THIS WEEK’S DUCK SOFTBALL ACTION
Opponent: Portland State (15-21, 8-1)
Location: Erv Lind Stadium, Portland, Ore.
- Tue., April 16, 4 p.m.

- Game 1 Live Stats Link
- Game 2 Live Stats Link

Opponent Website: www.GoViks.com

 
SETTING THE STAGE
The No. 5-ranked University of Oregon softball team (36-6, 13-2) opens the final month of the regular season with a non-conference date  Tuesday, April 16 vs. Portland State (15-21, Big Sky 8-1).
 
The doubleheader is set for a 4 p.m. start at Erv Lind Stadium in Portland.

Off to a best-ever 13-2 Pac-12 start under head coach Mike White, the conference-leading Ducks have won five in a row vs. the Vikings the past two years. All-time, UO owns a 111-61 edge, including a 8-1 mark under White, with the most recent meeting a 7-3 NCAA Regional victory in Eugene last May.

In last weekend’s first-ever sweep of No. 17 Arizona, UO ended the series with its 19th and 20th no-hitters in school history in consecutive games, thanks to five-inning decisions by freshman Cheridan Hawkins and a perfect game by senior Jessica Moore. Afterwards, Moore was tabbed the NFCA National Player of the Week, and junior catcher Alexa Peterson picked up her second career Pac-12 Player of the Week honor.

Since March, Oregon has won all five of its Pac-12 series this season, and sits just ahead of No. 2 Arizona State (second, 9-3) in the league standings. 

No. 14 Washington follows in third place (10-5) ahead of No. 10 California (fourth, 7-5), No. 15 Stanford (fifth, 5-7), No. 18 UCLA (sixth, 5-10), No. 22 Arizona (seventh, 4-8), Utah (eighth, 4-11) and Oregon State (ninth, 3-9).

Overall this season, Oregon sports a 12-5 mark vs. top-25 foes with wins over two WCWS returnees – No. 4 California (2) and No. 11 LSU – and fellow NCAA tourney veterans No. 14 Michigan, No. 15 Stanford (3) and No. 15 Washington (2). Three of its top-20 losses came in non-conference play to No. 2 Oklahoma, No. 14 Florida and No. 20 Hawai’i, along with decisions at No. 15 UW (2-1) and No. 4 Cal (3-1).

Adding in games vs. other 2012 NCAA tourney returnees, UO is 16-5 with additional victories over Long Beach State, LIU-Brooklyn and San Diego State (twice).


RECENT DUCK STARTERS (2013/2012/Career Starts - All Positions)
C: Alexa Peterson (38/57/143), Janelle Lindvall (30/-/30)
1B: Kailee Cuico (41/61/142)
2B: Kaylan Howard (42/62/212)
SS: Courtney Ceo (41/36/132)
3B: Koral Costa (25/-/25), Jamie Rae Sullivan (18/18/36)
LF: Allie Burger (20/50/179), Danica Mercado (21/-/21)
CF: Janie Takeda (42/58/100)
RF: Samantha Pappas (37/60/206)


AROUND THE CORNER
Next week, the No. 5 Ducks cap April at 11-time national champion and No. 18 UCLA (Fri.-Sun., April 26-28). Oregon opens May by hosting Seattle (Wed., May 1) and NCAA Regional finalist and Oregon State (Fri.-Sun., May 3-5), then 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
All three of UO’s upcoming May contests at home vs. Oregon State will be televised (Fri., 5/3, 4 p.m.; Sat., 5/4, Noon; Sun., 5/5, 1 p.m.), as well as two of its three games at Arizona State (Fri., 5/10, 5 p.m.; Sat., 5/11, 5 p.m.).


RECENT DUCK ACTION
Last weekend in Eugene, then-No. 6 Oregon (36-6, 13-2) swept eight-time national champion and No. 17 Arizona (27-17, 4-8) for the first time in school history, thanks to its first +8-run victories in the 101-game series (8-0 (5), 9-0 (5)) and a 5-3 win in the opener.

UO ended the series with its 19th and 20th no-hitters in school history in consecutive games, thanks to five-inning decisions by freshman Cheridan Hawkins and a perfect game by NFCA National Player of the Week and senior Jessica Moore.

In head coach Mike White's four seasons at the helm, UO is 8-4 in the series after it staked 2-1 advantages last year in Tucson and in 2011 in Eugene. In comparison, UA owned a 76-13 edge in the team's prior meetings between 1984-2009.

Team-wise, the Ducks owned sizable edges over the Wildcats in batting (.375-.150), runs (22-3), hits (24-9), doubles (7-3), homers (6-0), slugging (.766-.200), ERA (0.82-10.00), batters struck out (23-10) and batters walked (2-12).

Pac-12 Player of the Week and junior catcher Alexa Peterson led the Ducks for the three games in hitting (.714), homers (2-tied), RBI (5-tied) and slugging (1.714).

Eight other starters topped .300 - sophomore third baseman Jamie Rae Sullivan (.500, 2B), senior left fielder Allie Burger (.500), senior second baseman Kaylan Howard (.429, 3 2B, 3 RBI), sophomore center fielder Janie Takeda (.400, 2B), freshman catcher Janelle Lindvall (.333, 2 HR, 4 RBI), junior first baseman Kailee Cuico (.333, 2 HR, 5 RBI), senior right fielder Samantha Pappas (.333, 2B) and freshman left fielder Danica Mercado (.333).


TOPPING THE PAC-12 & NCAA CHARTS
Offensively this week, the Ducks again led the ‘Conference of Champions’ in stolen bases (56), and ranked second in batting (.344), hits (398), slugging (.561), homers (61), total bases (648) and runs (281). In pitching categories, the team sported the top marks in the league in opposing batting (.189), ERA (1.43), fewest hits allowed (187) and saves (6), and second-best total for strikeouts (303).

The Ducks also own the Pac-12’s single-game highs this season for homers (6) and total bases (36) in its tilt vs. No. 14 Michigan, and stolen bases best (5) vs. No. 15 Stanford.

On Monday’s NCAA charts, UO stood top 15 in six categories – ERA (third, 1.43), batting (seventh, .345), slugging (seventh, .561), homers (eighth, 1.45 per game), win-loss percentage (ninth .857) and scoring (14th, 6.69 p/g).

Team Category – Current Pac-12 Ranking (NCAA Ranking (if available))
ERA    1st, 1.43
Opposing Batting    1st, .189
Saves    1st, 6
Fewest Hits Allowed    1st, 187
Fewest Walks Allowed    1st, 65
Stolen Bases    1st, 56 (58th,  1.33 p/g)

Batting    2nd, .344 (7th)

Slugging    2nd, .561 (7th)
On-Base Pct.    3rd,.407
Runs    2nd, 281
Hits    2nd, 398
Homers    2nd, 61 (8th)
Total Bases    2nd, 648
Batters Struck Out    2nd, 303
RBI    3rd, 249
Fielding    6th, .970 (33rd)

Scoring    (14th, 6.69 p/g)
Win-Loss Pct.    (9th, .857)
 

PRIDE OF THE PAC-12
Three Ducks topped the Pac-12 individual rankings this week - sophomore center fielder Janie Takeda (hits, 64; stolen bases, 21), junior catcher Alexa Peterson (batting, .484; slugging, .895; on-base percentage, .559) and freshman pitcher Cheridan Hawkins (opposing batting, .126; saves, 5).

Hawkins ranked second in the nation in fewest hits allowed per seven innings (3.03 avg.), fourth in saves (5), sixth in strikeouts (10.7 per 7 innings), 16th in ERA (1.38) and 72nd in wins (14).

At the plate, junior catcher Alexa Peterson ranked fifth nationally in batting (.484), 10th in slugging (.895) and 12th in on-base percentage (.559).

Others ranked top 65 nationally included Takeda (batting, 20th, .448; stolen bases, 51st, 0.50 p/g; toughest to strikeout, 65th, 7:133 at-bats), senior pitcher Jessica Moore (wins, 18th, 19; ERA, 18th, 1.41), junior shortstop Courtney Ceo (runs, 44th, .98 p/g), junior first baseman Kailee Cuico (homers, 17th, 14; slugging, 50th, .763; RBI, 57th, 1.0 p/g) and senior second baseman Kaylan Howard (homers, 42nd, 12; runs, 44th, 0.97 p/g; slugging, 69th, .734).


MORE TEAM NOTES
- Two Duck starters are hitting +.400 this season – junior catcher Alexa Peterson (.484, 46 H, 9 HR, 31 RBI) and sophomore center fielder Janie Takeda (.448, 64 H, 33 RBI, 21 SB).

- On the Duck career batting charts, four current Ducks rank top six all-time – sophomore center fielder Janie Takeda (third, .377), junior shortstop Courtney Ceo (fourth, .373), junior catcher Alexa Peterson (fifth, .370) and senior right fielder Samantha Pappas (sixth, .356). Three Ducks also dot the school career homer list (Kaylan Howard, first, 37-tied; Pappas, sixth, 34; Kailee Cuico, seventh, 32).

- Junior first baseman Kailee Cuico (18) owns the team’s longest hitting streak of the season (18 games), followed by sophomore center fielder Janie Takeda (13) and junior shortstop Courtney Ceo (11). Senior second baseman 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 .190 hitting mark – the team’s third-best since the start of Pac-12 play, and not far from its best marks from 1985 and ’87 (.176 / .179).

- With freshman Janelle Lindvall’s three game-winning RBI the past month vs. No. 15 Stanford and No. 17 Arizona, the Duck offense features 11 different players with similar honors this year – Cuico 7, Howard 5, Takeda 4, Ceo 3, Lindvall 3, Pappas 2, Mercado 2, Peterson 2, Costa 1, Goodrum 1, Sullivan 1. 

- In early March, 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) with a Pac-12 season high 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 her two homers last week, Kailee Cuico (14) moved into a tie for fourth all-time for homers in a season for the Ducks. Altogether, 12 different players have combined for 61 homers in 2013 - Kaylan Howard (12), Alexa Peterson (9), Janelle Lindvall (9), Courtney Ceo (4), Samantha Pappas (4), 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 this season 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 2013 (1.45 avg.) 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).


2012 DUCK-VIKING REWIND
Last April, the Ducks staked 10-4 and 1-0 wins in their doubleheader sweep in Eugene. Karissa Hovinga  started both games and earned both wins, struck out six, walked three, and allowed nine hits in her 12-inning, 169-pitch afternoon.

In the finale, Hovinga pitched the first five innings, struck out four, walked one and allowed three hits in her five innings. Jessica Moore got her second save of the season after she pitched the final two innings, retired five of her six outs via strikeouts, walked none, and allowed one hits and no runs.

At the plate in the second game, outfielders Samantha Pappas (2-for-2) and Allie Burger (2-for-3) each rapped a pair of hits. Four others had single hits – Kaylan Howard (1-for-3), Janie Takeda (1-for-3), and Sara Goodrum (1-for-1) and Jamie Rae Sullivan (1-for-1, walk).

In the first game, six Ducks hit safely, and four had multiple hits – Howard (2-for-3, 2 2B, 2 RBI, walk), Takeda (2-for-4, 2 RBI), then-senior Kelsey Chambers (2-for-4, 3 RBI) and Alexa Peterson (2-for-3, 2 RBI).

In the first game, Hovinga struck out two, walked two, allowed six hits, and three of her four runs allowed were earned in her eighth complete game of the season.

In the postseason, the Ducks won 7-3 in the team’s finale at Howe Field last May in its NCAA Regional opener.

Jessica Moore (28-12) struck out seven, walked one and allowed six hits and three earned runs. She also helped her cause at the plate (2-for-3, 1 RBI) with a season high in hits (albeit in her ninth, 10th and 11th at-bats of the campaign). Pappas and Howard also went 2-for-4, and Alexa Peterson's three RBI stood as her eighth multi-RBI game of the season.



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 (92) and strikeouts (834), 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

Portland State (15-21, Big Sky 8-1 (1st))
The Vikings  return eight starters, two pitchers and 12 letterwinners from last year’s squad that went 28-25 overall, won the Pacific Softball Conference tournament, and went 1-2 in the Eugene NCAA Regional. … This week, PSU owned four top-100 national team rankings in double plays (0.36 per game), doubles (49th, 1.41 p/g), homers (67th, 0.86 p/g) and slugging (98th, .426).  … In the circle, the team is led by two-time PCSC Mountain Division Pitcher of the Year, two-time All-Region pick and senior second baseman Anna Bertrand. Sophomore shortstop Alicia Fine was the 2012 PCSC Mountain Division Freshman of the Year after she hit .336 (11 2B, 5 HR, 31 RBI). … Two Viking individuals stood top 100 nationally this week – Carly McEachran (sacrifice flies, 31st, 3) and Bertrand (shutouts, 60th, 4; strikeouts, 96th, 124). … Key wins for the team this year have come vs. a pair of NCAA tourney returnees - BYU (5-3) and Kentucky (5-3) - and Boise State (2-1). … Fifth-year head coach Tobin Echo-Hawk has won or shared league coach of the year honors the past four years, sports a 136-115 record at the helm, and has guided the team to PCSC titles and NCAA tourney trips in 2009, ’11 and ‘12.
 
Top Viking Players (Notable 2013 Stats)
Brittany Hendrickson, So., 1B - .340, 33 H, 7 2B, 6 HR, 24 RBI
Crysta Conn, Jr., 3B - .319, 29 H, 6 2B,
Lauren Bliss, Fr., C - .292 – 28 H, 6 2B, 3 HR, 18 RBI
Carly McEachran, Sr., 2B - .274, 4 2B, 7 HR, 17 RBI, 3 SB
Anna Bertrand, Sr., RHP - .287, 12-12, 146.1 IP, 124 SO, 77 BB, 130 H, .235 Opp.BA
Karyn Wright, Fr., RHP – 4.54, 1-7, 64.0 IP, 18 SO, 77 H, 22 BB, .326 OppBA


ALL-TIME DUCK-VIKING SERIES RESULTS
Series Record: Oregon leads, 111-61
4/18/2012    Portland State (UO #14)    W, 10-4
4/18/2012    Portland State (UO #14)    W, 1-0
5/17/2012    Portland State (UO #12)    W, 7-3
3/23/2011    at Portland State (UO #15)    W, 8-3
3/23/2011    at Portland State (UO #15)    W, 4-2
3/23/2010    at Portland State (UO #25)    W, 3-2
3/23/2010    at Portland State (UO #25)    W, 2-0
5/5/2010    Portland State (UO #19)    W, 5-4
5/5/2010    Portland State (UO #19)    L, 1-4
3/11/2009    Portland State    L, 5-7
4/1/2009    Portland State    W, 2-0
4/22/2009    at Portland State    W, 3-1
4/22/2009    at Portland State    W, 4-3
3/5/2008    Portland State    L, 0-4
4/16/2008    at Portland State    W, 2-1
4/16/2008    at Portland State    W, 7-1
4/30/2008    Portland State    W, 8-4
3/28/2007    at Portland State (DH)    Canceled
4/18/2007    Portland State (UO #14)    W, 11-1
5/2/2007    at Portland State    Canceled
3/15/2006    Portland State    W, 6-5
4/12/2006    Portland State    W, 2-0
5/3/2006    at Portland State    L, 0-4
5/3/2006    at Portland State    L, 2-3
2/20/2005    Portland State (UO #13)    W, 2-1
2/20/2005    Portland State (UO #13)    L, 5-6
3/9/2005    Portland State    W, 2-1
4/20/2005    at Portland State    W, 4-1
4/20/2005    at Portland State    W, 6-2
5/3/2005    Portland State    W, 4-0
3/31/2004    at Portland State (UO #17)    W, 5-2
3/31/2004    at Portland State (UO #17)    W, 1-0
5/5/2004    Portland State (UO #10    W, 1-0
5/5/2004    Portland State (UO #10    W, 3-2
4/9/2003    vs. Portland State (UO #22)    W, 7-2
4/9/2003    vs. Portland State (UO #22)    W, 3-2
4/16/2003    at Portland State (UO #20)    W, 4-0
4/16/2003    at Portland State (UO #20)    W, 5-0
4/10/2002    at Portland State    W, 6-0
4/10/2002    at Portland State    L, 0-2
4/24/2002    vs. Portland State    W, 7-1
4/24/2002    vs. Portland State    W, 4-2
4/3/2001    at Portland State    L, 2-4
4/3/2001    at Portland State    L, 7-8
5/9/2001    vs. Portland State    L, 2-4
5/9/2001    vs. Portland State    W, 7-0
3/18/2000    vs. Portland State     W, 8-0
4/12/2000    at Portland State    W, 7-4
4/12/2000    at Portland State    W, 7-5
4/25/2000    vs. Portland State    W, 8-0
4/25/2000    vs. Portland State    W, 3-2
4/14/1999    vs. Portland State    W, 8-4
4/14/1999    vs. Portland State    W, 5-3
4/22/1999    at Portland State    W, 4-0
4/22/1999    at Portland State    L, 4-5
3/13/1998    vs. Portland State    W, 9-1
3/13/1998    vs. Portland State    W, 8-0
4/8/1998    at Portland State    W, 10-6
4/8/1998    at Portland State    L, 6-9
4/27/1997    vs. Portland State    W, 7-1
4/27/1997    vs. Portland State    W, 8-4
4/30/1996    vs. Portland State    W, 1-0
4/30/1996    vs. Portland State    W, 5-2
4/27/1994    vs. Portland State    W, 10-0
4/27/1994    vs. Portland State    W, 3-1
4/21/1993    at Portland State    W, 5-0
4/21/1993    at Portland State    W, 6-0
4/18/1992    vs. Portland State    L, 0-1
4/18/1992    vs. Portland State    W, 4-1
4/20/1991    at Portland State    L, 2-4
4/20/1991    at Portland State    L, 5-6
5/1/1991    vs. Portland State    W, 1-0
5/1/1991    vs. Portland State    W, 12-2
4/15/1990    at Portland State    W, 1-0
4/15/1990    at Portland State    W, 6-0
4/21/1990    vs. Portland State    W , 3-0
4/21/1990    vs. Portland State    W, 4-3
5/2/1990    vs. Portland State    W, 7-1
5/2/1990    vs. Portland State    L, 2-3
4/8/1989    at Portland State    W, 6-1
4/8/1989    at Portland State    L, 3-4
4/23/1989    at Portland State    W, 2-1
4/23/1989    at Portland State    W, 8-1
5/2/1989    vs. Portland State    W, 4-2
5/2/1989    vs. Portland State    W, 1-0
3/8/1988    vs. Portland State    W, 2-0
4/25/1988    at Portland State    W, 6-0
4/25/1988    at Portland State    W, 2-1
4/26/1988    vs. Portland State    W, 1-0
4/26/1988    vs. Portland State    W, 1-0
4/9/1987    vs. Portland State    W, 6-1
4/9/1987    vs. Portland State    W, 7-1
4/13/1987    at Portland State    W, 4-0
4/13/1987    at Portland State    W, 5-3
4/21/1987    vs. Portland State    W, 8-1
4/21/1987    vs. Portland State    W, 8-0
5/5/1987    at Portland State    W, 9-1
5/5/1987    at Portland State    W, 12-0
4/4/1986    vs. Portland State    L, 1-5
4/4/1986    vs. Portland State    W, 9-0
4/8/1986    at Portland State    L, 0-2
4/8/1986    at Portland State    W, 2-0
4/26/1986    vs. Portland State    W, 1-0
1985    Portland State    L, 0-1
1985    Portland State    L, 1-4
1985    Portland State    L, 0-3
1985    Portland State    L, 0-3
1985    Portland State    W, 1-0
1985    Portland State    W, 4-2
1985    Portland State    W, 3-2
1985    Portland State    L, 0-1
1985    Portland State    L, 0-1
1985    Portland State    L, 0-1
1984    Portland State    W, 4-3
1984    Portland State    W, 3-2
1984    Portland State    L, 2-3
1984    Portland State    L, 2-4
1983    Portland State    L, 2-6
1983    Portland State    L, 0-5
1983    Portland State    L, 0-4
1983    Portland State    L, 0-1
1983    Portland State    L, 2-7
1983    Portland State    L, 1-2
1983    Portland State    L, 1-4
1983    Portland State    L, 2-5
1982    Portland State    W, 1-0
1982    Portland State    L, 0-5
1982    Portland State    L, 0-6
1982    Portland State    L, 0-7
1982    Portland State    W, 2-0
1982    Portland State    L, 0-1
1982    Portland State    L, 0-1
1981    Portland State    L, 0-4
1981    Portland State    L, 1-8
1981    Portland State    L, 0-1
1981    Portland State    L, 4-5
1981    Portland State    W, 7-2
1980    Portland State    W, 10-3
1980    Portland State    W, 13-0
1980    Portland State    W, 7-6
1980    Portland State    W, 7-0
1980    Portland State    W, 17-6
1979    Portland State    L, 0-1
1979    Portland State    W, 11-1
1979    Portland State    W, 6-2
1979    Portland State    W, 2-1
1979    Portland State    W, 3-0
1978    Portland State    L, 8-9
1978    Portland State    W, 4-0
1978    Portland State    W, 2-0
1978    Portland State    L, 1-2
1977    Portland State    L, 8-13
1977    Portland State    W, 8-0
1977    Portland State    L, 4-14
1977    Portland State    W, 5-2
1977    Portland State    W, 5-3
1976    Portland State    L, 5-9
1976    Portland State    W, 10-4
1976    Portland State    W, 6-5
1976    Portland State    W, 11-1
1976    Portland State    W, 1-0
1975    Portland State    W, 7-4
1975    Portland State    L, 0-5
1975    Portland State    W, 7-2
1974    Portland State    L, 4-10
1974    Portland State    L, 6-10
1974    Portland State    W, 10-2  


AT AN ALL-TIME HIGH
With her two homers last weekend, junior first baseman Kailee Cuico moved up two spots on the Duck career list for homers (seventh, 33), and four spots on the all-time homer season list (fourth, 14). Senior second baseman Kaylan Howard also climbed lists for doubles (fourth, 38) and runs (fourth, 136)

In the circle, senior pitcher Jessica Moore added to her school record totals for wins (92), strikeouts (834), appearances (162) and innings (831.2).

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 – 3rd, .373

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

Kailee Cuico
Career
Homers – 7th, 33 (8th is 31, 6th is 33, 5th is 34)

Season
RBI – 3rd, 53, 2012 (2nd is 61, 1st is 73)
Homers – 4th, 14, 2013 (3rd is 15); 7th, 12, 2012
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 – 1st-tie, 37 (3rd is 36)
Doubles – 4th, 38 (2nd is 39, 1st is 41)
Runs – 4th, 136 (3rd is 144, 2nd is 149)
RBI – 7th, 131 (6th is 136, 4th is 138)

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 – 6th, .356
Runs – 6th, 133 (5th is 130, 4th is 135, 3rd is 144)
Homers – 5th, 34 (3rd is 36, 2nd is 36, 1st is 37)
Walks – 5th, 84 (4th is 86, 2nd-tie is 96)
Hits – 6th, 215 (5th is 217, 4th is 224)
RBI – 4th, 138 (3rd is 141, 2nd is 144, 1st is 145)
Stolen Bases – 8th, 52 (6th is 58, 5th is 60, 3rd is 71)

Season
Doubles – 2nd, 17-tied, 2012
Total Bases – 3rd, 124, 2012; 9th-t, 107, 2010
RBI – 5th, 48, 2010
Slugging – 5th, .697, 2012; 9th, .641, 2010
Extra-Base Hits – 6th, 27, 2012
Hits – 7th, 70
Batting – 9th, .393, 2012
Stolen Bases – 9th-t, 22, 2012
Home Runs – 13th-t, 11; 2010, 11

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
Career
Batting – 5th, .370

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


UO ALL-TIME PITCHING CHARTS

Jessica Moore
Career
Strikeouts – 1st, 834 (2nd is 584)
Wins – 1st, 92 (2nd is 73)
Appearances – 1st, 162 (2nd-t is 142)
Innings – 1st, 831.2 (2nd is 783.0)
Shutouts – 5th, 17 (4th is 18, 3rd is 21, 2nd is 22, 1st is 31)
Complete Games – 6th, 71 (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


PICKS OF THE PAC-12
Earlier this week, junior catcher Alexa Peterson picked up her second Pac-12 Player of the Week honor, while the team has landed six player/pitcher honors already in 2013.

The Salem, Ore., native led the Ducks for the three games in hitting (.714), homers (2-tied), RBI (5-tied) and slugging (1.714).

In the finale, she vs. hit a career-best pair of homers to tie the team’s game season high, and her 4 RBI was a career high and one shy of the team season high.

The 2012 All-WCWS Tourney Team pick logged multi-hit efforts in the last two tilts to give her 14 on the season.  She also reached base twice in the opener with a walk and her 10th double of the season (and fifth in the last 12 games).

The week before, senior Jessica Moore won her third career Pac-12 Pitcher of the Week honor to tie the Duck record for pitchers on April 8.

En route to a 4-0 record for the week, the Sutter, Calif., logged her fourth and fifth wins of the season vs. top 15-ranked foes with both of the team’s victories vs. the returning Pac-12 champion Bears and two wins over the Utes.

Her eight strikeouts in the 9-3 finale vs. Cal was two off her season high vs. SDSU (10), and she hit her first homer of the season. In the 5-1 opening win in Berkeley, she walked none and logged six strikeouts en route to her sixth complete game of the year.

For the weekend, she led the squad in ERA (1.59), starts (3), appearances (4), innings (22) and fewest walks (3).

In March and early April, freshman pitcher Cheridan Hawkins was honored with three Pac-12 Softball Pitcher of the Week honors.

The first came after she helped lead the Ducks to a 6-0 run in the Citrus Classic in Orlando to open March. 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.

The final week of March she claimed two of the team’s three league wins over the Cardinal (10-3) and No. 15 Huskies (4-2).

In the finale over Stanford, she struck out four, walked none and allowed four hits in her five innings. She logged seven strikeouts vs. UW in her second-game win, and allowed only two hits and two walks in her second complete game of the campaign.

Overall for her three appearances, she led the team in wins (2), innings (14.0), strikeouts (11) and fewest walks (2).

That same weekend in the three games vs. Washington and finale vs. Stanford, junior first baseman Kailee Cuico led the Ducks in home runs (3), RBI (6) and slugging (1.077) for the week's four games.

The Carson, Calif., native tallied 3 RBI in the 10-3 finale over No. 15 Stanford - her second-highest total of the year. She logged a pair of two-hit games vs. No. 15 Washington, and multi-RBI games vs. both foes.

Altogether during Mike White’s four years at the helm, UO has staked 14 of 43 all-time honors since 2010.

Among other players on the current roster, senior outfielders Samantha Pappas (2010, ’12) and Allie Burger (2010) are two- and one-time honorees in prior seasons.


SKED CRED
The Ducks face another grueling regular season slate in 2013 with 32 of their 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 an 11-0 start at home in 2013, Oregon points towards another impressive home schedule after it swept its home-opening doubleheader vs. New Mexico and three-game series vs. No. 15 Stanford in March, and Utah and No. 17 Arizona in early April.

Later this spring, UO points towards another three-game home league series vs. 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 Hon. 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 Hon. 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 72.3 winning percentage as its head coach, White has compiled a 159-61 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)
#15 Washington (12-1, 3/28/13) - Howard one-run single to CF, 5th inning (2 outs, 1-2 pitch)
#15 Washington (4-2, 3-29/13) - Howard two-run homer to LCF, 6th inning (0 outs, 3-2 pitch)
Utah (11-3, 4/2/13) - Howard solo homer, 1st inning (2 outs, 3-2 pitch)
Utah (11-1 - 4/2/13) - Mercado RBI single up middle past SS,  2nd inning (1 out, 1-2 pitch)
Utah (5-2, 4/3/13) - Peterson one-run double to CF, 4th inning (1 out, 1-2 pitch)
#4 California (5-1, 4/6/13) - Howard solo homer to RCF, 4th inning (1 out,
(#4 California (9-3, 4/7/13) – no game-winning RBI (Ceo hit single and scored on an error by CF, 5th inning (0 outs, 2-2 pitch))
#17 Arizona (5-3, 4/12/13) - Lindvall 2-run homer to LF, 6th inning (1 out, 1-2 pitch)
#17 Arizona (9-0 (5), 4/13/13) - Cuico bases-loaded HBP, 3rd inning (1 out, 0-2 pitch)
#17 Arizona (8-0 (5), 4/14/14) - Cuico two-run homer to LF, 1st inning (2 outs, 1-0 pitch)

BY PLAYER: Cuico 7, Howard 5, Takeda 4, Ceo 3, Lindvall 3, Mercado 2, Pappas 2, Peterson 2, Costa 1, Goodrum 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
#15 Washington (3/28/13) – Janelle Lindvall, 2nd inning, 1 run, 2 outs
#15 Washington (3/28/13) – Kailee Cuico, 5th inning, 2 runs, 2 outs
#15 Washington (3/28/13) – Courtney Ceo, 7th inning, 3 runs, 2 outs
#15 Washington (3/29/13) – Kaylan Howard, 6th inning, 2 runs, 0 outs
#15 Washington (3/30/13) – Kailee Cuico, 2nd inning, 1 run, 0 outs
Utah (4/2/13 – Game 1) – Kaylan Howard, 1st inning, 1 run, 2 outs
Utah (4/2/13 – Game 1) – Kailee Cuico, 3rd inning, 1 run, 0 outs
^ Utah (4/2/13 – Game 1) – Alexa Peterson, 6th inning, 2 runs, 1 out
^ Utah (4/2/13 – Game 2) – Janelle Lindvall, 6th inning, 3 runs, 2 out
Utah (4/3/13) – Kaylan Howard, 6th inning, 1 run, 0 out
Utah (4/3/13) – Alexa Peterson, 6th inning, 1 run, 2 outs
#4 California (4/6/13 – Game 1) – Kaylan Howard, 4th inning, 1 run, 1 out
#4 California (4/7/13) – Alexa Peterson, 2nd inning, 1 run, 2 outs
#4 California (4/7/13) – Jessica Moore, 3rd inning, 1 run, 0 out
#4 California (4/7/13) – Kailee Cuico, 7th inning, 1 run, 0 out
#4 California (4/7/13) – Janelle Lindvall, 7th inning, 2 runs, 1 out
#17 Arizona (4/12/13) – Kailee Cuico, 6th inning, 2 runs, 0 out
#17 Arizona (4/12/13) – Janelle Lindvall, 6th inning, 2 runs, 1 out
#17 Arizona (4/13/13) – Janelle Lindvall, 5th inning, 2 runs, 0 out
#17 Arizona (4/14/13) – Kailee Cuico, 1st  inning, 2 runs, 2 outs
#17 Arizona (4/14/13) – Alexa Peterson, 2nd inning, 1 runs, 0 out
#17 Arizona (4/14/13) – Alexa Peterson, 3rd inning, 3 runs, 1 out

^ walk-off homer (3)
 

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 (159-61, 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 #10 (4/16)
 
USA Today/NFCA Division I Top 25 Poll  

https://nfca.org/index.php/polls

Rk    Team    Record    Totals    Prev
*1    Oklahoma (31)    37-2    775    1
*2    Arizona State    38-5    720    2
*3    Florida    41-5    702    3
4    Alabama    37-6    680    4
5    Tennessee    38-6    657    5
6    Texas    38-4    624    6
>7    Oregon    36-6    615    7
8    Louisville    37-6    533    11
*9    Michigan    35-7    498    12
*10    California    32-8    470    9
*11    LSU    35-9    462    13
12    Missouri    24-6    457    8
13    Texas A&M    34-9    435    10
*14    Washington    32-12    365    14
*15    Hawai'i    33-8    307    15
*16    Stanford    28-12    303    16
17    Kentucky    31-12    274    18
*18    UCLA    28-14    252    19
19    Baylor    33-10    228    20
20    South Alabama    37-7    163    23
*21    Nebraska    30-9    157    22
*22    Arizona    27-17    129    17
23    Tulsa    32-11-1    80    21
24    USF    35-12    41    RV
25    Louisiana Lafayette    30-11    37    RV
 
Others Receiving Votes:  USC Upstate (20), Wisconsin (15), Virginia Tech (15), North Carolina (8), Florida State (8), *Oregon State (7), UAB (7), Notre Dame (5), Minnesota (5), Houston (5), Georgia (4), James Madison (4), Arkansas (4), Iowa (2), Mississippi State (1), Hofstra (1).

Dropped Out:  No. 24 USC Upstate (35-5), No. 25 North Carolina (33-15)
 
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 (20)    37-2    500    1
2.     Tennessee    38-6    472    3
*3.    Arizona State    38-5    459    2
*4.     Florida    41-5    422    4
>5.     Oregon    36-6    419    6
6.    Alabama    37-6    417    5
7.    Texas    38-4     387    7
8.    Louisville    37-6    355    10
9.    Michigan    38-7    317    12
10.    California    32-8    311    8
11.    Missouri     24-6    285    9
12.    LSU    35-9    282    14
13.    Texas A&M    34-9    272    11
14.    Washington    32-12    255    13
15.    Stanford    28-12    217    15
16.    Baylor    33-10    206    16
17.    Kentucky    31-12    164    19
18.    Nebraska    30-9    152    18
19.    UCLA    28-14    118    21
20.    Hawaii    33-8    111    20
21.    South Alabama    37-7    101    23
22.    Tulsa    32-11-1    96    17
23.    Florida State    33-14    44    25
24.    South  Florida    35-12    28    RV
T25.    North Carolina    33-15    24    24
T25.     Arizona     27-17     24     22

Others Receiving Votes: UAB (17), Iowa (7), Wisconsin (7), Arkansas (7), Minnesota (7), SC Upstate (6), Louisiana-Lafayette (5), Virginia Tech (4), Georgia (2), Ball State (1)

New to Poll: South Florida
Dropped Out: None

Parenthesis denotes first place votes.


* Denotes Duck opponents in 2013


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