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No. 9 Ducks Sweep Utah With 11-1 Win in Doubleheader Game 2
Release Date: 04/02/2013
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EUGENE - The No. 9 University of Oregon softball team (30-5, 6-1) polished off a doubleheader sweep of Utah (14-18-1, 1-7) with an 11-1 victory Tuesday afternoon.

The Ducks staked their second straight six-inning victory of the day after claiming the first game, 11-3. Those wins raised UO's season total of wins via the eight-run rule to 10, and were its first two of the league slate.

Utah touched freshman Cheridan Hawkins - a three-time Pac-12 Pitcher of the Week - for the game's first run in the first inning.

Three of the Utes' first four batters reached on a throwing error by the third baseman and pair of doubles. Hawkins, however, bounced back with a pair of strikeouts to end the threat with runners on second and third.

Oregon answered with a run in the bottom of the first inning, followed by four in the second, two in the fourth, and four more in the sixth inning.

Sophomore center fielder Janie Takeda scored UO's first run after she singled, advanced on a wild pitch, stole third base, and scored on an errant throw by the catcher on an attempted stolen base.

In the second inning, freshman left fielder Danica Mercado lined an RBI single, Takeda added a two-run single, and senior second baseman Kaylan Howard capped the inning with an RBI double.

In the fourth inning, Takeda scored on an errant throw by the pitcher on a bunt by junior shortstop Courtney Ceo, and Howard lined another RBI hit, this time a single to right field.

In the sixth, Ceo scored on a bad throw on freshman DP Stevie Jo Knapp's single to shortstop. Freshman catcher Janelle Lindvall followed with her sixth homer of the season - a three-run shot to left field - to end the contest.

Five Ducks hit safely twice - Takeda (2-for-3, RBI), Ceo (2-for-3, BB), Howard (2-for-4, 2 RBI), Lindvall (2-for-3, 3 RBI) and Mercado (2-for-2, RBI, BB).

Hawkins (13-2) pitched the first five innings, struck out eight, walked none, gave up four hits and one unearned run.

Sophomore Karissa Hovinga finished her ninth game of the season. In her inning, she logged one strikeout, and no walks, hits or runs.

Utah starter Naomi Amu (7-7) pitched 5.2 innings, struck out none, walked four, gave up 12 hits, and seven of her 11 runs were earned,

Looking ahead, the two teams return for the series finale Wednesday at 11:30 a.m.



#9 Oregon 11, Utah 3 (Apr 02, 2013 at Eugene, Ore.)
Utah..... 000 021  -  3  7  1      (14-17-1, 1-6 Pac-12)
#9 Oregon 125 003  - 11 18  0      (29-5, 6-1 Pac-12)
Pitchers: Utah - Ramirez, Mariah; Amu, Naomi(5) and Pacheco, Shelby. Oregon - Moore, Jessica. and Peterson, Alexa. Win-Moore, Jessica(14-3)  Loss-Ramirez, Mariah(4-7)  T-1:51  A-403. HR ORE - Howard, Kaylan (11); Cuico, Kailee (12); Peterson, Alexa (6). Weather: 60, sunny, wind 0-3 mph

#9 Oregon 11, Utah 1 (Apr 02, 2013 at Eugene, Ore.)
Utah..... 100 000  -  1  4  4      (14-18-1, 1-7 Pac-12)
#9 Oregon 140 204  - 11 12  1      (30-5, 7-1 Pac-12)
Pitchers: Utah - Amu, Naomi and Pacheco, Shelby. Oregon - Hawkins, Cheridan; Hovinga, Karissa(6). and Lindvall, Janelle. Win-Hawkins, Cheridan(13-2)  Loss-Amu, Naomi(7-7)  T-1:40  A-403. HR ORE - Lindvall, Janelle (6). Weather: 55, partly sunny, wind 0-3mph


Utah at #9 Oregon
Apr 02, 2013 at Eugene, Ore. (Howe Field)

Utah 1 (14-18-1,1-7 Pac-12)

Player   ab    r    h  rbi   bb   so   po    a  lob 
Fankhauser, Chalese cf 
Sweet, Jackie 2b 
Hoopiiaina, Kelsi ss 
Dickman, Kate lf 
Pacheco, Shelby c 
Mendenhall, Marissa p/dp 
Stewart, Kristen 3b 
Eilliott, Katelyn 1b 
Amu, Naomi dp/p 
Gomez, Trina rf 
Totals  23  17  10 

Oregon 11 (30-5,7-1 Pac-12)

Player   ab    r    h  rbi   bb   so   po    a  lob 
Takeda, Janie cf 
Ceo, Courtney ss 
Howard, Kaylan 2b 
Cuico, Kailee 1b 
Pappas, Samantha rf/pr 
   Knapp, Stevie Jo ph/dp 
Peterson, Alexa dp/rf 
   Melick, Hannah ph 
Lindvall, Janelle
Sullivan, Jamie Rae 3b 
   Goodrum, Sara pr/rf 
Mercado, Danica lf 
Hawkins, Cheridan
   Hovinga, Karissa
Totals  29  11  12  18 
Score by Innings                R  H  E
Utah................ 100 000 -  1  4  4
Oregon.............. 140 204 - 11 12  1

Note: 2 outs, 0 runners LOB when the game ended.

E - Hoopiiaina 2(10); Pacheco(6); Amu(3); Sullivan, J(5). LOB - Utah 5; Oregon 6. 2B - Sweet 2(6); Dickman(9); Howard, K(6). HR - Lindvall, J(6). SH - Elliott(4); Lindvall, J(2). SB - Takeda, J(17); Ceo, C(14).
Utah   ip  er  bb  so  wp  bk  hbp  ibb  ab  bf  fo  go  np 
Mendenhall, Marissa   0.0    
Amu, Naomi L,7-7  5.2  12  11  29  34  11  115 
Oregon   ip  er  bb  so  wp  bk  hbp  ibb  ab  bf  fo  go  np 
Hawkins, Cheridan W,13-2  5.0  20  21  81 
Hovinga, Karissa   1.0  12 
Win - Hawkins, C (13-2). Loss - Amu (7-7). Save - None. WP - Amu 2(7); Hawkins, C(2). Inherited runners/scored: Amu 1/0. Pitches/strikes: Amu 115/71; Hawkins, C 81/59; Hovinga, K 12/7.

Umpires - HP: Brandom Bluhm 1B: James Bertuzzi III 3B: Steve Arnold
Start: 5:21 pm Time: 1:40 Attendance: 403
Weather: 55, partly sunny, wind 0-3mph


2013 Oregon Softball
Utah at #9 Oregon
Apr 02, 2013 at Eugene, Ore. (Howe Field)


Utah starters: 25/cf Fankhauser; 1/2b Sweet; 24/ss Hoopiiaina; 2/lf Dickman; 12/c Pacheco; 33/p Mendenhall; 7/3b Stewart; 8/1b Elliott; 10/dp Amu; 16/rf Gomez;


Oregon starters: 19/cf Takeda, J; 22/ss Ceo, C; 3/2b Howard, K; 33/1b Cuico, K; 0/rf Pappas, S; 14/dp Peterson, A; 26/c Lindvall, J; 20/3b Sullivan, J; 6/lf Mercado, D; 11/p Hawkins, C;


Utah 1st - Fankhauser reached on a throwing error by 3b, advanced to second (1-1 BF). Sweet doubled to left center, RBI (1-1 BK); Fankhauser scored, unearned. Hoopiiaina struck out swinging (0-2 FSS). Mendenhall to dp. Amu to p. Dickman doubled to right center (1-2 SBS); Sweet advanced to third. Pacheco struck out swinging (1-2 BKSS). Mendenhall struck out looking (1-2 SSBK). 1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB.


Oregon 1st - Takeda, J singled to center field (0-2 KSFF). Takeda, J advanced to second on a wild pitch. Ceo, C walked (3-1 BBFBB); Takeda, J stole third. Ceo, C stole second; Takeda, J scored on a throwing error by c. Howard, K grounded out to ss (1-2 KBFF). Cuico, K flied out to lf (1-1 KB). Pappas, S grounded out to 2b (1-0 B). 1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB.


Utah 2nd - Stewart struck out swinging, reached first on a wild pitch (2-2 KBBFS). Elliott out at first 1b to 2b, SAC, bunt (0-2 FK); Stewart advanced to second. Amu struck out swinging (0-2 KSS). Fankhauser struck out looking (2-2 KBSBK). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.


Oregon 2nd - Peterson, A reached on an error by ss (1-1 KB). Lindvall, J out at first 3b to 2b, SAC, bunt (1-1 KB); Peterson, A advanced to second. Sullivan, J walked (3-2 BBKBBK). Mercado, D singled to center field, RBI, advanced to second (1-2 KFFB); Sullivan, J advanced to third; Peterson, A scored, unearned. bouncer up middle takes big hop over ss's glove and bounces into cf. Takeda, J singled to right center, 2 RBI; Mercado, D scored; Sullivan, J scored. Ceo, C flied out to lf (1-2 FBF). Howard, K doubled to right center, RBI (0-0); Takeda, J scored, unearned. Cuico, K grounded out to 3b (1-0 B). 4 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB.


Utah 3rd - Sweet singled to left field (1-0 B). Hoopiiaina fouled out to 3b (1-1 BF). Dickman reached on a fielder's choice (1-1 BF); Sweet out at second ss to 2b. Pacheco fouled out to c (1-2 SKFB). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.


Oregon 3rd - Pappas, S flied out to 2b (0-0). Peterson, A flied out to rf (0-0). Peterson hits shot to warning track in RF. Lindvall, J singled to center field (1-0 B). Pitcher Amu makes nice play on hard comeback grounder. Sullivan, J grounded out to p (2-2 BKBSF). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.


Utah 4th - Mendenhall flied out to cf (2-2 FBKB). Stewart grounded out to 3b (0-0). Elliott popped up to ss (1-1 KB). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.


Oregon 4th - Mercado, D walked (3-2 KBBFBFB). Takeda, J reached on a fielder's choice (0-0); Mercado, D out at second 3b to 2b. Ceo, C singled, bunt, advanced to third (0-0); Takeda, J advanced to second, advanced to third on a throwing error by p, scored, unearned. Howard, K singled to right field, RBI (3-2 BBBKFFF); Ceo, C scored, unearned. Cuico, K grounded out to 3b (1-0 B); Howard, K advanced to second. Knapp, S pinch hit for Pappas, S. Knapp, S grounded out to 1b unassisted (1-0 B). 2 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB.


Utah 5th - Peterson, A to rf. Amu struck out looking (2-2 FBFBK). Fankhauser popped up to 3b (2-2 FBKB). Sweet doubled to right center (1-1 BF). Hoopiiaina struck out swinging (1-2 FSFBS). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.


Oregon 5th - Peterson, A lined out to ss (2-1 BFB). Lindvall, J grounded out to 3b (1-1 FB). Sullivan, J walked (3-0 BBBB). Goodrum, S pinch ran for Sullivan, J. Mercado, D singled to center field (2-2 KBFB); Goodrum, S advanced to second. Takeda, J grounded out to ss (1-0 B). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB.


Utah 6th - Peterson, A to 3b. Goodrum, S to rf. Hovinga, K to p for Hawkins, C. Dickman lined out to 1b (3-2 BBKKBF). Pacheco grounded out to 3b. Mendenhall struck out looking (2-2 BBSKK). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.


Oregon 6th - Ceo, C singled to left center (2-2 KFBB). Howard, K popped up to 2b (0-0). Cuico, K grounded out to 2b (0-1 F); Ceo, C advanced to second. Knapp, S to dp. Knapp, S singled to shortstop, RBI (3-1 BKBB); Ceo, C advanced to third on a throwing error by ss, scored. Pappas, S pinch ran for Knapp, S. Melick, H pinch hit for Peterson, A. Melick, H singled to right field (0-1 S); Pappas, S advanced to third. bloop to shallow RF. Melick, H advanced to second on a wild pitch. Lindvall, J homered to left field, 3 RBI (1-2 KBF); Melick, H scored; Pappas, S scored. 4 runs, 4 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB.
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