LAS VEGAS - The No. 7 University of Oregon softball team (7-3) dropped its first contest in the Easton Desert Classic with its 6-5 loss to Hawai'i Saturday afternoon.

After Oregon went ahead 4-0 in the first inning, the returning WAC champion Rainbows (7-3) countered with three runs in the second, another in the third and two more in the fifth.

UO scored its final run in the seventh on an RBI single by senior second baseman Kaylan Howard. The Ducks also had a runner on second base with one out, but a line-out to third base initiated a game-ending double play.

Junior catcher Alexa Peterson (3-for-3) posted season highs in hits and RBI (2), and two others had multiple hits - sophomore center fielder Janie Takeda (3-for-4) and Howard (2-for-4, HR, 3 RBI).

In the first inning, Howard knocked in UO's first two runs on a homer to left center field after Takeda singled the at-bat before. Junior first baseman Kailee Cuico and freshman left Koral Costa followed with a single and hit by pitch, and Peterson stroked a two-run double.

Glancing at the record books, Howard's four-bagger was her 27th career-wise, and moved her into a tie for eighth all-time for Oregon with former teammate Monique Fuiava.

In the field, the Ducks made a season-high two errors. The first of which prolonged Hawaii's three-run second inning, and the other infield error accounted for another unearned run in the fifth.

In the circle for Oregon, senior Jessica Moore (4-2), struck out five, walked one, allowed nine hits, and three of her six runs were earned.

Freshman Cheridan Hawkins pitched the final inning, and struck out all three batters she faced.

Hawai'i pitcher Kaia Parnaby (5-2) struck out three, walked none, yielded 10 hits, and four of her five runs allowed were earned.

The Rainbows banged out a Duck opponent season high 10 hits as four players had a pair of hits - Kelly Majam (2-for-4, 2 RBI), USA Softball Player of the Year candidate Jessica Iwata (2-for-2), Leisha Li'ili'i (2-for-3, 1 RBI) and Jazmine Zamora (2-for-3).

Earlier Saturday, the Ducks logged their third shutout of the season with a 4-0 win over Louisiana-Monroe (4-2).

In the teams' first-ever meeting, Duck freshman Cheridan Hawkins (1-1) struck out a team-season high 10 Warhawks, and allowed only one hit and one walk in six innings.

Sophomore Karissa Hovinga pitched the final inning, struck out one, walked none and allowed no hits in her fifth appearance of the season.

At the plate, three Ducks rapped multiple hits - sophomore center fielder Janie Takeda (2-for-3, 2B), freshman third baseman Danica Mercado (2-for-3, RBI) and junior catcher Alexa Peterson (2-for-3, 2 RBI).

Oregon's runs came on singles by Mercado (1 RBI) and Peterson (2 RBI) in the first and third innings, and a suicide squeeze bunt by Howard in the fifth inning that scored Takeda.

For ULM, starter Haylie Wilson (1-2) struck out three, walked one, gave up eight hits, and two of her four runs allowed were earned.

The Warhawks' lone hitter to hit safely - Kayla Prater - lined her double in the second inning after a walk. 

Facing runners on second and third base with one out, Hawkins answered the challenge with a pair of strikeouts.

Looking ahead, UO caps tourney action Sunday morning vs. Cal State Fullerton at 11:15 a.m. at Stephanie Lynn Craig Park in Henderson, Nev.

 

LINESCORES

Game 1
#7 Oregon 4, La Monroe 0 (Feb 16, 2013 at Las Vegas, Nev.)
La Monroe........... 000 000 0 -  0  1  2      (4-2)
Oregon.............. 012 010 X -  4  8  1      (7-2)

Pitchers: La Monroe - Wilson,H and Prater,K. Oregon - Hawkins, Cheridan; Hovinga, Karissa(7) and Peterson, Alexa. Win-Hawkins, Cheridan(1-1)  Loss-Wilson,H(1-2)  T-1:36  A-240. Weather: 45 Sunny, wind 0-5 MPH

Game 2
#20 Hawaii 6, #7 Oregon 5 (Feb 16, 2013 at Henderson, Nev.)
Oregon.............. 400 000 1 -  5 10  2      (7-3)
Hawaii.............. 031 020 X -  6  9  1      (7-3)

Pitchers: Oregon - Moore, Jessica; Hawkins, Cheridan(6) and Lindvall, Janelle. Hawaii - Parnaby, K. and Wartner, K.. Win-Parnaby, K.(5-2)  Loss-Moore, Jessica(4-2)  T-1:45  A-400. HR ORE - Howard, Kaylan. HR UH - Majam, K.. Weather: 60 Partly Cloudy wind 0-5 MPH


BOXSCORE - #7 Oregon vs #20 Hawaii
Feb 16, 2013 at Henderson, Nev. (SLC Parl)

 

Oregon 5 (7-3)

Player   ab    r    h  rbi   bb   so   po    a  lob 
Ceo, Courtney ss 
Takeda, Janie cf 
Howard, Kaylan 2b 
Cuico, Kailee 1b 
Costa, Koral lf 
Lindvall, Janelle
Peterson, Alexa rf/dp 
Knapp, Stevie Jo dp 
   Pappas, Samantha rf 
Mercado, Danica 3b 
Moore, Jessica
   Hawkins, Cheridan
Totals  30  10  18 
  

Hawaii 6 (7-3)

Player   ab    r    h  rbi   bb   so   po    a  lob 
Majam, K. cf 
Wartner, K. c 
Carlos, K. dp 
Iwata, J. ss 
Li`ili`i, L. 1b 
   Sugai, D. pr 
Kliebenstein lf 
Zamora, J. 2b 
Villalpando, 3b 
Buchanan, B. rf 
Parnaby, K. p 
Totals  28  21 
Score by Innings                  R  H  E
-----------------------------------------
Oregon.............. 400 000 1 -  5 10  2
Hawaii.............. 031 020 X -  6  9  1
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E - Ceo, C; Mercado, D; Kliebenstein. LOB - Oregon 5; Hawaii 6. 2B - Takeda, J; Peterson, A; Iwata, J.; Li`ili`i, L.. HR - Howard, K; Majam, K.. HBP - Costa, K; Iwata, J.. SB - Takeda, J.

 

Oregon   ip  er  bb  so  wp  bk  hbp  ibb  ab  bf  fo  go  np 
Moore, Jessica L,4-2  5.0  25  27  10  97 
Hawkins, Cheridan   1.0  14 
  
Hawaii   ip  er  bb  so  wp  bk  hbp  ibb  ab  bf  fo  go  np 
Parnaby, K. W,5-2  7.0  10  30  31  14  107 

 

Win - Parnaby, K. (5-2). Loss - Moore, J (4-2). Save - None. WP - Moore, J; Parnaby, K.. HBP - by Parnaby, K. (Costa, K); by Moore, J (Iwata, J.). Inherited runners/scored: None. Pitches/strikes: Moore, J 97/65; Hawkins, C 14/10; Parnaby, K. 107/73.

Umpires -
Start: 1:30 Time: 1:45 Attendance: 400
Weather: 60 Partly Cloudy wind 0-5 MPH

 

 
Play-by-Play
 

2013 Oregon Softball
#7 Oregon vs #20 Hawaii
Feb 16, 2013 at Henderson, Nev. (SLC Parl)

Oregon starters: 22/ss Ceo, C; 19/cf Takeda, J; 3/2b Howard, K; 33/1b Cuico, K; 7/lf Costa, K; 26/c Lindvall, J; 14/rf Peterson, A; 18/dp Knapp, S; 6/3b Mercado, D; 12/p Moore, J;

Hawaii starters: 0/cf Majam, K.; 24/c Wartner, K.; 15/dp Carlos, K.; 1/ss Iwata, J.; 27/1b Li`ili`i, L.; 3/lf Kliebenstein; 28/2b Zamora, J.; 22/3b Villalpando,; 5/rf Buchanan, B.; 16/p Parnaby, K.;

Oregon 1st - Ceo, C struck out swinging (1-2 KSBFS). Takeda, J singled to left field (1-0 B). Howard, K homered to left center, 2 RBI (0-1 K); Takeda, J scored. Cuico, K singled to right field (1-1 KB). Costa, K hit by pitch (0-0); Cuico, K advanced to second. Lindvall, J reached on a fielder's choice (1-2 KBF); Costa, K advanced to second; Cuico, K out at third ss to 3b. Peterson, A doubled to right field, 2 RBI (3-2 SBBBF); Lindvall, J scored on the throw; Costa, K scored. Knapp, S grounded out to 3b (3-2 KSBFBBF). 4 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Hawaii 1st - Majam, K. singled to right field (1-0 B). Wartner, K. reached on a fielder's choice (1-0 B); Majam, K. out at second ss to 2b. Carlos, K. struck out swinging (2-2 KBSFFBS). Iwata, J. hit by pitch (1-2 KFBF); Wartner, K. advanced to second. Li`ili`i, L. grounded out to 3b unassisted (2-1 BBK). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Oregon 2nd - Mercado, D struck out swinging (2-2 KBFBFS). Ceo, C grounded out to ss (0-1 S). Takeda, J doubled to right field (2-1 SBB). Howard, K lined out to 2b (1-1 FB). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Hawaii 2nd - Kliebenstein grounded out to ss (0-0). Zamora, J. singled through the right side (1-1 BK). Villalpando, grounded out to 3b (1-0 B); Zamora, J. advanced to second. Buchanan, B. singled, advanced to second on an error by ss, RBI (0-1 K); Zamora, J. scored on an error by ss. Majam, K. homered to center field, 2 RBI, unearned (2-0 BB); Buchanan, B. scored, unearned. Wartner, K. walked (3-2 FBFFBBFB). Carlos, K. struck out swinging (1-2 KBSS). 3 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB.

Oregon 3rd - Cuico, K popped up to p (2-0 BB). Costa, K lined out to 1b (1-1 KB). Lindvall, J fouled out to c (3-2 FBKBFBF). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Hawaii 3rd - Iwata, J. doubled to right field (2-2 KBBFF). Iwata, J. advanced to third on a wild pitch. Li`ili`i, L. doubled down the lf line, RBI (1-1 KB); Iwata, J. scored. Sugai, D. pinch ran for Li`ili`i, L.. Kliebenstein grounded out to 3b (0-1 K). Zamora, J. grounded out to 2b (1-1 KB); Sugai, D. advanced to third. Villalpando, struck out looking (0-2 KSK). 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Oregon 4th - Li`ili`i, L. to 1b for Sugai, D.. Peterson, A singled up the middle (0-0). Knapp, S struck out swinging (1-2 SFBS). Mercado, D flied out to cf (0-0). Peterson, A advanced to second on a wild pitch. Ceo, C flied out to lf (3-2 BSBFB). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Hawaii 4th - Peterson, A to dp. Pappas, S to rf for Knapp, S. Buchanan, B. struck out swinging (0-2 FKS). Majam, K. grounded out to 3b (3-2 FBBBK). Diving stop by Mercado. Wartner, K. grounded out to 1b unassisted (1-1 BF). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Oregon 5th - Takeda, J singled through the left side (0-1 K). Howard, K fouled out to 3b (1-1 BF). Takeda, J stole second. Cuico, K popped up to ss (3-2 BBKBK). Costa, K popped up to 1b (0-1 K). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Hawaii 5th - Carlos, K. grounded out to 2b (1-1 BF). Iwata, J. singled to right center (2-0 BB). Li`ili`i, L. singled to left field (1-0 B); Iwata, J. advanced to second. Kliebenstein reached on an error by 3b, RBI (0-0); Li`ili`i, L. advanced to third on an error by 3b; Iwata, J. scored on an error by 3b. Zamora, J. singled through the left side, RBI (2-2 FFFFBFB); Kliebenstein advanced to second; Li`ili`i, L. scored, unearned. Villalpando, struck out swinging (1-2 FBFS). Buchanan, B. grounded out to 1b unassisted (1-1 FB). 2 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB.

Oregon 6th - Lindvall, J lined out to rf (0-0). Peterson, A singled through the right side (1-2 BKF). Pappas, S flied out to cf (0-0). Mercado, D flied out to lf (2-2 BSBF). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Hawaii 6th - Hawkins, C to p for Moore, J. Majam, K. struck out swinging (1-2 KSBFS). Wartner, K. struck out swinging (0-2 SKS). Carlos, K. struck out looking (3-2 BBBKFK). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Oregon 7th - Ceo, C singled to third base (1-1 KB). Takeda, J flied out to lf (0-0). Howard, K singled to left field, advanced to second on an error by lf, RBI (1-2 BFF); Ceo, C scored on an error by lf, unearned. Cuico, K lined out to 3b (0-0); Howard, K out at second 3b to ss. 1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB.

 

 

BOXSCORE - La Monroe vs #7 Oregon
Feb 16, 2013 at Las Vegas, Nev. (Eller Media)

 

La Monroe 0 (4-2)

Player   ab    r    h  rbi   bb   so   po    a  lob 
Bohack,F ss 
DiMattia,E lf 
Cacioppo,A 3b 
Salanoa,J 1b 
Melancon,S 2b 
   Boening,K ph 
Prater,K c 
McCall,H rf 
Unverzagt,C dp 
Miller,M cf 
Wilson,H p 
Totals  23  11  18 
  

Oregon 4 (7-2)

Player   ab    r    h  rbi   bb   so   po    a  lob 
Pappas, Samantha rf 
Ceo, Courtney ss 
Takeda, Janie cf 
Cuico, Kailee 1b 
Howard, Kaylan 2b 
Mercado, Danica 3b 
Peterson, Alexa 11 
Melick, Hannah dp 
Burger, Allie lf 
Hawkins, Cheridan
   Hovinga, Karissa
Totals  25  21 

 

Score by Innings                  R  H  E
-----------------------------------------
La Monroe........... 000 000 0 -  0  1  2
Oregon.............. 012 010 X -  4  8  1
-----------------------------------------
E - Bohack,F; McCall,H; Mercado, D. LOB - La Monroe 3; Oregon 5. 2B - Prater,K; Takeda, J. SH - Howard, K.

 

La Monroe   ip  er  bb  so  wp  bk  hbp  ibb  ab  bf  fo  go  np 
Wilson,H L,1-2  6.0  25  27  80 
  
Oregon   ip  er  bb  so  wp  bk  hbp  ibb  ab  bf  fo  go  np 
Hawkins, Cheridan W,1-1  6.0  10  19  20  82 
Hovinga, Karissa   1.0  20 

 

Win - Hawkins, C (1-1). Loss - Wilson,H (1-2). Save - None. WP - Hovinga, K. Inherited runners/scored: None. Pitches/strikes: Wilson,H 80/46; Hawkins, C 82/58; Hovinga, K 20/12.

Umpires - HP: Anthoney Lewis 1B: John Fochi 3B: Trina Comerford 
Start: 9:00 am Time: 1:36 Attendance: 240 
Weather: 45 Sunny, wind 0-5 MPH

 

 
Play-by-Play
 

2013 Oregon Softball
La Monroe vs #7 Oregon
Feb 16, 2013 at Las Vegas, Nev. (Eller Media)

La Monroe starters: 15/ss Bohack,F; 3/lf DiMattia,E; 22/3b Cacioppo,A; 23/1b Salanoa,J; 8/2b Melancon,S; 11/c Prater,K; 18/rf McCall,H; 6/dp Unverzagt,C; 4/cf Miller,M; 14/p Wilson,H;

Oregon starters: 0/rf Pappas, S; 22/ss Ceo, C; 19/cf Takeda, J; 33/1b Cuico, K; 3/2b Howard, K; 6/3b Mercado, D; 14/c Peterson, A; 24/dp Melick, H; 2/lf Burger, A; 11/p Hawkins, C;

La Monroe 1st - Bohack,F struck out swinging (2-2 BBKSS). DiMattia,E grounded out to 2b (0-2 KKF). Cacioppo,A grounded out to 3b (1-2 BFSF). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Oregon 1st - Pappas, S grounded out to 1b unassisted (1-1 BK). Ceo, C grounded out to p (1-1 BF). Takeda, J singled through the left side (2-1 BBF). Cuico, K grounded out to 3b (1-1 KB). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

La Monroe 2nd - Salanoa,J struck out swinging (3-2 KFBBBS). Melancon,S walked (3-1 BBBKB). Prater,K doubled to right center (1-2 BKS); Melancon,S advanced to third. McCall,H struck out swinging (1-2 SBSFS). Unverzagt,C struck out swinging (1-2 KBFFS). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Oregon 2nd - Howard, K singled to left field (0-0). Mercado, D singled to right center, RBI (2-1 BFB); Howard, K scored. Peterson, A singled to left field (2-1 FBB); Mercado, D advanced to second. Melick, H reached on a fielder's choice (1-0 B); Peterson, A advanced to second; Mercado, D out at third 3b unassisted. Burger, A struck out swinging (3-2 BBKBFFS). Pappas, S walked (3-1 BBBKB); Melick, H advanced to second; Peterson, A advanced to third. Ceo, C lined out to lf (1-2 FKB). 1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB.

La Monroe 3rd - Miller,M struck out looking (1-2 FBKK). Bohack,F fouled out to rf (1-0 B). DiMattia,E struck out swinging (1-2 KKBS). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Oregon 3rd - Takeda, J grounded out to p (0-0). Cuico, K singled to left field (0-0). Howard, K popped up to ss (2-0 BB). Mercado, D singled, advanced to second on an error by rf (1-0 B); Cuico, K advanced to second, advanced to third on an error by rf. Peterson, A singled through the left side, 2 RBI (1-1 FB); Mercado, D scored, unearned; Cuico, K scored. Melick, H flied out to rf. 2 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB.

La Monroe 4th - Cacioppo,A struck out swinging (2-2 SFBBS). Salanoa,J popped up to 2b (3-2 FBBFFB). Melancon,S struck out swinging (0-2 SKS). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Oregon 4th - Burger, A grounded out to p (1-1 BK). Pappas, S grounded out to 1b unassisted (0-0). Ceo, C struck out swinging (1-2 FFBS). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

La Monroe 5th - Prater,K out at first 1b to 2b (0-1 K). McCall,H grounded out to 2b (2-2 BSBK). Unverzagt,C struck out swinging (1-2 BKSS). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Oregon 5th - Takeda, J doubled to left field, advanced to third on an error by ss (0-1 F). Cuico, K flied out to rf (3-0 BBB). Howard, K grounded out to p, bunt, SAC, RBI (2-1 BKB); Takeda, J scored, unearned. Mercado, D lined out to lf. 1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 0 LOB.

La Monroe 6th - Miller,M out at first p to 2b (0-1 K). Bohack,F flied out to rf (0-1 K). DiMattia,E struck out swinging (0-2 SSS). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Oregon 6th - Peterson, A flied out to cf (2-1 BBF). Melick, H struck out swinging (2-2 BKBKS). Burger, A lined out to 3b (1-1 KB). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

La Monroe 7th - Hovinga, K to p for Hawkins, C. Cacioppo,A grounded out to ss (2-2 BFFB). Salanoa,J reached on an error by 3b (1-2 KFB). Boening,K pinch hit for Melancon,S. Salanoa,J advanced to second on a wild pitch. Boening,K grounded out to 1b unassisted (3-2 BBKBK); Salanoa,J advanced to third. Prater,K struck out looking (2-2 KBFBK). 0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB.