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No. 9 Ducks Soar Past Utes, 11-3, in Opener
Release Date: 04/02/2013
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EUGENE - The No. 9 University of Oregon softball team (29-5, 6-1) banged out a season-high 18 hits en route to an 11-3 victory over Utah (14-17-1, 1-6) in Tuesday's first game of the series.

Two Ducks enjoyed three-hit efforts - sophomore center fielder Janie Takeda (3-for-4, RBI) and junior catcher Alexa Peterson (3-for-4, 2 RBI).

Four others also stroked two hits - junior shortstop Courtney Ceo (2-for-3, 2 RBI), junior first baseman Kailee Cuico (2-for-2, RBI), senior right fielder Samantha Pappas (2-for-3, RBI) and senior left fielder Allie Burger (2-for-2).

Peterson ended the game with a two-run homer in the sixth inning - her fifth of the season.

The Salem, Ore., native was one of three Ducks to clear the fences with Cuico and senior second baseman Kaylan Howard (1-for-4, RBI).

Cuico's team-leading 11th round-tripper of the season moved her into a tie for the 11th-best mark in a season for UO, while Howard trails her by one.

Senior Jessica Moore (14-3) pitched her fourth complete game of the season, struck out two, walked none, and allowed seven hits and three earned runs.

Moore became the first Duck to log +800 innings in her career (804.2), and she also added to her school-record tallies in wins (87), appearances (157) and strikeouts (806).

Two other Ducks continued their climbs up school all-time career charts - Howard (homers, third, 35) and Pappas (RBI, fifth, 136).

Utah starter Mariah Ramirez (4-7) pitched the first four innings, struck out one, walked none, and six of her eight run allowed were earned.

Naomi Amu pitched the last 1.1 innings, struck out one, walked none, and her three runs allowed were earned.

Utah's Marissa Mendenhall went 3-for-3 with an RBI, and four others had single hits.

The two teams play again immediately after in the second game of the doubleheader, then cap the series with an 11:30 a.m. game Wednesday morning.


#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


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

Utah 3 (14-17-1,1-6 Pac-12)

Player   ab    r    h  rbi   bb   so   po    a  lob 
Fankhauser, Chalese cf 
Sweet, Jackie 2b 
Hoopiiaina, Kelsi ss 
Dickman, Kate 1b/lf 
Pacheco, Shelby c 
Mendenhall, Marissa lf/dp 
   Fawson, Sandi pr/dp 
Everett, Shelbi rf 
   Eilliott, Katelyn ph/1b 
Stewart, Kristen 3b 
Gomez, Trina dp/lf 
   Amu, Naomi p 
Ramirez, Mariah p 
Totals  25  16 

Oregon 11 (29-5,6-1 Pac-12)

Player   ab    r    h  rbi   bb   so   po    a  lob 
Takeda, Janie cf 
Ceo, Courtney ss 
   Shaver, Karine ss 
Howard, Kaylan 2b 
Cuico, Kailee 1b 
   Melick, Hannah ph/1b 
Pappas, Samantha rf 
   Goodrum, Sara rf 
Peterson, Alexa c 
Lindvall, Janelle 3b/dp 
   Gillespie, Alyssa pr/dp 
Costa, Koral dp/3b 
Burger, Allie lf 
   Knapp, Stevie Jo ph 
Moore, Jessica p 
Totals  33  11  18  18  10 
Score by Innings                R  H  E
Utah................ 000 021 -  3  7  1
Oregon.............. 125 003 - 11 18  0

Note: 1 out, 0 runners LOB when the game ended.

E - Ramirez(5). LOB - Utah 4; Oregon 6. 2B - Mendenhall(7); Takeda, J(7); Melick, H(2); Peterson, A(9). HR - Howard, K(11); Cuico, K(12); Peterson, A(6). CS - Takeda, J(4).
Utah   ip  er  bb  so  wp  bk  hbp  ibb  ab  bf  fo  go  np 
Ramirez, Mariah L,4-7  4.0  14  25  25  98 
Amu, Naomi   1.1  34 
Oregon   ip  er  bb  so  wp  bk  hbp  ibb  ab  bf  fo  go  np 
Moore, Jessica W,14-3  6.0  25  25  11  84 
Win - Moore, J (14-3). Loss - Ramirez (4-7). Save - None. WP - Amu(6); Moore, J(4). Inherited runners/scored: Ramirez 2/0. Pitches/strikes: Ramirez 98/63; Amu 34/21; Moore, J 84/59.

Umpires - HP: Steve Arnold 1B: Brandon Bluhm 3B: James Bertuzzi III
Start: 3 pm Time: 1:51 Attendance: 250
Weather: 60, sunny, wind 0-3 mph


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; 2/1b Dickman; 12/c Pacheco; 33/lf Mendenhall; 21/rf Everett; 7/3b Stewart; 16/dp Gomez; 67/p Ramirez;


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; 26/3b Lindvall, J; 7/dp Costa, K; 2/lf Burger, A; 12/p Moore, J;


Utah 1st - Lindvall, J to dp. Costa, K to 3b. Fankhauser struck out swinging (2-2 BFBFS). Sweet popped up to ss (1-2 KFFB). Hoopiiaina grounded out to ss (0-1 F). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.


Oregon 1st - Takeda, J singled to left field (2-2 BBFK). blooper into shallow LF. Takeda, J out at second c to 2b, caught stealing. Ceo, C lined out to ss (2-2 BFFB). Howard, K homered to right center, RBI (3-2 BFBBF). Howard's 11th homer of season also tied for her 3rd all-time for UO (35). Cuico, K singled to left field (1-0 B). Pappas, S singled, bunt (1-0 B); Cuico, K advanced to second. Peterson, A grounded out to 3b (2-2 BKBF). 1 run, 4 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.


Utah 2nd - Dickman grounded out to ss (0-1 F). Pacheco grounded out to 2b (2-2 BFBF). Mendenhall singled to center field (2-1 BBF). Everett grounded out to p (1-2 KFB). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.


Oregon 2nd - Lindvall, J grounded out to 2b (1-1 BS). Costa, K fouled out to 3b (2-2 BBKK). Burger, A singled, bunt (0-1 F). Takeda, J singled to shortstop (2-2 BFFBF); Burger, A advanced to second. Ceo, C singled, bunt (1-0 B); Takeda, J scored, unearned; Burger, A advanced to third, scored on a throwing error by p, unearned. SS muffs grounder on tricky hop, recovers, and still makes play in time. Howard, K grounded out to ss (2-1 KBB). 2 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB.


Utah 3rd - Stewart lined out to 2b (0-1 K). Gomez struck out looking (3-2 KBBBFK). Fankhauser grounded out to p (0-2 KF). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.


Oregon 3rd - Cuico, K homered to left field, RBI (3-2 KBKBB). Cuico's 12 homer of year gives her 30 in career (still #9 for UO). Pappas, S fouled out to 1b (0-0). Peterson, A singled to right field (2-2 BFBK). Lindvall, J singled, bunt (1-0 B); Peterson, A advanced to second. Gillespie, A pinch ran for Lindvall, J. Costa, K lined out to 3b (0-1 K). rocket off Lindvall right to 3b who almost gets DP at 2b but fldr drops it. Knapp, S pinch hit for Burger, A. c makes PO attempt at 2b, but balls skips into CF, but runner dives/cnt adv. Knapp, S singled to left center, RBI (1-2 FFB); Gillespie, A advanced to third; Peterson, A scored. Burger, A to lf for Knapp, S. Takeda, J doubled to left center, RBI (0-0); Burger, A advanced to third; Gillespie, A scored. Ceo, C singled to right center, 2 RBI (2-2 BKFB); Takeda, J scored; Burger, A scored. smash down line that 1b tried to make guess on crazy hop. Howard, K reached on a fielder's choice (0-0); Ceo, C out at second ss unassisted. 5 runs, 6 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.


Utah 4th - Sweet singled to left field (1-1 KB). Hoopiiaina grounded out to 3b (2-1 BFB). Goodrum, S to rf for Pappas, S. Gillespie, A to dp. Dickman fouled out to lf (0-0). Pacheco flied out to lf (1-2 KKBF). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.


Oregon 4th - Melick, H pinch hit for Cuico, K. Melick, H grounded out to ss (2-0 BB). Goodrum, S grounded out to ss (1-2 KKB). Peterson, A doubled to right field (3-2 FBKFFFBBF). Peterson hits bouncer off RF wall. Gillespie, A struck out swinging (1-2 KBKFS). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.


Utah 5th - Shaver, K to ss for Ceo, C. Melick, H to 1b. Mendenhall singled to left field (0-0). Fawson pinch ran for Mendenhall. Everett reached on a fielder's choice (2-1 BSB); Fawson out at second ss to 2b. Stewart singled to right field (0-0); Everett advanced to second. Ramirez to p for Gomez. Gomez to dp for Ramirez. Ramirez grounded out to 2b (0-1 F); Stewart advanced to second; Everett advanced to third. Fankhauser singled to right field, RBI (0-0); Stewart advanced to third; Everett scored. Fankhauser advanced to second; Stewart scored on a wild pitch. Sweet grounded out to ss (2-2 BKBFF). 2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.


Oregon 5th - Amu to p for Ramirez. Fawson to dp. Gomez to lf. Costa, K grounded out to 2b (1-2 BKK). Burger, A singled to shortstop (1-1 BF). Takeda, J popped up to ss (1-2 KSB); Burger, A advanced to second on a wild pitch. Shaver, K struck out swinging (1-2 BSKS). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.


Utah 6th - Hoopiiaina grounded out to ss (0-0). Dickman popped up to 3b (2-2 FBBK). Pacheco singled to shortstop (2-1 BSB). Mendenhall to dp for Fawson. Mendenhall doubled to left center, RBI (0-1 F); Pacheco scored. Elliott pinch hit for Everett. Elliott reached on a fielder's choice (2-1 FBB); Mendenhall out at second ss unassisted. 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.


Oregon 6th - Dickman to lf. Elliott to 1b. Gomez to rf. Howard, K flied out to rf (1-0 B). Melick, H doubled to right center (3-2 BBFKFB). Cuico lines fifth double of year to RCF. Pappas, S to rf for Goodrum, S. Pappas, S singled to center field, RBI (3-1 BKBB); Melick, H scored. Peterson, A homered to left field, 2 RBI (2-1 BKB); Pappas, S scored. 3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.
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