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Softball Run Rules Maryland, 10-2
Release Date: 03/01/2014
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KISSIMMEE, Fla. - The Oregon softball team run-ruled Maryland, 10-2, in five innings in its second game of the day on Saturday at the Diamond 9 Citrus Classic at ESPN's Wide World of Sports Complex.

The Ducks (17-2) scored 10 runs on 11 hits with two errors while the Terps (1-17) tallied two runs on two hits with three errors.

"It was good to see our bats come alive after we were a little quiet at the plate in the first game today," said head coach Mike White.

Oregon defeated Bradley, 2-0, to start its Saturday doubleheader at the Citrus Classic.

Karissa Hovinga (7-0) picked up the win for the Ducks after allowing two runs (both unearned) on two hits in four innings with four strikeouts and no walks. Jasmine Smithson-Willett pitched the final inning with a walk and hit by pitch but no hits allowed.

"Karissa pitched another solid game for us," White added. "She has been very good for us this year."

Hovinga went 1-2-3 in the first and third innings and didn't allow a hit until the fourth.

Alexa Peterson drove in three runs and went 3-for-4 with two runs scored and a stolen base.

Janie Takeda extended her hitting streak to 10 games with a 2-for-2 performance against Maryland. The junior scored a game-high three runs and drew two walks.

Koral Costa, Stevie Jo Knapp and Janelle Lindvall all had two hits as well.

All 11 of Oregon's hits were singles.

Oregon started strong against Maryland, with three runs on three hits in the first inning. The Ducks bested that number with four runs on four hits in the second inning and the rout was on. UO tacked on three more runs in the third before going scoreless in the fourth and fifth.

Maryland managed two runs on two hits and an error in the fourth.

Oregon closes out the Citrus Classic with Illinois State tomorrow at 9 a.m. PT. Live stats, plus a link to Illinois State's radio broadcast, are available on the softball schedule page.



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