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No. 10 Ducks Head to No. 15 Washington for Easter Weekend Tilts
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Release Date: 03/27/2013
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THIS WEEK’S No. 10 DUCK SOFTBALL ACTION

Opponent: No. 15 Washington (24-8, 2-1)

Location: Husky Stadium, Seattle, Wash. 
- Thu., March 28, 5 p.m. - Live Stats  Video Stream
- *Fri., March 29, 4 p.m. – Pac-12 TV Network (Live) - Live Stats
- Sat., March 30, Noon - Live Stats  Video Stream
Opponent Website: www.GoHuskies.com 

*Pac-12 TV Announcers are Anne Marie Anderson and Tammy Blackburn.

SETTING THE STAGE
Looking ahead to its second weekend of Pac-12 play, the No. 10-ranked University of Oregon softball team (26-4, 3-0) heads to returning NCAA Super Regional qualifier and No. 15 Washington (24-8, 2-1) for three games at Husky Softball Stadium, Thursday-Saturday, March 28-30.
 
Tied for first in the Pac-12, the Ducks come off a 3-0 sweep of then-No. 15 Stanford (22-8, 0-3) at home last weekend. Taking its third straight series form the Cardinal, the Ducks also savored their first series sweep since 1995.

Last year, UO split with Washington, 1-1, in Eugene. UW took the series 2-1 in Seattle in ’11, and Oregon’s 8-0, six-inning victory that year tied its biggest win in the series that started in 1993.

Overall this season, UO sports a 5-3 mark vs. top-25 foes with its other wins over WCWS returnee and then-No. 11 LSU (10-2 (5) and then-No. 14 Michigan (13-4), and losses to then-No. 2 Oklahoma (12-0 (5), then-No. 14 Florida (1-0) and then-No. 20 Hawai’i (6-5).

Adding in games vs. other 2012 NCAA tourney returnees from, UO is 9-3 with its victories over Long Beach State (10-1), San Diego State (3-1, 3-2) and Long Island (8-1).


RECENT DUCK STARTERS (2013/2012/Overall Career Starts - All Positions)
C: Alexa Peterson (26/57/131), Janelle Lindvall (21/-/21)
1B: Kailee Cuico (29/61/130)
2B: Kaylan Howard (30/62/20)
SS: Courtney Ceo (29/36/120)
3B: Koral Costa (17/-/17), Jamie Rae Sullivan (14/18/32)
LF: Allie Burger (12/50/170), Alyssa Gillespie (3/-/3), Danica Mercado (17/-/17)
CF: Janie Takeda (30/58/88)
RF: Samantha Pappas (25/60/194)


AROUND THE CORNER
Looking ahead to the next two weeks, the Ducks return home to host Utah (Tue.-Wed., April 2-3) and eight-time national champion and No. 17 Arizona (April 12-14). Later in April, UO travels to WCWS returnee and No. 4 California (Sat.-Sun., April 6-7), and a pair of NCAA regional qualifiers in Portland State (Tue., April 16) and No. 12 UCLA (Fri.-Sun., April 26-28).

Oregon opens May by hosting Seattle (Wed., May 1) and NCAA Regional finalist and No. 24 Oregon State (Fri.-Sun., May 3-5). UO then wraps up the regular season at WCWS veteran and No. 2 Arizona State (Thu.-Sat., May 9-11).

Altogether, Oregon's schedule is one of the nation's toughest and features 32 of its 55 games against NCAA tourney qualifiers from last year (including five Women's College World Series qualifiers).

 

ON THE TUBE
After this weekend, Duck fans can watch six more games live this year on the Pac-12 TV Network with its home tilts vs. Arizona (Sat., 4/13, 2 p.m.) and Oregon State (Fri., 5/3, 4 p.m.; Sat., 5/4, Noon; Sun., 5/5, 1 p.m.) and at Arizona State (Fri., 5/10, 5 p.m.; Sat., 5/1, 5 p.m.)..



RECENT DUCK ACTION
In last weekend's Pac-12 opener, the No. 10 Ducks beat the No. 15 Cardinal by 4-3, 3-2 and 10-3 scores. Oregon's 10 runs in the finale was its ninth win via a double-digit run tally in '13 and its sixth straight victory.

For the three games, UO outscored Stanford (17-8), and also held offensive edges in walks (10-1), on-base percentage (.355-.222) and stolen bases (7-0). Duck catchers also threw out both Stanford base stealers after the Cardinal had stolen 31 bases the previous six weeks.

In the opener, senior right fielder Samantha Pappas knocked in the game-winner with her seventh-inning, two-out double down the right field line. Freshman catcher Janelle Lindvall knocked in her first GW-RBI of the season in the second game with her pinch-hit, two-run double with two outs in the sixth inning, and in the finale in the first inning with her two-run single.

At the plate for the series, junior catcher Alexa Peterson led UO in hitting (.500) and on-base percentage (.667), and two others topped .300 – Pappas (.333, 2H, 2B, RBI) and Lindvall (.333, 2B, 2 RBI).

Pac-12 Pitcher of the Week and freshman Cheridan Hawkins notched all three wins, and in her 11 innings, she retired 18 of her 33 outs via strikeouts, and allowed only six hits and no walks.



2012 DUCK-HUSKY REWIND
Last year in Eugene, then-No. 15 UO split with No. 7 Washington with a 5-3 win and 6-3, nine-inning loss.

For the two games, then-senior Christie Nieto led the team in hitting (.750, 3 H, HR, BB), and three others topped .300 – then-seniors Lindsey Chambers (.500, 1 H) and Kelsey Chambers (.429, 3 H, 2B) and Kailee Cuico (.33, 2 HR, HR, 3 RBI).

Jessica Moore (1-1) picked up both decisions, pitched all 16 innings, struck out 14, walked six and allowed 18 hits

 

DUCK STARTER NOTES
Against No. 15 Stanford, sophomore center fielder Janie Takeda saw her 13-game hit streak come to an end, and overall has hit safely in 27 of the team’s 30 contests this season (and has a team-high 17 multi-hit games on the season). Ranked fourth nationally and tops in the Pac-12 in batting (.484), she is also the conference leader this week in hits (47) and stolen bases (16) and ranks ninth in on-base percentage (.490).

Junior shortstop Courtney Ceo also had a 11-game hit streak end last week vs. No. 15 Stanford, ranks second on the Ducks’ all-time career batting average list (.382). On the national charts this week, the All-Region returnee ranked top 35 in runs (23rd, 1.07 per game) and batting (33rd, .435) and 83rd in stolen bases (0.43 p/g). In the Pac-12, she stood top 10 in hits (third, 41), stolen bases (third, 13), runs (fourth, 32), batting (sixth, .436) and sacrifice bunts (sixth, 4).

Against No. 15 Stanford, junior first baseman Kailee Cuico and senior second baseman Kaylan Howard each clubbed their team-leading eighth homers of the season. This week, they are tied for 53rd nationally, eighth in the Pac-12 and sixth and ninth all-time career-wise for UO (33 / 27). The pair also ranked 91st and 147th nationally in RBI this week (0.97 / 0.86 p/g).

Senior right fielder Samantha Pappas crushed her first four homers of the season in the span of four games in Orlando in early March and now ranks fifth all-time for the Ducks career-wise (34). The returning second-team All-American also stands top 10 all-time for UO in batting (fourth, .359), RBI (sixth, 134), hits (eighth, 205), stolen bases (eighth, 52) and doubles (eighth, 34).

Two weeks ago in the circle, senior Jessica Moore staked her fourth complete game of the season in the UNM home opener, struck out four, and walked one. She claimed UO’s first two victories vs. top-25 foes this year vs. then-No. 11 LSU and then-No. 14 Michigan, and last week made starts in the first two games of the No. 15 Stanford series. Ranked 33rd nationally in wins (12) and 30th in ERA (1.41), she also stood sixth and eighth in the conference, respectively. The returning third-team All-American is the Duck career record holder in strikeouts (797) and wins (85).

Picking up her second Pac-12 Pitcher of the Week honor on Monday, freshman Cheridan Hawkins pitched eight scoreless innings in the first two games vs. No. 15 Stanford. With wins in relief in both outings, she retired 14 of her 18 outs via strikeouts, and allowed only two infield hits, and no walks or runs. The week before, she struck out 13 batters in her 6.1 innings in the finale vs. New Mexico. That ‘K’ total was the sixth-best in school history and three off her personal-high in six innings vs. Boston College (15) in early March. The conference leader in opposing batting (.100), saves (3) and fewest hits allowed (24), she also stood fifth in ERA (1.35) and strikeouts (113). The national leader in fewest hits allowed per seven innings (2.07 avg.), she also stood top 20 nationally in strikeouts per seven innings (fifth, 11.3 avg.), saves (ninth) and ERA (15th).

With hits in 12 of her last 14 games, junior catcher Alexa Peterson tied Oregon’s third-best all-time mark for doubles in a game (2) in her 2-for-2 day last week vs. New Mexico – her fourth multi-hit game among the last nine. This week, she ranked eighth nationally in the toughest to strikeout category (with one whiff in her 62 at-bats), and 20th in batting (.459).

Peterson has made 14 starts this year, and split time evenly behind the plate with freshman Janelle Lindvall who has 16 starts. The latter player paces Duck frosh in hits (11), homers (4), RBI (15) and slugging (.500), and collected her first career game-winning RBI in the final two victories over No. 15 Stanford with a sixth-inning pinch-hit double and first-inning single.

Enjoying an impressive March at the plate, redshirt freshman outfielder Alyssa Gillespie collected her first collegiate hits in a 9-for-15 stretch. She stroked her first collegiate hit on March 1 vs. NCAA tourney returnee Long Island, then stroked a team season in hits vs. James Madison (4-for-4) two days later for her first multi-hit game. In between those outings, she collected her first extra-base hit vs. Boston College – a double in her 2-for-2 day.

Senior left fielder Allie Burger has hit safely in four of her last six games, including her first multi-hit tilt of the year vs. New Mexico (2-for-3). With 170 starts in her career, she leads the team’s starting rotation in left field this season with her 12 opening nods, including three of the last five games. Freshman Danica Mercado has nine starts in left field, and showed her versatility with five starts early in the year at third base and twice in right field.

In the finale vs. No. 15 Stanford, freshman Koral Costa made her 10th start at third base the past month. Against the Cardinal, she posted her first multi-RBI game of her career, thanks to her two-out, two-run single in the sixth inning. The versatile utility player also has six starts in left field, and leads freshmen in doubles (4) and walks (6). Sophomore Jamie Rae Sullivan also has 14 starts at the hot corner in 2013, and her .294 season batting average includes career highs in hits earlier this year vs. Stephen F. Austin (3-for-3, 3 RBI) and Temple (3-for-5).



MORE TEAM NOTES
- Three Duck starters are hitting +.400 this season – sophomore center fielder Janie Takeda (.480, 47 H, 25 RBI, 16 SB), junior shortstop Courtney Ceo (.436, 41 H, 3 HR, 15 RBI, 13 SB) and junior catcher Alexa Peterson (.452, 28 H, 4 HR, 19 RBI).

- Senior Samantha Pappas owns the team’s best active hitting streak of the season (8 games) and fourth-best of the season behind junior Kailee Cuico (18), sophomore Janie Takeda (13) and junior Courtney Ceo (11). Senior Kaylan Howard owned the longest last season (15), and Samantha Pappas rattled off the longest streaks in ’11 (12 games) and ’10 (15).

- Duck pitchers are holding opposing hitters to a .180 hitting mark – the team’s third-best since the start of Pac-12 play, and in the same neighborhood of its best marks from 1985 and ’87 (.176 / .179).

- With freshman Janelle Lindvall’s pair of game-winning RBI vs. No. 15 Stanford last week, the Duck offense features 11 different players that have knocked in game-winning RBI’s already this year – Kailee Cuico 5, Janie Takeda 4, Courtney Ceo 3, Janelle Lindvall 2, Koral Costa 1, Sara Goodrum 1, Kaylan Howard 1, Danica Mercado 1, Samantha Pappas 1, Alexa Peterson 1, and Jamie Rae Sullivan 1.  

- Four weeks ago, the Ducks smacked +4 homers in four of their six games in the Citrus Classic en route to a 19-1 advantage on the trip. The Ducks tied their school record (6) vs. No. 14 Michigan, and also hit four against both No. 11 LSU and James Madison in five and seven innings, and three vs. Boston College in six innings.

- Season-wise, thanks to Kailee Cuico’s and Kaylan Howard’s team-leading eighth homers of the year vs. No. 15 Stanford, 11 different players have combined for 39 homers this year. Others with round-trippers include Samantha Pappas (4), Alexa Peterson (4), Janelle Lindvall (4), Courtney Ceo (3), Stevie Jo Knapp (2), Jamie Rae Sullivan (2), Janie Takeda (2), Koral Costa (1) and Karine Shaver (1).

- Four of those Ducks with round-trippers are frosh – Lindvall, Costa, Knapp and Shaver - and Knapp’s came in her first collegiate at-bat.

- UO is on record pace for homers per game in 2012 (1.30) as a team. The Ducks are still ahead of their school-record mark from two years ago (1.22, 2011), while last year’s mark ranks third-best (1.05).

 

TOPPING THE PAC-12 & NCAA CHARTS
This week, the Ducks again led the ‘Conference of Champions’ in stolen bases (47), and ranked third in batting (.338), runs (.200), total bases (438), hits (279), RBI (176) and homers (39). In pitching categories, the team sported the top marks in the league in opposing batting (.180), saves (4) and fewest hits allowed (126), and second-best totals for ERA (1.45) and strikeouts (220).

On Monday’s NCAA charts, UO stood top 20 in six categories – ERA (third, 1.39), batting (seventh, .338), homers (ninth, 1.31 per game), win-loss percentage (.862), slugging (12th, .534) and scoring (16th, 6.55 p/g).

Team Category – Current Pac-12 Ranking (NCAA Ranking (if available))
Batting    3rd, .338 (7th)
Slugging    4th, .534 (12th)
On-Base Pct.    4th, .403
Runs    3rd, 200
Hits    3rd, 279
RBI    3rd, 176
Homers    3rd, 39 (9th)
Total Bases    3rd, 438
ERA    2nd, 1.45
Strikeouts    2nd, 220
Opposing Batting    1st, .180
Saves    1st, 4
Fewest Hits Allowed    1st, 126
Fewest Walks Allowed    3rd, 51
Fielding    4th, .968 (49th)
Scoring    6.56 (16th)
Win Loss Pct.    (10th, .968)
Stolen Bases 1st, 47 (48th, 1.45 p/g)

 PRIDE OF THE PAC-12
Two Ducks led the Pac-12 individual rankings this week - sophomore center fielder Janie Takeda (batting, .484; hits, 47; stolen bases, 16) and freshman pitcher Cheridan Hawkins (opposing batting, .100; saves, 3; games finished, 12; hits allowed, 24).

Hawkins led the nation in fewest hits allowed per seven innings (2.07 avg.), and stood fifth in strikeouts (11.3 per 7 innings) and ninth in saves (3).

At the plate, Takeda stood fourth nationally in batting (.484), and junior catcher Alexa Peterson was the eighth-toughest player to strike out (with her 1 strikeout in 62 at-bats this year).

A complete list of UO's Pac-12 / NCAA weekly rankings follow:

Hitting - Pac-12 Ranking (NCAA Ranking if available)
Batting – Takeda, UO, 1st, .484 (4th); Ceo, 6th, .435 (33rd); Peterson, .459 (20th)
Runs - Ceo, 4th, 32 (23rd); Howard, 6th, 29 (45th)
Hits - Takeda, 1st, 47    Ceo, 3rd, 41
On-Base Pct. – Peterson, 3rd, .528 (38th); Takeda, 9th, .495 (84th)
Slugging - Peterson, 8th, .758 (63rd)
RBI - Cuico, 9th, 31 (91st)
HR - Cuico/Howard, 8th, 8 (53rd)
SB - Takeda, 1st, 16 (62nd); Ceo, 3rd, 12 (83rd)

Pitching - Pac-12 Ranking (NCAA Ranking if available)
ERA - Hawkins, 5th 1.35 (15th); Moore, 6th, 1.38 (30th); Hovinga, 8th, 1.85
Opp. BA - Hawkins, 1st, .100 - Moore, 9th, .209
Strikeouts - Hawkins, 5th, 113; Moore, 8th, 79
SO Looking - Moore, 8th, 22
Wins - Moore, 6th, 12 (33rd); Hawkins, 10th, 10 (70th)
Saves - Hawkins, 1st, 3; Moore, 12th, 1
Games - Hawkins, 4th, 21; Moore, 8th, 19
Starts - Moore, 5th, 15
Games Finished – Hawkins, 1st, 12; Hovinga, 7th, 7
Hits Allowed - Hawkins, 1st, 24; Hovinga, 4th, 33
Walks – Hovinga, 4th, 11; Moore, 6th, 19



DUCK 2013 TEAM PREVIEW
Boasting arguably its deepest roster ever, the World Series returnee Ducks return starters at seven of the eight field positions, and both of its pitchers from last year - senior Jessica Moore and sophomore Karissa Hovinga.

The returning Third-Team All-American from Sutter, Calif., Moore is already the school career record for wins (85) and strikeouts (797), and owns its top-three season strikeout totals (256, 2012; 238, second ‘10; 224, third, ‘11).

Hovinga made three appearances for the Canadian National Team in the World Championships last summer and won both of her starts.

UO sports another All-America returnee in senior Samantha Pappas – the first Duck outfielder to claim All-America honors with her second-team national nod in 2012.

In January, Moore and Pappas were tabbed to the 2013 USA Softball Player of the Year Top 50 Watch List. Subsequent finalist lists will be released on April 10 (Top 25), May 8 (Top 10) and May 22 (Top 3), while the winner will be announced on May 28 before the Women’s College World Series.

Six other Duck returnees have earned various conference and region honors - senior outfielders Allie Burger (All-Region Second Team, All-Pac-12 Freshman Team) and infielder Kaylan Howard (All-Pac-12 Second Team, All-Region First Team), and junior infielders Courtney Ceo (All-Region Second Team, All-Pac-12 Freshman Team), Kailee Cuico (All-Region Second Team) and Alexa Peterson (All-Region First Team, Pac-12 All-Freshman Team) and sophomore outfielder Janie Takeda (Pac-12 All-Freshman Team).


NEW TO THE FOLD
The Ducks said farewell to four seniors last season, yet welcome a talented seven-person newcomer class that featured four players on the ESPN.com Top 100 recruit list – third-most nationally.

That quartet includes catcher Janelle Lindvall (#9, Stevenson Ranch, Calif.), left-handed pitcher Cheridan Hawkins (#11, Anderson, Calif.), infielder Danica Mercado (#27, Temecula, Calif.) and utility player Koral Costa (#63, San Pedro, Calif.).

UO’s other three heralded additions include infielders Stevie Jo Knapp (Chino Hills, Calif.) and Karine Shaver (Waipahu, Hawai’i), and redshirt freshman outfielder Alyssa Gillespie (Hillsboro, Ore.) – a former Gatorade prep state player of the year.


UPCOMING OPPONENT NOTES

No. 15 Washington Huskies (24-8, 2-1)
The returning Super Regional advancer Huskies return 14 letterwinners, eight starters and all three pitchers from last year’s eighth-place Pac-12 finishers (39-19, 7-16). … UW was picked fourth in the Pac-12 Coaches Preseason Poll, has ranked top 25 all season long, and this week’s No. 15 ranking was its season high. … Washington’s key wins this year came vs. Arizona (7-1, 8-3), DePaul (6-4), Florida State (2-0), Georgia (14-2), Hawai’i (3-1) and Notre Dame (5-2). .... In this week’s NCAA rankings, UW ranked top 40 nationally in batting (fifth, .349), slugging (10th, .540), scoring (12th, 6.94 runs per game), homers (31st, 1.0 p/g), doubles (31st, 1.55 p/g) and win-loss percentage (36th, .742). … In the circle, junior Bryana Walker ranks top 50 nationally in shutouts (29th, 4), wins (33rd, 12) and strikeouts per seven innings (44th, 8.4 avg.), as does 2012 Second-Team All-American and junior pitcher Kaitlin Inglesby in ERA (16th, 1.15) and walks allowed (23rd, 1.15 per seven innings). …. Inglesby threw a five-inning no-hitter vs. Brown earlier in March, while Walker was named the Pac-12 Pitcher of the Week for her play in mid-February's Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic. In the Palm Springs tourney, she logged a 2-0 shutout of No. 23 Florida State (8 SO, 3 H) and wins over No. 13 Georgia (8 SO, 4 H, 0 ER) and Virginia (12 SO). … Four UW hitters rank top 50 nationally – Shawna Wright (sacrifice flies, 12th, 3), Inglesby (RBI, 21st, 1.23 p/g), Victoria Hayward (triples, 29th, 013 p/g; batting, 38th, 0.430;) and Hooch Fagaly (on-base percentage, 20th, .550; walks, 38th, 0.74 per game). …The team graduated a pair of All-Pac-12 honorees last year in three-time first-team selection and outfielder Kimi Polhman and second-team utility player Nikia Williams. Pohlman and Inglesby were also among 25 finalists for the USA Softball Player of the Year in 2012. … Ninth-year head coach and UW alumnus Heather Tarr owns a 341-152-1 record in Seattle and led the team to an NCAA title in ’09 among its five World Series trips in her tenure.
 
Top Husky Players (Notable 2013 Stats)
Victoria Hayward, Jr., OF - .442, 46H, 4 2B, 4 3B, 2 HR, 16 RBI, 15 SB
Hooch Fagaly, Jr., 1B - .393, 33H, 6 2B, 6 HR, 32 RBI
Kaitlin Inglesby, Jr., P/DP - .381, 37 H, 7 2B, 8 HR, 41 RBI; 10-3, 1.34 68.0 IP, 60 SO, 13 BB, 57 H
Kimberlee Souza, So., IF - .380 – 35 H, 8 2B, 6 HR, 24 RBI
Shawna Wright, Sr., C - .333, 29 H, 5 2B, 4 HR, 20 RBI
Missy Taukeiaho, Fr., IF - .333, 24 H, 7 2B, 4 HR, 14 RBI
Kelli Suguro, Jr., IF - .333, 24 H, 7 2B, 4 HR
Kylee Lahners, So., IF - .316, 25 H, 4 2B
Marki Creger-Zier, Jr., OF – 11H, 2 2B
Bryana Walker, Jr, RHP – 2.29, 12-4, 101 IP, 121 So, 20 BB, 81 H, .217 OppBA


ALL-TIME DUCK-HUSKY SERIES RESULTS

Series Record: Washington leads, 49-17
4/10/2012    #7 UW (UO #15)    W, 5-3
4/11/2012    #7 UW (UO #15)    L, 3-6
4/2/2011    at #6 UW (UO #14)    L, 2-3
4/2/2011    at #6 UW (UO #14)    L, 2-4
4/3/2011    at #6 UW (UO #14)    W, 8-0 (6)
4/16/2010    #1 UW (UO #17)    L, 2-9
4/17/2010    #1 UW (UO #17)    W, 4-0
4/18/2010    #1 UW (UO #17)    L, 0-1
4/17/2009    #4 Washington    L, 0-2
5/2/2009    at #4  Washington    L, 0-11
5/3/2009    at #4  Washington    L, 2-8
5/9/2008    #24 Washington    L, 2-5
5/9/2008    #24 Washington    L, 1-7
5/10/2008    #24 Washington    W, 3-0
4/13/2007    #12 UW (UO #10    L, 2-7
4/28/2007    at #11 UW (UO #16)    L, 4-6
4/29/2007    at #11 UW (UO #16)    L, 0-8
4/21/2006    #14 Washington    L, 0-5
5/6/2006    #16 Washington    L, 3-6
5/7/2006    #16 Washington    W, 2-1
2/6/2005    vs. #9 UW (UO #13)    L, 0-6
4/1/2005    #17 Washington    L, 3-4
5/13/2005    at #21 Washington    W, 3-0
5/14/2005    at #21 Washington    L, 1-7
4/16/2004    at #7 Washington    W, 2-1
5/1/2004    #7 UW (UO #11)    W, 10-2
5/2/2004    #7 UW (UO #11)    L, 0-1
4/11/2003    #3 UW (UO #22)    L, 0-9
5/3/2003    at #5 UW.  (UO #19)    W, 6-5
5/4/2003    at #5 UW (UO #19)    W, 6-5
4/19/2002    at Washington    L, 0-6
5/4/2002    Washington    L, 2-6
5/5/2002    Washington    L, 0-8
4/20/2001    Washington    L, 1-10
5/5/2001    at Washington    L, 0-11
5/6/2001    at Washington    L, 2-6
4/8/2000    Washington    L, 1-6
4/9/2000    Washington    L, 0-1
5/12/2000    at Washington    L, 0-9
4/18/1999    Washington    L, 5-8
4/18/1999    Washington    L, 2-5
5/2/1999    at Washington    L, 0-11
5/2/1999    at Washington    W, 4-3
4/19/1998    at Washington    L, 1-7
4/19/1998    at Washington    L, 0-7
5/3/1998    Washington    W, 11-8
5/3/1998    Washington    L, 2-6
4/23/1997    at Washington    L, 0-5
4/23/1997    at Washington    L, 0-6
5/6/1997    Washington    W, 4-0
5/6/1997    Washington    L, 7-9
4/27/1996    Washington    L, 0-8
4/27/1996    Washington    L, 4-9
5/2/1996    at Washington    L, 0-8
5/2/1996    at Washington    L, 0-12
4/15/1995    Washington    L, 0-4
4/15/1995    Washington    L, 0-6
4/22/1995    at Washington    L, 0-4
4/22/1995    at Washington    L, 0-9
4/2/1994    Washington    W, 2-0
4/2/1994    Washington    L, 1-7
4/30/1994    at Washington    L, 3-4
4/30/1994    at Washington    W, 4-1
4/3/1993    at Washington    W, 3-2
4/3/1993    at Washington    W, 11-1
4/24/1993    Washington    L, 4-7
 

AT AN ALL-TIME HIGH
Last week, senior Kaylan Howard and junior Kailee Cuico both hit their team-leading eighth homers of the season and now rank sixth and ninth all-time for UO (33 / 27).

Altogether, eight current Ducks stand top 10 in several career/season/game offensive categories, and a complete list follows.
 
 
UO ALL-TIME HITTING CHARTS

Allie Burger
Season
Triples – 6th, 4, 2010
Batting – 11th, .387, 2010

Game
Stolen Bases – 4th-t, 3, vs. Utah State, 3/20/11
RBI - 10th-t, 5, vs. Oregon State, 4/3/10

Courtney Ceo
Career
Batting – 1st-tie, .382

Game
Hits - 2nd-t, 4, vs. Arkansas, 2/19/11

Kailee Cuico
Career
Homers – 9th-tie, 27 (8th is 31, 6th is 33, 5th is 34)

Season
RBI – 3rd, 53, 2012 (2nd is 61, 1st is 73)
Homers – 7th, 12, 2012 (6th is 13, 4th is 14, 3rd is 15)
Walks – 7th, 31, 2012 (6th is 32, 5th is 33, 3rd is 37)

Game
Doubles – 1st-t, 3 vs. Utah State, 3/20/11
RBI – 10th-t, 5 vs. Long Beach State, 2/15/13

Kaylan Howard
Career
Home Runs – 7th, 33 (6th is 31, 5th is 34, 3rd is 35)
RBI – 10th, 118 (9th is 119, 7th is 121)

Season
Extra-Base Hits – 3rd-t, 29, 2012 (2nd is 30, 1st is 31)
RBI – 4th, 52, 2012 (3rd is 53, 2nd is 61, 1st is 73)
Doubles – 5th, 15, 2012 (2nd is 16, 1st is 18)
Total Bases – 5th-t, 116 (4th is 117, 3rd is 120, 2nd is 127)
Home Runs – 7th-t, 12, 2012 (6th is 13, 4th is 14)
Slugging – 10th, .641 (9th is .643; 8th is .660)

Game
Doubles – 3rd-t, 2, vs. Portland State, 4/18/12; vs. SJSU, 2/9/13
RBI – 10th-t, 5, at #7 Georgia Tech, 5/22/10


Samantha Pappas
Career
Batting – 4th, .358
Runs – 6th, 129 (5th is 130, 4th is 135, 3rd is 144)
Homers – 5th, 34 (3rd is 36, 2nd is 36, 1st is 37)
Walks – 5th, 80 (4th is 86, 2nd-tie is 96)
RBI – 6th, 134 (5th is 136, 4th is 138, 3rd is 141)
Stolen Bases – 8th, 52 (6th is 58, 5th is 60, 3rd is 71)

Season
Doubles – 2nd, 16-tied, 2012
RBI – 3rd, 48, 2010
Slugging – 5th, .675, 2012
Extra-Base Hits – 6th, 27, 2012
Total Bases – 7th, 114, 2012
Batting – 7th, .396, 2012
Slugging – 7th, .641, 2010
Total Bases – 7th-t, 107, 2010
Home Runs – 8th-t, 11, 2010
Hits – 9th, 67
Stolen Bases – 12th-t, 21, 2012
Batting – 12th, .383, 2010

Game
Stolen Bases – 4th-t, 3, vs. N. Texas, 2/12/11
RBI - 10th-t, 5, 3/26/10
*Doubles – 3rd-t, 2 vs. Seattle, 5/2/12

Alexa Peterson
Game
Home Runs – 3rd-t, 2, vs. Nevada, 2/18/11


UO ALL-TIME PITCHING CHARTS

Jessica Moore
Career
Strikeouts – 1st, 797 (2nd is 584)
Wins – 1st, 85 (2nd is 73)
Appearances – 1st, 154 (2nd-t is 142)
Innings – 1st, 788.2 (2nd is 783.0)
Shutouts – 5th, 15 (4th is 18, 3rd is 21, 2nd is 22, 1st is 31)

Complete Games – 6th, 68 (5th is 76, 4th is 80, 3rd is 82)

Season
Strikeouts – 1st, 244, 2012 (2nd is 238)
Wins – 2nd, 32, 2012 (1st is 42)
Starts – 2nd, 44, 2012 (1st is 53)
Appearances – 2nd, 49, 2012 (1st is 61)
Innings – 2nd, 285.2, 2012 (1st is 361.2)
Complete Games – 4th, 31, 2012 (4th is 30, 3rd is 32)
Strikeouts, 1st, 238, 2010
Strikeouts – 3rd, 224, 2011
Wins – 3rd-t, 24, 2011
Wins – 15th, 16, 2010
Appearances – 8th-t, 41, 2010, ‘11
Starts – 6th, 36, 2011

Game
Strikeouts – 3rd, 14, vs. No. 1 Alabama, 3/13/12
Strikeouts – 3rd, 14, vs. Portland State, 5/6/10
Strikeouts – 4th, 13, vs. No. 3 Arizona, 5/7/10
Strikeouts – 5t, 12, vs. Creighton, 2/12/10
Strikeouts – 5t, 1, vs. Cal Poly, 3/6/10
Strikeouts – 5t, 12, vs. No. 16 BYU, 2/10/11
Strikeouts – 11t, 11, vs. No. 19 Texas A&M, 2/25/11
Strikeouts – 11t, 11, vs. North Carolina, 3/4/11
Strikeouts – 11th, 11, vs. Fordham, 5/21/11
Strikeouts – 18t, 10, vs. Hawai’i, 2/26/10
Strikeouts – 18t, 10, at PSU, 3/23/10
Strikeouts – 18t, 10, at Oregon State, 4/1/10


Cheridan Hawkins
Game
Strikeouts – 2nd, 15, vs. Boston College, 3/2/13
Strikeouts – 6th, 13, vs. New Mexico, 3/13/13
Strikeouts – 20th, 10, vs. Louisiana-Monroe, 2/16/13
 

IN THE POLLS
This week, Oregon claimed its ninth straight top-10 national ranking in the regular season’s seventh editions.

Holding steady in the USA Softball and NFCA versions for the second and third weeks, respectively, No. 10/10 UO was one of three top-10 ranked teams in the Pac-12 this week with a pair of fellow WCWS returnees - No. 2/2 Arizona State and No. 4/5 California.

Overall, Oregon was one of eight league members that ranked top 25 nationally in the USA SB/NFCA polls this week with No. 14/12 UCLA, No. 15/16 Washington, No. 15/17 Stanford, No. 21/17 Arizona and No. -/23 Oregon State.

For comparison's sake, a complete list of Pac-12 rankings from the previous USA SB/NFCA edition follows: No. 2/2 Arizona State, No. 5/6 California, No. 12/13 UCLA, No. 17/17 Washington, No. 15/16 Stanford, No. 16/22 Arizona and No. -/24 Oregon State.

Six other Duck non-conference foes in 2013 were also tabbed top 25 this week by USA SB/NFCA – No. 1/1 Oklahoma, No. 3/3 Florida, No. 12/13 LSU, No. 13/14 Michigan, No. 22/18 Hawai’i and No. 19/24 Nebraska.

Overall in the USA SB/NFCA top five, No. 1/1 Oklahoma, No. 2/2 Arizona State and No. 3/3 Florida held steady for the third straight week. No. 7/4 Alabama dropped one spot in the USA Softball edition, and No. 9/9 Texas A&M dropped five and four spots respectively, in the USA Softball edition and NFCA version after it was swept at No. 5/6 Tennessee (8-6, 8-6, 5-4).

Altogether, Oregon has now been ranked for 48 straight polls by USA Softball and 43 by the NFCA, and its week-by-week USA SB/ NFCA rankings in that stretch follow: 2013 – Preseason 6/5, 2/12 7/9, 2/19 9/11, 2/26 12/10, 3/5 8/9, 3/12 9/10, 3/19 10/10, 3/26 10/10. 2012 - Preseason 11th/16th, 2/14 19/19, 2/21 21/19, 2/28 18/18, 3/6 15/18; 3/13 14/17; 3/20 15/17; 3/27 16/17; 4/3 17/18; 4/10 15/19; 4/17 14/18; 4/25 15/16; 5/2 12/13; 5/9 12/13; 5/16 12/12; 6/12 5/5. 2011 - Preseason 14th/14th, 2/15 14th/14th, 2/22 13th/13th, 3/2 13th/13th, 3/9 15th/14th, 3/16 16th/15th, 3/23 15th/16th, 3/30 14th/15th, 4/5 15th/16th, 4/12 17th/17th, 4/19 19th/21th, 4/26 16th/19th, 5/3 12th/17th, 5/10 11th/14th, 5/17 11th/12th, 6/15 14th/15th. 2010 - 3/8 25th/-; 3/15 25th/-; 3/22 21st/-; 3/29 21st/ RV; 4/5 17th/ RV; 4/12 17th/23rd; 4/19 18th/20th; 4/26 19th/20th; 5/3 20th/22nd; 5/5 20th/22nd; 5/10 21st-t/22nd; 6/15 14th/14th.

Complete NFCA and USA Softball polls are available at the https://nfca.org/index.php/polls and http://www.usasoftball.com/folders.asp?uid=7248 URL addresses.


PICKS OF THE PAC-12
In March, freshman pitcher Cheridan Hawkins was honored with a pair of Pac-12 Softball Pitcher of the Week honors.

The first came after she helped lead the Ducks to a 6-0 run in the the Citrus Classic in Orlando. Among her four appearances, she logged UO’s second-highest strikeout tally ever (15) in her six-inning shutout of Boston College. That tally was one shy of the school record, and her only hit allowed came with one out remaining (while she only walked one).

In the tourney finale vs. James Madison, the Anderson, Calif., native struck out six, walked one and allowed only two hits vs. the Dukes who picked up votes in last week’s national poll.

Against returning NCAA tourney advancer Long Island, she struck out all six batters she faced in her two innings of relief.

She allowed only one earned run on the weekend, which ended a 39.0 streak of innings without allowing an earned run. Among the team’s six games combined, she led in ERA (0.45), wins (2), innings (15.2), strikeouts (29) and opposing batting average (.078).

Three weeks later, she was honored for her eight scoreless innings in relief in the Pac-12-opening 4-3 and 3-2 victories over No. 15 Stanford.

In those games, she retired 14 of her 18 combined outs via strikeouts and allowed only two infield hits and no walks or runs.

She also bettered her season strikeout-per-seven-innings average (10.80) that ranked sixth nationally the week before with a 16.33 weekend average.

Factoring in her win in her start and 10-3 decision in the finale, she struck out 18 batters in her 11 innings for the three games, walked none, and allowed six hits and three runs for a 1.91 ERA. 

Her awards marked the 38th and 39th pitcher/player selections in school history, ninth overall in the tenure of head coach Mike White (and five for Duck pitchers in that run).

Among the current roster, junior outfielder Samantha Pappas and pitcher Jessica Moore are two-time recipients, and sophomore catcher Alexa Peterson and junior outfielder Allie Burger received similar nods in 2011 and ’10, respectively.


SKED CRED
The Ducks face another grueling regular season slate in 2013 with 32 of its 55 games this spring against 16 returning tournament qualifiers from last year’s NCAA tournament field.

Among the Ducks’ 35 opponents, UO will face four other WCWS returnees in national runner-up Oklahoma, Arizona State, California and LSU.

The Ducks will take on three other Super Regional advancers (Arizona, Michigan, Washington), four more NCAA Regional finalists (Florida, Oregon State, San Diego State, Stanford) and five other NCAA tourney qualifiers (Hawai’i, Long Beach State, Long Island, Portland State and UCLA).

Among the team’s 18 other foes this spring, six others were recent NCAA tourney advancers, including Nebraska (’11, ’10, ‘09), Western Michigan (’11), Virginia (’10), Cal Poly (’09), Cal State Fullerton (’09) and UNLV (’09).


2012 – ANOTHER MEMORABLE SEASON
Last spring, Oregon (45-18, 13-9) ended the season ranked a best-ever fifth nationally in the USA Softball and NFCA polls – also the third straight season it ended the slate top 15 in both. Oregon opened the campaign tabbed No. 11 and No. 16, respectably, and stood top 25 all season long.

UO staked its second-most wins ever (45) and placed third in the nation’s top softball conference. The Ducks staked back-to-back top-three Pac-12 finishes for the first time since the Pac-12 expanded to eight teams in 1994. Oregon also beat every league rival in the same season for the third time in that stretch.

Among other conference notes, UO won season series vs. both UCLA and Arizona for the second straight season and third and fourth times ever vs. the 11- and eight-time national champions, respectively. Oregon also topped Stanford in the season series for the second straight year and ninth time overall.

Making its 14th-ever regional trip (and hosting for the first time ever), UO went 3-0 for the third straight year under head coach Mike White, thanks to its mid-May wins at Howe Field vs. Portland State (7-3) and BYU (6-4, 4-1). In late May in Austin, #11 seed Oregon registered its first-ever NCAA Super Regional victories en route to a 2-1 mark and upset of #6 seed Texas (L: 3-1; W: 5-4 (8 innings), 10-6).

Under White, Oregon is now 12-7 in the postseason since 2010 thanks to its 6-3 mark in 2012. In comparison, it went 25-21 in its 11 combined prior postseason trips since 1989.

Overall, UO went 25-15 against NCAA tourney advancers, and 16-13 vs. top-25 teams in 2012, including a 1-0 win mid-April vs. then-No. 1 California (its second upset of a top-ranked foe in White’s tenure).

Last year's Duck offense broke school records for RBI (335) and runs (363), and stood second all-time in batting (.308), doubles (90) and total bases (824), and third in hits (520), walks (207), runs per game (5.76), doubles per game (1.43) and RBI per game (5.32). In the circle, the Ducks' 45 wins in a 63-game season ranked second-best all-time behind its 54 victories in in 1989’s 72-game campaign.


HOME SWEET HOWE
After a 5-0 start at home in 2013, Oregon points towards another impressive home schedule this season after it swept its home-opening doubleheader vs. New Mexico and three-game series vs. No. 15 Stanford in March.

Later this spring, UO also points towards three-game home league series vs. Utah (Tue.-Wed., 4/2-3), Arizona (Fri.-Sun., 4/12-14) and Oregon State (Fri.-Sun., 5/3-5), and another non-conference doubleheader vs. Seattle (Wed., 5/1).

The Ducks come off one of their most exciting home slates in 2012, after they went 16-8 in the friendly confines of Howe Field. Oregon hosted its first-ever postseason games and went 3-0 in NCAA Regional play with wins over BYU (twice) and Portland State. In prior months, the Ducks won season series vs. then-No. 14 UCLA (2-1), Boise State (3-0), Portland State (2-0) and Seattle (2-0), and tied season series (1-1) with recent national champions and then-No. 5 Arizona State and then-No. 7 Washington. UO also upset its second top-ranked foe in head coach Mike White’s tenure (California, 1-0), and added another win vs. a top-10 foe and World Series returnee in Missouri.

Sporting a 12-4 home record in 2011, UO ended 15- and 10-game losing streaks to then-No. 12 UCLA and then-No. 10 Stanford in that May, and took each season series for the first time since 2005 and ’07, respectively. In mid-April, UO celebrated its first series sweep of Oregon State since 1994, and third ever. Two weeks before, Oregon’s 2-1 win vs. then-No. 3 ASU in early April marked its seventh top-10 ranked Pac-11 victim at Howe Field the past two years. Earlier this season, UO went 4-0 in non-conference action vs. Weber State (6-1, 6-2) and Utah State (11-3, 9-0).

In 2010, the Ducks went 14-5 in the friendly confines after they rattled off a 12-0 start, then staked at least one win in every home series against the nation's top conference. Oregon's perfect early season run included its first-ever sweep of then-No. 13 Cal in April. The following weekend, UO beat its first top-ranked team, then-No. 1 Washington, since 2004, with its 4-0 victory against the returning national player of the year Danielle Lawrie. Oregon’s other league home victories came vs. then-No. 3 Arizona (2-1) in nine innings when Neena Bryant hit a two-run shot off another of the nation’s top pitchers, Kenzie Fowler.


NATIONAL / REGION / PAC-12 HONOR ROLL
Last May, Oregon was one of five programs nationally (and three in the Pac-12 with ASU and UCLA) that placed all six of its NFCA All-Region nominees on first and second teams, and senior Samantha Pappas and Jessica Moore went on to score second- and third-team All-America honors. UO now has 10 all-time All-America honors altogether, and Pappas was the first Duck outfield recipient, while Moore was the fourth Oregon pitcher.

Altogether during third-year head coach Mike White’s tenure, the Ducks have claimed seven of their 19 first-team all-time selections (and six of its 25 second-team choices) in the honor dating back to 1988. Oregon’s previous All-Region selection record (5) came in ’89, the year it advanced to the Women’s College World Series. That team featured four first-team and one second-team selections.

Among conference honors, 11 players were honored to various All-Pac-12 teams in 2012. All-time for Oregon, UO has racked up 21 first-team honors and 37 second-team selections in the award based on a vote by league head coaches.

A list of current Ducks’ all-time All-Region and All-Pac-12 honors follows:
 
Allie Burger, Sr., OF
2010
All-Region Second Team
All-Pac-12 Freshman Team
All-Pac-12 Honorable Mention

Courtney Ceo, Jr., SS
2012
All-Region Second Team
All-Pac-12 Honorable Mention

2011
All-Region Second Team
All-Pac-12 Honorable Mention
All-Pac-12 Freshman Team

Kailee Cuico, Jr., 1B
2012
All-Region Second Team
All-Pac-12 Honorable Mention

2011
All-Pac-12 Freshman Team Honorable Mention

Sara Goodrum, So., OF
2012
All-Pac-12 Freshman Team Honorable Mention

Karissa Hovinga, So., RHP
2012
All-Pac-12 Freshman Team Honorable Mention

Kaylan Howard, Sr., 2B
2012
All-Region First Team
All-Pac-12 Second Team

2010
All-Pac-12 Freshman Team Honorable Mention

Jessica Moore, Sr. RHP
2012
NFCA Third-Team All-American
All-Pac-12 First Team
All-Region First Team

2011
All-Pac-12 First Team
All-Region First Team

2010: All-Region First Team
All-Pac-12 Second Team
All-Pac-12 Freshman Team

Samantha Pappas, Sr., RF
2012
NFCA Second-Team All-American
All-Pac-12 First Team
All-Region First Team

2011
All-Pac-12 Honorable Mention

2010
Pac-12 Newcomer of the Year
All-Pac-12 First Team
All-Region First Team
All-Pac-12 Freshman Team

Alexa Peterson, Jr., C
2012
All-Region First Team
All-Pac-12 Honorable Mention
Pac-12 All-Academic Second Team
Academic All-District Team

2011
All-Region Second Team
All-Pac-12 Freshman Team

Janie Takeda, So., CF
2012
All-Pac-12 Freshman Team 


TOP DUCK PROFILE
Fourth-year head coach Mike White is widely regarded as one of finest-ever U.S. National Team players and pitching mentors. The 2009 International Softball Congress (ISC) Hall of Fame selection, also is well-known in the area as an integral part of two of Oregon’s greatest teams in 2003 and ‘04 and one of the West Coast’s top prep coaches.

Sporting a program-best 71.6 winning percentage as its head coach, White has compiled a 149-59 mark already after leading the Ducks to its second-ever World Series trip, and its first-ever Super Regional trips the last three seasons.

In 2011, UO tied for third in the final conference standings (42-16, 11-10) after it won league series against then-returning national champion and No. 12 UCLA (2-1), No. 10 Stanford (2-1), at then-returning national runner-up and No. 9 Arizona (2-1), and vs. Oregon State (3-0). UO’s Civil War sweep of OSU was its third ever and first since 1994, and it tied its largest winning margin in the Duck-Husky series with its 8-0 win at then-No. 6 Washington.

The Ducks went 3-0 in the NCAA Regional at State College, Pa., with wins over Albany (3-1), Fordham (2-0) and Penn State (3-1), then advanced to the Super Regional before it fell to eventual NCAA runner-up Florida in Ganesville.

In his first year at the helm, Oregon went 36-21 in 2010 – nearly reverse the previous year’s mark (16-34) – and staked its most Pac-10 wins (8) since its 10 in 2003 and ’04. Oregon beat five different Pac-10 teams – No. 1 Washington, No. 3 Arizona, No. 9 Arizona State, No. 13 California (3 times and its first-ever sweep in the series) and OSU (2) – for the first time since topping all seven in ’04.

The Ducks opened the postseason by upsetting then-No. 7 ranked / No. 8 seeded Georgia Tech twice in Atlanta in the regional, and ultimately ended the year ranked 14th nationally in both polls.

His recent Duck success led to an invite to join the U.S. National Team coaching staff as an assistant coach in the summer of '12. Team USA went 9-1 in the ISC Women's World Championship against the world's best, en route to a silver medal before narrowly losing to Japan, 2-1, in the 10-inning finale.

In his prior Duck stint as an assistant coach, the Ducks lowered their ERA from 3.01 the season prior to his arrival to 2.12 and 1.68, respectively, while its strikeout totals of 347 and 394 – then the best two in school history – far outdistanced its 223 total from 2002.

His first-year pupils included then-freshman Amy Harris who set a single-season strikeout record (180) his first season, while senior Andrea Vidlund led the nation in saves and set a Pac-10 record (11). The next season, newcomer Ani Nyhus was an All-Pac-10 First Team and NCAA Regional All-Tournament choice and two-time conference pitcher of the week. The junior college transfer notched 20 wins (25-12), rewrote the program’s single-season strikeout record (202) and pitched a no-hitter vs. Utah State. Catcher Jenn Poore was also an All-American and All-Pac-10 Second Team honoree in ’04 and drafted into the National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) league.

Since then, he continued to live in Eugene with his family and remained active as an assistant coach for one of the nation’s top programs at Marist High School during the 2008-09 seasons. The program ended 2009 ranked 22nd nationally by USA Today and won consecutive 4A state titles after identical 29-1 seasons. He also coached the Northwest Thunder and Northwest Bullets Amateur Softball Association of America (ASA) youth club teams and served as a private instructor for various elite players of all levels.

As a player, the New Zealand native became a U.S. citizen in 1994 and helped the two national teams claim two gold medals, two silver medals and one bronze in his four trips with New Zealand and two with the United States. In 2000, he helped guide the USA to a bronze medal in the World Championships when he went 2-0 with a 0.89 ERA and 19 strikeouts. In 1999, the U.S. won the silver medal at the Pan Am Games, and he was 3-2 with a 0.68 ERA and 35 strikeouts. He also played on three silver medal Pan-American Games teams in 1995, 1999 and 2003.

The multiple Amateur Softball Association of America (ASA) MVP pitcher and All-American also helped lead teams to five ASA national titles and five ISC World Club Championships, and was the 2002 ASA Player of the Year.


MORE LOVE FOR THE DUCK STAFF
Oregon’s highly-regarded staff also includes two other talented coaches that sport equally impressive playing resumes.

White first shared the field with the U.S. National Team as a teammate to third-year assistant coach Blake Miller – a 15-year pro-player, and a member of U.S. National Teams since 2001. As a collegiate coach the past 12 years, Miller has worked with two All-Americans and nine Academic All-Americans, and guided four teams to regional bids and one Junior College World Series trip. His resume includes stops as a head coach at Texas A&M-Kingsville the past three seasons and at Darton College (2006-07) and as an assistant coach at East Tennessee State (2005), Missouri Western State (2004) and Mesa State (2001-03).

The Ducks welcome another of the nation’s most respected coaches and players in first-year assistant coach Chelsea Spencer. A four-year starter for California, the All-America shortstop led the team to a Pac-12 and NCAA title, two more NCAA runner-up finishes and a fourth World Series bid. Afterwards, she was a professional player for six seasons, and four-time All-NPF selection. Her lengthy resume also includes four seasons as the Chabot Community College Head Coach (2006-10) and two seasons as a Michigan State assistant coach (2011-12).


THE ‘CONFERENCE OF CHAMPIONS’
The Pac-12’s moniker is validated by the fact the eight Pac-12 schools have combined to win 24 of the 31 softball NCAA national championships, including the six of the last seven by four different teams. Last year, the Pac-12 advanced five three of the eight World Series qualifiers were from the Pac-12 (#1 seed California, #3 seed Arizona State and #11 seed Oregon); two more teams advanced to the Super Regional (#13 Arizona, #16 Washington); two others were NCAA Regional Finalists (Oregon State, Stanford), and another made the postseason (UCLA).

In January’s Pacific-12 Conference Softball Coaches Preseason Poll, Oregon scored a best-ever third-place position and trailed fellow WCWS returnees California (first) and Arizona State (second). Other teams’ rankings in the nine-team conference included Washington (fourth), Arizona (fifth), Stanford (sixth), UCLA (seventh), Oregon State (eighth) and Utah (ninth).

In recent years under fourth-year head coach Mike White, UO has scored back to back third-place Pac-12 finishes in 2012 and ’11 after it was tabbed seventh in the league preseason polls. The Ducks also bettered their preseason league position (seventh) in his first season when the team placed  sixth in 2010.

All-Time NCAA Softball Champions/Runners-up
Year     Champion (Coach)     Score     Runner-Up
1982     UCLA (Sharron Backus)     2-0 (8)     Fresno State
1983     Texas A&M (Bob Brock)     2-0 (12)     CS Fullerton
1984     UCLA (Sharron Backus)     1-0 (13)     Texas A&M
1985     UCLA (Sharron Backus)     2-1 (9)     Nebraska
1986     CS Fullerton (Judi Garman)     3-0      Texas A&M
1987     Texas A&M (Bob Brock)     4-1     UCLA
1988     UCLA (Sharron Backus)     3-0     Fresno State
1989     UCLA (Backus/Enquist)     1-0     Fresno State
1990     UCLA (Backus/Enquist)     2-0     Fresno State
1991     Arizona (Mike Candrea)     5-1     UCLA
1992     UCLA (Backus/Enquist)     2-0     Arizona
1993     Arizona (Mike Candrea)     1-0     UCLA
1994     Arizona (Mike Candrea)     4-0     CS Northridge
1995     UCLA (Sharron Backus)%     4-2     Arizona
1996     Arizona (Mike Candrea)     6-4     Washington
1997     Arizona (Mike Candrea)     10-2     UCLA
1998     Fresno State (Margie Wright)     1-0     Arizona
1999     UCLA (Sue Enquist)     3-2     Washington
2000     Oklahoma (Patty Gasso)     3-1     UCLA
2001     Arizona (Mike Candrea)     1-0     UCLA
2002     California (Diane Ninemire)     6-2     Arizona
2003     UCLA (Sue Enquist)     1-0 (9)     California
2004     UCLA (Sue Enquist)     3-1     California
2005     Michigan (Carol Hutchins)     4-1 (10)^     UCLA
2006     Arizona (Mike Candrea)     5-0^     Northwestern
2007     Arizona (Mike Candrea)     5-0^     Tennessee
2008     Arizona State (Clint Myers)     11-0^     Texas A&M
2009     Washington (Heather Tarr)     5-1 ^    Florida
2010     UCLA (Kelly Inouye-Perez)     5-0^     Arizona
2011    Arizona State (Clint Myers)    7-2^    Florida
2012    Alabama (Pat Murphy)    5-4^    Oklahoma

^ - Best of three championship series - % - The 1995 title was later vacated by the NCAA.


2013 GAME-WINNING RBI
Western Michigan (8-0, 2/7/13) - Ceo RBI single to LF, 2nd inning (2 outs)
Stephen F. Austin (8-1, 2/8/13) - Sullivan RBI single to RF, 2nd inning (2 outs)
San Jose State (7-1, 2/9/13) - Costa solo homer to LF, 2nd inning (0 outs)
Boise State (9-1, 2/10/13) - Cuico single to CF, 1st inning (1 out)
Long Beach State (10-1, 2/15/13) - Cuico foul sacrifice fly to LF (1 out)
Utah Valley (9-1, 2/15/13) - Goodrum ground-out to 2B (2 outs)
Louisiana Monroe (4-0, 2/16/13) - Mercado single to RCF, 2nd inning (0 outs)
CS Fullerton (6-0, 2/17/13) - Peterson three-run HR to LCF (2 out)
Virginia (13-0, 2/22/13) - Takeda one-run triple down RF line, 1st inning (0 out, 1-0 pitch)
Cal Poly (2-1, 2/23/13) - Ceo double down left field line, 5th inning (1 out, 0-1 pitch)
Nebraska (11-2, 2/23/13) - Cuico two-run homer to RCF, 1st inning (2 out, 1-0 pitch)
(UNLV (4-2, 2/23/13) )- no game-winning RBI (Howard scored on throwing error by 3B on FC by Mercado, 3rd inning (2 out, 1-2 pitch)
SDSU (3-1, 2/24/13) - Takeda single to right side, 3rd inning (2 out, 3-0 pitch)
(#11 LSU (10-2 (5), 3/1/13) - no GW RBI (Ceo scored on error on grounder by Howard, 1st inning (0 out, 2-2 pitch))
Long Island ((8-1, 3/1/13) - Pappas 3-run homer to LCF 2nd inning, 0-0 pitch)
Boston College (8-0 (6), 3/2/13) - Howard sacrifice fly to CF, 3rd inning (1 out, 0-2 pitch)
Temple (11-4, 3/2/13) - Takeda bases-loaded walk, 1st inning (1 out, 3-1 pitch)
#14 Michigan (13-4 (6), 3/3/13) - Cuico one-run single to CF, 1st inning (1 out, 0-1 pitch)
(James Madison (12-1, 3/3/13) - Gillespie scored from second base on error by pitcher on grounder by Howard, 3rd inning (1 out, 0-0 pitch))
San Diego State (3-2, 3/8/13) - Ceo one-run suicide squeeze bunt, 7th inning (2 outs, 1-1 pitch)
St. Mary's (4-2, 3/9/13) - Takeda one-run single to LF, 2nd inning (1 out, 3-0 pitch)
(New Mexico (10-0 (6), 3/13/13) - Takeda groundout to 3b, 1st inning (1 out, 0-2 pitch) Ceo scored on errant throw that sailed over 3b's head.)
New Mexico (4-0, 3/13/13) - Cuico two-run single to CF, 4th inning (1 out, 2-2 pitch)
#15 Stanford (4-3, 3/23/13) - Pappas one-run double down RF line, 7th inning (2 outs, 0-0 pitch)
#15 Stanford (3-2, 3/24/13) - Lindvall two-run double to RCF, 6th inning (2 outs, 0-0 pitch)
#15 Stanford (10-3, 3/25/13) - Lindvall two-run single to RF (2 outs, 1-2 count pitch)

BY PLAYER: Cuico 5, Takeda 4, Ceo 3, Lindvall 2, Pappas 2, Costa 1, Goodrum 1, Mercado 1, Peterson 1, Howard 1, Sullivan 1


HOMER RUNDOWN
Western Michigan (2/7) – Stevie Jo Knapp, 4th inning, 2 runs, LF, 1 out
San Jose State (2/9) – Koral Costa, 2nd inning, LF, 0 out
San Jose State (2/9) – Alexa Peterson – 2nd inning, 1 run, RCF, 2 out
Boise State (2/10) – Janelle Lindvall – 2nd inning, 1 run, CF, 0 out
Boise State (2/10) – Kaylan Howard – 2nd inning, 2 run, LF, 2 out
Boise State (2/10) – Alexa Peterson – 3rd inning, 1 run, CF, 1 out
Boise State (2/10) – Karine Shaver, 6th inning, 2 runs, CF, 1 out
Long Beach State (2/15) – Courtney Ceo, 3rd inning, 2 runs, CF, 1 out
Long Beach State (2/15) – Kailee Cuico, 7th inning, 3 runs, 2 out
Long Beach State (2/15) – Janelle Lindvall, 7th inning, 3 runs, 2 out
Utah Valley (2/15) – Kailee Cuico, 3rd inning, 2 runs, CF, 2 out
Hawai’i (2/16) – Kaylan Howard, 1st inning, 2 runs, LCF, 1 out
Cal State Fullerton (2/17) – Alexa Peterson, 3 runs, LCF, 2 out
Viriginia (2/22/13) – Kailee Cuico – 1st inning, 2 runs, LCF, 0 outs
Nebraska (2/23/13) – Kailee Cuio – 1st inning, 2 runs, RCF, 2 out
Nebraska (2/23/13) – Janie Takeda – 6st inning, 2 runs, RF, 1 out
San Diego St. (2/24/13) – Kaylan Howard – 5th inning, 2 runs, RF, 2 outs,
#11 LSU (3/1/13) – Kailee Cuico – 4th inning, 2 runs, LF, 1 out
Long Island (3/1/13) – Samantha Pappas – 2nd inning, 3 runs, 2 outs
Long Island (3/1/13) –Kaylan Howard – 3rd inning, 1 run, 0 outs
Long Island (3/1/13) – Jamie Rae Sullivan – 5th inning, 2 runs, 0 outs.
Long Island (3/1/13) –.Samantha Pappas – 5th inning, 1 run, 2 outs
Boston College (3/2/13) – Stevie Jo Knapp – 4th inning, 2 runs, 0 outs
Boston College (3/2/13) – Samantha Pappas – 4th inning, 1 run, 1 out
Boston College (3/2/13) – Courtney Ceo – 4th inning, 1 run, 1 out
Temple (3/2/13) – Kailee Cuico – 4th inning, 2 runs, 1 out
#14 Michigan (3/3/13) – Kaylan Howard – 3rd inning, 1 run, 0 out
#14 Michigan (3/3/13) – Kaylan Howard – 4th ining, 1 run, 2 outs
#14 Michigan (3/3/13) – Kailee Cuico – 4th inning, 1 run, 2 outs
#14 Michigan (3/3/13) – Janelle Lindvall – 5th inning, 1 run, 0 outs
#14 Michigan (3/3/13) – Samantha Pappas – 5th inning, 1 run, 1 out
#14 Michigan (3/3/13) – Courtney Ceo – 6th inning, 2 runs, 1 out
James Madison (3/3/13) – Kaylan Howard – 6th inning, 2 runs, 2 outs
James Madison (3/3/13) – Alexa Peterson – 7th inning, 1 run, 1 out
James Madison (3/3/13) – Janelle Lindvall, 7th inning, 1 run, 2 outs
James Madison (3/3/13) – Jamie Rae Sullivan, 7th inning, 2 runs, 2 outs
New Mexico (3/13/13) – Janie Takeda, 7th inning, 3 runs, 0 outs
#15 Stanford (3/23/13) - Kaylan Howard, 4th inning, 1 run, 1 out
#15 Stanford (3/25/13) - Kailee Cuico, 4th inning, 3 runs, 2 outs


GAME-BY-GAME STARTERS
    P    C    1B    2B    SS    3B    LF    CF    RF    DP
2/7 - W. Michigan (W, 8-0 (5)    Moore    Peterson    Cuico    Howard    Ceo    Mercado    Burger    Takeda    Pappas    Lindvall
2/8 – v. S.F. Austin (W, 8-1))    Hovinga    Lindvall    Cuico    Howard    Ceo    Sullivan    Costa    Takeda    Pappas    Knapp
2/8 - v. #14 Florida (L, 0-1)    Moore    Peterson    Cuico    Howard    Ceo    Sullivan    Costa    Takeda    Pappas     Lindvall
2/9 – v. San Jose State (7-1)    Moore    Peterson    Cuico    Howard    Ceo    Mercado    Burger    Takeda    Costa    -
2/9 - v. #2 Oklahoma (L, 0-12 (5)    Hawkins    Lindvall    Moore    Howard    Ceo    Cuico    Costa    Takeda    Pappas    Peterson
2/10 – v. Boise State (W, 7-1)    Moore    Lindvall    Cuico    Howard    Ceo    Sullivan    Costa    Takeda    Pappas    Peterson
2/15 – v. LBSU (W, 9-1 (6))    Moore    Lindvall    Cuico    Howard    Ceo    Sullivan    Costa    Takeda    Pappas    -
2/15 – v. Utah Valley (9-1 (6)    Hovinga    Peterson    Cuico    Howard    Ceo    Mercado    Burger    Takeda    Goodrum    Knapp
2/16 – v. UL-Monroe (W, 9-1 (6))    Hawkins    Peterson    Cuico    Howard    Ceo    Mercado    Burger    Takeda    Pappas    Melick
2/16 - v. #20 Hawai’i (L, 5-6)     Moore    Lindvall    Cuico    Howard    Ceo    Mercado    Costa    Takeda    Peterson    Knapp
2/17 – v. CS Fullerton (W, 6-0)    Hawkins    Peterson    Cuico    Howard    Ceo    Sullivan    Pappas    Takeda    Goodrum    Mercado
2/22 – v. Virginia (W, 6-0)    Moore    Lindvall    Cuico    Howard    Ceo    Costa    Mercado    Takeda    Pappas    Peterson
2/23 – v. Cal Poly (W, 13-0 (5))     Hawkins    Peterson    Cuico    Howard    Ceo    Sullivan    Mercado    Takeda    Pappas    Lindvall
2/23 – v. Nebraska (W, 13-0 (5))    Moore    Lindvall    Cuico    Howard    Ceo    Costa    Mercado    Takeda    Pappas    Peterson
2/24 – v. UNLV (W, 2-1)     Hovinga    Peterson    Cuico    Howard    Ceo    Sullivan    Burger    Takeda    Mercado    Lindvall
2/24 – v. San Diego St. (W, 4-2)    Moore    Lindvall    Cuico    Howard    Ceo    Costa    Burger    Takeda    Mercado    Peterson
3/1 - v. #11 LSU (W (10-2 (5))     Moore    Lindvall    Cuico    Howard    Ceo    Costa    Mercado    Takeda    Pappas    Peterson
3/1 – v. Long Island (W, 10-2)    Hovinga    Peterson    Cuico    Howard    Shaver    Sullivan    Burger    Takeda    Pappas    Knapp
3/2 – v. Boston College (W, 8-0 (6))    Hawkins    Peterson    Cuico    Howard    Ceo    Costa    Mercado    Takeda    Pappas    Knapp
3/2 – v. Temple (W, 8-0)    Hovinga    Lindvall    Cuico    Howard    Ceo    Sullivan    Burger    Takeda    Pappas    Moore
3/3 - v. #14 Michigan (W, 11-4)     Moore    Lindvall    Cuico    Howard    Ceo    Sullivan    Mercado    Takeda    Pappas    Peterson
3/3 – v. J. Madison (W, 13-4 (6))    Hawkins    Peterson    Cuico    Howard    Ceo    Costa    Gillespie    Takeda    Pappas    Knapp
3/8 – v. San Diego St. (W, 3-2)    Hawkins    Lindvall    Cuico    Howard    Ceo    Costa    Gillespie    Takeda    Pappas    Peterson
3/9 – v. Iowa State (L, 1-2)    Moore    Peterson    Cuico    Howard    Ceo    Sullivan    Mercado    Takeda    Pappas    Knapp
3/9 – v. St. Mary’s (W, 4-2)    Hovinga    Lindvall    Moore    Howard    Shaver    Costa    Burger    Takeda    Pappas    Ceo
3/13 – New Mexico (W, 10-0 (6))    Moore    Peterson    Cuico    Howard    Ceo    Sullivan    Burger    Takeda    Pappas    Lindvall
3/13- New Mexico (W, 4-0)    Hawkins    Lindvall    Cuico    Howard    Ceo    Costa    Mercado    Takeda    Pappas    Peterson
3/23 - #15 Stanford  (W, 4-3)    Moore     Lindvall    Cuico    Howard    Ceo    Sullivan    Burger    Takeda    Pappas    Peterson
3/24 - #15 Stanford  (W, 3-2)    Moore    Peterson    Cuico    Howard    Ceo    Sullivan    Burger    Takeda    Pappas    Gillespie
3/25 - #15 Stanford  (W, 10-3)    Hawkins    Lindvall    Cuico    Howard    Ceo    Costa    Mercado    Takeda    Pappas    Peterson


GAME-BY-GAME BATTING LINEUP
    1    2    3    4    5    6    7    8    9    Flex
2/7 - v. W. Michigan (W, 8-0 (5)    Pappas    Ceo    Takeda    Cuico    Howard    Lindvall    Peterson    Burger    Mercado    Moore
2/8 – v. S.F. Austin (W, 8-1))    Pappas    Ceo    Howard    Cuico    Costa    Lindvall    Knapp    Sullivan    Takeda    Hovinga
2/8 - v. #14 Florida (L, 0-1)    Pappas    Ceo    Howard    Cuico    Costa    Lindvall    Peterson    Sullivan    Takeda    Moore
2/9 - v. #2 Oklahoma (L, 0-12 (5)    Ceo    Takeda    Howard    Cuico    Costa    Pappas    Lindvall    Peterson    Moore    Hawkins
2/9 – v. San Jose State (7-1)    Ceo    Takeda    Howard    Cuico    Costa    Moore    Mercado    Peterson    Burger    Hawkins
2/10 – v. Boise State (W, 7-1)    Ceo    Takeda    Howard    Cuico    Costa    Peterson    Lindvall    Sullivan    Pappas    Moore
2/15 – v. Utah Valley (W, 9-1 (6))    Ceo    Takeda    Howard    Cuico    Mercado    Knapp    Peterson    Goodrum    Burger    Hovinga
2/15 – v. LBSU (W, 9-1 (6))    Pappas    Ceo    Taked    Cuico    Howard    Costa    Lindvall    Moore    Sullivan    Hawkins
2/16 – v. UL-Monroe (W, 9-1 (6))    Pappas    Ceo    Takeda    Cuico    Howard    Mercado    Peterson    Melick    Burger    Hawkins
2/16 - v. #20 Hawai’i (L, 5-6)    Ceo    Takeda    Howard    Cuico    Costa    Lindvall    Peterson    Knapp    Mercado    Moore
2/17 – v. CS Fullerton (W, 6-0)    Ceo    Takeda    Howard    Cuico    Peterson    Mercado    Pappas    Sullivan    Goodrum    Hawkins
2/22 – v. Virginia (W, 6-0)    Ceo    Takeda    Howard    Cuico    Peterson    Mercado    Costa    Lindvall    Pappas    Moore
2/23 – v. Cal Poly (W, 13-0 (5))    Ceo    Takeda    Howard    Cuico    Peterson    Mercado    Lindvall    Sullivan    Pappas    Hawkins
2/23 – v. Nebraska (W, 13-0 (5))    Ceo    Takeda    Howard    Cuico    Peterson    Mercado    Costa    Lindvall    Pappas    Moore
2/24 – v. UNLV (W, 2-1)    Ceo    Takeda    Howard    Cuico    Peterson    Mercado    Lindvall    Sullivan    Burger    Hovinga
2/24 – v. San Diego St. (W, 4-2)    Ceo    Takeda    Howard    Cuico    Peterson    Costa    Mercado    Lindvall    Burger    Moore
3/1 - v. #11 LSU (W (10-2 (5))    Ceo    Takeda    Howard    Cuico    Peterson    Pappas    Costa    Lidnvall    Mercado    Moore
3/1 – v. Long Island (W, 10-2)    Pappas    Takeda    Howard    Cuico    Peterson    Knapp    Sullivan    Shaver    Burger    Hovinga
3/2 – v. Boston College (W, 8-0 (6))     Pappas    Ceo    Howard    Cuico    Takeda    Peterson    Costa    Knapp    Mercado    Hawkins
3/2 – v. Temple (W, 8-0)    Pappas    Ceo    Howard    Cuico    Takeda    Moore    Lindvall    Sullivan    Burger    Hovinga
3/3 - v. #14 Michigan (W, 11-4)    Pappas    Ceo    Howard    Cuico    Takeda    Peterson    Sullivan    Lindvall    Mercado    Moore
3/3 – v. J. Madison (W, 13-4 (6))    Pappas    Ceo    Howard    Cuico    Takeda    Peterson    Costa    Knapp    Gillespie    Hawkins
3/8 – v. San Diego St. (W, 3-2)    Takeda    Ceo    Howard    Cuico    Pappas    Peterson    Costa    Lindvall    Gillespie    Hawkins
3/9 – v. Iowa State (L, 1-2)    Pappas    Ceo    Howard    Cuico    Takeda    Peterson    Knapp    Sullivan    Mercado    Moore
3/9 – v. St. Mary’s (W, 4-2)    Ceo    Takeda    Howard    Pappas    Moore    Costa    Lindvall    Shaver    Buger    Hovinga
3/13 – New Mexico (W, 10-0 (6))    Ceo    Takeda    Howard    Cuico    Pappas    Peterson    Lindvall    Sullivan    Burger    Moore
3/13- New Mexico (W, 4-0)    Ceo    Takeda    Howard    Cuico    Pappas    Peterson    Costa    Lindvall    Mercado    Hawkins
3/23 - #15 Stanford  (W, 4-3)    Ceo    Takeda    Howard    Cuico    Pappas    Peterson    Lindvall    Sullivan    Burger    Moore
3/24 - #15 Stanford  (W, 3-2)    Takeda    Ceo    Howard    Cuico    Pappas    Peterson    Gillespie    Sullivan    Burger    Moore
3/25 - #15 Stanford  (W, 10-3)    Takeda    Ceo    Howard    Cuico    Pappas    Peterson    Lindvall    Costa    Mercado    Hawkins


2013 OREGON SOFTBALL QUICK FACTS / MEDIA INFORMATION
 
UNIVERSITY INFORMATION
Location: Eugene, Ore.
Enrollment: 24,000
President: Dr. Michael Gottfredson
Athletic Director: Rob Mullens
Senior Women’s Administrator: Lisa Peterson
Colors / Nickname: Green and Yellow (Pantone 342 & Yellow)
Nickname: Ducks
Conference: Pacific-12
Home Field (Capacity): Howe Field (1,400)
Department Web site: www.GoDucks.com

OREGON SOFTBALL HISTORY / INFORMATION
Head Coach: Mike White (149-59, Fourth Season)
Assistant Coaches: Blake Miller, Chelsea Spencer
Preseason All-Time Softball Record: 1000-865-1 (First Year, 1974)
Postseason Trips: 1976, 80, 89*, 90, 94, 98, 99, 2000, 03, 04, 05, 07, 08, 10, 11, 12
Super Regional Appearances: 2010, 11, 12
Women’s College World Series Appearances*: 1989, 2012
All-Americans: 10
2012 Record / Conference Record (Place): 45-18 / 13-9 (3rd)
Letterwinners Returning / Lost:  12 (Sr. 4, Jr. 3, So. 5) / 4
Pitchers Returning / Lost: 2 (Sr. 1, So. 1) / 1
Position Starters Returning / Lost: 7 (OF 3, IF 4) /1 (SS)
Position Players Returning / Lost:  10 (OF 4, IF 6)

Returning Starters (2012 Stats)
Courtney Ceo (Jr., 3B, .378, .431 OBP, 10 SB)
Sam Pappas (Sr., OF, .393, .697 SLG, 11 HR, 41 RBI, 22 SB)
Kailee Cuico (Jr., UT, .313, 12 HR, 56H, 54 RBI, .575 SLG)
Kaylan Howard (Sr., 2B, .332, 17 2B, 12 HR, 52 RBI, 20 BB)
Alexa Peterson (Jr, C, .323, 53 H, 7 2B, 6 HR, 35 RBI, .476 SLG)
Janie Takeda (So., OF, .323, 60 H, 10 SH, 16 SB)
Allie Burger (Sr., OF, .241, 5 SB)
Jessica Moore (Sr., P, 2.58, 33-15, 303.2 IP, 256 SO, 113 BB)

Key Losses (2011 Statistics)
Kelsey Chambers (SS, .299, 10 HR, 48 RBI, .515 SLG)
Christie Nieto (DP, .328, 9 HR, 34 BI, .638 SLG, .516 OBP)

Newcomers (7)
Koral Costa (Fr., UT, San Pedro, Calif.)
Alyssa Gillespie (RFr., OF, Hillsboro, Ore.)
Cheridan Hawkins (Fr., LHP, Anderson, Calif.),
Stevie Jo Knapp (Fr., IF,  Chino Hills, Calif.)
Janelle Lindvall (Fr., C, Stevenson Ranch, Calif.),
Danica Mercado (Fr., IF,  Temecula, Calif.)
Karine Shaver (Fr., IF, Waipahu, Hawai’i)


MEDIA SERVICES INFORMATION
Assistant AD: Andy McNamara
Sr. Assistant Ath. Director, Media Services: Dave Williford
Assistant (SB Contact): Geoff Thurner, (541) 346-2250
E-mail: gthurner@uoregon.edu
Department web site: www.goducks.com
Address: 2727 Leo Harris Parkway, Eugene, Ore. 97401
Office Phone: 541/346-5488
Office FAX: 541/346-5449
Press Box Phone: 541-346-4497


OREGON SOFTBALL MEDIA
Daily Emerald Student Newspaper: www.dailyemerald.com
Eugene Register Guard: www.registerguard.com
Oregonian: www.oregonlive.com
KEZI-TV (ABC): www.kezi.org
KMTR-TV (NBC): www.kmtr.org
KVAL-TV (CBS): www.kval.org
KUGN-590 AM (Radio): www.kugn.com
Duck News (Online): www.DuckNews.com


MORE ONLINE SOFTBALL INFORMATION
Oregon Softball Twitter: www.twitter.com/OregonSB
NCAA: www.ncaasports.com
NCAA Playing Rules:
http://www.ncaapublications.com/p-4233-2012-2013-womens-softball-rules-2-year-publication.aspx
NCAA Championships Handbooks: http://ncaa.org/wps/portal/ncaahome?WCM_GLOBAL_CONTEXT=/wps/wcm/connect/ncaa/NCAA/Sports+and+Championship/General+Information/championship+handbooks
NCAA Record Books: http://web1.ncaa.org/web_files/stats/SB_Records/2012/DivI.pdf
Pacific-12 Conference: www.Pac-12.org
National Professional Fastpitch League (NPF): www.profastpitch.com
International Softball Federation: www.internationalsoftball.com
USA Softball:  www.USAsoftball.ccm
National Fastpitch Coaches Association: www.nfca.org
Ultimate College Softball: www.ultimatecollegesoftball.com
 

2013 OREGON SOFTBALL ROSTER / PRONUNCIATIONS

 
NUMERICAL ROSTER
#  Name  Pos.  B/T  Ht.  Yr.  Hometown (H.S./College)
00    Samantha Pappas    OF    L/R    5-10    Sr.    Mission Viejo, Calif. (Tesoro)
1       Sara Goodrum    OF     L/L     5-8     So.     Mesa, Ariz. (Red Mountain)
2       Allie Burger    OF     L/R     5-3     Sr.     Spokane, Wash. (Shadle Park)
3       Kaylan Howard    2B     R/R     5-4     Sr.     Riverside, Calif. (Riverside Poly)
6       Danica Mercado    IF     L/R     5-4     Fr.     Temecula, Calif. (Great Oak)
7       Koral Costa    UT     R/R     5-5     Fr.     San Pedro, Calif. (San Pedro)
8       Karine Shaver    IF     L/R     5-4     Fr.     Waipahu, Hawai’i (Kamehameha)
9       Alyssa Gillespie    OF     L/R     5-9     RFr.     Hillsboro, Ore. (Glencoe)
10   Karissa Hovinga    RHP     R/R     5-9     So.     Ralston, Neb. (Papillion)
11   Cheridan Hawkins     LHP     L/L     5-10     Fr.     Anderson, Calif. (Anderson)
12   Jessica Moore    RHP     R/R     5-10     Sr.     Sutter, Calif. (Sutter)
14   Alexa Peterson     C     R/R     5-8     Jr.     Salem, Ore. (South Salem)
18   Stevie Jo Knapp    IF     R/R     5-10     Fr.     Chino Hills, Calif. (Ayala)
19   Janie Takeda    OF     L/R     5-7     So.     Placentia, Calif. (El Dorado)
20   Jamie Rae Sullivan    IF     R/R     5-9     So.     Huntington Beach, Calif. (Marina)
22   Courtney Ceo    IF     L/R     5-8     Jr.     Meadow Vista, Calif. (Bear River)
24   Hannah Melick    IF     R/R     5-8     So.     Pacific, Wash. (Auburn)
26   Janelle Lindvall    C     R/R     5-10     Fr.     Stevenson Ranch, Calif. (West Ranch)
33   Kailee Cuico    UT     R/R     5-6     Jr.     Carson, Calif. (San Pedro))

** PRONUNCIATION GUIDE **  Courtney Ceo (SEE-oh), Kailee Cuico (KIE-lee KWEE-co), Sara Goodrum (GOOD-rum), Karissa Hovinga (HOE-vin-gay), Cheridan Hawkins (SHARE-a-dan), Hannah Melick (ME-lick), Danica Mercado (DAN-ih-cah), Karine Shaver (kah-RYNN), Janie Takeda (tah-KAY-dah).

 
ALPHABETICAL ROSTER
#  Name  Pos.  B/T  Ht.  Yr.  Hometown (H.S./College)
2       Allie Burger    OF     L/R     5-3     Sr.     Spokane, Wash. (Shadle Park)
22   Courtney Ceo    IF     L/R     5-8     Jr.     Meadow Vista, Calif. (Bear River)
7       Koral Costa    UT     R/R     5-5     Fr.     San Pedro, Calif. (San Pedro)
33   Kailee Cuico    UT     R/R     5-6     Jr.     Carson, Calif. (San Pedro))
9       Alyssa Gillespie    OF     L/R     5-9     RFr.     Hillsboro, Ore. (Glencoe)
1       Sara Goodrum    OF     L/L     5-8     So.     Mesa, Ariz. (Red Mountain)
11   Cheridan Hawkins     LHP     L/L     5-10     Fr.     Anderson, Calif. (Anderson)
10   Karissa Hovinga    RHP     R/R     5-9     So.     Ralston, Neb. (Papillion)
3       Kaylan Howard    2B     R/R     5-4     Sr.     Riverside, Calif. (Riverside Poly)
18   Stevie Jo Knapp    IF     R/R     5-10     Fr.     Chino Hills, Calif. (Ayala)
6       Danica Mercado    IF     L/R     5-4     Fr.     Temecula, Calif. (Great Oak)
12   Jessica Moore    RHP     R/R     5-10     Sr.     Sutter, Calif. (Sutter)
00    Samantha Pappas    OF    L/R    5-10    Sr.    Mission Viejo, Calif. (Tesoro)
14   Alexa Peterson     C     R/R     5-8     Jr.     Salem, Ore. (South Salem)
26   Janelle Lindvall    C     R/R     5-10     Fr.     Stevenson Ranch, Calif. (West Ranch)
24   Hannah Melick    IF     R/R     5-8     So.     Pacific, Wash. (Auburn)
8       Karine Shaver    IF     L/R     5-4     Fr.     Waipahu, Hawai’i (Kamehameha)
20   Jamie Rae Sullivan    IF     R/R     5-9     So.     Huntington Beach, Calif. (Marina)
19   Janie Takeda    OF     L/R     5-7     So.     Placentia, Calif. (El Dorado)

Head Coach: Mike White (4th Season)
Assistant Coaches: Blake Miller (3rd Season)
Assistant Coach: Chelsea Spencer (1st Season)
Managers: Brennon Clark, Garrett Gilchrist
Athletic Trainers: Molly Seifert, Clay Jamieson


 
SQUAD BREAKDOWN
 
BY CLASS
Seniors: 4
Juniors: 3
Sophomores: 5
Freshmen: 7
 
BY STATE
California: 12
Washington: 2
Oregon: 2
Arizona, Hawai’i, Nebraska: 1

BY POSITION
Infielders: 9
Outfielders: 6
Pitchers; 3
Catchers: 2
 
AT BAT
Right/Left: 10/9

RETURNING LETTERWINNERS (# of letters): Allie Burger (3), Kaylan Howard (3), Jessica Moore (3), Samantha Pappas (3), Courtney Ceo (2), Kailee Cuico (2), Alexa Peterson (2), Sara Goodrum (1), Karissa Hovinga (1), Hannah Melick (1), Jamie Rae Sullivan (1), Janie Takeda (1). Letterwinners Lost (4): Kelsey Chambers (2), Lindsey Chambers (2), Christie Nieto (2), Samantha Skillingstad (3).


THIS WEEK’S NATIONAL POLLS #7 (3/26)

 
USA Today/NFCA Division I Top 25 Poll 
https://nfca.org/index.php/polls

Rk    Team    Record    Totals    Prev
*1    Oklahoma (27)    28-2    769    1
*2    Arizona State (1)    31-3    734    2
*3    Florida (3)    31-3    723    3
4    Alabama    29-4    652    4
*5    California    26-3    647    6
6    Tennessee    27-6    629    8
7    Missouri    17-2    601    7
8    Texas    29-4    542    9
9    Texas A&M    26-5    526    5
>10    Oregon    25-4    514    10
11    Louisville    26-5    464    11
*12    UCLA    24-6    417    12
*13    LSU    27-6    413    13
*14    Michigan    24-7    383    14
*15    Stanford    22-7    324    15
*16    Washington    23-8    293    17
*17    Arizona    21-9    253    16
*18    Hawai'i    25-7    226    20
19    Tulsa    26-6-1    215    19
20    Baylor    26-7    205    18
21    Kentucky    23-8    179    21
22    Georgia    25-7    126    23
*23    Oregon State    22-5    91    24
*24    Nebraska    22-6    67    25
25    South Alabama    27-5    40    RV
 
Others Receiving Votes:  Virginia Tech (26), Notre Dame (6), USC Upstate (4), Iowa (3), Florida State (2), McNeese State (1).
 
Dropped Out:  No. 22 Virginia Tech (18-6)
 
Parenthesis denotes first place votes.

-The USA Today/NFCA Division I Top 25 Poll is voted on by NCAA Division I head coaches representing each conference. First-place votes are in parentheses.


* Denotes Duck opponents in 2013

 
ESPN.com/USA Softball Collegiate Top 25
http://www.usasoftball.com/folders.asp?uid=7248

Rk    Team    Record    Totals    Prev
*1.    Oklahoma (17)    28-2    494    1
*2.    Arizona State (1)    31-3    469    2
*3.    Florida    31-3    457    3
*4.    California (2)    26-3    440    5
5.    Tennessee    27-6    416    8
6.    Missouri    17-2    389    7
7.    Alabama    29-4    382    6
8.    Texas    29-4    355    9
9.    Texas A&M    26-5    345    4
>10.    Oregon    25-4    331    10
11.    Louisville    26-5    317    11
*12.    LSU    27-6    275    12
*13.    Michigan    24-7    254    14
*14.    UCLA    24-6    248    13
*15.    Washington    23-8    188    17
16.    Baylor    26-7    181    15
*17.    Stanford    22-7    164    16
18.    Tulsa    26-6-1    159    18
*19.    Nebraska    22-6    126    20
20.    Kentucky    23-8    120    21
*21.    Arizona    21-9    80    22
*22.    Hawaii    25-7    76    23
23.    Georgia    25-7    71    24
24.    Virginia Tech    18-6    47    19
25.    South Alabama    27-5    43    25
 
Others Receiving Votes: Wisconsin (38), *Oregon State (9), Iowa (8), Florida State (7), North Carolina (3), SC Upstate (3), Minnesota (2), Louisiana-Lafayette (1), North Carolina State (1), *San Diego State (1)

Dropped Out: - / New to Poll: -

Parenthesis denotes first place votes.

* Denotes Duck opponents in 2013

 
OREGON POSTSEASON APPEARANCES  (* Regional Finalist; **Regional Champion, ***Super Regional Champion)
(Regional Record: 34-21; Super Regional: 2-5; WCWS: 2-4; AIAW WS: 3-2)

 
REGIONAL
**1989 (3-1) - No. 5 Regional - Amherst, Mass.
Oregon 2, Massachusetts 0
Connecticut 2, Oregon 1
Oregon 3, Connecticut 2
Oregon 6, Connecticut 0

1990 (0-2) - No. 8 Regional - Columbus, Ohio
Kent State 3, Oregon 0
Ohio State 2, Oregon 0

1994 (2-2) - No. 3 Regional - Fresno, Calif.
Oregon 3, California 2
Fresno State 1, Oregon 0
Oregon 2, California 1 (20 innings)
Fresno State 5, Oregon 0

1998 (2-2) - No. 2 Regional - Lincoln, Neb.
Iowa 5, Oregon 2
Oregon 11, Coastal Carolina 3
Oregon 10, Iowa 9
Nebraska 9, Oregon 7

1999 (1-2) - No. 8 Regional - Chicago, Ill.
Illinois-Chicago 1, Oregon 0
Oregon 6, Texas 0
Michigan State 9, Oregon 1

2000 (2-2) - No. 5 Regional - Baton Rouge, La.
Southern Mississippi 3, Oregon 0
Oregon 4, Northwestern State 1
Oregon 4, Louisiana-Lafayette 3
Southern Mississippi 3, Oregon 1

*2003 (5-2) - No. 6 Regional - Fullerton, Calif.
No. 17 Oregon 10, Penn State 8
No. 11 Oklahoma State 2, No. 17 Oregon 1
No. 17 Oregon 4, San Diego State 1
No. 17 Oregon 2, No. 6 Cal State Fullerton 1
No. 17 Oregon 7, No. 11 Oklahoma St. 6 (12 innings)
No. 17 Oregon 9, No. 21 Louisiana-Lafayette 2
No. 21 Louisiana-Lafayette 6, No. 17 Oregon 4

*2004 (4-2) - No. 4 Regional - Tallahassee, Fla.
No. 12 Oregon 1, Bethune-Cookman 0
No. 12 Oregon 12, South Florida 0
No. 4 Florida State 5, No. 12 Oregon 4 (12 innings)
Oregon 2, No. 17 South Florida 1
No. 12 Oregon 1, No. 4 Florida State 0
No. 4 Florida State 2, No. 12 Oregon 0

*2005 (2-2) - No. 14 Region - Norman, Okla.
No. 14 Louisiana-Lafayette 7, Oregon 5
Oregon 3, Wichita State 2 (8)
Oregon 3, No. 14 Louisiana-Lafayette 1
No. 10 Oklahoma 2, Oregon 1

*2007 (2-2) - Columbia, S.C.
No. 20 Oregon 4, Penn State 0
No. 20 Oregon 8, South Carolina 4
South Carolina 2, No. 20 Oregon 0
South Carolina 4, No. 20 Oregon 3

*2008 (2-2) - Norman, Okla.
No. 7 Oklahoma 6, Oregon 0
Oregon 1, Tulsa 0
Oregon 3, Arkansas 0
No. 7 Oklahoma 11, Oregon 0

*2010 (3-0) - Atlanta, Ga.
Oregon 1, Auburn 0
Oregon 11, No. 7 seed Georgia Tech 2 (5)
Oregon 4, Georgia Tech 3 (8)

**2011 (3-0) - University Park, Pa.
Oregon 3, Albany 1
Oregon 2, Fordham 0
Oregon 3, Penn State 1

**2012 (3-0) – Eugene, Ore.
#11 seed Oregon 7, Portland State 3
#11 Oregon 6, BYU 4
#11 Oregon 8, BYU 1


SUPER REGIONAL

2010 (0-2) - Columbia, Mo.
#8 seed Missouri 1, Oregon 0
Missouri 7, Oregon 3

2011 (0-2) – Gainesville, Fla.
#4 seed Florida 9, No. 13 seed Oregon 1
Florida, 7, Oregon 0

***2012 (2-1) – Austin, Texas
#6 seed Texas, 4, #11 seed Oregon 2
#11 Oregon 5, #6 Texas 4
#11 Oregon 10, #6 Texas 6


WOMEN’S COLLEGE WORLD SERIES

1989 (1-2) - Sunnyvale, California
Cal Poly Pomona 1, Oregon 0
Oregon 1, South Carolina 0
Arizona 4, Oregon 0

2012 (1-2) – Oklahoma City, Okla.
#3 seed Arizona State 3, #11 seed Oregon 1
#11 seed Oregon 3, #5 seed Tennessee 1
#1 seed California 6, #11 seed Oregon 3


AIAW WORLD SERIES

1976 (1-2)
Minnesota 5, Oregon 1
Oregon 11, Maryville State 0
Indiana State 14, Oregon 6

1980 (2-2)
Oregon 7, Massachusetts 3
Utah State 5, Oregon 0
Oregon 2, SW Missouri State 1
Western Michigan 1, Oregon 0 (7th Place)

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