SEATTLE – En route to a 12-1 victory, the No. 10-ranked University of Oregon softball team (27-4, 4-0) rolled to its largest win ever over No. 15 Washington (24-9, 2-2) to open their three-game series Thursday at Husky Softball Stadium.
The Ducks scored in double digits vs. the returning NCAA Super Regional qualifier for the fourth time in their 67 meetings since 1993, and also bettered their previous-best 10-run win margin from '93 (11-1).
At the plate, UO tied its season high in hits (17) that it initially logged vs. No. 14 Michigan four weeks ago, and was just of its season high in runs (13).
In the second inning, freshman catcher Janelle Lindvall accounted for her third straight game-winning RBI of the season, thanks to her solo homer to left field (and fifth overall in 2013).
UO added four more runs in the fifth inning with two outs, the first coming on an RBI single by senior second baseman Kaylan Howard and two-run homer to right field by junior first baseman Kailee Cuico. The latter player’s ninth-round tripper of the season put her one ahead of Howard for the team lead this season, and the pair entered the game ranked 53rd nationally and seventh in the Pac-12.
Junior DP Alexa Peterson added an RBI double to cap scoring in the inning after senior right fielder Samantha Pappas doubled the at-bat before. Both two-baggers were their team-leading sixth of the season, and Pappas’ extra-base hit move her into a tie for seventh all-time for UO career-wise (35) with former teammate Kelsey Chambers.
In the seventh inning, UO added seven more runs on a sacrifice fly by Pappas, RBI single by freshman pinch-hitter Danica Mercado, two-run single by freshman pinch-hitter Stevie Jo Knapp, and three-run homer by junior shortstop Courtney Ceo. The latter shot to left field was Ceo's fourth round-tripper of the campaign
Overall for the game, 11 of the 12 Ducks that batted hit safely, and four logged multiple hits – Takeda (3-for-5), Peterson (3-for-4, RBI), Howard (2-for-4, RBI, SB) and Cuico (2-for-4, HR, 2 RBI)
In the circle for UO, senior Jessica Moore (13-3) logged her third victory this year vs. a top 15-ranked foe. The returning third-team All-American pitched the first six innings, struck out five, walked three, allowed only two hits, and her one run allowed was earned.
Sophomore Karissa Hovinga finished her eighth game this season, struck out one, walked none, and allowed one hit and no runs in her final inning of work.
For the Huskies, junior starter Kaitlin Inglesby (10-3) struck out three, walked one, allowed nine hits, and all five of her runs allowed were earned. Kasey Stanchek pitched the final two innings, struck out one, walked none, gave up eight hits, and all seven of her runs allowed were earned.
On Duck all-time lists, Moore became the first Duck pitcher to log 800 career strikeouts (and now has 802 currently).
Offensively, Pappas and Howard also climbed career categories for runs (fifth-tied, 130) and RBI (ninth-tied, 119), respectively.
UW scored its lone run in the fourth inning on a single by Hooch Fagaly – this week’s Pac-12 leader in on-base percentage (.549) - after a pair of walks to open the inning. Fagaly ended the game 2-for-3, and Kimberlee Souza also hit safely once.
Thursday's win moved the Ducks to 4-0 in league action, and a half-game ahead of No. 4 California (26-3, 3-0) into first place in the Pac-12 standings (while the Bears do not play again until next week).
Looking ahead, the Ducks return for single games against the Huskies on Friday at 4 p.m. and Saturday at noon.
Friday’s game will be broadcast live on the Pac-12 TV Network, with Anne Marie Anderson and Tammy Blackburn calling the action.
On Saturday, fans can watch the finale live online at the www.Pac-12.com/live/gohuskies.aspx link.
#10 Oregon at #16 Washington
Mar 28, 2013 at Seattle (Husky Softball)
Oregon 12 (27-4,4-0)
|Takeda, Janie cf||5||2||3||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Ceo, Courtney ss||4||1||1||3||0||0||1||3||1|
|Howard, Kaylan 2b||4||2||2||1||1||0||2||3||0|
|Cuico, Kailee 1b||4||1||2||2||0||1||9||0||3|
|Gillespie, Alyssa pr||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Pappas, Samantha rf||3||1||1||1||0||0||1||0||0|
|Peterson, Alexa dp||4||1||3||1||0||0||0||0||0|
|Lindvall, Janelle c||3||1||1||1||0||0||6||0||1|
|Mercado, Danica ph||1||1||1||1||0||0||0||0||0|
|Costa, Koral 3b||3||1||0||0||0||3||1||2||1|
|Melick, Hannah ph||1||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Burger, Allie lf||3||0||1||0||0||0||1||0||0|
|Knapp, Stevie Jo ph||1||0||1||2||0||0||0||0||0|
|Moore, Jessica p||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||0|
|Hovinga, Karissa p||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
Washington 1 (24-9,2-2)
|Hayward, Victoria rf||2||1||0||0||1||1||1||0||0|
|Taukeiaho, Missy lf||2||0||0||0||1||2||3||0||0|
|Inglesby, Kaitlin p||2||0||0||0||1||0||0||3||0|
|Fagaly, Hooch 1b||3||0||2||1||0||0||9||0||0|
|Lahners, Kylee dp||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||2|
|Souza, Kimberlee 3b||3||0||1||0||0||0||1||3||2|
|Wright, Shawna c||2||0||0||0||0||1||4||0||0|
|Jones, Whitney ph||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Suguro, Kelli 2b||3||0||0||0||0||0||2||4||0|
|McNeill, Jennie ss||2||0||0||0||0||1||1||2||0|
|Kreamer, Jenna ph||1||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||1|
|Creger-Zier, Marki cf||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Stanchek, Kasey p||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
Score by Innings R H E ----------------------------------------- Oregon.............. 010 040 7 - 12 17 0 Washington.......... 000 100 0 - 1 3 0 -----------------------------------------
|LOB - Oregon 6; WASH 5. 2B - Pappas, S; Peterson, A; Souza, K.. HR - Ceo, C; Cuico, K; Lindvall, J. SH - Ceo, C. SF - Pappas, S. SB - Howard, K.|
|Moore, Jessica W,13-3||6.0||2||1||1||3||5||0||0||0||0||20||23||4||9||86|
|Inglesby, Kaitlin L,10-3||5.0||9||5||5||1||3||0||0||0||0||23||25||3||9||111|
| Win - Moore, J (13-3). Loss - Inglesby, K. (10-3). Save - None. WP - Stanchek, K.. Inherited runners/scored: None. Pitches/strikes: Moore, J 86/58; Hovinga, K 16/13; Inglesby, K. 111/70; Stanchek, K. 38/25.
Umpires - HP: Geri magwire 1B: Smokey Edds 3B: Christina Drumm
2013 Oregon Softball
#10 Oregon at #16 Washington
Mar 28, 2013 at Seattle (Husky Softball)
|Oregon starters: 19/cf Takeda, J; 22/ss Ceo, C; 3/2b Howard, K; 33/1b Cuico, K; 0/rf Pappas, S; 14/dp Peterson, A; 26/c Lindvall, J; 7/3b Costa, K; 2/lf Burger, A; 12/p Moore, J;|
|Washington starters: 21/rf Hayward, V.; 33/lf Taukeiaho; 13/p Inglesby, K.; 10/1b Fagaly, H.; 11/dp Lahners, K.; 5/3b Souza, K.; 1/c Wright, S.; 16/2b Suguro, K.; 6/ss McNeill, J.; 2/cf Creger-Zier;|
|Oregon 1st - Takeda, J singled to center field (1-1 BK). Ceo, C reached on a fielder's choice, SAC, bunt (0-0); Takeda, J out at second ss to 2b. Howard, K reached on a fielder's choice (1-0 B); Ceo, C out at second 3b to 2b. Cuico, K struck out swinging (1-2 KKBS). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.|
|Washington 1st - Hayward, V. struck out swinging (3-2 BKBBSFS). Taukeiaho struck out swinging (1-2 BKKS). Inglesby, K. grounded out to 2b (2-2 KBKB). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.|
|Oregon 2nd - Pappas, S grounded out to p (1-0 B). Peterson, A flied out to lf (2-2 BFBF). Lindvall, J homered to left field, RBI (2-2 KBBF). Costa, K struck out swinging (3-2 BBKBSS). 1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.|
|Washington 2nd - Fagaly, H. grounded out to 3b (2-1 FBB). Lahners, K. grounded out to ss (0-0). Souza, K. grounded out to p (0-2 KF). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.|
|Oregon 3rd - Burger, A singled to center field (2-2 KFBBFF). Takeda, J grounded out to p (1-2 BSF); Burger, A advanced to second. Ceo, C grounded out to 2b (1-2 FKBF); Burger, A advanced to third. Howard, K walked (3-2 BFBSFFBB). Howard, K stole second. Cuico, K grounded out to 2b (3-2 SBFBFBF). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB.|
|Washington 3rd - Wright, S. struck out swinging (0-2 KKS). Suguro, K. grounded out to 2b (0-0). McNeill, J. struck out swinging (1-2 KBSS). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.|
|Oregon 4th - Pappas, S flied out to rf (0-1 K). Peterson, A singled to center field (0-0). Lindvall, J flied out to lf (3-2 BBBFFF). Costa, K struck out swinging (1-2 BKFS). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.|
|Washington 4th - Hayward, V. walked (3-2 FBKBFFFBB). Taukeiaho walked (3-0 BBBB); Hayward, V. advanced to second. Inglesby, K. flied out to rf (1-2 KBF); Hayward, V. advanced to third. Fagaly, H. singled to left field, RBI (0-2 FF); Taukeiaho advanced to second; Hayward, V. scored. Lahners, K. popped up to ss (1-2 KBK). Souza, K. reached on a fielder's choice (1-2 FBF); Fagaly, H. advanced to second; Taukeiaho out at third 3b unassisted. 1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB.|
|Oregon 5th - Burger, A grounded out to ss (1-0 B). Takeda, J singled to second base (2-2 BFFB). Ceo, C grounded out to p (3-1 BBBK); Takeda, J advanced to second. Howard, K singled to center field, RBI (1-2 KFB); Takeda, J scored. Cuico, K homered to right field, 2 RBI (3-1 KBBB); Howard, K scored. Pappas, S doubled to right field (2-1 BFB). Peterson, A doubled to right center, RBI (2-2 BKBF); Pappas, S scored. Lindvall, J grounded out to 3b (1-2 BFFFF). 4 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.|
|Washington 5th - Wright, S. grounded out to 3b (0-0). Suguro, K. lined out to 2b (0-1 K). McNeill, J. grounded out to ss (2-2 KBKB). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.|
|Oregon 6th - Inglesby, K. to dp. Lahners, K. to cf. Stanchek, K. to p for Creger-Zier. Costa, K struck out swinging (1-2 FKBS). Burger, A lined out to 3b (0-0). Takeda, J singled to center field (1-0 B). Ceo, C grounded out to 2b (1-2 BFK). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.|
|Washington 6th - Hayward, V. grounded out to ss (0-0). Taukeiaho struck out swinging (1-2 BKFS). Inglesby, K. walked (3-2 KBBKFBB). Fagaly, H. singled to left field (1-2 KFFB); Inglesby, K. advanced to second. Lahners, K. popped up to 2b (0-0). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB.|
|Oregon 7th - Howard, K singled to left center (2-1 FBB). Cuico, K singled to right field (3-2 BKBBK); Howard, K advanced to second. Cuico, K advanced to second on a wild pitch; Howard, K advanced to third on a wild pitch. Pappas, S flied out to lf, SAC, RBI (1-0 B); Howard, K scored. Gillespie, A pinch ran for Cuico, K. Peterson, A singled to left field (2-0 BB); Gillespie, A advanced to third. Mercado, D pinch hit for Lindvall, J. Mercado, D singled to left field, RBI (0-1 K); Peterson, A advanced to second; Gillespie, A scored. Melick, H pinch hit for Costa, K. Melick, H singled to right field (0-0); Mercado, D advanced to second; Peterson, A advanced to third. Knapp, S pinch hit for Burger, A. Costa, K to 3b for Melick, H. Knapp, S singled to left field, 2 RBI (1-0 B); Costa, K advanced to second; Mercado, D scored; Peterson, A scored. Burger, A to lf for Knapp, S. Takeda, J reached on a fielder's choice (1-0 B); Burger, A out at second 2b to ss; Costa, K advanced to third. Ceo, C homered to left center, 3 RBI (0-0); Takeda, J scored; Costa, K scored. Howard, K grounded out to 3b (0-2 FF). 7 runs, 7 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.|
|Washington 7th - Cuico, K to 1b for Gillespie, A. Lindvall, J to c for Mercado, D. Hovinga, K to p for Moore, J. Souza, K. doubled down the rf line (0-0). Jones, W. pinch hit for Wright, S.. Jones, W. grounded out to 2b (0-2 KSF); Souza, K. advanced to third. Suguro, K. flied out to lf (2-2 BKBSFF). Kreamer, J. pinch hit for McNeill, J.. Kreamer, J. struck out swinging (1-2 KSBS). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.|
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