After a scoreless first three innings, the Pac-12 leading Ducks scored their seventh win in 10 Civil War meetings under fourth-year head coach Mike White.
In the circle, All-America senior Jessica Moore (23-3) struck out five batters, walked three, and allowed only two hits - Natalie Hampton's fourth-inning double and sixth-inning solo homer.
"I tend to focus better in close games so I tried to lock in mentally," Moore said. "We had some extra emotion since it's Senior Weekend, and we're playing for each other. The crowd was so great - they really boosted us and gave us extra confidence."
Moore's win moved her to sixth on the Duck all-time season victories list (23), and her ninth complete game of the season raised her career total to 73 - also sixth-best in school history.
After stranding five runners in the first two innings UO's first run came in the fourth inning on a bases-loaded soft slap by junior shortstop Courtney Ceo that landed just in front of the plate.
Two innings later, Moore broke the 1-1 tie with her first game-winning RBI of the season. Her solo homer over the left field wall led off the bottom of the sixth inning, and was her second of the week, third of the season and sixth career-wise.
For the game, sophomore center fielder Janie Takeda (2-for-2) logged her team-leading 26th multi-hit game of the season, while Moore's was her first of the campaign.
Takeda now has 77 hits in 2013 - the fourth-best total in a season and 10 shy of Lisa Wangler's school record from 2001 (87).
OSU starter Tina Andreana pitched the first three innings, struck out two, walked seven, and allowed two hits and one earned run.
Marina Demore (19-10) came in with the bases loaded and no outs in the fourth inning, and two outs later allowed Ceo's single that could have been a force-out at home if the catcher had been covering the plate.
Demore ultimately pitched the last three innings, logged no strikeouts or walks, and yielded one hit and one earned run.
"We didn't score a lot of runs, but we left 10 runners on base, so we put ourselves in position offensively," Oregon head coach Mike White said. "Jess threw a great game and I had faith in her to leave her in the whole way. She's been a phenomenal player for our program and such a great competitor."
Looking ahead, the two teams meet again for single games on Saturday at noon and on Sunday at 1 p.m.
Both games will be televised live by the Pac-12 Network.
Fans can help the Ducks try to sell out Howe Field Saturday, and promotions-wise it's Junior Duck / Kids Sports / Eugene Little League Day.
Junior Duck Club members get in free with their membership card as always. Fifty mini-posters will also be available to youth, and kids are invited to participate in a coloring contest at the marketing/promotions table. The Duck mascot will be on hand from 11:30am-12:30 pm, and Duck players will also sign autographs afterwards.
Fans with a ticket from Friday’s Oregon Twilight track and field meet can get a $2 softball ticket Saturday.
For Sunday's Senior Day promotion, senior citizens and kids will get $2 tickets, and 100 free Oregon Softball t-shirts will be given away. Kids can run the bases post-game, and Duck students get double points for the Oregon Rewards program.
#4 Oregon 2, Oregon State 1 (May 03, 2013 at Eugene, Ore.)
Oregon State 000 001 0 - 1 2 0 (32-18, 7-12 Pac-12)
#4 Oregon 000 101 X - 2 6 2 (43-7, 16-3 Pac-12)
Pitchers: Oregon State - Andreana, Tina; Demore, Marina(4) and Kutz, Ally. Oregon - Moore, Jessica and Lindvall, Janelle. Win-Moore, Jessica(23-3) Loss-Demore, Marina(19-10) T-1:56 A-1091. HR OSU - Hampton, Natalie (14). HR ORE - Moore, Jessica (3). Weather: 73, sunny, wind 1-4 mph. Andreana, T. faced 3 batters in the 4th.
Oregon State at #4 Oregon
May 03, 2013 at Eugene, Ore. (Howe Field)
Oregon State 1 (32-18,7-12 Pac-12)
|Cavestany, Lea rf||4||0||0||0||0||0||3||0||1|
|Sanchez, Ashley lf||3||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||0|
|Santana, Elizabeth ss||1||0||0||0||2||0||2||2||0|
|Beltran, Desiree 3b||3||0||0||0||0||1||1||3||0|
|Schwegler, M pr||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Hampton, Natalie 1b||3||1||2||1||0||1||7||0||2|
|Garcia, Ya 2b||3||0||0||0||0||1||1||2||0|
|Niehus, Bailee dp||2||0||0||0||1||0||0||0||0|
|Kutz, Ally c||3||0||0||0||0||1||3||1||3|
|Bouska, Hannah cf||3||0||0||0||0||0||1||0||0|
|Andreana, Tina p||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Demore, Marina p||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||2||0|
Oregon 2 (43-7,16-3 Pac-12)
|Takeda, Janie cf||3||0||2||0||0||0||2||0||0|
|Ceo, Courtney ss||3||0||1||1||1||0||1||3||2|
|Howard, Kaylan 2b||2||0||0||0||2||0||1||2||4|
|Cuico, Kailee 1b||2||0||1||0||1||0||8||1||0|
|Pappas, Samantha rf||3||0||0||0||0||1||1||0||0|
|Peterson, Alexa dp||2||0||0||0||1||0||0||0||3|
|Lindvall, Janelle c||2||0||0||0||1||0||6||0||1|
|Goodrum, Sara pr||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Moore, Jessica p||2||1||2||1||1||0||0||1||0|
|Costa, Koral 3b||3||0||0||0||0||1||0||2||0|
|Burger, Allie lf||0||0||0||0||0||0||2||0||0|
Score by Innings R H E ----------------------------------------- Oregon State........ 000 001 0 - 1 2 0 Oregon.............. 000 101 X - 2 6 2 -----------------------------------------
|E - Ceo, C 2(10). DP - OSU 1. LOB - OSU 6; Oregon 10. 2B - Hampton, N.(12); Takeda, J(10). HR - Hampton, N.(14); Moore, J(3). HBP - Takeda, J. SB - Takeda, J(27); Ceo, C(20); Howard, K(8); Moore, J(1). CS - Takeda, J(5).|
|Demore, Marina L,19-10||3.0||4||1||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||13||13||5||4||45|
|Moore, Jessica W,23-3||7.0||2||1||1||3||5||0||0||0||0||25||28||5||11||95|
| Win - Moore, J (23-3). Loss - Demore, M. (19-10). Save - None. WP - Andreana, T.(6). HBP - by Andreana, T. (Takeda, J). Inherited runners/scored: Demore, M. 3/1. Pitches/strikes: Andreana, T. 68/24; Demore, M. 45/30; Moore, J 95/63.
Umpires - HP: Mike Bartling 1B: Rick Cowan 3B: John Bennett
2013 Oregon Softball
Oregon State at #4 Oregon
May 03, 2013 at Eugene, Ore. (Howe Field)
|Oregon State starters: 32/rf Cavestany, L; 11/lf Sanchez, A.; 4/ss Santana, E.; 13/3b Beltran, D.; 15/1b Hampton, N.; 1/2b Garcia, Y.; 20/dp Niehus, B.; 9/c Kutz, A.; 7/cf Bouska, H.; 55/p Andreana, T.;|
|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; 12/p Moore, J; 7/3b Costa, K; 2/lf Burger, A;|
|Oregon State 1st - Cavestany, L reached on an error by ss (2-1 KBB). Sanchez, A. struck out swinging (1-2 KBKS). Santana, E. walked (3-2 KFBFBFBFB); Cavestany, L advanced to second. Beltran, D. grounded out to 1b unassisted; Santana, E. advanced to second; Cavestany, L advanced to third. Hampton, N. struck out swinging (0-2 KKS). 0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB.|
|Oregon 1st - Takeda, J singled, bunt (0-1 K). Takeda, J out at second c to ss, caught stealing. Ceo, C walked (3-0 BBBB). Howard, K walked (3-1 BBBKB); Ceo, C advanced to second. Howard, K stole second; Ceo, C stole third. Cuico, K walked (3-1 BBFBB). Pappas, S struck out swinging (1-2 KBKS). Peterson, A reached on a fielder's choice (2-1 FBB); Cuico, K advanced to second; Howard, K out at third 3b unassisted. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 3 LOB.|
|Oregon State 2nd - Garcia, Y. struck out swinging (0-2 SSS). Niehus, B. lined out to cf (1-1 KB). Takeda makes near sliding catch on hard liner up middle. Kutz, A. struck out swinging (0-2 FKS). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.|
|Oregon 2nd - Lindvall, J grounded out to ss (2-1 BKB). Moore, J singled to shortstop (1-0 B). Costa, K struck out looking (3-2 BKBFBFK). Takeda, J hit by pitch (2-1 FBB); Moore, J advanced to second. Takeda, J stole second; Moore, J stole third. Ceo, C grounded out to 3b. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB.|
|Oregon State 3rd - Bouska, H. out at first 1b to 2b, bunt (0-1 F). Cavestany, L grounded out to ss (0-0). amazing play on weird-hopping, hard-hit bouncer up middle by Ceo. Sanchez, A. grounded out to 2b (0-1 K). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.|
|Oregon 3rd - Howard, K walked (3-0 BBBB). Cuico, K grounded into double play 2b to ss to 1b (3-1 BBKB); Howard, K out on the play. Pappas, S grounded out to 3b (2-0 BB). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.|
|Oregon State 4th - Santana, E. walked (3-2 FKBBBB). Beltran, D. reached on a fielder's choice (1-0 B); Santana, E. out at second 2b to ss. Hampton, N. doubled to left field (0-2 SFF); Beltran, D. advanced to third. Hampton hits ball off LF wall. Schwegler, M pinch ran for Beltran, D.. Garcia, Y. reached on a fielder's choice (0-1 K); Hampton, N. advanced to third; Schwegler, M out at home ss to c. Niehus, B. walked (3-2 BKBSBFB); Garcia, Y. advanced to second. Kutz, A. grounded out to p (1-1 KB). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 3 LOB.|
|Oregon 4th - Beltran, D. to 3b for Schwegler, M. Peterson, A walked (3-0 BBBB). Lindvall, J walked (3-1 BKBBB); Peterson, A advanced to second. Goodrum, S pinch ran for Lindvall, J. Goodrum, S advanced to second on a wild pitch; Peterson, A advanced to third on a wild pitch. Moore, J walked (3-2 FBBBFB). Demore, M. to p for Andreana, T.. Costa, K flied out to rf (3-2 KFFFBBB). ball was hit to shallow RF, 10' deep in outfield grass. Takeda, J reached on a fielder's choice (0-1 K); Moore, J advanced to second; Goodrum, S advanced to third; Peterson, A out at home 2b to c. Ceo, C singled, RBI (1-2 KBF); Takeda, J advanced to second; Moore, J advanced to third; Goodrum, S scored. Howard, K flied out to rf (2-2 KSBFFB). 1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 3 LOB.|
|Oregon State 5th - Lindvall, J to c for Goodrum, S. Bouska, H. grounded out to 3b (2-1 BFB). Cavestany, L flied out to lf (1-1 FB). Sanchez, A. grounded out to ss (0-0). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.|
|Oregon 5th - Cuico, K singled to left field (2-1 BBK). Pappas, S grounded out to p (0-0); Cuico, K advanced to second. Peterson, A grounded out to p (3-2 SBKBB); Cuico, K advanced to third. Lindvall, J flied out to cf (0-0). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.|
|Oregon State 6th - Santana, E. grounded out to 1b unassisted (1-1 KB). Beltran, D. struck out looking (2-2 BBSFK). Hampton, N. homered to right field, RBI (0-0). Hampton's 14th homoer of season. Garcia, Y. grounded out to 3b (0-2 FF). 1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.|
|Oregon 6th - Moore, J homered to left field, RBI. Moore hits 3rd homer of season and 6th of career over LF wall. Costa, K lined out to 2b (2-1 BFB). Takeda, J doubled down the rf line (0-1 F). Ceo, C grounded out to 3b (0-0); Takeda, J advanced to third. Howard, K flied out to rf (2-1 SBB). 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.|
|Oregon State 7th - Niehus, B. flied out to cf (3-1 BBFB). Kutz, A. lined out to rf (0-0). Bouska, H. reached on an error by ss (1-2 FKB). Cavestany, L flied out to lf (3-2 BKBFB). 0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB.|