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No. 7 Ducks Dash Titans, 6-0, in Vegas Finale
Release Date: 02/17/2013
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LAS VEGAS - The No. 7 University of Oregon softball team (8-3) capped action in the Easton Desert Classic with a 6-0 win over Cal State Fullerton (3-6) Sunday afternoon.

The Ducks enjoyed their third shutout of the season, and first that featured all three Duck pitchers.

Freshman Cheridan Hawkins (2-1) started the game, struck out four, walked three, and allowed no hits in her four innings.

Sophomore Karissa Hovinga pitched the next two innings, struck out three, walked one, and gave up one hit.

All-American and senior Jessica Moore worked the final inning, struck out two, walked none, and allowed no hits.

En route to her team-best fifth multi-hit game of the season, sophomore center fielder Janie Takeda went 2-for-3 with two stolen bases.

Senior outfielder Samantha Pappas (2-for-3) also stroked multiple hits, and was one of seven Ducks that combined for nine hits overall.

In the first inning, junior catcher Alexa Peterson collected her first game-winning RBI of the season with her two-out, three-run homer to center field. Her team-leading third homer of '13 drove in Takeda and senior second baseman Kaylan Howard who had reached on an error and walk.

Junior first baseman Kailee Cuico knocked in UO's other three runs the next inning with a three-run double to left center field. Junior shortstop Courtney Ceo had opened the second inning with a walk, and was followed by a bunt single by Takeda, and single to left field by Howard.

Taking the loss, Titan starter Jasmine Antunez (2-4) struck out one, walked three, and allowed five hits in her lone inning of work.

Desiree Ybarra pitched the final five innings, struck out two, walked three, and yielded four hits.

Fullerton's best chance to score came in the first inning when a pair of walks and wild pitches put runners on second and third base with two outs. However, Hawkins answered with a strikeout of #5 hitter Melissa Sechrest to keep the shutout intact.

In the sixth inning, the Titans put two runners on again with its only hit of the game - a single by catcher Ariel Tsuchiyama - and a 3-2 walk to clean-up hitter Kayla Blanco. However, Hovinga fanned Sechrest on an 0-2 pitch to end the threat.

Sunday's outcome raised fourth-year head coach Mike White's record in the series to 2-1 after a 6-0 win in 2010 and a 4-3, eight-inning loss in '11. All-time in the series dating back to 1995, CSF still owns a 13-7 advantage.

In prior days, UO beat Long Beach State (10-1), Utah Valley (9-1 (6 innings)) and Louisiana-Monroe (4-0), and No. 20 Hawai'i edged UO, 6-5, on Saturday.

For the tourney, Peterson topped UO in hitting (.636, 7H, 2 2B,HR, 7 RBI, BB) among her four starts.

Six other starters also topped .300 - Takeda (.588, 10H, 2 2B, 5 SB), Cuico (.400, 6H, 2B, 2 HR, 10 RBI), freshman infielder Danica Mercado (.400, 4H) and utility player Koral Costa (.400, 2H, 2B, BB), Howard (.385, 5H, HR, 4 RBI) and Ceo (.375, 6H, 2B, HR, 4 RBI, SB).

In the circle for the tourney, Hawkins logged a 0.00 ERA in her 12.2 innings, and struck out 18, walked four and allowed only one hit. In her second week of collegiate action, she worked 12.2 innings among her four appearances and two starts.

Going 1-0 on the weekend, sophomore Karissa Hovinga also logged a sub-1.00 ERA with her 0.78 mark, and struck out 11, walked two and yielded five hits in her 9.0 innings. Senior Jessica Moore went 1-1 on the trip, struck out nine, and walked one in her 11.1 innings.

On Oregon all-time career lists, Ducks that claimed improvements included Pappas (walks, fifth, 75-tied), Howard (homers, eighth, 27-tied) and Moore (appearances, second, 141; innings, third, 734.1).

Looking ahead, UO next heads to the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic, Friday-Sunday, March 22-24.

In the event in Cathedral City near Palm Springs, the Ducks will play returning returning NCAA qualifier San Diego State, and Virginia, Cal Poly, Nebraska and UNLV.



#7 Oregon 6, Cal St. Fullerton 0 (Feb 17, 2013 at Henderson, Nev.)
Cal St. Fullerton 000 000 0 -  0  1  2      (3-6)
#7 Oregon........ 330 000 X -  6  9  0      (8-3)

Pitchers: Cal St. Fullerton - Antunez; Ybarra(2) and Tsuchiyama; Lambertson. Oregon - Hawkins, Cheridan; Hovinga, Karissa(5); Moore, Jessica(7) and Peterson, Alexa; Lindvall, Janelle. Win-Hawkins, Cheridan(2-1)  Loss-Antunez(2-4)  T-1:55  A-250. HR ORE - Peterson, Alexa. Weather: 60 Sunny wind 0-5 MPH. Antunez faced 3 batters in the 2nd.



BOXSCORE - #7 Cal St. Fullerton vs Oregon
Feb 17, 2013 at Henderson, Nev. (SLC Park)


Cal St. Fullerton 0 (3-6)

Player   ab    r    h  rbi   bb   so   po    a  lob 
Galarza ss 
   Snyder ph 
Tsuchiyama c 
   Lambertson c 
Ybarra 2b/dp 
Crawford 3b 
   Blanco ph/3b 
Sechrest 1b 
Antunez p/dp 
Mario dp/2b 
   Turang 2b 
Harris lf 
   Rubio lf 
Sheffler rf 
   Jacob ph/rf 
Carter cf 
Totals  22  18 

Oregon 6 (8-3)

Player   ab    r    h  rbi   bb   so   po    a  lob 
Ceo, Courtney ss 
   Shaver, Karine ss 
Takeda, Janie cf 
   Melick, Hannah ph 
Howard, Kaylan 2b 
Cuico, Kailee 1b 
Peterson, Alexa c/dp 
   Moore, Jessica ph/p 
Mercado, Danica dp 
   Knapp, Stevie Jo ph 
   Lindvall, Janelle
Pappas, Samantha lf/rf 
Sullivan, Jamie Rae 3b 
Goodrum, Sara rf 
   Costa, Koral lf 
Hawkins, Cheridan
   Hovinga, Karissa
Totals  27  21 
Score by Innings                  R  H  E
Cal St. Fullerton... 000 000 0 -  0  1  2
Oregon.............. 330 000 X -  6  9  0
E - Sechrest; Jacob. LOB - CSUF 5; Oregon 9. 2B - Cuico, K. HR - Peterson, A. SB - Takeda, J 2. CS - Antunez; Pappas, S.


Cal St. Fullerton   ip  er  bb  so  wp  bk  hbp  ibb  ab  bf  fo  go  np 
Antunez L,2-4  1.0  12  41 
Ybarra   5.0  18  21  60 
Oregon   ip  er  bb  so  wp  bk  hbp  ibb  ab  bf  fo  go  np 
Hawkins, Cheridan W,2-1  4.0  12  15  66 
Hovinga, Karissa   2.0  33 
Moore, Jessica   1.0  13 


Win - Hawkins, C (2-1). Loss - Antunez (2-4). Save - None. WP - Hawkins, C. Inherited runners/scored: Ybarra 3/3. Pitches/strikes: Antunez 41/22; Ybarra 60/31; Hawkins, C 66/38; Hovinga, K 33/21; Moore, J 13/9.

Umpires -
Start: 11:25am Time: 1:55 Attendance: 250
Weather: 60 Sunny wind 0-5 MPH
Antunez faced 3 batters in the 2nd.



2013 Oregon Softball
#7 Cal St. Fullerton vs Oregon
Feb 17, 2013 at Henderson, Nev. (SLC Park)

Cal St. Fullerton starters: 12/ss Galarza; 31/c Tsuchiyama; 25/2b Ybarra; 8/3b Crawford; 16/1b Sechrest; 34/p Antunez; 13/dp Mario; 3/lf Harris; 4/rf Sheffler; 1/cf Carter;

Oregon starters: 22/ss Ceo, C; 19/cf Takeda, J; 3/2b Howard, K; 33/1b Cuico, K; 14/c Peterson, A; 6/dp Mercado, D; 0/lf Pappas, S; 20/3b Sullivan, J; 1/rf Goodrum, S; 11/p Hawkins, C;

Cal St. Fullerton 1st - Galarza struck out swinging (2-2 BBFSFS). Tsuchiyama walked (3-0 BBBB). Ybarra reached on a fielder's choice (2-2 BKSB); Tsuchiyama advanced to second. Crawford struck out looking (0-2 KSFK). Ybarra advanced to second on a wild pitch; Tsuchiyama advanced to third on a wild pitch. Sechrest struck out swinging (2-2 BBSFS). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Oregon 1st - Ybarra to dp. Mario to 2b. Ceo, C struck out swinging (0-2 KKS). Takeda, J reached on an error by 1b (2-2 BBKF). Takeda, J stole second. Howard, K walked (3-1 BBSBB). Howard, K advanced to second on the throw; Takeda, J stole third. Cuico, K popped up to ss (2-2 BKBFFF). Peterson, A homered to left center, 3 RBI (2-0 BB); Howard, K scored; Takeda, J scored, unearned. Mercado, D singled to left center (1-1 FB). Pappas, S singled to left field (0-0); Mercado, D advanced to second. Sullivan, J walked (3-0 BBBB); Pappas, S advanced to second; Mercado, D advanced to third. Goodrum, S fouled out to lf (0-0). 3 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 3 LOB.

Cal St. Fullerton 2nd - Antunez walked (3-0 BBBB). Mario fouled out to c (0-0). Antunez out at second c to 2b, caught stealing. Harris walked (3-2 BBKBKFB). Sheffler flied out to lf (0-1 K). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Oregon 2nd - Ceo, C walked (3-0 BBBB). Takeda, J singled, bunt (0-1 F); Ceo, C advanced to second. Howard, K singled to left field (0-0); Takeda, J advanced to second; Ceo, C advanced to third. Ybarra to p. Antunez to dp. Cuico, K doubled to left center, 3 RBI (2-2 KSBB); Howard, K scored; Takeda, J scored; Ceo, C scored. Peterson, A walked (3-0 BBBB). Knapp, S pinch hit for Mercado, D. Knapp, S lined out to 3b (0-0). Pappas, S singled (0-0); Peterson, A advanced to second, advanced to third on the throw; Cuico, K advanced to third, out at home cf to c. Pappas, S out at second c to ss, caught stealing. 3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Cal St. Fullerton 3rd - Galarza lined out to ss (2-1 BBK). Tsuchiyama grounded out to 2b (1-1 KB). Ybarra popped up to p (3-1 BSBB). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Oregon 3rd - Lambertson to c for Tsuchiyama. Sullivan, J grounded out to ss (0-0). backhanded stop by Galarza. Goodrum, S struck out swinging (0-2 KSS). Ceo, C struck out swinging (2-2 BBSSS). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Cal St. Fullerton 4th - Shaver, K to ss for Ceo, C. Pappas, S to rf. Costa, K to lf for Goodrum, S. Crawford popped up to 2b (1-1 BF). Sechrest flied out to rf (2-2 FSBFB). Antunez struck out swinging, out at first c to 1b (1-2 BKKFS). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Oregon 4th - Turang to 2b for Mario. Rubio to lf for Harris. Takeda, J singled through the right side. Howard, K grounded out to p (1-1 KB); Takeda, J advanced to second. Cuico, K walked (3-0 BBBB). Peterson, A grounded out to 2b (2-2 KFBB); Cuico, K advanced to second; Takeda, J advanced to third. Peterson, A to dp. Lindvall, J to c for Knapp, S. Lindvall, J grounded out to 3b (2-0 BB). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Cal St. Fullerton 5th - Hovinga, K to p for Hawkins, C. Jacob pinch hit for Sheffler. Turang grounded out to p (0-0). Rubio fouled out to c (1-2 BKSF). Jacob struck out swinging (2-2 KBBKS). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Oregon 5th - Jacob to rf. Pappas, S grounded out to 1b unassisted (0-0). Sullivan, J reached on an error by rf, advanced to second (2-2 BFBF). Costa, K singled, advanced to second on the throw (1-0 B); Sullivan, J advanced to third. Shaver, K grounded out to ss (0-1 F). Melick, H pinch hit for Takeda, J. Melick, H walked (3-1 SBBBB). Takeda, J to cf for Melick, H. Howard, K popped up to 2b. 0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 3 LOB.

Cal St. Fullerton 6th - Snyder pinch hit for Galarza. Tsuchiyama to c for Lambertson. Snyder struck out looking (1-2 BFKK). Tsuchiyama singled to right center (3-2 KBBFB). Ybarra grounded out to 1b unassisted (1-1 FB); Tsuchiyama advanced to second. Blanco pinch hit for Crawford. Blanco walked (3-2 BBBKFB). Sechrest struck out swinging, out at first c to 1b (0-2 KKS). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Oregon 6th - Galarza to ss for Snyder. Blanco to 3b. Cuico, K grounded out to ss (0-0). Moore, J pinch hit for Peterson, A. Moore, J popped up to ss (2-1 FBB). Lindvall, J grounded out to 3b (2-0 BB). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Cal St. Fullerton 7th - Moore, J to p. / for Hovinga, K. Antunez struck out swinging (0-2 KKS). Turang struck out swinging, out at first c to 1b (1-2 FBKS). Rubio grounded out to 3b (3-2 BKBFB). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.


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