SEATTLE - The No. 10 University of Oregon softball team (28-5, 5-1) suffered its first Pac-12 loss of the season, 2-1, at No. 15 Washington (25-10, 3-3) Saturday afternoon.

Junior first baseman Kailee Cuico accounted for the Ducks' run in the second inning, thanks to her team-leading 10th homer of the season.

The solo shot to left center field left her one away from the 11th-best total (11) in the Duck season record books.

Cuico's round-tripper Saturday also was her 29th career-wise - still ninth-best in Oregon history and two shy of the eighth-best mark.

Duck pitchers held the Huskies to one hit and no runs the first three innings before Washington scored its first run in the fourth inning off starter and senior Jessica Moore, thanks to a pair of singles, sacrifice bunt and single.

UW scored its other run in the sixth inning off freshman reliever Cheridan Hawkins (12-2) via three straight singles.

For the game, Moore struck out two, walked one, and allowed four hits in her five innings. Hawkins worked the final two innings, struck out one, walked none, and allowed four hits. 

Offensively for the game, Cuico and senior right fielder Samantha Pappas led UO with 2-for-3 efforts.

For the duo it was their fifth and sixth multi-hit games of the season.

The returning All-American Pappas also climbed a spot on the Duck career hits list (seventh, 208), and passed former great Kim Manning (207).

In the circle for UW, former All-Pac-12 honoree and reliever Kaitlin Inglesby (11-4) notched the win after she struck out three, walked none, and allowed three hits and no runs in 5.2 innings of relief.

UW Bryana Walker pitched the opening 1.1 innings, posted no strikeouts, walked two, and allowed one hit and one earned run. She was relieved with one out in the second inning after Cuico's homer on an 0-2 pitch and a pair of walks.

After a hit by pitch by Inglesby loaded the bases, she notched a strikeout and fielder's choice ground-out to end the threat.

Later in the fourth and sixth latter innings, Pappas singled and reached second base with one out, but was ultimately stranded both times - the latter coming on a line-out double play.

At the plate for Washington, catcher Shawna Wright (2-for-3) was the lone batter with multiple hits, and five other hit safely once.

The Ducks still took the series, 2-1, from the returning Super Regional advancer for the first time since 1994, thanks to its 12-1 and 4-2 wins Thursday and Friday at Husky Softball Stadium.

For the three-game set, junior catcher Alexa Peterson led UO starters in hitting (.571), hits (4), walks (2), doubles (2) and on-base percentage (.667).

Five other starters topped .300 - freshman infielder Danica Mercado (.500, 1 H, RBI), Cuico (.444, 4 H, 2 HR, 3 RBI, BB, 1.111 SLG), freshman catcher Janelle Lindvall (.375, 3 H, 2B, HR, 2 RBI, BB), senior second baseman Kaylan Howard (.364, 4 H, 2B, HR, 4 RBI, BB, SB) and Pappas (.333, 3 H, 2B, RBI).

In the circle, Hawkins went 1-1, struck out seven, walked two, gave up six hits, and one of her three runs allowed were earned. Moore pitched 10 innings, went 1-0, struck out seven, walked four, yielded six hits, and both of her runs allowed were earned.

Looking ahead, UO hosts Utah (14-16-1) for a doubleheader on Tuesday, April 2 at 3 p.m., and the series finale on Wednesday, April 3 at 11:30 a.m.

Tuesday's doubleheader is a Bi-Mart $2 Tuesday, and fans that show their Bi-Mart card will get  $2 admission.

Like all Duck softball doubleheaders in 2013, Tuesday's ticket prices are 2 games for the price of 1.

 

LINESCORE

#15 Washington 2, #10 Oregon 1 (Mar 30, 2013 at Seattle)
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#10 Oregon       010 000 0 -  1  4  1      (28-5, 5-1)
#15 Washington   000 101 X -  2  8  0      (25-10, 3-3)
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Pitchers: Oregon - Moore, Jessica; Hawkins, Cheridan(5) and Lindvall, Janelle. Washington - Walker, Bryana; Inglesby, Kaitlin(2) and Wright, Shawna. Win-Inglesby, Kaitlin(11-4)  Loss-Hawkins, Cheridan(12-2)  T-1:51  A-1351. HR ORE - Cuico, Kailee. Weather: sunny

 

BOXSCORE
#10 Oregon at #15 Washington
Mar 30, 2013 at Seattle (Husky Softball)

Oregon 1 (28-5,5-1)

Player   ab    r    h  rbi   bb   so   po    a  lob 
Takeda, Janie cf 
Ceo, Courtney ss 
Howard, Kaylan 2b 
Cuico, Kailee 1b 
   Gillespie, Alyssa pr 
Pappas, Samantha rf 
Peterson, Alexa dp 
Lindvall, Janelle
Sullivan, Jamie Rae 3b 
Mercado, Danica lf 
   Burger, Allie lf 
   Melick, Hannah ph 
Moore, Jessica
   Hawkins, Cheridan
Totals  23  18 
  

Washington 2 (25-10,3-3)

Player   ab    r    h  rbi   bb   so   po    a  lob 
Hayward, Victoria rf 
Taukeiaho, Missy lf 
Inglesby, Kaitlin dp 
   Creger-Zier, Marki pr 
Fagaly, Hooch 1b 
Souza, Kimberlee 3b 
Lahners, Kylee cf 
   Jones, Whitney pr 
Wright, Shawna c 
Suguro, Kelli 2b 
McNeill, Jennie ss 
Walker, Bryana p 
Totals  25  21  11 
Score by Innings                  R  H  E
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Oregon.............. 010 000 0 -  1  4  1
Washington.......... 000 101 X -  2  8  0
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E - Cuico, K. DP - Oregon 1; WASH 1. LOB - Oregon 5; WASH 7. HR - Cuico, K. HBP - Sullivan, J. SH - Peterson, A; Souza, K..
Oregon   ip  er  bb  so  wp  bk  hbp  ibb  ab  bf  fo  go  np 
Moore, Jessica   4.0  15  17  60 
Hawkins, Cheridan L,12-2  2.0  10  10  27 
  
Washington   ip  er  bb  so  wp  bk  hbp  ibb  ab  bf  fo  go  np 
Walker, Bryana   1.1  26 
Inglesby, Kaitlin W,11-4  5.2  18  20  67 
Win - Inglesby, K. (11-4). Loss - Hawkins, C (12-2). Save - None. HBP - by Inglesby, K. (Sullivan, J). Inherited runners/scored: Inglesby, K. 2/0. Pitches/strikes: Moore, J 60/39; Hawkins, C 27/23; Walker, B. 26/12; Inglesby, K. 67/40.

Umpires - HP: Christina Drumm 1B: Geri Magwire 3B: Smokey Edds
Start: 12:05 pm Time: 1:51 Attendance: 1351
Weather: sunny

 
Play-by-Play
 

2013 Oregon Softball
#10 Oregon at #15 Washington
Mar 30, 2013 at Seattle (Husky Softball)

 

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; 12/p Moore, J;

 

Washington starters: 21/rf Hayward, V.; 33/lf Taukeiaho; 13/dp Inglesby, K.; 10/1b Fagaly, H.; 5/3b Souza, K.; 11/cf Lahners, K.; 1/c Wright, S.; 16/2b Suguro, K.; 6/ss McNeill, J.; 17/p Walker, B.;

 

Oregon 1st - Takeda, J grounded out to p (3-1 BBBK). Ceo, C grounded out to ss (1-1 KB). Howard, K flied out to lf (1-1 BK). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

 

Washington 1st - Hayward, V. walked (3-2 KBFFBBB). Taukeiaho struck out swinging (0-2 KFS). Inglesby, K. hit into double play ss to 2b to 1b (1-0 B); Hayward, V. out on the play. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

 

Oregon 2nd - Cuico, K homered to left center, RBI (0-2 FK). Pappas, S flied out to cf (1-0 B). Peterson, A walked (3-2 BBKBFB). Lindvall, J walked (3-0 BBBB); Peterson, A advanced to second. Inglesby, K. to p. / for Walker, B.. Sullivan, J hit by pitch (0-0); Lindvall, J advanced to second; Peterson, A advanced to third. Mercado, D struck out swinging (2-2 KBBKS). Takeda, J reached on a fielder's choice (3-1 BBSB); Sullivan, J out at second ss to 2b. 1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 3 LOB.

 

Washington 2nd - Fagaly, H. lined out to ss (1-1 FB). Souza, K. grounded out to 3b (0-1 S). Lahners, K. grounded out to 3b (1-1 BF). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

 

Oregon 3rd - Ceo, C popped up to 3b (2-0 BB). Howard, K struck out swinging (0-2 KFS). Cuico, K grounded out to p (1-1 KB). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

 

Washington 3rd - Wright, S. reached on an error by 1b (0-0). Suguro, K. flied out to cf (1-2 BFF). McNeill, J. singled to pitcher (1-1 KB); Wright, S. advanced to second. Hayward, V. struck out swinging (3-2 KBBBFFFS). Taukeiaho grounded out to 2b (3-1 BFBB). 0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB.

 

Oregon 4th - Pappas, S singled to shortstop (1-1 BF). Peterson, A out at first 1b to 2b, SAC, bunt (0-1 F); Pappas, S advanced to second. Lindvall, J grounded out to 3b (2-0 BB). Sullivan, J struck out swinging (3-2 BBKBKS). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

 

Washington 4th - Burger, A to lf for Mercado, D. Inglesby, K. singled to left field (2-1 BBK). Fagaly, H. singled to right field (0-1 F); Inglesby, K. advanced to second. Creger-Zier pinch ran for Inglesby, K.. Souza, K. out at first 3b to 2b, SAC, bunt (0-0); Fagaly, H. advanced to second; Creger-Zier advanced to third. Lahners, K. lined out to 2b (2-2 KBBS). Wright, S. singled to center field, RBI (0-0); Fagaly, H. advanced to third; Creger-Zier scored. Suguro, K. grounded out to 3b (2-2 KSBBF). 1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

 

Oregon 5th - Inglesby, K. to p for Creger-Zier. Burger, A grounded out to ss (2-2 FBSB). Takeda, J popped up to cf (1-1 FB). Ceo, C grounded out to 2b (2-1 BFB). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

 

Washington 5th - Hawkins, C to p for Moore, J. McNeill, J. popped up to ss (0-1 K). Hayward, V. singled to second base (0-1 F). Taukeiaho flied out to cf (1-2 KBK). Inglesby, K. popped up to 2b (1-2 BSK). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

 

Oregon 6th - Howard, K flied out to lf. Cuico, K singled to center field. Pappas, S singled to pitcher (2-2 BFFBF); Cuico, K advanced to second. Gillespie, A pinch ran for Cuico, K. Peterson, A lined into double play p to 1b (1-0 B); Pappas, S out on the play. 0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

 

Washington 6th - Cuico, K to 1b for Gillespie, A. Fagaly, H. flied out to cf (1-1 BK). Souza, K. grounded out to ss (0-0). Lahners, K. singled to left field (1-2 BKF). Wright, S. singled to third base (0-1 K); Lahners, K. advanced to second. Jones, W. pinch ran for Lahners, K.. Suguro, K. singled, advanced to second, RBI (0-1 F); Wright, S. advanced to third; Jones, W. scored. McNeill, J. flied out to rf (0-2 KS). 1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

 

Oregon 7th - Lahners, K. to cf for Jones, W.. Lindvall, J grounded out to p (1-2 BKFFF). Sullivan, J grounded out to 2b (3-2 KBBKB). Melick, H pinch hit for Burger, A. Melick, H popped up to 2b (0-0). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.