TEMPE, Ariz. - Sparked by a team season-high four homers, the No. 5 University of Oregon softball team (4-2) capped the Kajikawa Classic with its second run-rule victory in Sunday's finale.
With its seventh straight win in the series, UO beat Boise State (2-2) by a 9-1 count in six innings and wrapped up its first tourney of the season.
A pair of Duck freshmen connected on their first collegiate homers – catcher Janelle Lindvall and shortstop Karine Shaver. Senior second baseman Kaylan Howard and junior catcher Alexa Peterson added their first and second homers of the season, respectively.
Starting pitcher and senior Jessica Moore (3-1) struck out six, walked one, gave up five hits, and her run allowed was earned.
Sophomore Karissa Hovinga pitched the final inning, struck out one, walked none, and yielded no hits.
In the first inning, sophomore center fielder Janie Takeda singled to the pitcher and Howard reached on an error by the third baseman. After a pair of stolen bases, they both scored on an RBI single up the middle by junior first baseman Kailee Cuico.
UO struck again in the second inning on Lindvall's home run to center field. After a double by senior outfielder Samantha Pappas down the left field line, she scored on Takeda’s infield grounder that was booted by the second baseman. Howard added the inning’s final two runs on a homer to left field. The returning All-Region pick is now tied for ninth all-time for the Ducks career-wise with 30.
In the third inning, Peterson drilled her second homer in as many days, this time over the center field fence on a 1-1 pitch.
Oregon’s other runs came in the sixth inning on Shaver’s two-run homer to center field and first collegiate hit.
In the circle for Boise State, starter Lela Work (0-2) struck out three, walked none, allowed five hits, and two of her six runs allowed were earned. Kenzie Cole pitched the final four innings, struck out one, walked two, yielded six hits, and all three of her runs allowed were earned.
At the plate, Sarah Barnes (2-for-3) was the only Bronco with multiple hits, and three others hit safely once.
Earlier in the four-day tourney, UO beat Western Michigan (8-0 (5)), Stephen F. Austin (8-1) and San Jose State (7-1), and lost to No. 14 Florida (1-0) and No. 2 Oklahoma (12-0 (5)).
No. 5 Oregon 9, Boise State 1 (Feb 10, 2013 at Tempe, Ariz.)
#5 Oregon.. 241 002 - 9 11 1 (4-2)
Boise State 000 100 - 1 5 3 (2-2)
Pitchers: Oregon - Moore, Jessica; Hovinga, Karissa(6) and Lindvall, Janelle. Boise State - WORK, L.; COLE, K.(3) and MCCRAY, B.; MELTON, R.; WEIR, M.. Win-Moore, Jessica(3-1) Loss-WORK, L.(0-2) T-1:54 A-135. HR ORE - Shaver, Karine; Howard, Kaylan; Peterson, Alexa; Lindvall, Janelle. Weather: 45 Sunny wind 0-5 MPH.
#5 Oregon vs Boise State
Feb 10, 2013 at Tempe, Ariz. (Tempe Sports Complex)
Oregon 9 (4-2)
|Ceo, Courtney ss||3||0||1||0||0||0||0||1||0|
|Shaver, Karine ss/ph||1||1||1||2||0||0||0||1||0|
|Takeda, Janie cf||4||2||1||0||0||0||1||0||0|
|Howard, Kaylan 2b||2||2||1||2||0||0||0||0||0|
|Mercado, Danica 2b||1||0||0||0||1||0||0||2||0|
|Cuico, Kailee 1b||2||0||1||2||0||0||3||0||0|
|Melick, Hannah 1b/ph||2||0||1||0||0||0||5||1||0|
|Costa, Koral lf||2||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||0|
|Burger, Allie lf||2||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Peterson, Alexa dp||2||1||1||1||0||1||0||0||1|
|Knapp, Stevie Jo dp/ph||2||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||3|
|Lindvall, Janelle c||3||1||1||1||0||0||7||0||0|
|Sullivan, Jamie Rae 3b||3||0||0||0||0||1||2||1||0|
|Pappas, Samantha rf||2||2||2||0||1||0||0||0||0|
|Moore, Jessica p||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||3||0|
|Hovinga, Karissa p||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
Boise State 1 (2-2)
|GLOVER, T. cf||3||0||0||0||0||1||1||0||0|
|BOURKE, H. rf||2||0||1||0||1||0||0||0||0|
|BRIDGES, D. 1b||3||0||0||0||0||1||5||0||3|
|PALMER, A. dp||3||0||1||0||0||1||0||0||1|
|MCCRAY, B. c||0||0||0||0||0||0||3||0||0|
|MELTON, R. c||1||0||0||0||0||0||1||0||0|
|WEIR, M. ph/c||2||1||1||0||0||1||1||0||0|
|SAENZ, R. 3b||3||0||0||0||0||1||1||2||0|
|BARNES, S. 2b||3||0||2||1||0||0||1||2||0|
|KREIGER, J. ss||2||0||0||0||0||1||2||1||0|
|COLLIER, A. lf||2||0||0||0||0||1||3||1||2|
|WORK, L. p||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|COLE, K. p||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
Score by Innings R H E --------------------------------------- Oregon.............. 241 002 - 9 11 1 Boise State......... 000 100 - 1 5 3 ---------------------------------------
|E - Mercado, D; BRIDGES, D.; SAENZ, R.; COLLIER, A.. LOB - Oregon 6; Boise State 6. 2B - Pappas, S. HR - Shaver, K; Howard, K; Peterson, A; Lindvall, J. SB - Takeda, J; Howard, K; Cuico, K.|
|Moore, Jessica W,3-1||5.0||5||1||1||1||6||0||0||0||0||21||22||2||7||89|
|WORK, L. L,0-2||2.0||5||6||2||0||3||1||0||0||0||13||13||1||2||40|
|Win - Moore, J (3-1). Loss - WORK, L. (0-2). Save - None. WP - WORK, L.. PB - Lindvall, J. Inherited runners/scored: None. Pitches/strikes: Moore, J 89/59; Hovinga, K 10/7; WORK, L. 40/28; COLE, K. 75/49.
2013 Oregon Softball
#5 Oregon vs Boise State
Feb 10, 2013 at Tempe, Ariz. (Tempe Sports Complex)
Oregon starters: 22/ss Ceo, C; 19/cf Takeda, J; 3/2b Howard, K; 33/1b Cuico, K; 7/lf Costa, K; 14/dp Peterson, A; 26/c Lindvall, J; 20/3b Sullivan, J; 0/rf Pappas, S; 12/p Moore, J;
Boise State starters: 9/cf GLOVER, T.; 6/rf BOURKE, H.; 31/1b BRIDGES, D.; 1/dp PALMER, A.; 11/c MCCRAY, B.; 4/3b SAENZ, R.; 33/2b BARNES, S.; 12/ss KREIGER, J.; 18/lf COLLIER, A.; 21/p WORK, L.;
Oregon 1st - Ceo, C out at first 3b to 2b (0-0). Takeda, J singled to pitcher (0-1 F). Howard, K reached on an error by 3b (1-0 B); Takeda, J advanced to second. Howard, K stole second; Takeda, J stole third. Cuico, K singled up the middle, 2 RBI (3-2 BKFBB); Howard, K scored, unearned; Takeda, J scored. Costa, K struck out swinging (1-2 BKSS). Cuico, K stole second. Peterson, A struck out swinging (2-2 KBFBS). 2 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB.
Boise State 1st - GLOVER, T. flied out to cf (2-2 BKBS). BOURKE, H. grounded out to 3b (0-0). BRIDGES, D. grounded out to ss (1-1 KB). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.
Oregon 2nd - Lindvall, J homered to center field, RBI (2-1 BBF). Sullivan, J struck out swinging (1-2 KBFS). Pappas, S doubled down the lf line (0-0). Ceo, C grounded out to 1b unassisted (0-0); Pappas, S advanced to third. Takeda, J reached on an error by 1b, advanced to second (0-1 K); Pappas, S scored, unearned. Takeda, J advanced to third on a wild pitch. Howard, K homered to left field, 2 RBI, unearned (1-2 KFB); Takeda, J scored, unearned. MELTON, R. to c for MCCRAY, B.. Cuico, K popped up to 3b (1-0 B). 4 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB.
Boise State 2nd - Mercado, D to 2b for Howard, K. PALMER, A. struck out swinging (3-2 BFBSFBS). MELTON, R. grounded out to p (1-1 KB). SAENZ, R. struck out swinging (0-2 KFS). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.
Oregon 3rd - COLE, K. to p for WORK, L.. Costa, K lined out to cf (0-2 KF). Peterson, A homered to center field, RBI (1-1 KB). Lindvall, J reached on an error by lf, advanced to second (2-1 BFB). Sullivan, J flied out to lf (2-2 BFBF). Pappas, S walked (3-1 FBBBB). Ceo, C singled (0-1 K); Pappas, S advanced to second; Lindvall, J advanced to third, out at home lf to c. 1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB.
Boise State 3rd - Burger, A to lf for Costa, K. BARNES, S. singled to pitcher (2-2 BFFB). KREIGER, J. reached on a fielder's choice (1-2 KSBF); BARNES, S. advanced to second on an error by 2b. COLLIER, A. struck out swinging (1-2 BKKFFS). KREIGER, J. advanced to second on a passed ball; BARNES, S. advanced to third on a passed ball. GLOVER, T. struck out swinging (2-2 KBFBS). BOURKE, H. walked (3-1 BBFBB). BRIDGES, D. struck out looking (2-2 BKKFBK). 0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 3 LOB.
Oregon 4th - Takeda, J popped up to ss (1-1 KB). Mercado, D grounded out to 2b (0-1 K). Melick, H to 1b. Melick, H pinch hit for Cuico, K. Melick, H flied out to lf (0-0). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.
Boise State 4th - Melick, H to 1b. PALMER, A. singled up the middle (0-0). WEIR, M. pinch hit for MELTON, R.. WEIR, M. singled through the right side (1-2 BKS); PALMER, A. advanced to second. SAENZ, R. reached on a fielder's choice (0-0); WEIR, M. advanced to second; PALMER, A. out at third p to 3b. BARNES, S. singled up the middle, advanced to second on the throw, RBI (0-1 K); SAENZ, R. advanced to second, advanced to third on the throw; WEIR, M. scored. KREIGER, J. struck out looking (2-2 BBKFFK). COLLIER, A. grounded out to p (2-2 BFBS). 1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.
Oregon 5th - WEIR, M. to c. Burger, A lined out to ss (1-2 FFB). Knapp, S to dp. Knapp, S pinch hit for Peterson, A. Knapp, S struck out swinging (2-2 BSFBS). Lindvall, J grounded out to 3b (1-2 SBF).0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.
Boise State 5th - GLOVER, T. popped up to 3b (0-0). BOURKE, H. singled through the right side (2-2 KBKB). BRIDGES, D. grounded out to 2b (3-2 BFBKB); BOURKE, H. advanced to second. PALMER, A. out at first 1b to 2b to 1b (1-1 KB). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.
Oregon 6th - Sullivan, J grounded out to ss (1-1 BF). Pappas, S singled to first base (1-2 BKKF). Shaver, K to ss. Shaver, K pinch hit for Ceo, C. Shaver, K homered to left center, 2 RBI (0-2 KF); Pappas, S scored. Takeda, J grounded out to 2b (0-0). Mercado, D walked (3-2 BBFBSFB). Melick, H singled through the left side (2-2 BFSB); Mercado, D advanced to second. Burger, A singled up the middle (1-2 FFB); Melick, H advanced to second; Mercado, D advanced to third. Knapp, S fouled out to lf (3-2 BBKBK). 2 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB.
Boise State 6th - Shaver, K to ss. Hovinga, K to p for Moore, J. WEIR, M. struck out looking (1-2 BKKK). SAENZ, R. grounded out to 1b unassisted (2-1 BBK). BARNES, S. grounded out to ss (0-0). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.