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Cuico & Nieto Power #15 Ducks Past #7 Huskies, 5-3
Release Date: 04/11/2012
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* A boxscore is available in the LINKS box to the right, and a recap will be posted later Wednesday afternoon after the second game of the doubleheader.


EUGENE - It took more than 21 hours to decide, but the No. 15 University of Oregon softball team (26-8, 5-4) weathered a pair of three-hour rain delays to top No. 7 Washington (33-6, 4-5) by a 5-3 count in their series opener Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday morning.

On the first day of the game, sophomore first baseman Kailee Cuico put the Ducks up, 3-1, with a three-run, first-inning homer over the left field wall. Her fifth round-tripper of 2011 scored sophomore Courtney Ceo and senior Kelsey Chambers who had doubled and singled before, respectively.

In contrast, UW scored once in the first inning and added a second run in the third.

The game's first rain stoppage began at 4:24 p.m., and after multiple consultations between event officials, umpires and coaches, the game was halted at 8 p.m., and pushed to a 9 a.m. start Wednesday morning

Unfortunately, another morning rain shower delayed action until 11:55 a.m. Soon after, Washington tied the game, 3-3, in the fifth inning on an infield error with a runner on third base.

UO bounced back ahead for good after a two-run homer by senior Christie Nieto in the bottom of the fifth inning – her third in the last six games (and overall this season). Her shot to right field scored senior Samantha Pappas who had walked the at-bat before.

Overall for the game, Cuico led UO in hits (2-for-2), and five others hit safely once - Ceo, Chambers, Nieto, sophomore Alexa Peterson and junior Allie Burger.

In the circle, Duck junior Jessica Moore (19-5) struck out seven, walked one, allowed nine hits, and one of her three runs allowed were earned.

The All-Pac-12 returnee moved into sole possession of 10th place on the school season wins list, and into a tie for third career-wise (59) with former great Jennie Cook.

Husky starter Kasey Stanchek got only one out among the opening six batters. She was replaced by Bryana Walker (8-2) who gave up a single, then forced a 6-2-3 double play to end the inning.

The latter pitcher pitched the game's remainder, struck out one, walked one, gave up five hits, and both of her runs allowed in her 5.2 innings were earned.

At the plate for the Huskies, three batters stroked multiple hits – Kimi Pohlman (3-for-4), Victoria Hayward (2-for-4) and Kimberlee Souza (2-for-4) – and two others had single hits.

The two teams look ahead to a second and final game immediately after Wednesday afternoon.


#15 Oregon 5, #7 Washington 3 (Apr 10, 2012 at Eugene, Ore.)
#7 Washington.... 101 010 0 -  3  9  1      (33-7, 5-4 Pac-12)
#15 Oregon....... 300 020 X -  5  8  2      (26-8, 4-6 Pac-12)
Pitchers: Washington - Stanchek, K.; Walker, B.(1) and Monk, L.. Oregon - Moore, Jessica and
Peterson, Alexa. Win-Moore, Jessica(19-5)  Loss-Walker, B.(8-2)  T-2:04  A-300. HR ORE - Cuico, Kailee; Nieto, Christie. Weather: 59, partly cloudy, wind 0-3mph



#7 Washington at #15 Oregon
Apr 10, 2012 at Eugene, Ore. (Howe Field)


Washington 3 (33-7,5-4 Pac-12)

Player   ab    r    h  rbi   bb   so   po    a  lob 
Hayward, V. 1b 
Williams, N. lf 
Inglesby, K. dp 
   Jones, W. pr 
Pohlman, K. cf 
Souza, K. ss 
Lahners, K. 2b 
Monk, L. c 
Gano, C. 3b 
   Suguro, K. ph 
Creger-Zier rf 
Stanchek, K. p 
   Walker, B. p 
Totals  31  18 

Oregon 5 (26-8,4-6 Pac-12)

Player   ab    r    h  rbi   bb   so   po    a  lob 
Ceo, Courtney 3b 
Howard, Kaylan 2b 
Chambers, Kelsey ss 
Cuico, Kailee 1b  11 
Pappas, Samantha cf 
Nieto, Christie rf 
Peterson, Alexa
Melick, Hannah dp 
Burger, Allie lf 
Moore, Jessica
Totals  25  21  13 
Score by Innings                  R  H  E
Washington.......... 101 010 0 -  3  9  1
Oregon.............. 300 020 X -  5  8  2
E - Gano, C.; Howard, K 2. DP - Washington 1. LOB - Washington 8; Oregon 6. 2B - Williams, N.; Ceo, C. HR - Cuico, K; Nieto, C. HBP - Nieto, C. SH - Ceo, C. SB - Hayward, V.; Pohlman, K.; Ceo, C.


Washington   ip  er  bb  so  wp  bk  hbp  ibb  ab  bf  fo  go  np 
Stanchek, K.   0.1  19 
Walker, B. L,8-2  5.2  21  23  12  75 
Oregon   ip  er  bb  so  wp  bk  hbp  ibb  ab  bf  fo  go  np 
Moore, Jessica W,19-5  7.0  31  32  11  131 


Win - Moore, J (19-5). Loss - Walker, B. (8-2). Save - None. HBP - by Stanchek, K. (Nieto, C). PB - Peterson, A. Pitches/strikes: Stanchek, K. 19/9; Walker, B. 75/45; Moore, J 131/84.

Umpires - HP: Steve Arnold 1B: James Bertuzzi 3B: Fred Barker
Start: 3 pm Time: 2:04 Attendance: 30
Weather: 59, partly cloudy, wind 0-3mph



#7 Washington at #15 Oregon
Apr 10, 2012 at Eugene, Ore. (Howe Field)

Washington starters: 21/1b Hayward, V.; 3/lf Williams, N.; 13/dp Inglesby, K.; 4/cf Pohlman, K.; 5/ss Souza, K.; 11/2b Lahners, K.; 20/c Monk, L.; 8/3b Gano, C.; 2/rf Creger-Zier; 19/p Stanchek, K.;

Oregon starters: 22/3b Ceo, C; 3/2b Howard, K; 8/ss Chambers, K; 33/1b Cuico, K; 0/cf Pappas, S; 17/rf Nieto, C; 14/c Peterson, A; 24/dp Melick, H; 2/lf Burger, A; 12/p Moore, J;

Washington 1st - Hayward, V. singled to shortstop (3-1 BBBK). high chopper to ss who charged, but runner easily beat throw. Hayward, V. stole second. Williams, N. struck out swinging (2-2 BSBSS). Inglesby, K. grounded out to 3b (3-1 BBBK). Hayward, V. advanced to third on a passed ball. Pohlman, K. singled to right field, RBI (2-2 BBSF); Hayward, V. scored, unearned. Souza, K. singled to left field (1-1 KB); Pohlman, K. advanced to third. Lahners, K. struck out swinging (1-2 FBKFS). 1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Oregon 1st - Ceo, C doubled to left center (1-0 B). Ceo tags ball off top of LC wall, 4' from going over. Howard, K flied out to cf (2-2 KBFB). Chambers, K singled to left field (1-1 BK); Ceo, C advanced to third. Cuico, K homered to left field, 3 RBI (1-1 BF); Chambers, K scored; Ceo, C scored. Cuico jacks fifth homer of season over LF wall. Pappas, S walked (3-0 BBBB). Nieto, C hit by pitch (1-0 B); Pappas, S advanced to second. Walker, B. to p for Stanchek, K.. Peterson, A singled to shortstop (1-1 BK); Nieto, C advanced to second; Pappas, S advanced to third. Melick, H grounded into double play ss to c to 1b (1-1 BS); Peterson, A advanced to second; Nieto, C advanced to third; Pappas, S out on the play. 3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Washington 2nd - Monk, L. grounded out to ss (1-2 BFSFF). Gano, C. struck out swinging (1-2 BKFS). Creger-Zier grounded out to p. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Oregon 2nd - Burger, A singled to left field (0-1 K). Ceo, C grounded out to 3b, SAC, bunt (0-0); Burger, A advanced to second. Howard, K flied out to cf (1-1 SB); Burger, A advanced to third. opposite field fly ball makes it to warning track. Chambers, K fouled out to 1b (3-2 SSBBB). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Washington 3rd - Hayward, V. singled to third base (0-0). high chopper to 3b, that runner beat as throw went a little wide. Williams, N. doubled to left center, advanced to third, RBI (1-0 B); Hayward, V. scored. Inglesby, K. grounded out to ss (0-0). hard-hit grounder to ss playing in who looks runner back for throw to 1b. Pohlman, K. reached on an error by 2b (0-2 KF). 2bman bobbles high hopper and runner barely beats throw. Pohlman, K. stole second. Souza, K. struck out swinging (1-2 KBSFS). Lahners, K. grounded out to 3b (3-1 BBFB). 1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB.

Oregon 3rd - Cuico, K singled to shortstop (1-1 KB). Pappas, S lined out to rf (2-0 BB). Pappas lines a rocket, 3 steps to left of rf. Nieto, C singled to center field (2-2 BBFK); Cuico, K advanced to second. Peterson, A fouled out to rf (0-0); Cuico, K advanced to third. Melick, H struck out swinging (3-2 SBBBFS). 0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Washington 4th - Monk, L. grounded out to ss (0-1 S). Gano, C. grounded out to p (2-2 KKBBF). Creger-Zier struck out swinging (3-2 KBBFBFFS). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Oregon 4th - Burger, A flied out to lf (2-1 KBB). Ceo, C reached on an error by 3b (0-1 K). Howard, K flied out to lf (0-0). Ceo, C stole second. RF charges in and makes catch 20' behind 1b. Chambers, K flied out to rf. 0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB.

Washington 5th - Hayward, V. grounded out to ss (2-2 SBKFB). Chambers charges to left on hard grounder up middle for bang bang play. rain delay starts at 4:24 pm with 2-1 count, 1 out on Nikia Williams. Game in rain delay mode since 4:24 pm with 1-2 count on UW's N. Williams. Game halted for good at 8 p.m., will resume at 9 a.m. Wednesday morning. game restarts at 11:55 a.m. Wednesday after Wed morning delay since 9 am. first pitch in resumed game at 11:56 am. Williams, N. struck out swinging (2-2 KBBKS). Inglesby, K. walked (3-0 BBBB). Pohlman, K. singled to right field (3-2 KFFBBB); Inglesby, K. advanced to second. Jones, W. pinch ran for Inglesby, K.. Souza, K. reached on an error by 2b (1-2 BSFF); Pohlman, K. advanced to third; Jones, W. scored, unearned. throw wide right of 1b and tips off her glvoe after easily beat runner. Lahners, K. grounded out to 2b (1-1 BK). 1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB.

Oregon 5th - Cuico, K popped up to 2b (0-0). Pappas, S walked (3-2 BFFBBB). Nieto, C homered to right field, RBI (3-0 BBB); Pappas, S scored. Nieto's third homer of season. Peterson, A flied out to rf (1-1 KB). hard high comebacker up middle, pitcher jumps for nifty hab. Melick, H grounded out to p (2-0 BB). 2 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Washington 6th - Monk, L. singled to right field (0-0). Suguro, K. pinch hit for Gano, C.. Suguro, K. struck out swinging (2-2 BBKSS). Creger-Zier fouled out to lf (2-2 BKKBF). Burger with the slip&slide catch on the wet foul turf. great bunt, but Ceo charges and fires for out. Hayward, V. grounded out to 3b, bunt. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Oregon 6th - Gano, C. to 3b for Suguro, K.. Burger, A fouled out to lf (2-0 BB). Ceo, C flied out to lf (0-1 K). RF makes long run on foul ball and almost makes catch below waist. Howard, K lined out to rf (2-2 KFBFFBFF). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Washington 7th - Williams, N. flied out to cf (2-2 SBBKF). Pappas retreats to warning track for catch. Inglesby, K. to dp for Jones, W.. Inglesby, K. grounded out to ss (1-0 B). Pohlman, K. singled to third base (0-0). half-swing slap dies 12' from plate for hit. Souza, K. singled to left field, out at second lf to 3b to 2b (3-1 BBBK); Pohlman, K. advanced to third. 0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.


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