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EUGENE - The #11 seed University of Oregon softball team (40-15) exploded for six runs in the first inning against Portland State (27-24) en route to a 7-3 win in their NCAA Regional opener Thursday night at Howe Field.

In its first-ever home postseason tilts, the Ducks added their final run in the fourth inning to win their postseason opener for the third straight time in as many years under head coach Mike White.

Duck junior Jessica Moore (28-12) struck out seven, walked one and allowed six hits and three earned runs in her 27th complete game of the season.

PSU starter Anna Bertrand (22-12) retired only the first two outs of the game before she was relieved by Raya Johnson who pitched the remainder.

The Pacific Coast Softball Conference Mountain Division Pitcher of the Year Bertrand was touched for six earned runs on six hits and a walk, and did not log any strikeouts.

For UO, junior Samantha Pappas led off the game with a single, and was followed by a double down the left field line by junior Kaylan Howard, although Pappas was thrown out at home.

The Ducks proceeded to load the bases on a fielder's choice and walk, and scored its first run on a hit by pitch of senior Christie Nieto.

Sophomore Alexa Peterson and Moore added two- and one-run singles to right field, and freshman Janie Takeda laced another two-run single down the right field line for Oregon's final runs of the inning (and all with Bertrand in the circle).

In the fourth inning, Howard led off with a single to right field, and after a single by sophomore Kailee Cuico, Peterson knocked in another RBI on an error by the second baseman.

For the game, Moore (2-for-3, 1 RBI) had a season high in hits at the plate (albeit in her ninth, 10th and 11th at-bats of the campaign).

Pappas and Howard also went 2-for-4, while Peterson's three RBI stood as her eighth multi-RBI game of the season.

For PSU, two players had multiple hits - Karmen Holladay and Rebecca Bliss - as both went 2-for-3.

In the circle, Johnson struck out four, walked three, allowed four hits, and her one run allowed was unearned in her 5.1 innings.

Looking ahead, Oregon takes on BYU (44-13) at 11 a.m. Friday morning, while Portland State (27-24) faces Mississippi State (33-23) immediately after at 2 p.m. Friday's first-game loser and second-game winner then play at 5 p.m.

Action concludes with a noon game on Saturday between the two remaining teams in the double-elimination format. A seventh and final game (if necessary) would follow at 3 p.m. Saturday.

For more tourney information and an interactive NCAA bracket, fans can visit the www.NCAAsports.com website.

 

LINESCORES

GAME 1 - BYU 4, Mississippi State 3 (May 17, 2012 at Eugene, Ore.)
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Mississippi State... 000 030 000  -  3 10  1      (33-23)
BYU................. 030 000 001  -  4  8  0      (44-13)
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Pitchers: Mississippi State - Lindsey Dunlap; Kylie Vry(4) and Kaili Smith. BYU - Howell, Hannah; Almond, Tori(7) and Everett, Shelbi. Win-Almond, Tori(19-3)  Loss-Kylie Vry(9-9)  T-5:58 pm  A-435. Weather: Sunny, 60s. Howell faced 2 batters in the 7th.


GAME 2 - Oregon 7, Portland State 3 (May 17, 2012 at Eugene, Ore.)
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Portland State...... 001 020 0 -  3  6  2      (27-24)
#11 Oregon.............. 600 100 X -  7 10  1      (40-15)
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Pitchers: Portland State - BERTRAND, A.; JOHNSON, R.(1) and NORRIE,  K.. Oregon - Moore, Jessica
and Peterson, Alexa. Win-Moore, Jessica(28-12)  Loss-BERTRAND, A.(22-12)  T-8:50 pm  A-1023. Weather: Sunny and 60's



Portland State at #11 Oregon
May 17, 2012 at Eugene, Ore. (Howe Field)

 

Portland State 3 (27-24)

Player   ab    r    h  rbi   bb   so   po    a  lob 
KROGH, J. cf 
McEACHRAN, C 2b 
   MORALES, A. ph 
HOLLADAY, K. 1b 
   NITSCHELM, A pr 
FINE, A. ss 
HENDRICKSON dp 
CONN, C. 3b 
LOPEZ, S. lf 
NORRIE, K. c 
BLISS, B. rf 
BERTRAND, A. p 
   JOHNSON, R. p 
Totals  26  18 
  

Oregon 7 (40-15)

Player   ab    r    h  rbi   bb   so   po    a  lob 
Pappas, Samantha rf 
Howard, Kaylan 2b 
Chambers, Kelsey ss 
Cuico, Kailee 1b 
Nieto, Christie lf/dp 
   Melick, Hannah dp 
Peterson, Alexa
   Brenner, Liz ph 
Moore, Jessica
   Goodrum, Sara pr 
Chambers, Lindsey dp/3b 
Takeda, Janie cf 
Burger, Allie 3b/lf 
Totals  29  10  21 
Score by Innings                  R  H  E
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Portland State...... 001 020 0 -  3  6  2
Oregon.............. 600 100 X -  7 10  1
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E - McEACHRAN, C 2(15); Howard, K(19). DP - Oregon 1. LOB - Portland St 6; Oregon 9. 2B - HOLLADAY, K.(9); Howard, K(13). HBP - HOLLADAY, K.; NORRIE, K.; Nieto, C. SH - KROGH, J.(7). SB - Pappas, S(19); Chambers, K(6).

 

Portland State   ip  er  bb  so  wp  bk  hbp  ibb  ab  bf  fo  go  np 
BERTRAND, A. L,22-12  0.2  33 
JOHNSON, R.   5.1  22  25  102 
  
Oregon   ip  er  bb  so  wp  bk  hbp  ibb  ab  bf  fo  go  np 
Moore, Jessica W,28-12  7.0  26  30  98 

 

Win - Moore, J (28-12). Loss - BERTRAND, A. (22-12). Save - None. HBP - by Moore, J (HOLLADAY, K.); by BERTRAND, A. (Nieto, C); by Moore, J (NORRIE, K.). Pitches/strikes: BERTRAND, A. 33/20; JOHNSON, R. 102/58; Moore, J 98/66.

Umpires - HP: Bob Selz 1B: Chris Drumm 3B: Brandon Bluhm
Start: 6:39 pm Time: 8:50 pm Attendance: 1023
Weather: Sunny and 60's

 

 
Play-by-Play
 

2012 OREGON SOFTBALL
Portland State at #11 Oregon
May 17, 2012 at Eugene, Ore. (Howe Field)

Portland State starters: 1/cf KROGH, J.; 4/2b McEACHRAN, C; 18/1b HOLLADAY, K.; 11/ss FINE, A.; 7/dp HENDRICKSON; 24/3b CONN, C.; 14/lf LOPEZ, S.; 13/c NORRIE, K.; 10/rf BLISS, B.; 25/p BERTRAND, A.;

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

Portland State 1st - Nieto, C to dp. Chambers, L to 3b. Burger, A to lf. KROGH, J. grounded out to ss (1-0 B). McEACHRAN, C struck out swinging (2-2 FBBKS). HOLLADAY, K. hit by pitch (3-2 SBBF). FINE, A. popped up to 2b down the rf line (2-2 BKBS). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Oregon 1st - Pappas, S singled to shortstop (2-2 SBBK). Howard, K doubled down the lf line (2-0 BB); Pappas, S advanced to third. Chambers, K reached on a fielder's choice (0-0); Howard, K advanced to third; Pappas, S out at home 2b to c. Chambers, K stole second. Cuico, K walked (3-2 KBBKFBFFFFB). Nieto, C hit by pitch, RBI (2-2 BFF); Cuico, K advanced to second; Chambers, K advanced to third; Howard, K scored. Peterson, A singled to right center, 2 RBI (2-1 KBB); Nieto, C advanced to third; Cuico, K scored; Chambers, K scored. Moore, J singled through the right side, RBI (1-1 KB); Peterson, A advanced to second; Nieto, C scored. Chambers out after passing Moore past second base. Chambers, L singled to left center, grounded out to 2b unassisted (0-0); Moore, J advanced to second; Peterson, A advanced to third. Takeda, J singled down the rf line, 2 RBI (0-0); Moore, J scored; Peterson, A scored. JOHNSON, R. to p for BERTRAND, A.. Pappas, S grounded out to ss (2-2 FSFBB). 6 runs, 6 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Portland State 2nd - HENDRICKSON struck out looking (1-2 SFBK). CONN, C. struck out swinging (1-2 BKFS). LOPEZ, S. grounded out to p (0-0). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Oregon 2nd - Howard, K lined out to 2b (3-2 BSFBBF). Chambers, K reached on a throwing error by 2b (3-1 BFBB). Cuico, K flied out to rf to right field (3-2 BKBBF). Nieto, C walked (3-2 BBBSFFB); Chambers, K advanced to second. Peterson, A fouled out to c (1-0 B). 0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB.

Portland State 3rd - NORRIE, K. walked (3-1 BBBKB). BLISS, B. reached on a fielder's choice to first base (0-1 K); NORRIE, K. out at second 1b to ss. KROGH, J. singled to shortstop (2-1 BKB); BLISS, B. advanced to second. McEACHRAN, C reached on an error by 2b (1-0 B); KROGH, J. advanced to second; BLISS, B. advanced to third. HOLLADAY, K. singled through the left side, RBI (0-1 K); McEACHRAN, C advanced to second; KROGH, J. advanced to third; BLISS, B. scored. FINE, A. lined into double play ss to 3b (1-2 KBKF); KROGH, J. out on the play. 1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB.

Oregon 3rd - Burger, A to lf for Chambers, L. Chambers, L to 3b for Burger, A. Moore, J singled up the middle (1-0 B). Goodrum, S pinch ran for Moore, J. Burger, A grounded out to ss (1-0 B); Goodrum, S advanced to second. Takeda, J grounded out to 3b (0-2 KS); Goodrum, S advanced to third. Pappas, S flied out to 2b to right center (1-2 FSB). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Portland State 4th - Moore, J to p for Goodrum, S. HENDRICKSON grounded out to 1b unassisted (0-1 F). CONN, C. grounded out to ss (0-0). LOPEZ, S. lined out to 2b (0-1 S). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Oregon 4th - Howard, K singled through the right side (3-2 BKBBF). Chambers, K reached on a fielder's choice to third base (1-0 B); Howard, K out at second 3b to 2b. Cuico, K singled up the middle (2-1 FBB); Chambers, K advanced to second. Nieto, C struck out swinging (1-2 BKFS). Peterson, A reached on an error by 2b, RBI (0-0); Cuico, K advanced to second; Chambers, K scored, unearned. Moore, J walked (3-2 FBBBFB); Peterson, A advanced to second; Cuico, K advanced to third. Burger, A lined out to 2b (0-1 K). 1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 3 LOB.

Portland State 5th - NORRIE, K. hit by pitch (2-1 BS). BLISS, B. singled to right center (2-2 FBFBF); NORRIE, K. advanced to second. KROGH, J. out at first 3b to 2b, SAC, bunt (1-0 B); BLISS, B. advanced to second; NORRIE, K. advanced to third. McEACHRAN, C struck out swinging (0-2 FFS). HOLLADAY, K. doubled to right center, 2 RBI (1-0 B); BLISS, B. scored; NORRIE, K. scored. NITSCHELM, A pinch ran for HOLLADAY, K.. FINE, A. grounded out to 1b unassisted (0-2 KF). 2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Oregon 5th - HOLLADAY, K. to 1b for NITSCHELM, A. Takeda, J grounded out to ss (0-0). Pappas, S singled to second base (1-1 KB). Pappas, S stole second. Howard, K popped up to 3b (2-0 BB). Chambers, K grounded out to ss (2-2 FBBF). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Portland State 6th - HENDRICKSON singled down the rf line (1-0 B). CONN, C. popped up to ss (3-2 FBBBKF). LOPEZ, S. struck out swinging (0-2 SSS). NORRIE, K. struck out swinging (2-2 FBBFS). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Oregon 6th - Melick, H to dp for Nieto, C. Cuico, K struck out swinging (1-2 KBFS). Melick, H walked (3-1 BBBKB). Brenner, L pinch hit for Peterson, A. Brenner, L struck out swinging (2-2 BSSBFFS). Moore, J struck out swinging (2-2 KFBBS). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Portland State 7th - Peterson, A to c for Brenner, L. Chambers, L to 3b for Burger, A. Burger, A to lf for Chambers, L. BLISS, B. singled to third base (0-0). KROGH, J. grounded out to p (1-2 BFF); BLISS, B. advanced to second. MORALES, A. pinch hit for McEACHRAN, C. MORALES, A. struck out swinging (1-2 FBFS). HOLLADAY, K. grounded out to ss (0-0). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.