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#3 Ducks Outlast #14 Huskers in 11 Innings, 4-3
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Release Date: 05/26/2013
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EUGENE - The No. 3 University of Oregon softball team (50-10) forced a Super Regional third and final game with its 11-inning, 4-3 win over Nebraska (44-14) Sunday afternoon at Howe Field.

The Ducks evened the series thanks to their single runs in the second, sixth, seventh and 11th innings, while the Huskers scored once in the first inning and twice in the fourth inning.

The Ducks' 14 hits was their fifth-highest total of the season, but unfortunately their 14 runners left on base was a season high.

UO pitchers certainly did their part by not walking a batter, and combined struck out 16, and allowed only six hits and one earned run.

Oregon starter and All-America senior Jessica Moore pitched the first four innings, struck out five, walked none, gave up four hits, and one of her three runs allowed were earned.

Duck freshman Cheridan Hawkins (19-5) worked the final innings, struck out 11, walked none, yielded two hits, and gave up no runs. The All-Pac-12 and All-Region First-Team choice tied the 20th-best 'K' mark for a game among Ducks, and logged her seventh effort of the season with +10 strikeouts.

For Nebraska, Big Ten Pitcher of the Year Tatum Edwards (30-9) pitched all 11 innings, struck out six, walked five, allowed 14 hits, and three of her four runs allowed were earned.

The Huskers scored first thanks to a homer by Edwards to right center field - her 11th of the season.

The Big Ten Runner-up's final two runs came in the fourth inning on a pair of errors by the second baseman, a wild pitch, and singles by Brooke Thomason and Hailey Decker.

UO answered with its first run in the second inning after freshman catcher Janelle Lindvall drew a one-out walk and advanced on singles by freshman third baseman Koral Costa and senior right fielder Allie Burger, and a ground-out by sophomore left fielder Janie Takeda.

In the sixth inning, Lindvall drilled her 13th homer of the season to right center field. That shot moved her into a tie for seventh all-time in a season for UO with Kelsey Chambers, and one shy of Kailee Cuico's team season lead (14).

The Ducks re-tied the game, 3-3, in the seventh after junior shortstop Courtney Ceo led off with a bunt single. She raced on to third base on the same play after the catcher's throw sailed into the RF corner, and later scored on a ground out by senior second baseman Kaylan Howard.

After three scoreless extra innings, Takeda led off the 11th with a single to right field, stole second base, then scored on a single by senior center fielder Samantha Pappas to center field.

Overall for the game, Pappas went 3-for-5, and three others had multiple hits - Ceo (2-for-6), Costa (2-for-4) and Burger (2-for-4).

Nebraska's Brooke Thomason also collected multiple hits (2-for-4).

The teams will meet once more immediately after on Sunday after at 4:30 p.m. to determine the advancer to the Women's College World Series in Oklahoma City, May 30-June 5.

Sunday's finale will also be televised live by ESPNU.

 

BOXSCORE
#3 Oregon at #14 Nebraska
May 26, 2013 at Eugene, Ore. (Howe Field)

Oregon 4 (50-10)

Player   ab    r    h  rbi   bb   so   po    a  lob 
Takeda, Janie lf 
Ceo, Courtney ss 
Howard, Kaylan 2b 
Pappas, Samantha cf 
Cuico, Kailee 1b  10 
Peterson, Alexa dp 
Lindvall, Janelle 16 
   Gillespie, Alyssa pr 
Costa, Koral 3b 
Burger, Allie rf 
   Mercado, Danica ph 
Moore, Jessica
   Hawkins, Cheridan
Totals  45  14  33  14 
  

Nebraska 3 (44-14)

Player   ab    r    h  rbi   bb   so   po    a  lob 
Edwards, Tat p 
Banda 3b 
Edwards, Tay c 
Thomason rf 
Breault dp 
Decker 2b 
Armstrong ss 
Fowler 1b  18 
Bettiol cf 
   Tyson ph 
Stokes lf 
Totals  39  16  33  21 
Score by Innings                       R  H  E
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Oregon.............. 010 001 100 01 -  4 14  2
Nebraska............ 100 200 000 00 -  3  6  2
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E - Howard, K 2(10); Edwards, Tat(4); Edwards, Tay(3). DP - NEB 2. LOB - ORE 14; NEB 3. 2B - Costa, K(6); Thomason(12). HR - Lindvall, J(13); Edwards, Tat(11). HBP - Costa, K. SB - Takeda, J(30). CS - Armstrong(4).
Oregon   ip  er  bb  so  wp  bk  hbp  ibb  ab  bf  fo  go  np 
Moore, Jessica   4.0  16  16  77 
Hawkins, Cheridan W,19-5  7.0  11  23  23  115 
  
Nebraska   ip  er  bb  so  wp  bk  hbp  ibb  ab  bf  fo  go  np 
Edwards, Tat L,30-9  11.0  14  45  51  19  172 
Win - Hawkins, C (19-5). Loss - Edwards, Tat (30-9). Save - None. WP - Moore, J(7). HBP - by Edwards, Tat (Costa, K). Inherited runners/scored: None. Pitches/strikes: Moore, J 77/49; Hawkins, C 115/84; Edwards, Tat 172/104.

Umpires - HP: James Colzey 1B: Steve Arnold 3B: Tanya Garig
Start: 12:04 pm Time: 3:31 Attendance: 1632
Weather: 57 degrees, cloudy

 
Play-by-Play
 

2013 Oregon Softball
#3 Oregon at #14 Nebraska
May 26, 2013 at Eugene, Ore. (Howe Field)

 

Oregon starters: 19/lf Takeda, J; 22/ss Ceo, C; 3/2b Howard, K; 0/cf Pappas, S; 33/1b Cuico, K; 14/dp Peterson, A; 26/c Lindvall, J; 7/3b Costa, K; 2/rf Burger, A; 12/p Moore, J;

 

Nebraska starters: 2/p Edwards, Tat; 77/3b Banda; 12/c Edwards, Tay; 18/rf Thomason; 24/dp Breault; 9/2b Decker; 21/ss Armstrong; 17/1b Fowler; 7/cf Bettiol; 13/lf Stokes;

 

Oregon 1st - 2013 Eugene NCAA Super Regional Game 2; Nebraska won game one, 5-2. Takeda, J grounded out to ss (3-1 KBBB). Ceo, C singled to second base (2-0 BB). Howard, K out at first ss to 2b, reached on a fielder's choice (0-0); Ceo, C out on the play. Pappas, S singled through the right side (3-2 KFBBFFBF); Howard, K advanced to third. Cuico, K struck out swinging (1-2 KBKK). 0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

 

Nebraska 1st - Edwards, Tat homered to right center, RBI (2-0 BB). Banda grounded out to ss (2-1 BBK). Edwards, Tay popped up to 1b (0-2 KFF). Thomason struck out swinging (1-2 KKBFFK). 1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

 

Oregon 2nd - Peterson, A struck out looking (0-2 KKK). Lindvall, J walked (3-0 BBBB). Costa, K singled to second base (0-2 FK); Lindvall, J advanced to second. Burger, A singled to shortstop (1-0 B); Costa, K advanced to second; Lindvall, J advanced to third. Takeda, J out at first ss to 3b, reached on a fielder's choice, RBI (1-2 KBK); Burger, A advanced to second; Costa, K out on the play; Lindvall, J scored. Ceo, C grounded out to p (1-2 FBF). 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

 

Nebraska 2nd - Breault grounded out to p (3-2 BKBKFB). Decker grounded out to 2b (1-2 BKF). Armstrong singled to shortstop (3-1 BBFB). Armstrong out at second c to ss, caught stealing. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

 

Oregon 3rd - Howard, K grounded out to 3b (2-1 KBB). Pappas, S singled to center field (0-1 F). Cuico, K fouled out to c (1-2 KFB). Peterson, A singled to center field (1-1 BK); Pappas, S advanced to third. Lindvall, J grounded out to 2b (1-1 BF). 0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

 

Nebraska 3rd - Fowler grounded out to 2b (0-1 F). Bettiol struck out swinging (1-2 FBKK). Edwards, Tat grounded out to 2b (3-2 BBKBKF). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

 

Oregon 4th - Costa, K grounded out to ss (3-1 KBBB). Burger, A reached on an error by p, advanced to second (0-0). Takeda, J lined into double play ss to 2b (1-0 B); Burger, A out on the play. 0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB.

 

Nebraska 4th - Banda reached on an error by 2b (2-2 FBBK). Edwards, Tay struck out swinging (1-2 FFBFFK). Banda advanced to second on a wild pitch. Thomason singled down the lf line, advanced to second on the throw, RBI (3-2 KKBBB); Banda scored, unearned. Breault struck out swinging (1-2 FBFK). Decker singled to second base, advanced to second on a throwing error by 2b (2-1 BFB); Thomason advanced to third, scored on the error, unearned. Armstrong struck out swinging (2-2 BBKKK). 2 runs, 2 hits, 2 errors, 1 LOB.

 

Oregon 5th - Ceo, C grounded out to 3b (0-2 FK). Howard, K walked (3-1 KBBBB). Pappas, S struck out swinging (0-2 FKK). Cuico, K struck out swinging (1-2 KFBK). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

 

Nebraska 5th - Hawkins, C to p for Moore, J. Fowler struck out swinging (3-2 BBFBKK). Tyson pinch hit for Bettiol. Tyson struck out looking (1-2 FBFK). Edwards, Tat struck out swinging (0-2 KKK). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

 

Oregon 6th - Bettiol to cf for Tyson. Peterson, A flied out to cf (1-2 KBF). Lindvall, J homered to right center, RBI (0-0). Costa, K hit by pitch (1-0 B). Mercado, D pinch hit for Burger, A. Mercado, D struck out swinging (1-2 KBFFFK). Takeda, J popped up to ss (3-1 BBFB). 1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

 

Nebraska 6th - Burger, A to rf for Mercado, D. Banda fouled out to 1b (0-0). Edwards, Tay popped up to 1b (2-2 BKKB). Thomason doubled to right center (0-2 KK). Breault struck out swinging (1-2 FKBK). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

 

Oregon 7th - Ceo, C singled to catcher, bunt, advanced to second on a throwing error by c, advanced to third (0-0). Howard, K grounded out to 2b, RBI (1-1 BK); Ceo, C scored, unearned. Pappas, S walked (3-1 BKBBB). Cuico, K singled to center field (1-1 KB); Pappas, S advanced to second. Peterson, A grounded into double play 2b to ss to 1b (0-0); Cuico, K out on the play. 1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB.

 

Nebraska 7th - Decker popped up to 2b (0-0). Armstrong struck out swinging (0-2 KKK). Fowler struck out swinging (3-2 KFBBFFFFFBFK). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

 

Oregon 8th - Lindvall, J walked (3-1 BKBBB). Gillespie, A pinch ran for Lindvall, J. Costa, K grounded out to 1b unassisted (0-1 K); Gillespie, A advanced to second. Burger, A singled to shortstop (1-2 BKF). Takeda, J grounded out to 2b (1-1 KB); Burger, A advanced to second; Gillespie, A advanced to third. Ceo, C grounded out to p (1-1 KB). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

 

Nebraska 8th - Lindvall, J to c for Gillespie, A. Bettiol flied out to rf (0-0). Edwards, Tat struck out swinging (2-2 KBKFFFBK). Banda singled through the left side (3-2 KKFBBFFFB). Edwards, Tay struck out swinging (3-2 BBFFBK). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

 

Oregon 9th - Howard, K singled, out at second rf to ss (3-2 KFFBBB). Pappas, S grounded out to 2b (2-0 BB). Cuico, K grounded out to 3b (0-0). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

 

Nebraska 9th - Thomason popped up to ss (1-1 FB). Breault flied out to cf (1-2 FBKF). Decker struck out swinging (3-2 FBBKBFFK). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

 

Oregon 10th - Peterson, A grounded out to 2b (0-0). Lindvall, J grounded out to 3b (0-0). Costa, K doubled down the rf line (1-0 B). Burger, A grounded out to 3b, bunt (1-0 B). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

 

Nebraska 10th - Armstrong popped up to ss (0-2 FK). Fowler grounded out to 3b (2-2 KBBK). Bettiol struck out looking (0-2 KKK). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

 

Oregon 11th - Takeda, J singled to right field (0-0). Takeda, J stole second. Ceo, C grounded out to ss (2-2 FKBB). Howard, K walked (3-2 FBFBBB). Pappas, S singled to left center, RBI (2-0 BB); Howard, K advanced to second; Takeda, J scored. Cuico, K infield fly to 1b (2-2 BBKF). Peterson, A struck out swinging (2-2 KBBKFK). 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

 

Nebraska 11th - Edwards, Tat struck out swinging (1-2 FFBK). Banda flied out to lf (3-2 KFFBFBFFBF). Edwards, Tay grounded out to p (2-2 BFBKF). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.
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