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Ceo Ties School Record in Win
Release Date: 02/08/2014
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TEMPE, Ariz. - Third baseman Courtney Ceo tied the Oregon single-game record by going 5-for-5 while Cheridan Hawkins tossed a one-hit shutout to lead the No. 8 ranked Oregon softball team to a 5-0 win over N.C. State in the second of two games on Saturday at the Kajikawa Classic.

The Ducks (3-1) scored five runs on 10 hits with one error while the Wolf Pack scored no runs on one hit with one error.

NC State third baseman Lana Van Dyken had the Wolf Pack's lone hit of the game, coming in the fifth inning.

Hawkins finished the one-hit shutout with 10 strikeouts and three walks allowed. She faced more than four batters in an inning just once and she retired the side in order in the first and seventh.

"Cheridan challenged hitters early and had the ball moving well," head coach Mike White said. "She seemed more confident today and was on her game."

Hawkins' complete game was the second for the Ducks on Saturday, as Karissa Hovinga also went the distance in a 9-1 win (six innings) over Appalachian State.

While Hawkins shined in the circle for the Ducks, Ceo led them at the dish.

Ceo's five hits tied Lynsey Haij for the program's single-game record. Haij also had five hits against Georgia on Feb. 18, 2003.

"(N.C. State starter Emily Weiman was pitching well and it was difficult for us to pull away," White said. "For Courtney to get five hits off someone like her is very impressive."

Weiman finished with 11 strikeouts and six walks.

Ceo also went 2-for-3 in the first game on Saturday, giving her seven hits in eight at-bats on the day.

Oregon led 3-0 against N.C. State heading into the seventh inning before second baseman Karine Shaver blasted a home run to make it a 4-0 game.

After a groudout, Janie Takeda singled up the middle and scored when Ceo ripped a triple to right center. Ceo also doubled earlier in the game as she was a home run short of the cycle.

That made it a 5-0 lead for the Ducks, which was more than enough for Hawkins as she shut the door in the seventh.

The Ducks are back in action on Sunday when they close out the Kajikawa Classic at 11:30 a.m. against Boise State.


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