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OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – After keying the Ducks to one of their greatest postseason runs ever, University of Oregon junior outfielder Samantha Pappas and sophomore catcher Alexa Peterson were honored to the Women’s College World Series All-Tournament Team.
Among all players on the eight teams in the WCWS, Peterson ranked second overall in hitting (.429-tied) and on-base percentage (.556), and also paced the Ducks in hits (3-tied) and walks (2).
Pappas led the tourney field in slugging (1.111), stood second in homers (2-tied) and 11th in batting (.333-tied), and also sported an impressive .400 on-base percentage.
Other members of the All-Tournament Team included Amber Freeman of Arizona State; Lauren Chamberlain, Destinee Martinez, Keilani Ricketts, Jessica Shults and Brianna Turang of Oklahoma; and Kayla Braud, Jennifer Fenton, Amanda Locke and Jackie Traina of Alabama. The latter player, a sophomore right-handed pitcher, was tabbed the Most Outstanding Player
Team-wise, Oregon was also one of the most impressive teams stat-wise, and ranked second in slugging (.387), and third in hitting (.227) and ERA (2.45).
Overall in the tourney, #2 seed Alabama won the first title by an SEC team after it beat #4 seed Oklahoma by 8-6 and 5-4 scores in the final games of the three-game series. The Sooners won the first game, 4-1, behind the pitching of Ricketts, the regular season national player of the year.
In their second-ever WCWS trip, the Ducks went 1-2, and won 3-1 over #5 seed Tennessee and lost 3-1 to returning national champion and #3 seed Arizona State and 6-3 to #1 seed California.
In weeks prior, the Ducks went 3-0 in the NCAA Regional in Eugene with wins vs. Portland State and BYU (twice); then registered their first-ever Super Regional victories en route to a 2-1 mark at #6 seed Texas.
Overall in its third season under head coach Mike White, staked a 45-18 overall mark and 13-9 Pac-12 record. UO capped the season ranked a best-ever fifth in both national polls; placed third in the Pac-12 for the second straight season; and scored its second-most wins ever in school history. Under White, UO is now 12-7 in the postseason since 2010, including a 7-3 mark in 2012.
Looking ahead, Duck coaches will be busy the next few weeks hosting several youth summer camps.
On July 16-17 in Eugene, an all-ages camp will be held at Howe Field with July 16 dedicated to offense and defense, and July 17 toward pitchers and catchers.
A month later, a Southern California Satellite Elite Camp will be held on August 21-23.
More information on the Duck softball camps is available at the www.GoDucks.com home page link at the top or by clicking HERE.
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