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No. 5 Ducks Vanquish Vikings in Doubleheader Finale, 8-0
Release Date: 04/16/2013
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PORTLAND, Ore. - The No. 5 University of Oregon softball team (38-6, 13-2) ran its scoreless streak to 24 straight innings with its 8-0, five-inning victory over Portland State (15-24, 8-1) at Erv Lind Stadium.

Adding in the Ducks' 5-0 win in Tuesday's doubleheader opener, the Ducks have won seven straight games in the all-time series vs. the returning NCAA tourney qualifiers.

In the circle, this week's NFCA National Player of the Week Jessica Moore cruised to her 20th win of the season.

The returning All-America senior (20-3) struck out eight of the 12 batters she retired, walked none, and allowed two hits in her four innings.

Sophomore Karissa Hovinga finished her second game of the day and 11th of the season. The Ralston, Neb., native struck out one, walked none, and allowed one hit in her inning of work.

Senior right fielder Samantha Pappas (2-for-3) led UO in hits for the second straight game, and her 3 RBI was one off her season high.

The Mission Viejo, Calif., native hit her 35th homer of her career - a two-run shot to right field in the fourth inning - to move into a tie for fourth all-time for Oregon with former greats Neena Bryant and Triawn Custer.

UO scored its first three runs in the first inning after the first three batters all bunted safely - two via errors that led to two Duck runs. Pappas drove in the third run on an RBI single up the middle.

In the second inning, senior second baseman Kaylan Howard added another run on a sacrifice fly that scored sophomore center fielder Janie Takeda.

Oregon's final four runs came in the fourth on Howard's RBI double, sophomore Hannah Melick's sacrifice fly, and Pappas' two-run round-tripper.

Howard's two-bagger was her team-leading 12th of the season and 39th career-wise - second-most for UO and two shy of Missy Coe's school record (41).

PSU starter Raya Johnson (2-4), struck out three, walked three, allowed two hits, and one of her four runs allowed were earned.

Viking reliever Karyn Wright pitched the final two innings, struck out one, yielded five hits, and all four of her runs allowed were earned.

PSU had three batters hit safely once - Brittany Hendrickson (1-for-2), Alexa Morales (1-for-1) and Aubrey Nitschelm (1-for-1).

Looking ahead, UO has a weekend off from action, then heads to No. 18 UCLA for three games, Friday-Sunday, April 26-28.


#5 Oregon at Portland State
Apr 16, 2013 at Portland, OR (Erv Lind Stadium)

Oregon 8 (38-6)

Player   ab    r    h  rbi   bb   so   po    a  lob 
Takeda, Janie cf 
   Gillespie, Alyssa cf 
Ceo, Courtney ss 
   Shaver, Karine ss 
Howard, Kaylan 2b 
   Mercado, Danica 2b 
Cuico, Kailee 1b 
   Melick, Hannah pr/1b 
Pappas, Samantha rf 
   Goodrum, Sara rf 
Peterson, Alexa
Lindvall, Janelle lf/dp 
   Knapp, Stevie Jo dp 
Costa, Koral 3b 
Burger, Allie dp/lf 
Moore, Jessica
   Hovinga, Karissa
Totals  20  15 

Portland State 0 (15-24)

Player   ab    r    h  rbi   bb   so   po    a  lob 
BLISS, B. cf 
BLISS, L. c 
CONN, C. 3b 
FINE, A. ss 
   PETERSEN, S. dp 
   MASTERS, M. dp 
OROZCO, C. rf 
LOPEZ, S. lf 
   GORANSON, L. lf 
   WRIGHT, K. p 
Totals  18  15 
Score by Innings               R  H  E
Oregon.............. 310 40 -  8  7  0
Portland State...... 000 00 -  0  3  2
E - BLISS, L.; JOHNSON, R.. LOB - ORE 6; PSU 3. 2B - Howard, K. HR - Pappas, S. HBP - Ceo, C; Cuico, K. SH - Howard, K; Lindvall, J. SF - Howard, K; Melick, H. SB - Takeda, J 2; PETERSEN, S..
Oregon   ip  er  bb  so  wp  bk  hbp  ibb  ab  bf  fo  go  np 
Moore, Jessica W,20-3  4.0  14  14  55 
Hovinga, Karissa   1.0  22 
Portland State   ip  er  bb  so  wp  bk  hbp  ibb  ab  bf  fo  go  np 
JOHNSON, R. L,2-4  3.0  10  17  55 
WRIGHT, K.   2.0  10  12  37 
Win - Moore, J (20-3). Loss - JOHNSON, R. (2-4). Save - None. HBP - by JOHNSON, R. (Cuico, K); by WRIGHT, K. (Ceo, C). PB - BLISS, L.. Inherited runners/scored: None. Pitches/strikes: Moore, J 55/38; Hovinga, K 22/17; JOHNSON, R. 55/31; WRIGHT, K. 37/22.

Umpires - HP: Frank Schofield 1B: Don Thompson 3B: Erin Petersen
Start: 6:36 pm Time: 1:34 Attendance: 589
Weather: 55 degrees


2013 Oregon Softball
#5 Oregon at Portland State
Apr 16, 2013 at Portland, OR (Erv Lind Stadium)


Oregon starters: 19/cf Takeda, J; 22/ss Ceo, C; 3/2b Howard, K; 33/1b Cuico, K; 0/rf Pappas, S; 14/c Peterson, A; 26/lf Lindvall, J; 7/3b Costa, K; 2/dp Burger, A; 12/p Moore, J;


Portland State starters: 4/2b McEACHRAN, C; 10/cf BLISS, B.; 44/c BLISS, L.; 7/1b HENDRICKSON; 24/3b CONN, C.; 11/ss FINE, A.; 19/dp MORALES, A.; 23/rf OROZCO, C.; 14/lf LOPEZ, S.; 0/p JOHNSON, R.;


Oregon 1st - Lindvall, J to dp. Burger, A to lf. Takeda, J reached on a throwing error by p, bunt (0-0). Ceo, C singled to third base, bunt (1-0 B); Takeda, J advanced to second. Howard, K reached on a throwing error by c, SAC, advanced to third (0-1 F); Ceo, C scored, unearned; Takeda, J scored, unearned. Cuico, K hit by pitch (0-0). Pappas, S singled up the middle, RBI (1-0 B); Cuico, K advanced to second; Howard, K scored, unearned. Peterson, A walked (3-2 BFBBKB); Pappas, S advanced to second; Cuico, K advanced to third. Lindvall, J fouled out to 1b (0-0). Costa, K struck out swinging (2-2 KFBBS). Burger, A reached on a fielder's choice (1-1 BK); Peterson, A out at second 2b to ss. 3 runs, 2 hits, 2 errors, 3 LOB.


Portland State 1st - McEACHRAN, C struck out swinging (2-2 KKBBS). BLISS, B. struck out swinging (2-2 KFBBS). BLISS, L. struck out swinging (0-2 FFS). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.


Oregon 2nd - Takeda, J walked (3-1 FBBBB). Ceo, C struck out swinging (0-2 KFS); Takeda, J stole second. Takeda, J stole third. Howard, K flied out to lf, SAC, RBI (1-0 B); Takeda, J scored. Cuico, K struck out swinging (2-2 BBKKS). 1 run, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.


Portland State 2nd - HENDRICKSON grounded out to ss (2-2 FSBB). CONN, C. struck out looking (1-2 SBSK). FINE, A. grounded out to p (1-0 B). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.


Oregon 3rd - Pappas, S grounded out to ss (0-2 KKFF). Peterson, A walked (3-1 BBKBB). Lindvall, J out at first 1b to 2b, SAC, bunt (0-1 K); Peterson, A advanced to second. Costa, K lined out to 1b (3-1 BBFB). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.


Portland State 3rd - MORALES, A. singled to center field (2-2 BSBF). PETERSEN, S. to dp for MORALES, A.. OROZCO, C. struck out swinging (1-2 KBFS). LOPEZ, S. struck out swinging (1-2 KFBFS). PETERSEN, S. stole second. McEACHRAN, C struck out swinging (1-2 KBKS). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.


Oregon 4th - WRIGHT, K. to p for JOHNSON, R.. Burger, A flied out to cf (1-1 KB). Takeda, J singled to second base (0-2 KK). Ceo, C hit by pitch (1-0 B); Takeda, J advanced to second. Howard, K doubled to right field, RBI (1-1 KB); Ceo, C advanced to third; Takeda, J scored. Melick, H pinch ran for Cuico, K. Melick, H flied out to cf, SAC, RBI (0-1 F); Ceo, C scored. Howard, K advanced to third on a passed ball. Pappas, S homered to right field, 2 RBI (2-0 BB); Howard, K scored. Peterson, A flied out to rf (2-2 BKFB). 4 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.


Portland State 4th - Gillespie, A to cf for Takeda, J. Shaver, K to ss for Ceo, C. Melick, H to 1b. BLISS, B. struck out swinging (1-2 FBKS). BLISS, L. grounded out to ss (0-0). HENDRICKSON singled up the middle (3-2 BBSFBF). CONN, C. grounded out to 3b (0-0). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.


Oregon 5th - Knapp, S to dp for Lindvall, J. MORALES, A. to dp for PETERSEN, S.. NITSCHELM, A to rf for OROZCO, C.. GORANSON, L. to lf for LOPEZ, S.. Knapp, S lined out to cf (2-1 BFB). Costa, K grounded out to ss (1-1 KB). Burger, A singled to left field (0-0). Gillespie, A singled down the lf line (1-0 B); Burger, A advanced to second. Shaver, K struck out looking (3-2 BSKBBK). 0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.


Portland State 5th - Hovinga, K to p for Moore, J. Goodrum, S to rf for Pappas, S. Mercado, D to 2b for Howard, K. FINE, A. fouled out to 3b (2-2 KFBFFFB). MASTERS, M. to dp for MORALES, A.. MASTERS, M. struck out swinging (1-2 BKFS). NITSCHELM, A singled through the left side (2-2 SKBBFF). GORANSON, L. grounded out to 2b (0-2 KS). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.


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