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No. 4 Ducks Slam Beavers, 11-0, in 5 Innings
Release Date: 05/04/2013
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EUGENE - A  trio of freshmen keyed the No. 4 University of Oregon softball team (44-7, 17-3) to its second-biggest winning margin in the last 30 years of Civil War play vs. Oregon State (32-19, 7-13).

Saturday afternoon's 11-0, five-inning victory trailed only its 13-0 margin in 1991, and the Ducks' run output was its third-best vs. OSU since the start of NCAA play in 1982 behind a 12-3 victory in 1991.

"Sometimes it takes a little spark to really get the fire going," Oregon head coach Mike White said. "The bases loaded walk to Janelle was big and really broke the ice. Cheridan pitched another two-hitter and did a lot of great things, too."

In front of a sellout Howe Field crowd of 1,298, Duck pitchers combined on their 13th shutout of the season, and the offense also scored in double digits for the 13th time in '13.

In the circle, freshman Cheridan Hawkins (17-4) struck out nine in four innings, walked only one, and allowed four hits.

"Alexa and I were able to mix up our pitches really well," Hawkins said, "and we took it one pitch at a time. Today was a big win, and it was really exciting to come through for the team."

Sophomore Karissa Hovinga finished her 14th game of the season. In her final inning of work, the Ralston, Neb., native struck out one, walked one, and yielded two hits.

In the third inning, freshman DP Janelle Lindvall posted her fourth game-winning RBI of the season with a bases-loaded walk off starter Sarah Shadinger (2-3).

Freshman third baseman Koral Costa followed with her fourth homer of the year and first career grand slam to left field in the five-run inning.

"I hit one really far yesterday, but it went foul, so it was nice to get one that counted," Costa said. "Coach told us beforehand that we needed to score early and be smart at the plate. The noise and huge crowd were great, and really helped kickstart the the team."

In the fourth inning, UO's next run came on singles by sophomore center fielder Janie Takeda, senior second baseman Kaylan Howard and junior first baseman Kailee Cuico.

OSU reliever Marina Demore walked two more batters to force in another run, and Lindvall drilled the Ducks' second grand slam of the day to left field for the team's final runs of the game.

Finishing with a team-season high 5 RBI, Lindvall's homer was also her 11th of 2013, and moved her into a tie for 13th place all-time for the Ducks in a season.

Likewise, Howard moved up a spot on the career RBI list (fifth, 140), and season runs chart (eighth, 47).

Other Duck all-time season list improvements were claimed by junior shortstop Courtney Ceo (runs, fourth, 49) and Takeda (hits, third, 76; runs, 10th, 46).

Takeda (2-for-3) led UO in hits Saturday, thanks to her team-high 27th multi-hit game of the season.

Overall in her 3.1 innings, Beaver starter Shadinger struck out two, walked five, and allowed seven hits and seven earned runs.

Demore retired the final two outs, struck out one, walked two, yielded two hits and four earned runs.

With Saturday's outcome, the Pac-12-leading Ducks guaranteed themselves of taking their seventh Pac-12 series in as many tries this year after winning Friday's opener, 2-1.

Looking ahead to the Ducks' regular season home finale, the two teams meet on Sunday at 1 p.m., with action again broadcast live by the Pac-12 TV Network.

For Sunday's Senior Day promotion, senior citizens and kids will get $2 tickets, and 100 free Oregon Softball t-shirts will be given away. Kids can run the bases post-game, and Duck students get double points for the Oregon Rewards program.


Oregon State at #4 Oregon
May 04, 2013 at Eugene, Ore. (Howe Field)

Oregon State 0 (32-19,7-13 Pac-12)

Player   ab    r    h  rbi   bb   so   po    a  lob 
Cavestany, Lea rf 
Garcia, Ya 2b 
Santana, Elizabeth ss 
Beltran, Desiree 3b 
Hampton, Natalie 1b 
   Schwegler, M pr 
Niehus, Bailee dp 
Bouska, Hannah cf 
Kutz, Ally c 
Sanchez, Ashley lf 
Shadinger, Sarah p 
   Demore, Marina p 
Totals  19  10  12 

Oregon 11 (44-7,17-3 Pac-12)

Player   ab    r    h  rbi   bb   so   po    a  lob 
Takeda, Janie cf 
Ceo, Courtney ss 
Howard, Kaylan 2b 
Cuico, Kailee 1b 
   Goodrum, Sara pr 
Pappas, Samantha rf 
Peterson, Alexa 10 
Lindvall, Janelle dp 
Costa, Koral 3b 
Burger, Allie lf 
   Mercado, Danica ph 
Hawkins, Cheridan
   Hovinga, Karissa
Totals  19  11  11  15 
Score by Innings               R  H  E
Oregon State........ 000 00 -  0  4  0
Oregon.............. 005 6X - 11  9  0
DP - OSU 1. LOB - OSU 7; Oregon 4. 2B - Sanchez, A.(3). HR - Lindvall, J(11); Costa, K(4). HBP - Garcia, Y.. SH - Ceo, C(9). SB - Goodrum, S(1).
Oregon State   ip  er  bb  so  wp  bk  hbp  ibb  ab  bf  fo  go  np 
Shadinger, Sarah L,2-3  3.1  15  21  80 
Demore, Marina   0.2  20 
Oregon   ip  er  bb  so  wp  bk  hbp  ibb  ab  bf  fo  go  np 
Hawkins, Cheridan W,17-4  4.0  14  16  68 
Hovinga, Karissa   1.0  23 
Win - Hawkins, C (17-4). Loss - Shadinger, S (2-3). Save - None. WP - Shadinger, S(6). HBP - by Hawkins, C (Garcia, Y.). Inherited runners/scored: Demore, M. 2/2. Pitches/strikes: Shadinger, S 80/41; Demore, M. 20/8; Hawkins, C 68/45; Hovinga, K 23/12.

Umpires - HP: Rick Cowan 1B: John Bennett 3B: Mike Bartling
Start: 12:05 pm Time: 1:40 Attendance: 1298
Weather: 75, sunny, wind 1-3 mph


2013 Oregon Softball
Oregon State at #4 Oregon
May 04, 2013 at Eugene, Ore. (Howe Field)

Oregon State starters: 32/rf Cavestany, L; 1/2b Garcia, Y.; 4/ss Santana, E.; 13/3b Beltran, D.; 15/1b Hampton, N.; 20/dp Niehus, B.; 7/cf Bouska, H.; 9/c Kutz, A.; 11/lf Sanchez, A.; 6/p Shadinger, S;
Oregon starters: 19/cf Takeda, J; 22/ss Ceo, C; 3/2b Howard, K; 33/1b Cuico, K; 0/rf Pappas, S; 14/c Peterson, A; 26/dp Lindvall, J; 7/3b Costa, K; 2/lf Burger, A; 11/p Hawkins, C;
Oregon State 1st - Cavestany, L struck out swinging (0-2 KKS). Garcia, Y. struck out swinging (1-2 BKSFS). Santana, E. walked (3-1 BBSBB). Beltran, D. struck out swinging (0-2 KSS). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.
Oregon 1st - Takeda, J singled to left center (0-1 K). Takeda, J advanced to second on a wild pitch. Ceo, C struck out swinging (2-2 BFBFS). Howard, K grounded out to 3b (2-0 BB). Cuico, K walked (3-1 BBKBB). Pappas, S struck out swinging (0-2 FFFS). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB.
Oregon State 2nd - Hampton, N. struck out swinging (0-2 SSS). Niehus, B. struck out looking (1-2 KBSK). Bouska, H. struck out swinging (2-2 BKBSS). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.
Oregon 2nd - Peterson, A singled to shortstop (0-1 K). slow grounder to ss hit deep in hole that Peterson beats throw to L of 1B. Lindvall, J grounded into double play 2b to ss to 1b (3-2 KBBFB); Peterson, A out on the play. Lindvall hits smash grounder right to right of 2B for double play. Costa, K walked (3-1 BBKBB). Burger, A singled to third base (3-2 BFBSBF); Costa, K advanced to second. Takeda, J fouled out to 1b (0-0). 0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.
Oregon State 3rd - Kutz, A. struck out swinging (3-2 BSBKBS). Sanchez, A. doubled to right center (2-2 FBFB). Takeda dives for ball but misses, Pappas nearly gets her at 2b. Cavestany, L flied out to rf (0-1 S). Pappas runs into wall to make catch and almost doubles up runner at 2b. Garcia, Y. hit by pitch (2-0 BB). Takeda races to deep LCF to make catch on run next to warning track. Santana, E. flied out to cf. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB.
Oregon 3rd - Ceo, C singled, bunt (0-0). Howard, K walked (3-0 BBBB); Ceo, C advanced to second. Cuico, K fouled out to c, bunt (1-0 B). Pappas, S flied out to cf (2-2 FFBB). Peterson, A walked (3-2 BFBBFFB); Howard, K advanced to second; Ceo, C advanced to third. Lindvall, J walked, RBI (3-1 BKBBB); Peterson, A advanced to second; Howard, K advanced to third; Ceo, C scored. Costa, K homered to left field, 4 RBI (3-1 BBFB); Lindvall, J scored; Peterson, A scored; Howard, K scored. Costa hits 4th homer of season and first career grand slam over LF wall. Burger, A fouled out to 3b (1-2 SFB). 5 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.
Oregon State 4th - Beltran, D. popped up to ss (1-2 SKFB). Hampton, N. singled to right field (2-2 SFBBFF). Schwegler, M pinch ran for Hampton, N.. Niehus, B. struck out swinging (3-2 FBSBFBS). Bouska, H. struck out swinging (2-2 BBFKS). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.
Oregon 4th - Hampton, N. to 1b for Schwegler, M. Takeda, J singled to second base. slow grounder up middle that 2b didn't even try to make throw. Ceo, C out at first c to 2b, SAC, bunt (0-0); Takeda, J advanced to second. Howard, K singled, advanced to second (2-2 BKFB); Takeda, J advanced to third. Demore, M. to p for Shadinger, S. Cuico, K singled to right center, RBI (0-0); Howard, K advanced to third; Takeda, J scored. Goodrum, S pinch ran for Cuico, K. Goodrum, S stole second. Pappas, S walked (3-0 BBBB). Peterson, A walked, RBI (3-0 BBBB); Pappas, S advanced to second; Goodrum, S advanced to third; Howard, K scored. Lindvall, J homered to left field, 4 RBI (3-1 KBBB); Peterson, A scored; Pappas, S scored; Goodrum, S scored. Costa, K struck out swinging (0-2 KKK). Mercado, D pinch hit for Burger, A. Mercado, D fouled out to 3b (1-1 BF). 6 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.
Oregon State 5th - Cuico, K to 1b for Goodrum, S. Burger, A to lf for Mercado, D. Hovinga, K to p for Hawkins, C. Kutz, A. struck out swinging (2-2 KFFBBS). Sanchez, A. singled to center field (0-0). Hovinga deflects comebacker up middle, ball bounces into CF. Cavestany, L singled to center field (2-2 BSKFB); Sanchez, A. advanced to second. Garcia, Y. out at first c to 2b (2-0 BB); Cavestany, L advanced to second; Sanchez, A. advanced to third. Santana, E. walked (3-0 BBBB). Beltran, D. reached on a fielder's choice (1-1 KB); Santana, E. out at second 2b to ss. 0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB.
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