LAS VEGAS - The No. 7 University of Oregon softball team (7-2) logged its second shutout of the season with its 4-0 shutout of Louisiana-Monroe (4-2) in Easton Desert Classic action Saturday morning.

In the teams' first-ever meeting, Duck freshman Cheridan Hawkins (1-1) struck out a team-season high 10 Warhawks, and allowed only one hit and one walk in six innings.

Sophomore Karissa Hovinga pitched the final inning, struck out one, walked none and allowed no hits in her fifth appearance of the season.

At the plate, three Ducks rapped multiple hits - sophomore center fielder Janie Takeda (2-for-3, 2B), freshman third baseman Danica Mercado (2-for-3, RBI) and junior catcher Alexa Peterson (2-for-3, 2 RBI).

Mercado knocked in UO's first run in the second inning with a single to right field, and drove in senior second baseman Kaylan Howard who opened the inning with a single.

In the third inning, junior first baseman Kailee Cuico and Mercado stroked singles, and scored on a single by junior catcher Alexa Peterson.

In the fifth inning, Takeda opened the inning with her team-leading third double of the season. Two batters later, she scored the Ducks' final run on a suicide squeeze bunt by Howard.

For ULM, starter Haylie Wilson (1-2) struck out three, walked one, gave up eight hits, and two of her four runs allowed were earned.

The Warhawks' lone hitter to hit safely - Kayla Prater - lined her double in the second inning after a walk. 

Facing runners on second and third base with one out, Hawkins answered the challenge with a pair of strikeouts.

Looking ahead, Oregon caps second-day tourney action Saturday vs. No. 20 Hawai'i at 1:30 p.m., then takes on Cal State Fullerton on Sunday at 11:15 a.m.

 

BOXSCORE - La Monroe vs #7 Oregon
Feb 16, 2013 at Las Vegas, Nev. (Eller Media)

La Monroe 0 (4-2)

Player   ab    r    h  rbi   bb   so   po    a  lob 
Bohack,F ss 
DiMattia,E lf 
Cacioppo,A 3b 
Salanoa,J 1b 
Melancon,S 2b 
   Boening,K ph 
Prater,K c 
McCall,H rf 
Unverzagt,C dp 
Miller,M cf 
Wilson,H p 
Totals  23  11  18 
  

Oregon 4 (7-2)

Player   ab    r    h  rbi   bb   so   po    a  lob 
Pappas, Samantha rf 
Ceo, Courtney ss 
Takeda, Janie cf 
Cuico, Kailee 1b 
Howard, Kaylan 2b 
Mercado, Danica 3b 
Peterson, Alexa 11 
Melick, Hannah dp 
Burger, Allie lf 
Hawkins, Cheridan
   Hovinga, Karissa
Totals  25  21 

Score by Innings                  R  H  E
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La Monroe........... 000 000 0 -  0  1  2
Oregon.............. 012 010 X -  4  8  1
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E - Bohack,F; McCall,H; Mercado, D. LOB - La Monroe 3; Oregon 5. 2B - Prater,K; Takeda, J. SH - Howard, K.

La Monroe   ip  er  bb  so  wp  bk  hbp  ibb  ab  bf  fo  go  np 
Wilson,H L,1-2  6.0  25  27  80 
  
Oregon   ip  er  bb  so  wp  bk  hbp  ibb  ab  bf  fo  go  np 
Hawkins, Cheridan W,1-1  6.0  10  19  20  82 
Hovinga, Karissa   1.0  20 

Win - Hawkins, C (1-1). Loss - Wilson,H (1-2). Save - None. WP - Hovinga, K. Inherited runners/scored: None. Pitches/strikes: Wilson,H 80/46; Hawkins, C 82/58; Hovinga, K 20/12.

Umpires - HP: Anthoney Lewis 1B: John Fochi 3B: Trina Comerford 
Start: 9:00 am Time: 1:36 Attendance: 240 
Weather: 45 Sunny, wind 0-5 MPH

 
Play-by-Play
 

2013 Oregon Softball
La Monroe vs #7 Oregon
Feb 16, 2013 at Las Vegas, Nev. (Eller Media)

La Monroe starters: 15/ss Bohack,F; 3/lf DiMattia,E; 22/3b Cacioppo,A; 23/1b Salanoa,J; 8/2b Melancon,S; 11/c Prater,K; 18/rf McCall,H; 6/dp Unverzagt,C; 4/cf Miller,M; 14/p Wilson,H;

Oregon starters: 0/rf Pappas, S; 22/ss Ceo, C; 19/cf Takeda, J; 33/1b Cuico, K; 3/2b Howard, K; 6/3b Mercado, D; 14/c Peterson, A; 24/dp Melick, H; 2/lf Burger, A; 11/p Hawkins, C;

La Monroe 1st - Bohack,F struck out swinging (2-2 BBKSS). DiMattia,E grounded out to 2b (0-2 KKF). Cacioppo,A grounded out to 3b (1-2 BFSF). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Oregon 1st - Pappas, S grounded out to 1b unassisted (1-1 BK). Ceo, C grounded out to p (1-1 BF). Takeda, J singled through the left side (2-1 BBF). Cuico, K grounded out to 3b (1-1 KB). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

La Monroe 2nd - Salanoa,J struck out swinging (3-2 KFBBBS). Melancon,S walked (3-1 BBBKB). Prater,K doubled to right center (1-2 BKS); Melancon,S advanced to third. McCall,H struck out swinging (1-2 SBSFS). Unverzagt,C struck out swinging (1-2 KBFFS). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Oregon 2nd - Howard, K singled to left field (0-0). Mercado, D singled to right center, RBI (2-1 BFB); Howard, K scored. Peterson, A singled to left field (2-1 FBB); Mercado, D advanced to second. Melick, H reached on a fielder's choice (1-0 B); Peterson, A advanced to second; Mercado, D out at third 3b unassisted. Burger, A struck out swinging (3-2 BBKBFFS). Pappas, S walked (3-1 BBBKB); Melick, H advanced to second; Peterson, A advanced to third. Ceo, C lined out to lf (1-2 FKB). 1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB.

La Monroe 3rd - Miller,M struck out looking (1-2 FBKK). Bohack,F fouled out to rf (1-0 B). DiMattia,E struck out swinging (1-2 KKBS). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Oregon 3rd - Takeda, J grounded out to p (0-0). Cuico, K singled to left field (0-0). Howard, K popped up to ss (2-0 BB). Mercado, D singled, advanced to second on an error by rf (1-0 B); Cuico, K advanced to second, advanced to third on an error by rf. Peterson, A singled through the left side, 2 RBI (1-1 FB); Mercado, D scored, unearned; Cuico, K scored. Melick, H flied out to rf. 2 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB.

La Monroe 4th - Cacioppo,A struck out swinging (2-2 SFBBS). Salanoa,J popped up to 2b (3-2 FBBFFB). Melancon,S struck out swinging (0-2 SKS). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Oregon 4th - Burger, A grounded out to p (1-1 BK). Pappas, S grounded out to 1b unassisted (0-0). Ceo, C struck out swinging (1-2 FFBS). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

La Monroe 5th - Prater,K out at first 1b to 2b (0-1 K). McCall,H grounded out to 2b (2-2 BSBK). Unverzagt,C struck out swinging (1-2 BKSS). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Oregon 5th - Takeda, J doubled to left field, advanced to third on an error by ss (0-1 F). Cuico, K flied out to rf (3-0 BBB). Howard, K grounded out to p, bunt, SAC, RBI (2-1 BKB); Takeda, J scored, unearned. Mercado, D lined out to lf. 1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 0 LOB.

La Monroe 6th - Miller,M out at first p to 2b (0-1 K). Bohack,F flied out to rf (0-1 K). DiMattia,E struck out swinging (0-2 SSS). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Oregon 6th - Peterson, A flied out to cf (2-1 BBF). Melick, H struck out swinging (2-2 BKBKS). Burger, A lined out to 3b (1-1 KB). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

La Monroe 7th - Hovinga, K to p for Hawkins, C. Cacioppo,A grounded out to ss (2-2 BFFB). Salanoa,J reached on an error by 3b (1-2 KFB). Boening,K pinch hit for Melancon,S. Salanoa,J advanced to second on a wild pitch. Boening,K grounded out to 1b unassisted (3-2 BBKBK); Salanoa,J advanced to third. Prater,K struck out looking (2-2 KBFBK). 0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB.