, K advanced to third. Chambers, K homered to center field, 2 RBI (1-0 B); Howard, K scored. Cuico, K homered to left field, RBI (1-0 B). Pappas, S grounded out to 1b unassisted (0-1 F). Nieto, C hit by pitch (0-0). Peterson, A grounded out to ss (1-0 B). 3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Utah 3rd - Palauni doubled to left field. Hoopiiaina singled to second base (2-1 BSB); Palauni advanced to third. Hoopiiaina stole second. Elliott lined out to cf (3-1 BBBS). Mendenhall flied out to rf, SAC, RBI (3-2 SSBBB); Hoopiiaina advanced to third; Palauni scored. Sweet grounded out to 3b (3-1 BSBB). 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Oregon 4th - Sullivan, J fouled out to 3b. Goodrum, S homered to right center, RBI (2-1 BFB). Howard, K walked (3-1 BBBFB). Takeda, J doubled to left field, RBI (0-0); Howard, K scored. Chambers, K homered to left field, 2 RBI (0-1 S); Takeda, J scored. Cuico, K walked (3-0 BBBB). Ramirez to p. / for Nielson. Pappas, S flied out to ss (0-0). Nieto, C walked (3-1 BBBSB); Cuico, K advanced to second. Peterson, A singled to right field (1-0 B); Nieto, C advanced to third; Cuico, K advanced to third, out at home rf to c. 4 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Utah 4th - Hovinga, K to p for Moore, J. Dickman singled to right field (1-1 FB). Holm flied out to cf (0-0). Ramirez reached on a fielder's choice (0-0); Dickman out at second 3b to 2b. Wallace lined out to ss (3-1 SBBB). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Oregon 5th - Melick, H to 1b for Howard, K. Cuico, K to 2b. Sullivan, J grounded out to p (2-2 BSBFF). Goodrum, S walked (3-1 BBBSB). Melick, H popped up to 2b. Takeda, J reached on a fielder's choice; Goodrum, S out at second 2b unassisted. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Utah 5th - Melick, H to 1b. Burger, A to lf for Nieto, C. Palauni reached on a fielding error by 1b. Hoopiiaina reached on a fielder's choice; Palauni out at second ss unassisted. Elliott fouled out to 1b (0-0). Mendenhall flied out to cf (0-2 SF). 0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB.

Oregon 6th - Bowles to lf for Elliott. Chambers, K walked. Cuico, K doubled down the lf line; Chambers, K advanced to third. Pappas, S tripled down the rf line, 2 RBI; Cuico, K scored; Chambers, K scored. Burger, A grounded out to ss. Peterson, A singled up the middle, RBI; Pappas, S scored. Sullivan, J grounded into double play 2b to ss to 1b (1-2 FBF); Peterson, A out on the play. 3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Utah 6th - Sweet singled up the middle (1-1 BS). Dickman flied out to lf (2-0 BB). Holm grounded into double play ss to 2b to 1b (3-2 BFSBB); Sweet out on the play. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.


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