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No. 8 Ducks Squeeze Past Aztecs, 3-2
Release Date: 03/08/2013
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FRESNO, Calif. - The No. 8 University of Oregon softball team (20-3) opened action in the Fresno State Classic with a 3-2 victory over San Diego State (11-10) Friday afternoon at Bulldog Diamond.

Junior shortstop Courtney Ceo drove in the winning run in the seventh inning with a two-out suicide squeeze to the right side, and easily scored sophomore pinch-runner Sara Goodrum.

Freshman catcher Janelle Lindvall opened the inning with a single to center field, and advanced to second base on an error by the second baseman on a grounder by freshman left fielder Alyssa Gillespie.

Sophomore center fielder Janie Takeda grounded into a 4-3 double play to the second baseman, but the lead runner still advanced to third base, and scored three pitches later on Ceo's bunt to the right side.

In the first inning, UO scored its other two runs, thanks to a single by Takeda, RBI double by senior second baseman Kaylan Howard, and RBI single by senior right fielder Samantha Pappas.

For the game, three Ducks rapped multiple hits - Takeda (2-for-4), junior DP Alexa Peterson (2-for-3) and Lindvall (2-for-3).

Ceo's game-winner was her third of the season after she collected others on a single vs. Western Michigan in the season opener, and a double vs. Cal Poly in Palm Springs.

In the circle for the Ducks, freshman starter Cheridan Hawkins pitched the first 2.2 innings, struck out none, walked three, gave up two hits, and both of her runs allowed were earned.

Senior Jessica Moore (11-2) pitched the final 4.1 innings, struck out four, walked one, yielded one hit and no runs.

SDSU starter Danielle O'Toole (4-5) pitched the complete game, struck out five, walked none, scattered 10 hits, and two of her three runs allowed were earned.

At the plate for the returning Mountain West champions, three batters hit safely once - Kamerine May (1-for-3), Lorena Bauer (1-for-2) and Patrice Jackson (1-for-3).

The Aztecs' two runs came in the inning after three walks by Hawkins to load the bases. After an RBI single, another run scored on the same play on the catcher's late throw to second base to try and catch the runner who had over-run the base on the play but returned safely.

Head Coach Mike White inserted Moore into the game, and the All-American responded by getting a ground-out to second base with runners on second and third base.

Looking ahead, UO will face host Fresno State in the evening finale Friday that will start at approximately 6:30 p.m. Oregon then takes on Iowa State and St. Mary's on Saturday at 9 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. to cap action in its fifth and final tourney of the regular season.

#8 Oregon 3, San Diego St. 2 (Mar 08, 2013 at Fresno, Calif.)
San Diego St 002 000 0 -  2  3  1      (12-10)
#8 Oregon    200 000 1 -  3 10  0      (20-3)
Pitchers: San Diego St. - O'TOOLE and MAY, Kr.. Oregon - Hawkins, Cheridan; Moore, Jessica(3) and Lindvall, Janelle. Win-Moore, Jessica(11-2)  Loss-O'TOOLE(4-5)  T-1:52  A-300. Weather: 55 Cloudy Wind 5-10 MPH

San Diego St. vs #8 Oregon
Mar 08, 2013 at Fresno, Calif. (Bulldog Diamond)

San Diego St. 2 (12-10)

Player   ab    r    h  rbi   bb   so   po    a  lob 
JORDAN lf/dp 
MAY, Ka. 1b 
   DINNER pr/cf 
MAY, Kr. c 
RUIZ 3b 
KOBOLD cf/lf 
Totals  22  20 

Oregon 3 (20-3)

Player   ab    r    h  rbi   bb   so   po    a  lob 
Takeda, Janie cf 
Ceo, Courtney ss 
Howard, Kaylan 2b 
Cuico, Kailee 1b  11 
Pappas, Samantha rf 
Peterson, Alexa dp 
Costa, Koral 3b 
Lindvall, Janelle
   Burger, Allie pr 
   Goodrum, Sara pr 
Gillespie, Alyssa lf 
Hawkins, Cheridan
   Moore, Jessica
Totals  28  11  21  11 
Score by Innings                  R  H  E
San Diego St........ 002 000 0 -  2  3  0
Oregon.............. 200 000 1 -  3 11  0

Note: 2 outs, 1 runner LOB when the game ended.

DP - San Diego St 1; Oregon 1. LOB - San Diego St 4; Oregon 6. 2B - Howard, K. SH - KOBOLD; Ceo, C. SB - Takeda, J. CS - Pappas, S.

San Diego St.   ip  er  bb  so  wp  bk  hbp  ibb  ab  bf  fo  go  np 
O'TOOLE L,4-5  6.2  11  28  29  98 
Oregon   ip  er  bb  so  wp  bk  hbp  ibb  ab  bf  fo  go  np 
Hawkins, Cheridan   2.2  13  51 
Moore, Jessica W,11-2  4.1  13  14  52 

Win - Moore, J (11-2). Loss - O'TOOLE (4-5). Save - None. Inherited runners/scored: Moore, J 3/0. Pitches/strikes: O'TOOLE 98/67; Hawkins, C 51/28; Moore, J 52/37.

Umpires - HP: Brett Higgins 1B: Michael Banda 3B: Dennis Wren
Start: Time: 1:52 Attendance: 300
Weather: 55 Cloudy Wind 5-10 MPH


2013 Oregon Softball
San Diego St. vs #8 Oregon
Mar 08, 2013 at Fresno, Calif. (Bulldog Diamond)

San Diego St. starters: 22/lf JORDAN; 15/2b MATHIS; 1/1b MAY, Ka.; 14/dp BAUER; 2/c MAY, Kr.; 99/rf JACKSON; 4/3b RUIZ; 9/ss DOWNEY; 25/cf KOBOLD; 3/p O'TOOLE;

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; 7/3b Costa, K; 26/c Lindvall, J; 9/lf Gillespie, A; 11/p Hawkins, C;

San Diego St. 1st - JORDAN out at first p to ss to 1b (3-1 KBBB). MATHIS fouled out to ss (1-2 FBF). MAY, Ka. out at first rf to 1b (0-2 FK). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Oregon 1st - Takeda, J singled to pitcher (1-2 KSB). Takeda, J stole second. Ceo, C grounded out to 1b unassisted, bunt, SAC (2-2 KBFBF); Takeda, J advanced to third. Howard, K doubled to left center, RBI (2-1 FBB); Takeda, J scored. Cuico, K struck out swinging (2-2 BBFFS). Pappas, S singled through the left side, RBI; Howard, K scored. Pappas, S out at second c to 2b, caught stealing. 2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

San Diego St. 2nd - BAUER flied out to lf (0-0). MAY, Kr. flied out to rf (1-1 BK). JACKSON popped up to 2b (0-0). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Oregon 2nd - Peterson, A flied out to rf (2-0 BB). Costa, K flied out to lf (1-2 BKK). Lindvall, J struck out swinging (1-2 FBKFS). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

San Diego St. 3rd - RUIZ walked (3-1 BBBKB). DOWNEY fouled out to 3b (1-1 FB). KOBOLD out at first c to 2b, bunt, SAC (0-0); RUIZ advanced to second. JORDAN walked (3-2 SBBBKB). MATHIS walked (3-0 BBBB); JORDAN advanced to second; RUIZ advanced to third. MAY, Ka. singled, RBI (2-2 BKFFFB); MATHIS advanced to second; JORDAN scored on the throw; RUIZ scored. BAUER singled through the left side (3-2 BFSFFBB); MAY, Ka. advanced to second; MATHIS advanced to third. Moore, J to p for Hawkins, C. MAY, Kr. grounded out to 2b (1-0 B). 2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB.

Oregon 3rd - Gillespie, A flied out to lf (0-1 K). sliding stop by the lf. Takeda, J grounded out to ss (0-1 S). Ceo, C grounded out to p (0-0). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

San Diego St. 4th - JACKSON singled to right field (0-0). RUIZ struck out swinging (1-2 KKBFS). DOWNEY struck out swinging (1-2 BKSS). KOBOLD struck out looking (0-2 KFK). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Oregon 4th - Howard, K grounded out to 3b (0-0). Cuico, K singled to third base (1-1 BK). Pappas, S struck out swinging (2-2 SBBSS). Peterson, A singled through the left side (3-2 KKBBFB); Cuico, K advanced to second. Costa, K struck out swinging (2-2 KBFFBS). 0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

San Diego St. 5th - JORDAN grounded out to 3b (0-0). MATHIS grounded out to p (2-1 BSB). MAY, Ka. grounded out to ss (2-2 SBBK). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Oregon 5th - Lindvall, J singled through the left side (1-1 KB). Burger, A pinch ran for Lindvall, J. Gillespie, A out on batter's interference (0-1 K). Takeda, J singled up the middle (0-0); Burger, A advanced to second. Ceo, C grounded out to 1b unassisted (2-1 KBB); Takeda, J advanced to second; Burger, A advanced to third. Howard, K popped up to 1b (0-2 KFF). 0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

San Diego St. 6th - Lindvall, J to c for Burger, A. BAUER walked (3-1 BBBSB). DINNER pinch ran for BAUER. MAY, Kr. lined into double play 1b unassisted (0-2 FKF); DINNER out on the play. JACKSON grounded out to 3b (2-2 BBFS). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Oregon 6th - JORDAN to dp. DINNER to cf. KOBOLD to lf. Cuico, K grounded out to ss (1-1 BK). Pappas, S grounded out to 2b (0-0). Peterson, A singled up the middle (2-0 BB). Costa, K struck out swinging (1-2 KBFS). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

San Diego St. 7th - RUIZ grounded out to 3b (0-2 KSF). DOWNEY grounded out to 3b (1-2 KBSF). KOBOLD struck out swinging (1-2 FSBS). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Oregon 7th - Lindvall, J singled to left center (1-1 FB). Gillespie, A singled to second base (2-2 FBSB); Lindvall, J advanced to second. Goodrum, S pinch ran for Lindvall, J. Takeda, J grounded into double play 2b to 1b (1-2 SBS); Gillespie, A out on the play; Goodrum, S advanced to third. Ceo, C singled, bunt, RBI (1-1 BF); Goodrum, S scored. 1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

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