*Updated season and career stats are available in the link above.


THIS WEEK’S POSTSEASON SOFTBALL ACTION

2010 NCAA Softball Columbia (Missouri) Super Regional, University Field, (University of Missouri)
Teams: #9 seed / No. 8-ranked Missouri (49-11) vs. No. 20 Oregon (36-19)
Format: Double Elimination
Opponent Website: www.MizzouTigers.com
NCAA Softball Missouri Regional Website: http://www.mutigers.com/sports/w-softbl/spec-rel/10-softbl-supers.html
NCAA Tournament Website: www.NCAASports.com
Television: ESPN-HD or ESPN3-HD
Oregon Sports Network Radio Broadcasts: The Score (95.3 FM) / KSCR (1320 AM)
Online Broadcast: Goducks.TV - Free Audio Broadcast

Schedule / TV & Radio Listings (All Times Pacific)
 
Sat., May 29 – Game 1, OSN Radio: The Score (95.3 FM), GoDucks.TV (FREE online audio)
11:30 a.m. PT - Oregon vs. Missouri – ESPN/ESPN3-HD

Sun., May 30 – Games 2-3, OSN Radio: KSCR (1320 AM), GoDucks.TV (FREE online audio)
10 a.m. PT - Oregon vs. Missouri – ESPN/ESPN3-HD
2:30 p.m. PT - Oregon vs. Missouri – ESPN/ESPN3-HD
 

SETTING THE STAGE
After a 3-0 showing last week in the Atlanta regional, the No. 20-ranked University of Oregon softball team (36-19, 8-13) is one of 16 teams playing in the eight NCAA Super Regionals this weekend around the country. Last weekend, the Ducks beat the tourney’s eighth seed and No. 7-ranked Georgia Tech, 11-2 and 4-3 in five and eight innings, respectively, and Auburn, 1-0.

UO will face the tourney’s ninth-seeded Mizzou Tigers who last weekend at home topped Creighton, 3-2, and Illinois 4-2 and 3-1.

In its 14th postseason trip (and 12th in NCAA tournament play), Oregon will aim for its second NCAA Women’s College World Series (WCWS) trip in school history after it advanced in 1989 and went 1-2 in the event. The Ducks also played in the AIAW World Series in 1976 (1-2) and 1980 (2-2).

Every game in the two-team, best of three series will be broadcast on radio in Eugene by The Score (95.3 FM) or KSCR (1320 AM) and televised by either ESPN-HD or ESPN3-HD.

UO opens play against the Tigers at 11:30 a.m. Pacific Time Saturday. Action continues Sunday at 10 a.m. PT, and a would-be third game would be held immediately after.

Last weekend, Oregon celebrated its first Super Regional bid after falling just short in the regional final five of the previous seven years (2003-05, 2007, ’08). Softball fans might take note with that remark since those first two years were when the NCAA tournament didn’t have a middle Super Regional weekend (and went from eight, eight-team regionals straight to the eight-team World Series). In short, a regional final honor those two seasons would equate to a round of 16 national finish like in 2010.

Current head coach Mike White served as the assistant coach in charge of UO’s pitchers and catchers for those same first two appearances, and the ISC Hall of Fame pitcher also served as a volunteer coach for another regional finalist squad in ’05. Those three squads combined on an 11-6 record (2003: 5-2; 2004: 4-2; 2005: 2-2) in their trips to Fullerton, Calif., Tallahassee, Fla., and Norman, Okla.

This year, UO’s eight wins in the ‘Conference of Champions’ were its most since it won 10 in 2003 and ’04. Oregon also beat five different Pac-10 teams this season – No. 1 Washington, No. 3 Arizona, No. 9 Arizona State, No. 13 California (3 times), OSU (2) – for the first time since topping all seven rivals in ‘04.

 
FURTHER UP DOWN THE ROAD
The winner of each of this upcoming weekend’s eight super regionals will advance to the Women’s College World Series in Oklahoma City, Thursday-Thursday, June 3-9. More information on the NCAA tournament is available at the www.NCAAsports.com website. The double-elimination format bracket will be redrawn after this weekend’s Super Regionals.


RECENT DUCK STARTERS (‘10/’09/Career Starts)

C: Ashley Kivett (44/34/124), Kaitlin Vitek (23/27/56)
1B: Monique Fuiava (54/46/162), Carlyn Re (22/48/119)
2B: Kaylan Howard (54/-/54)
SS: Kelsey Chambers (55/49/104)
3B: Monique Fuiava (54/46/162), Cortney Kivett (37/50/149), Lindsey Chambers (15/42/57)
RF: Samantha Pappas (54/-/54)
CF: Neena Bryant (53/50/229)
LF: Allie Burger (54/-/54)
DP: Carlyn Re (22/48/119), Kaitlin Vitek (23/27/56), Blair Williamson (22/14/75)


OREGON POSTSEASON HISTORY
UO’s first postseason trip was in 1976 when it played in the AIAW World Series and went 1-2, an event it returned to in 1980 and went 2-2.

The Ducks’ next regional trip in 1989 (3-1) resulted in its lone Women’s College World Series invitation where it went 1-2 with a win over South Carolina (1-0) and losses to Cal Poly Pomona (1-0) and Arizona (4-0). The Ducks also advanced to regional play in 1990 (0-2), ’94 (2-2), ’98 (2-2), ’99 (1-2) and 2000 (2-2).

After a two-year absence, current head coach and then-assistant coach Mike White helped the Ducks return to the regional final and only one game from the Women’s College World Series in trips in ’03 to Fullerton, Calif. (5-2) and ’04 to Tallahassee, Fla., (4-2). Oregon also scored recent regional final appearances in ’05 (2-2) and ’07 in Columbia, S.C. (2-2) and ’08 (2-2) in Norman, Okla.

Overall, Oregon sports a 32-25 overall postseason mark, based on its 28-21 regional record, 1-2 NCAA Women’s College World Series mark, and 3-2 AIAW World Series ledger.

A complete list listing of UO’s postseason appearances follows on the last page of the release.


BIG DANCE SCORECARD
The Ducks went 9-16 this season against NCAA tourney qualifiers, including a 6-12 mark against Pac-10 qualifiers, a 5-4 ledger in the regular season, and 3-0 mark in the opening weekend of the postseason.

All of those aforementioned UO Pac-10 wins came against top-15 teams, and UO’s 6-12 mark was comprised of the following weekend series against No. 1 Washington (1-2), No. 3 Arizona (1-2), at No. 5 UCLA (0-3), at #9 ASU (1-2), #13 California (3-0) and at No. 15 Stanford (0-3)).

Among those victories:
- UO’s 4-0 win over No. Washington on April 17 was its first win over a top-ranked team since it beat Arizona, 1-0, in 2004 at home
- Oregon two extra-inning comebacks (7-6 (9), 8-6 (9)) and its 1-0 shutout of California marked its first season sweep of the Bears in the series dating back to 1979. It was also its first sweep of any league school since its 3-0 mark vs UCLA in 2005.
- UO’s 7-4 win in the second game of the ASU series ended a 10-game Sun Devil winning streak dating back to 2007.

Oregon went 5-4 in non-conference play against other NCAA qualifiers, thanks to wins over 16th seed Hawai’i (4-3),Creighton (8-2), Long Island (3-1), Notre Dame (4-1), and then-No. 19 Texas A&M (4-0). UO’s losses to NCAA qualifiers came to BYU (5-0), San Diego State (twice, 4-3, 5-2) and Texas Tech (4-3).


RECENT HERO NOTES
Here are quick bio updates for several of last week’s top players in the Atlanta Regional:

- In Atlanta, freshman left fielder Allie Burger paced the team in hitting (.545), hits (6), triples (3), slugging (.727) in the three-game regional. On the season, the All-Region Second Team pick and All-Pac-10 Freshman Team honoree stands tops on the team and fifth in the Pac-10 in batting this week (.397), also with a mark that ranks seventh all-time for Oregon in a season. The Spokane, Wash., native also paces the squad in triples (4) – fourth-best in the Pac-10 this season - and ranks second for UO in hits (62). She was a Pac-10 Player of the Week for her weekend at the Cathedral City Classic Palm Springs in late February when she led UO in batting (.800, 8-for-10), hits (8), total bases (8-tied), slugging (.800) and on-base percentage (.818), and had the game-winning RBI vs. then-No. 19 Texas A&M.

- Senior center fielder Neena Bryant continued her hitting tear the last three months of the season, and hit .500 (4-for-8, 3 RBI) in Atlanta. She tied her season high in hits (3) in the five-inning, 11-2 win over No. 7 Georgia Tech, and had two RBI. In the previous seven weeks, she led the team in hitting in Pac-10 action (.308, 20-for-65, 5 homers, .600 slugging). Career-wise, the All-Pac-10 Honorable Mention stands top 10 for UO in nearly every category, including home runs (second, 35-tied), RBI (second, 144), stolen bases (third- 71-tied), doubles (third, 38-tied) and hits (fifth, 214). On defense, she has five assists on the season, four of which have come on plays at the plate (including one in the fifth inning vs. Georgia Tech in its 4-3, eight-inning win, and a game-ender in a 6-5 February win over Illinois-Chicago).

- In her first three-game set of starts since mid-April, senior first baseman Carlyn Re hit .429 in the Atlanta regional (3-for-7, double). Her eighth-inning single up the middle to lead off the inning ultimately led to the game-winning run. She also went 2-for-2 vs. the Yellow Jackets the day prior in the five-inning win. Overall in 2010, the Tualatin, Ore., native leads UO in pinch-hits (8) and is hitting .444 in that role (8-for-14, 4 RBI, 2 walks).

- Junior third baseman Monique Fuiava made her second, third and fourth career starts at third base last weekend at Atlanta and hit .375 (3-for-8) with all her hits vs. No.7 Georgia Tech. She went 2-for-4 in the finale vs. the Yellow Jackets, while she went 1-for-2 with a walk and RBI in their first meeting. This season, the Las Vegas, Nev., product shares the team lead (8) in game-winners with Kelsey Chambers, and was a Pac-10 Player of the Week honoree in mid-April for her ninth-inning double and homer, respectively, in the team’s 7-6 and 8-6 wins over then-No. 13 California.

- Freshman Samantha Pappas hit .333 (3-for-9) last weekend, and was walked twice by the Auburn staff the opening game. The All-Pac-10 First Team Pick and Pac-10 Freshman of the Year is leading UO in most offensive categories, including hits (63), homers (11), RBI (48), slugging (.654), walks (25) and stolen bases (11). All-time for UO in a season, she stands third in RBI (48), sixth in slugging (.665), eighth in home runs (11) and total bases (106), and 10th in batting (.389) this week. She, too, is one of four Duck Pac-10 Players of the Week this year, thanks to her spring break efforts in six games against Idaho State, Portland State and Seattle in which she led the team in batting (.615), slugging (1.077), on-base percentage (.684), hits (8), RBI (10), home runs (2), walks (5), total bases (14) and stolen bases (3-for-3). That week, she also hit her first career grand slam and had a team season high 5 RBI (and the ninth-best total in school history) in the 19-0 win over Idaho State.

- Junior catcher Ashley Kivett went 1-for-2 in the finale vs. Georgia Tech with her first game-winning RBI of the season on an eighth inning sacrifice fly. In that game, she also drew a bases-loaded walk to score UO’s first run, then scored UO’s second run when she singled and scored on a triple by Allie Burger. She hit a career-best .267 in conference action, and has started 41 of the team’s 54 games at catcher, and three at designated player.

- Sophomore shortstop Kelsey Chambers is tied for the team lead in game-winning RBIs (8), and ranks second on the squad in RBI (39) and total bases (79), and third in hits (47), home runs (8) and walks (13). Four of her game-winning RBI’s this year have come against NCAA qualifiers – Notre Dame (solo homer, 4th inning), Creighton (solo homer, 5th inning), Long Island (one-run double, 1st inning) and then-No. 9 Arizona State (two-run single, 1st inning).

- Freshman second baseman Kaylan Howard ranks second on the team in home runs (9) after hitting her first grand slam in the first inning in UO’s 11-2, five-inning victory over then-No. 7 Georgia Tech last weekend. Her RBI double later in the game gave her 5 RBI to tie the team’s season game high with Samantha Pappas and Allie Burger. The All-Pac-10 Freshman team honorable mention has hit three homers the last six games – tops on the team in that span – and she’s hitting .287 on the season.

- Junior Jessica Moore made all three starts in Atlanta, and pitched 18.1 of the team’s 20 innings (16 strikeouts, 5 walks, 17 hits, 5 earned runs). The All-Pac-10 and All-Region Second-Team choice posted a 1-0 shutout vs. Auburn last Friday – her fifth of the season (4 strikeouts, 1 walk, 7 hits) – and also pitched a complete game in UO’s 11-2 five-inning second-game win vs. No. 7 Georgia Tech (6 strikeouts, 1 walk, 2 hits, 2 earned runs). She also pitched the first 6.1 innings of the eight-inning finael against the Yellow Jackets (6 strikeouts, 4 walks, 3 hits, 3 earned runs). The school’s season strikeout record holder (226), she owns the school’s third-best strikeouts in a game mark vs. Portland State (14). Her 12 in a nine-inning, 1-0 win over then-No. 3 Arizona is fourth-best, and she has three, 12K efforts that rank fifth-best (vs. NCAA qualifier Creighton, Cal Poly and PSU), and another 11-strikeout effort vs. then-No. 19 Texas A&M that is tied for 11th-best in Duck history.

- In her only regional appearance in Atlanta, sophomore reliever Mikayla Endicott came on with the bases loaded in the bottom of the seventh inning and one out and struck out No. 7 Georgia Tech’s fifth and sixth hitters. In the following inning, she struck out the first two hitters, then forced an infield out to close out the game and get the win. The Pac-10 leader in relief appearances (20) has appeared in a career-high 22 games this year, including two starts.


MISSOURI SERIES HISTORY
Oregon is 1-2 against the Tigers with a split in Eugene in 2004 (4-3 win, 8-0 loss) when Mike White served as an assistant coach, and lost their most recent meeting in 2009 in San Diego (8-7, 9 innings).

In last year’s tilt in the San Diego Classic tournament (2/27/09), Ashley Kivett and Carlyn Re both went 2-for-4 and knocked in 4 and 1 RBIs, respectively, while and Neena Bryant (1-for-4), Monique Fuiava (1-for-5) also hit safely. Samantha Skillingstad pitched the first 6.1 innings, struck out a then-career-high 10, walked four, gave up nine hits, and three of her six runs allowed were earned. For MU, Chelsea Thomas pitched the first seven innings, struck out seven, walked three, allowed six hits, and one of her seven runs allowed were earned. Jana Hainey worked the final two innings, struck out two, walked three, and gave up one hit and no runs. Eight Tigers hit safely, and only one had multiple hits – Rhea Taylor (3-for-5).


NATIONAL CRED
Glancing at this week’s national rankings, the Ducks ranked 32nd nationally in batting (.301) and slugging (.466), and 42nd in home runs per game (0.93).

On the individual front, freshman outfielder Allie Burger ranked 78th in batting (.397), and fellow frosh right fielder Samantha Pappas stood 69th nationally in batting (.389), 78th in RBI (0.87 per game), 95th on-base percentage (.474), 106th in slugging (.654) and 127th in home runs (11).

Freshman Jessica Moore was equally easy to find on this week’s NCAA pitching stat charts in strikeouts (32nd, 8.9 per 7 inning average), total strikeouts (50th, 232), ERA (55th, 1.87) and fewest hits allowed (156th, 6.35 per 7 innings). The Sutter, Calif., native ranked 10th nationally in saves (4), and was followed by junior teammate Brittany Rumfelt (101st, 2).

Fans can find the Ducks’ national stat rankings updated every Tuesday on the NCAA website at the http://web1.ncaa.org/stats/StatsSrv/ranksummary?sportCode=WSB URL address.

Here’s a comparison of cumulative season statistics for this weekend’s two teams and their national rankings (in ())
                   Oregon         Missouri
Batting              .301 (32nd)   .300 (33rd)
ERA                2.41           2.27 (46th)
Fielding            .958           .967
Scoring            4.65           6.18 (15th)
Home Runs (p/g)    0.93 (42nd)    0.98 (34th)
Doubles (p/g)      1.27           1.43 (38th)
Triples (p/g)      0.11            .17
Stolen Bases (p/g) 0.82           2.03 (16th)
Slugging           .466 (32nd)     .486



PAC-10 RANKINGS
This week, freshman Allie Burger was tied for second in the Pacific-10 Conference in triples (4) and stood fifth in batting (.397), and freshman right fielder Samantha Pappas ranked eighth in the Pac-10 in batting (.389), and 10th in on-base percentage (.474), hits (63) and RBI (48). Among other Ducks spotted, senior center fielder Neena Bryant and freshman sophomore infielder Kelsey Chambers were tied for third and eighth in sacrifice bunts (9 / 6), Bryant was tied for second in sacrifice flies (3), and junior first baseman Monique Fuiava was tied for 11th in doubles (11).

On the mound, freshman Jessica Moore paced the Pac-10 in saves (4), and ranked top 10 in strikeouts (fourth, 232), games finished (fourth,10), appearances (fourth, 39), starts (fifth, 29), innings (seventh,183.0), relief appearances (eighth-tie,10), ERA (eighth, 1.87), wins (ninth,16) and opposing batting average (ninth, .230).

Sophomore Samantha Skillingstad was similarly ranked in fewest home runs allowed (fourth, 9), games finished (sixth-tied,), games in relief (eighth-tied,10), and opposing batting average (10th, .231), as were junior Brittany Rumfelt (saves, fifth-tied, 2; games in relief, fifth, 14; games finished, sixth-tied, 9) and sophomore Mikayla Endicott (games in relief, first, 20) and games finished (sixth-tied, 9).

As a team, the Ducks led the Pac-10 in saves (6), ranked second in strikeouts (441), and stood top five in several other categories this week:

Hitting
Sacrifice Flies – 1st, 14 (Co-leader UCLA, Stanford 14)
Sacrifice Bunts –  2nd, 42 (leader UCLA 47)
Hitting – 5th, .301 (leader Arizona .329)
Slugging – 5th, .466 (leader UCLA .579)
Doubles –  4th, 70 (leader
Hits – 5th, 428 (leader Arizona State 509)
Home Runs –  5th, 51 (leader Arizona 100)
Stolen Bases – 5th, 45 (leader California 129)

Pitching
Saves – 1st-tied, 6 (co-leader UCLA, 6)
Strikeouts – 3rd, 461 (leader California 471)
Innings – 3rd, 368.2 (leader California 402.0)
ERA – 5th, 2.41 (Washington 1.55)
Fewest Home Runs – 5th, 31 (Washington, 24)

 

OPPONENT NOTES ( www.MizzouTigers.com )


Missouri (49-11, 11-7) stood as the Big 12 Conference tourney’s fifth seed two weeks ago and lost in the title game to second seed Oklahoma (9-0), after the Tigers beat fourth- and top-seeded Oklahoma State (5-0) and Texas (11-6). Earlier in the year, key regular season wins against fellow Super Regional qualifiers Alabama (2-1, 9-0), vs. Arizona (10-5), Michigan (2-1) and Oklahoma (11-5).

Individually, junior centerfielder Rhea Taylor ranks top 50 nationally in triples (fourth, 0.14), stolen bases (fifth, 0.79 per game), batting (seventh, .457) and slugging (48th, 0.728). Other top hitters are shortstop freshman Jenna Marston (.376, 64 H, 16 2B, 5 HR, 52 RBI, 15 SB), sophomore right fielder Ashley Fleming (.360, 49 H, 9 2B, 9 HR, 42 RBI, 14 SB) and freshman third baseman Nicole Hudson (.327, 49 H, 14 2B, 9 HR, 39 RBI).

On the mound, sophomore Kristin Nottelman stands top 50 in wins (41st, 22) and shutouts (45th, 7), and leads the team in strikeouts (150).


CARDIAC KIDS
Four of UO’s eight conference wins, and three non-conference victories came via seventh- and/or extra-inning inning rallies, and short summaries of those games follow.

- Cal State Northridge (Tempe, 2/14) - 3-2 Win (down 2-1 in top of 8th, UO scored 2 runs in bottom of 8th on an RBI single by Kaylan Howard and fielder’s choice by Kelsey Chambers).
- Illinois-Chicago (Las Vegas, 2/21) – 6-5 Win (down 5-4 in 7th, UO scored run to tie 5-5, then scored run in 9th on Monique Fuiava’s RBI double to win).
- Oregon State (Corvallis, 4/3) – 6-5 Win (down 7-2 in the fourth, Allie Burger hit three-run homer in top of 7th).
- #13 California (Eugene, 4/9) – 7-6 Win (down 6-5 in bottom of the seventh, Monique Fuiava hit two-run double to win)
- #13 California (Eugene, 4/11) – 8-6 Win (down 6-4 in top of sixth, UO scored twice in sixth to send to extra innings, and two-run homer by Monique Fuiava won game 8-6 in 9th inning)
- #3 Arizona (Eugene, 5/8) – 2-1 win (11th inning, Neena Bryant hit a two-run homer)
- #7 Georgia Tech (Atlanta, 5/23) – 4-3 in (8th inning, Ashley Kivett hit a one-out sacrifice fly)


AT AN ALL-TIME HIGH
Oregon pitchers have combined on a school record for strikeouts in a season (461, 368.2 innings), and easily topped the former mark (394, 432.2 innings) set by head coach Mike White’s former crew in 2004. Other notable current Duck team rankings compared to former seasons follow (and note UO has played only 52 games this year):

Hitting
Bating Average - 2nd, .301 (1st is .310)
Slugging – 2nd, .466 (1st is .482)
Sacrifice Flies – 2nd, 14 (1st is 16)
Home Runs – 4th, 51 (1st is 69, 2nd is 53, 3rd is 52)
RBI – 5th, 238 (1st is 311, 2nd is 307, 3rd is 295, 4th is 270)
Total Bases – 5th, 663 (1st is 834, 2nd is 804, 3rd is 720, 4th is 684)
Runs – 6th, 256 (1st is 361, 2nd is 343, 3rd is 328, 4th is 299, 5th is 22)
Doubles – 5th, 70 (1st is 92, 2nd is 87, 3rd is 78, 4th is 72)

Pitching
Strikeouts – 1st, 461
Saves – 4th, 6 (1st is 17, 2nd is 10, 3rd is 8)
Shutouts – 6th, 14

 
ON THE CHARTS
On Oregon’s all-time career charts last week, senior Neena Bryant climbed the Duck career list to fifth in games played (231-tied) and at-bats (683-tied), and freshmen Allie Burger and Samantha Pappas moved up season lists in triples (sixth-tie, 4) and total bases (eighth-tie, 106). Freshman Jessica Moore reset the school season strikeouts record (232), and ranks top 10 in several offensive season categories. A complete list of current Ducks on career, season and game all-time categories follows:


 
UO CAREER LEADERS

Runs Batted In
2t, Neena Bryant - 144 (1st is 145)
 
Home Runs
2t, Neena Bryant - 35 (1st is 37)

Doubles
3, Neena Bryant - 38 (2nd is 39, 1st is 41)

Stolen Bases
3t, Neena Bryant - 71 (2nd is 72, 1st is 96)
9, Cortney Kivett - 48 (8th is 52, 6th-t, is 58, 5th is 60)

Games
5, Neena Bryant – 231 (4th is 232, 3rd is 234)

At-Bats
5, Neena Bryant - 678 (4th is 691, 3rd is 707)

Hits
5, Neena Bryant - 210 (4th is 224, 3rd is 237, 2nd is 230)

Runs
6, Neena Bryant – 120 (5th is 130, 4th is 135)

Strikeouts
9, Samantha Skillingstad - 287 (8th is 300, 7th is 316)

Batting Average
10, Neena Bryant - .312 (9th is .324, 8th is .326, 7th is .333)


UO SEASON LEADERS
Strikeouts
1, 226 – Jessica Moore, 2010
5, 170 - Samantha Skillingstad, 2009

Stolen Bases
4, 33 - Cortney Kivett, 2008
5, 27 - Neena Bryant, 2009
8, 23 - Neena Bryant, 2008

Doubles
4t, 14 - Neena Bryant, 2007
NR - 11 - Monique Fuiava, 2010 (10th is 12)

Runs Batted In
3, 48 - Sam Pappas, 2010 (2nd is 61)
4t, 46 - Neena Bryant, 2007, ‘08

Extra Base Hits
5t, 25 - Neena Bryant, 2007
- 20 - Sam Pappas, 2010 (9th (tie) is 22, 5th (tie) is 25)

Slugging
5th, .665 – Samantha Pappas (5th is .726, 3rd is .778)

Home Runs
8th-t, 11 – Samantha Pappas, 2010 (6th-t is 12, 4th-t is 14)
10, 10 - Neena Bryant, 2007, ‘08

Batting
7th, .397 – Allie Burger (6th is .399, 5th is .404)
10th, .389 – Samantha Pappas, 2001 (9th is .395, 8th is .395)

Total Bases
8t, 106 - Sam Pappas, 2010 (7th is 107, 6th is 110)
10t, 104 - Neena Bryant, 2007, ‘08


UO GAME LEADERS
Stolen Bases
1t, 4 - Neena Bryant, vs. Wichita State, 2/14/09
4t, 3 - Cortney Kivett, at UNLV, 3/8/08

Hits
2t, 4 - Cortney Kivett, vs. Seattle, 3/24/09
2t, 4 - Monique Fuiava vs. #13 California, 4/9/10

Home Runs
3t, 2 - Monique Fuiava, vs Cal Poly, 2/9/08
3t, 2 - Monique Fuiava, vs Cal State Fullerton, 2/13/09
3t, 2 - Carlyn Re, vs. North Dakota, 3/13/10

Runs Batted In
5t, 6 - Monique Fuiava, vs Cal Poly, 2/9/08
10t, 5 - Samantha Pappas, vs. Idaho State, 3/26/10
10t, 5 – Allie Burger vs. Oregon State, 4/3/10

Strikeouts
3 - 14 – Jessica Moore vs. Portland State, 5/6/10
4 - 13 – Jessica Moore vs. No. 3 Arizona, 5/7/10
5t - 12 - Jessica Moore, vs. Creighton, 2/12/10
5t, 12- Jessica Moore, vs. Cal Poly, 3/6/10
5t, 12 - Sam Skillingstad, at PSU, 3/23/10
11t, 11 - Jessica Moore, vs. No. 19 Texas A&M, 2/25
11t, 11 - Samantha Skillingstad, vs. N. Dakota, 3/13/10
16t, 10 - Samantha Skillingstad at Stanford, 4/24/09
16t, 10 - Brittany Rumfelt vs. No. 12 Missouri, 2/27/09
16t, 10 - Jessica Moore, vs. Hawai’i, 2/26/10
16t, 10 - Jessica Moore, at PSU, 3/23/10
16t, 10 - Jessica Moore, at Oregon State, 4/1/10
 

IN THE POLLS
In the most recent national polls released two weeks ago, the Ducks ranked top 25 for the ninth straight week with their 20th and 22nd USA Softball and NFCA rankings, respectively.

In the USA Softball edition, UO stood 19th the previous week, and earlier in April climbed as high as 16th – its highest ranking since late in the 2007 campaign when it stood 16th in mid-April (and the same season the Ducks climbed as high as 10th nationally). UO’s rankings in each 2010 USA Softball edition follow: 17th (#9), 18th (#11), 19th (#12), 21st (#7, 8), 25th (#5, #6) - and received votes in three other USA Softball polls – the preseason, third (3/2) and fourth (3/8) week editions. 

In the USA Today / NFCA poll, Oregon made its fourth appearance and ranked 22nd. In prior weeks, UO stood 20th in the 10th and 11th polls, 23rd in the ninth and 12th polls, and received votes just outside the top 25 the previous four weeks.

Overall, seven Pac-10 teams were tabbed top 20 in the final regular season edition in the USA Softball / NFCA editions - Washington (1/1), Arizona (4/3), UCLA (6/5), Arizona State (10/10), Stanford (17/15) and California (13/12). Six other teams on Oregon’s schedule in ’10 received votes this week – No. 19/20 Texas A&M, No. 25/24 Notre Dame, No. 21/23 Hawai’i, BYU, Oregon State and San Diego State – and Fresno State and Texas Tech received votes in recent weeks.

Complete NFCA and USA Softball preseason polls are available at the http://nfca.org/top25/index.php?cat_id=1 and http://www.usasoftball.com/news.asp?uid=5398 URL addresses.


SIZING UP THE SCHEDULE

The Ducks faced another grueling regular season schedule in 2010 and scheduled 32 games against 15 tournament qualifiers from last year’s NCAA field.

That list of who’s who in collegiate softball includes including last year’s national champion (Washington), two more World College World Series (WCWS) qualifiers (Arizona, Arizona State), three more regional champions (California, Stanford, UCLA), four more regional finalists (Cal Poly, Fresno State, Notre Dame, Texas A&M) and five more tourney qualifiers (BYU, Cal State Fullerton, Long Beach State, Portland State, San Diego State).

This week, UO’s 2010 schedule ranked 23rd and 38th nationally among the 290 programs nationwide in the NCAA and Fully Sports RPI rankings, respectively. Current collegiate softball RPI rankings are available at the http://web1.ncaa.org/app_data/weeklyrpi/2010WSBrpi1.html and http://www.fullysports.com/softball/2010/rpi websites.

For comparison’s sake, UO’s 2009 schedule ranked eighth nationally among the 286 programs nationwide at the end of the regular season.

Glancing at the preseason NFCA and USA Softball polls, six of UO’s 31 opponents this season were ranked top 12 – Washington (1/1), Arizona State (5/7), Arizona (6/4), UCLA (8/6), Stanford (10/12) and California (12/11). Fresno State also stood top 25 (25/24), and eleven other Duck foes received votes in at least one of the two preseason polls - BYU, Cal Poly, Cal State Fullerton, Cal State Northridge, Creighton, Hawai’i, Long Beach State, Notre Dame, San Diego State, Texas A&M and Western Michigan.

This season, the Pac-10 schedule featured a new scheduling twist – three-game, same-team weekend sets to ease the travel demands compared to the previous ‘travel pair’ arrangement. With the addition of lights, fans also enjoyed Friday conference home tilts pushed back to 6 p.m., along with several afternoon non-conference doubleheaders that started later than before.


DOUBLE YOUR FUN
The Ducks again sport a pair of twins on their roster in 2010 – all four of whom have frequently started the past two seasons.

The fraternal set of juniors Ashley Kivett and Cortney Kivett sisters have combined to start 273 games in the infield their first three years. Cortney paced the Pac-10 in steals as a freshman with UO’s fourth-most ever in a season (33), while Ashley socked homers last year against both Pac-10 Northwest rivals, Oregon State and Washington, and went yard this season vs. UCLA.

The identical sophomore pair of Kelsey Chambers and Lindsey Chambers have combined for 19 homers (13 / 6) in their young careers, including eight and two, respectively, this season. They saw the most action among newcomers last year as Kelsey started in right field the first half of ‘09, then started 24 games in the remainder at second base (and had two more at shortstop), and Lindsey’s starts came in the left side of the infield with 18 at third base and 22 at shortstop.


POWER SURGE
The Oregon bats have come alive this season as 12 players have combined to sock 51 homers (for a 0.94 home run per game ratio). Compare that with last year’s total (39) by nine players, which equated to a rate of about 3/4 that (0.78 per game). From a historical standpoint, UO’s highest total (69) came in a 69-game season in 1999 (for a 1.0 per game ratio).

Pappas leads the Ducks in homers (11) – tied for the eighth-best mark in school history - and is followed by freshman Kaylan Howard (9), sophomore Kelsey Chambers (8), senior Neena Bryant (7), junior Monique Fuiava (4), senior Carlyn Re (3) and junior Brittany Rumfelt and sophomore Lindsey Chambers (2). Ducks with single shots include freshmen Allie Burger and Jessica Moore, juniors Ashley Kivett and Kaitlin Vitek and senior Blair Williamson.

For comparison’s sake, Bryant has 35 career homers (after clubbing 10 in both ’07 and ’08 and 8 in ’09), and ranks second all-time for UO. Fuiava led UO in homers (8) last year, and her 19 career homers are only three away from the 10th-best mark (22).


2010 NCAA SUPER REGIONAL FIELD

 
Tuscaloosa Super Regional-May 28-29 at Tuscaloosa, Ala.
No. 1 seed Alabama* (51-9) vs. No. 16 seed Hawai’i (47-13)

Columbia Super Regional - May 29-30 at Columbia, Mo.
No. 9 seed Missouri* (49-11) vs. Oregon (36-19)

Los Angeles Super Regional - May 29-30 at Los Angeles
No. 5 seed UCLA* (43-11) vs. La.-Lafayette (45-16)

Gainesville Super Regional - May 29-30 at Gainesville, Fla.
No. 4 seed Florida* (46-8) vs. No. 13 seed Arizona St. (44-15)

Seattle Super Regional - May 27-28 at Seattle, Wash.
No. 3 seed Washington* (48-6) vs. No. 14 seed Oklahoma (43-10)

Athens Super Regional - May 28-29 at Athens, Ga.
No. 6 Georgia* (46-11) vs. No. 11 seed California (44-17)

Tucson Super Regional - May 28-29 at Tucson, Ariz.
No. 10 seed Arizona* (46-11) vs. BYU (46-11)

Ann Arbor Super Regional - May 27-28 at Ann Arbor, Mich.
No. 2 seed Michigan* (49-6) vs. No. 15 seed Tennessee* (43-13)
 


TOP DUCK PROFILE

First-year head coach Mike White is widely regarded as one of finest-ever U.S. National Team players and pitching mentors in the country. The 2009 International Softball Congress (ISC) Hall of Fame selection, also is well-known in the area as an integral part of two of Oregon’s greatest teams in 2003 and ‘04 and one of the West Coast’s top prep coaches.

In that prior Duck stint as an assistant coach, the Ducks lowered their ERA from 3.01 the season prior to his arrival to 2.12 and 1.68, respectively, while its strikeout totals of 347 and 394 – the best two in school history – far outdistanced its 223 total from 2002.

His first-year pupils included then-freshman Amy Harris who set a single-season strikeout record (180) his first season, while senior Andrea Vidlund led the nation in saves and set a Pac-10 record (11). The next season, newcomer Ani Nyhus was an All-Pac-10 First Team and NCAA Regional All-Tournament choice and two-time conference pitcher of the week. The junior college transfer notched 20 wins (25-12), rewrote the program’s single-season strikeout record (202) and pitched a no-hitter vs. Utah State. Catcher Jenn Poore was also an All-American and All-Pac-10 Second Team honoree in ’04 and drafted into the National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) league.

Since then, he has continued to live in Eugene with his family and has remained active as an assistant coach for one of the nation’s top programs at Marist High School during the 2008-09 seasons. The program ended 2009 ranked 22nd nationally by USA Today and won consecutive 4A state titles after identical 29-1 seasons. He has also coached the Northwest Thunder and Northwest Bullets Amateur Softball Association of America (ASA) youth club teams and served as a private instructor for various elite players of all levels.

As a player, the New Zealand native became a U.S. citizen in 1994 and helped the two national teams claim two gold medals, two silver medals and one bronze in his four trips with New Zealand and two with the United States

In 2000, he helped guide the USA to a bronze medal in the World Championships when he went 2-0 with a 0.89 ERA and 19 strikeouts. In 1999, the U.S. won the silver medal at the Pan Am Games, and he was 3-2 with a 0.68 ERA and 35 strikeouts. He also played on three silver medal Pan-American Games teams in 1995, 1999 and 2003.

Among other honors, the multiple Amateur Softball Association  of America (ASA) MVP pitcher and All-American helped lead teams to five ASA national titles and five ISC World Club Championships, and was the 2002 ASA Player of the Year.


MORE LOVE FOR THE DUCK STAFF
In his first move as a head coach, White wisely tapped three of the West Coast’s top players to fill out his coaching staff.

Former Stanford All-America catcher Jessica Allister has as an assistant coach two years at both Stanford and Georgia and helped the teams to five NCAA trips, three Super Regional bids, one Southeastern Conference title, and another SEC East Division crown. As a player, the three-time All-Pac-10 pick helped Stanford to four postseason bids and two World Series trips, then played professionally for the New England Riptide in 2004 and ‘05.

Former UCLA All-American Lisa Dodd has earned similar respect as a Nevada assistant coach after she helped them to WAC conference title, top-20 rankings and NCAA bid in 2008. As a pitcher and infielder, the 2007 NFCA Second-Team All-American helped the Bruins to three straight WCWS trips and a Pac-10 title in 2006. She went on to play professionally in Italy in 2007 and ’08, while as a prep she was tabbed the 2003 Gatorade National Prep Player of the Year.

Duck faithful are more than familiar with the leadership abilities of recent great Sari-Jane Jenkins who will serve as an undergraduate assistant coach in 2010. The Duck school stolen base record holder (96), was a 2007 All-Pac-10 / All-Region Honoree and ’09 team captain. She also ranks top-10 all-time for Oregon in hits (second, 230), runs (fourth, 135), doubles (seventh, 33) and batting average (10th, .324). Last summer she played for Akron in the National Professional Fastpitch league after she was drafted 19th overall last spring and the fourth of six Pac-10 players selected in the draft.


HOME SWEET HOWE
UO sported a 14-5 mark in the friendly confines of Howe Field after it rattled off a 12-0 streak to start the home slate, and a win at home in at least every series against the ‘Conference of Champions’. That perfect early run included UO’s first-ever sweep of then-No. 13 Cal for in April. The following weekend, UO beat its first top-ranked team, then-No. 1 Washington, 4-0, since 2004 when it topped the returning national player of the year Danielle Lawrie. UO’s other league home victories came vs. then-No. 3 Arizona (2-1) in nine innings when Neena Bryant hit a two-run shot off another of the nation’s top pitchers, Kenzie Fowler. To check on the status of home softball games that day and potential weather conflicts, fans can call (541) 346-6148.


DUCK SEASON PREVIEW
Chasing its 15th postseason trip in school history, and sixth the past eight years, Oregon received preseason national poll votes for the seventh straight season. The Duck roster is full of veteran talent, and last year’s top three pitchers all return, including All-Pac-10 Freshman Team member and sophomore Samantha Skillingstad who posted UO’s fourth-best strikeout tally ever in ‘09 (170). Backing her up, seven of last year’s eight starting fielders are also back, including two-time All-Pac-10 Second Team pick, two-time USA Softball Player of the Year Watch List pick, and senior centerfielder Neena Bryant. This year’s freshman class has already made an immediate impact and includes prep All-America outfielders Allie Burger and Samantha Pappas, second baseman Kaylan Howard and starting pitcher Jessica Moore.


DUCKS TO WATCH
The squad smacks of experience and welcomes back 14 letterwinners led by senior centerfielder Neena Bryant, a repeat All-Pac-10 Second Team honoree in ’09. The squad also returns its top three pitchers from last season – junior Brittany Rumfelt and sophomores Mikayla Endicott and Samantha Skillingstad – and the latter was an All-Pac-10 Freshman Team pick.

Starters from seven field positions also return in 2010 – Bryant, fellow senior outfielders Shelley Deadmond and Blair Williamson and first baseman Carlyn Re; junior first baseman Monique Fuiava, infielder Cortney Kivett and catchers Ashley Kivett and Kaitlin Vitek; and sophomore infielder/outfielder Kelsey Chambers and infielder Lindsey Chambers.

Also ready to make an immediate impact, UO’s talented four-person newcomer class includes outfielder Allie Burger (Spokane, Wash.), infielder Kaylan Howard (Riverside, Calif.), pitcher Jessica Moore (Sutter, Calif.) and outfielder Samantha Pappas (Las Flores, Calif.).


CATCH THE ACTION LIVE
Duck softball fans can track home action this season several ways. For home games, O-Zone subscribers can listen to and watch games online for as little as $6.66 per month (for a 12-month membership), and a link to signing up is available at the www.GoDucks.com multimedia link at the top of each page.

Fans from Duck opponents can catch multiple games online for a $9.95 automatically-renewing monthly membership (and should cancel the membership before the end of the month to prevent the next month's charge).

Live stats for all home and away contests are available for free via the softball schedule page by clicking on the page icon with the '1" in the far right media column.


PAC-10 PRESEASON POLL
In the annual Pacific-10 Conference Softball Coaches Preseason Poll, returning national champion and No. 1-ranked Washington received seven of the eight first-place votes and 49 points – both maximum totals possible. No. 6 Arizona followed in second place with 41 points, and was followed by No. 8 UCLA (third, 37 points, 1 first-place vote), No. 5 Arizona State (fourth-tie, 26), No. 10 Stanford (fourth-tie, 26), No. 12 California (sixth, 25), Oregon (seventh-tie, 10) and Oregon State (seventh-tie, 10).


THE ‘CONFERENCE OF CHAMPIONS’
The Pac-10’s moniker is validated by the fact the eight Pac-10 schools have combined to win 22 of the 27 softball NCAA national championships, including the last four. Last year, the Pac-10 advanced six teams to the 16-team Super Regional level, including three of the eight World Series qualifiers.


SUMMER FUN
Girls in grades 2-12 are invited to sign up for the Oregon Softball Summer Camp, that will be hosted in Eugene on June 21-24, 2010. More information is available at the www.GoDucks.com front-page camps link, and at the http://www.goducks.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=500&ATCLID=204830692 URL address. Dates and information for other upcoming fall and winter camps for 2010-11 are also listed on this page.


WATCH WHITE WEEKLY ON GODUCKS.TV

Oregon softball fans can get a weekly update from head coach Mike White every Tuesday at 9:45 a.m. on Jerry Allen’s www.GoDucks.TV sports talk show. Fans can watch the show live, and previous shows are also archived.

 
2010 OREGON SOFTBALL QUICK FACTS / MEDIA INFORMATION

 
UNIVERSITY INFORMATION

Location: Eugene, Ore.
Enrollment: 20,394
President: Richard Lariviere
Senior Women’s Administrator: Renee Baumgartner
Colors / Nickname: Green and Yellow (Pantone 342 & Yellow)
Nickname: Ducks
Conference: Pacific-10
Home Field (Capacity): Howe Field (3,000)
Department Web site: www.GoDucks.com
Home Game Status Update Line (b/c of weather conflicts): (541) 346-6148

OREGON SOFTBALL HISTORY / INFORMATION

Preseason All-Time Softball Record: 877-810-1 (First Year, 1974)
Postseason Trips: 1976, 80, 89*, 90, 94, 98, 99, 2000, 03, 04, 05, 07, 08
Women’s College World Series Appearances*: 1989
All-Americans: 8
2009 Record / Pac-10 Record (Place): 16-34 / 3-18 (8th)
Letterwinners Returning / Lost: 14 (5 Sr., 5 Jr., 4 So.) / 2
Position Starters Returning / Lost: 7 / 1 (OF)
Position Players Returning / Lost: 12 / 1 (OF)
Pitchers Returning / Lost: 3 / 1

Top 2010 Returnees (2009 Stats)
- Neena Bryant (Sr., OF, .314, 49 H, 8 HR, 28 RBI, 27 SB)
- Kelsey Chambers (So., IF, .225, 27 H, 7 2B, 5 HR, 21 RBI)
- Lindsey Chambers (So., IF, 4 HR, 11 RBI)
- Monique Fuiava (Jr., 1B-DP, .225, 29 H, 8 HR, 19 RBI)
- Ashley Kivett (Jr., C, 17 H, 2 HR, 13 RBI, 10 BB)
- Cortney Kivett (Jr., IF, .257, 39 H,11 SB)
- Carlyn Re (Sr., 1B, .220, 29 H, 1 HR, 11 RBI, 11 BB)
- Samantha Skillingstad (So., P, 2.36 ERA, 12-15, 4 SHO, 170 SO)
- Kaitlin Vitek (Jr., C, 10 H, 2 HR, 10 BB)
- Blair Williamson (Sr., OF, 14 H, 3 HR, 7 RBI, .342 SLG)

Key 2009 Losses (2009 Statistics)
- Sari-Jane Jenkins (OF, .292, 45 H, 6 HR, 17 RBI, 16 SB)
- Melissa Rice (P, 5.65, 0-6, 31 Inn., 19 SO)

Newcomers (4)
- Allie Burger, Fr., OF, Spokane Wash.
- Kaylan Howard, Fr., IF, Riverside, Calif.
- Jessica Moore, Fr., P, Sutter, Calif.
- Samantha Pappas, Fr., OF, Las Flores, Calif.

MEDIA SERVICES INFORMATION
Assistant Ath. Director, Media Services: Dave Williford
Assistant (SB Contact): Geoff Thurner, (541) 346-2250
E-mail: gthurner@uoregon.edu
Department web site: www.goducks.com
Address: 2727 Leo Harris Parkway, Eugene, Ore. 97401
Office Phone: 541/346-5488
Office FAX: 541/346-5449
Press Box Phone: 541-346-4497

OREGON SOFTBALL MEDIA
Daily Emerald Student Newspaper: www.dailyemerald.com
Eugene Register Guard: www.registerguard.com
Oregonian: www.oregonlive.com
KEZI-TV (ABC): www.kezi.org
KMTR-TV (NBC): www.kmtr.org
KVAL-TV (CBS): www.kval.org
KUGN-590 AM (Radio): www.kugn.com
Duck News (Online): www.DuckNews.com

MORE ONLINE SOFTBALL INFORMATION
NCAA: www.ncaasports.com
NCAA Playing Rules: http://www.ncaapublications.com/ProductsDetailView.aspx?sku=SR11
NCAA Championships Handbooks: http://ncaa.org/wps/portal/ncaahome?WCM_GLOBAL_CONTEXT=/wps/wcm/connect/ncaa/NCAA/Sports+and+Championship/General+Information/championship+handbooks
NCAA Record Books: http://web1.ncaa.org/web_files/stats/SB_Records/2010/DivI.pdf
Pacific-10 Conference: www.Pac-10.org
National Professional Fastpitch League (NPF): www.profastpitch.com
International Softball Federation: www.internationalsoftball.com
USA Softball:  www.USAsoftball.ccm
National Fastpitch Coaches Association: www.nfca.org
Ultimate Softball: www.ultimatesoftball.com
Season RPI Ratings: http://warrennolan.com/softballl

 

 
2010 OREGON SOFTBALL ROSTER / PRONUNCIATIONS


 
NUMERICAL ROSTER
#  Name  Pos.  B/T  Ht.  Yr.  Hometown (H.S./College)
00  Sam  Pappas  OF  L/R  5-10  Fr.  Las Flores, Calif. (Tesoro)
1   Cortney Kivett  IF  L/R  5-3  Jr.  Yucaipa, Calif. (Yucaipa)
2   Allie Burger  OF  L/R  5-3  Fr.  Spokane, Wash. (Shadle Park)
3   Kaylan Howard  2B  R/R  5-4  Fr.  Riverside, Calif. (Poly)
4   Blair Williamson  OF  L/R  5-8  Sr.  Salem, Ore. (Sprague)
5   Lindsey Chambers  IF R/R 5-4 So. Concord, Calif. (Clayton Valley)
6   Neena Bryant  OF  R/R  5-6  Sr.  Placentia, Calif. (El Dorado)
7 Sam Skillingstad  RHP R/R 5-10 So. Spokane,Wash.(Shadle Park)
8   Kelsey Chambers  IF  R/R  5-4 So. Concord, Calif. (Clayton Valley)
9   Mikayla Endicott  RHP  R/R  5-7  So.  Roseburg, Ore. (RHS)
10  Hannah Barril  IF  L/R  5-1  Sr.  Juneau, Alaska (Douglas)
11  Ashley Kivett  C  R/R  5-4  Jr.  Yucaipa, Calif. (Yucaipa)
12  Jessica Moore  RHP  R/R  5-10  Fr.  Sutter, Calif. (Sutter)
13  Kaitlin Vitek  C  R/R  5-8  Jr.  Valencia, Calif. (William S. Hart)
15  Monique Fuiava  1B  R/R  5-8  Jr.  Las Vegas, Nev (Mojave)
24  Carlyn Re  1B  L/L  5-6  Sr.  Tualatin, Ore. (Tualatin)
25  Shelley Deadmond  OF  L/R  5-6  RSr.  Chico, Calif. (Butte)
27  Jordan Reeves  C  R/R  5-8  So.  Fairbanks, Alaska (Lathrop)
35  Brittany Rumfelt  LHP  L/L 5-8 Jr. Lakeport, Calif. (Clear Lake)

ALPHABETICAL ROSTER

#  Name  Pos.  B/T  Ht.  Yr.  Hometown (H.S./College)
10  Hannah Barril  IF  L/R  5-1  Sr.  Juneau, Alaska (Douglas)
6   Neena Bryant  OF  R/R  5-6  Sr.  Placentia, Calif. (El Dorado)
2   Allie Burger  OF  L/R  5-3  Fr.  Spokane, Wash. (Shadle Park)
8   Kelsey Chambers  IF  R/R 5-4 So. Concord, Calif. (Clayton Valley)
5   Lindsey Chambers  IF R/R 5-4 So. Concord, Calif. (Clayton Valley)
25  Shelley Deadmond  OF  L/R  5-6  RSr.  Chico, Calif. (Butte)
9   Mikayla Endicott  RHP  R/R  5-7  So.  Roseburg, Ore. (RHS)
15  Monique Fuiava  1B  R/R  5-8  Jr.  Las Vegas, Nev (Mojave)
3   Kaylan Howard  2B  R/R  5-4  Fr.  Riverside, Calif. (Poly)
11  Ashley Kivett  C  R/R  5-4  Jr.  Yucaipa, Calif. (Yucaipa)
1   Cortney Kivett  IF  L/R  5-3  Jr.  Yucaipa, Calif. (Yucaipa)
12  Jessica Moore  RHP  R/R  5-10  Fr.  Sutter, Calif. (Sutter)
00  Samantha Pappas  OF  L/R  5-10  Fr.  Las Flores, Calif. (Tesoro)
24  Carlyn Re  1B  L/L  5-6  Sr.  Tualatin, Ore. (Tualatin)
27  Jordan Reeves  C  R/R  5-8  So.  Fairbanks, Alaska (Lathrop)
35  Brittany Rumfelt  LHP  L/L  5-8  Jr.  Lakeport, Calif. (Clear Lake)
7 Sam Skillingstad  RHP R/R 5-10 So. Spokane,Wash.(Shadle Park)
4   Blair Williamson  OF  L/R  5-8  Sr.  Salem, Ore. (Sprague)
13  Kaitlin Vitek  C  R/R  5-8  Jr.  Valencia, Calif. (William S. Hart

Head Coach: Mike White, 1st Season
Assistant Coaches: Jessica Allister (1st Season)
Assistant Coach: Lisa Dodd (1st Season)
Undergrad. Asst. Coach: Sari-Jane Jenkins (1st Season)
Managers: Garrett Gilchrist, John Mitchell
Athletic Trainers: Rachel Painter, Clay Jamieson

** PRONUNCIATION GUIDE **
Hannah Barril (buh-RIL); Mikayla Endicott (mih-KAY-lah  IN-dih-cot), Monique Fuiava (foo-EE-ah-vah, Sari-Jane Jenkins (SARRY-Jane), Ashley & Courtney Kivett (KIHV-et), Carlyn Re (CAR-lynn RAY), Samantha Skillingstad (SKILL-ing-stad), Kaitlin Vitek (VEE-tek)



SQUAD BREAKDOWN

BY CLASS
Seniors: 5
Juniors: 5
Sophomores: 5
Freshmen: 4
 
BY POSITION
Infielders: 7
Outfielders: 5
Pitchers; 4
Catchers: 3

BY STATE
California: 10
Oregon: 3
Washington: 3
Alaska: 2
Nevada: 1

AT BAT
Right/Left: 11/8


RETURNING LETTERWINNERS (# of letters): Hannah Barril (3); Neena Bryant: (3); Carlyn Re (3); Blair Williamson (3), Monique Fuiava (2), Ashley Kivett (2), Cortney Kivett (2), Brittany Rumfelt (2), Kaitlin Vitek (2), Kelsey Chambers (1), Lindsey Chambers (1), Shelley Deadmond (1), Mikayla Endicott (1), Samantha Skillingstad (1). Letterwinners Lost (2): Sari-Jane Jenkins (4), Melissa Rice (4)



 
NATIONAL POLLS (5/11) – Week #13


 
ESPN.com/USA Softball Collegiate Top 25

http://nfca.org/top25/index.php?cat_id=1

Rk    Team    Record    Totals    Prev
*1.    Washington (20)    43-5    500    1
2.    Michigan     44-6    477    2
3.    Alabama    45-9    457    3
*4.    Arizona    42-9    433    4
5.    Florida    42-7    424    5
*6.    UCLA    38-10    406    6
7.    Georgia Tech    46-9    368    7
8.    Oklahoma    40-10    350    9
9.    Georgia    42-10    340    10
*10.    Arizona State    40-13    310    8
11.    LSU    42-13    288    11
12.    Texas    41-11    281    12
*13.    California    38-17    234    T15
14.    Missouri    44-10    227    14
15.    Tennessee    41-12    202    18
16.    Oklahoma State    43-13    195    13
*17.    Stanford    33-17    176    T15
18.    Illinois    39-6    165    17
*19.    Texas A&M    41-13    162    20
**20.    Oregon    33-15    122    19
*21.    Hawaii    41-12    109    21
22.    Ohio State    35-12    87    22
23.    UMass    38-7-1    54    24
24.    Florida State    41-15    51    23
*25.    Notre Dame    44-9    38    25

Others Receiving Votes: DePaul (21), Fordham (12), *BYU (5), *San Diego State (4), Louisville (1) and University of Tennessee-Martin (1)

Dropped Out: None / New to Poll: None


Parenthesis Denotes first place votes.
 

* Denotes Duck opponents in 2010

 
USA Today/NFCA Division I Top 25 Poll 

http://www.usasoftball.com/folders.asp?uid=3208

Rk    Team    Record    Totals    Prev
*1    Washington    43-5    750    1
2    Michigan    44-6    716    2
*3    Arizona    42-9    675    3
4    Alabama    45-9    666    4
5    Florida    38-10    619    5
*5    UCLA    42-7    619    6
7    Georgia Tech    46-9    555    8
8    Missouri    44-10    499    9
9    Georgia    41-10    494    10
*10    Arizona State    40-13    486    7
11    Oklahoma    40-10    430    12
*12    California    38-17    410    13
13    Texas    42-10    376    14
14    Oklahoma State    43-14    371    11
*15    Stanford    33-17    315    15
16    Tennessee    42-12    299    18
17    LSU    42-13    265    16
18    Illinois    39-6    256    17
19    Ohio State    35-12    228    19
*20    Texas A&M    41-13    185    21
21    Massachusetts    38-7-1    159    20
**22    Oregon    33-16    124    22
*23    Hawaii    41-12    93    23
*24    Notre Dame    44-9    77    24
25    Florida State    41-15    34    25

Others Receiving Votes: DePaul 20, Fordham 10, *Oregon State 6, Lipscomb 5, *BYU 2, La.-Lafayette 2, *San Diego State 1, Louisville 1, Nebraska 1, Hofstra 1

Dropped Out: None


Parenthesis Denotes first place votes.

-The USA Today/NFCA Division I Top 25 Poll is voted on by NCAA Division I head coaches representing each conference. First-place votes are in parentheses.


* Denotes Duck opponents in 2010

 



 
 OREGON POSTSEASON APPEARANCES  (* Regional Finalist; **Regional Champion)
(Regional Record: 28-21; WCWS: 1-2; AIAW WS: 3-2)

 
**1989 (3-1)
No. 5 Regional
Amherst, Massachusetts
Oregon 2, Massachusetts 0
Connecticut 2, Oregon 1
Oregon 3, Connecticut 2
Oregon 6, Connecticut 0

1990 (0-2)
No. 8 Regional
Columbus, Ohio
Kent State 3, Oregon 0
Ohio State 2, Oregon 0

1994 (2-2)
No. 3 Regional
Fresno, California
Oregon 3, California 2
Fresno State 1, Oregon 0
Oregon 2, California 1 (20 innings)
Fresno State 5, Oregon 0

1998 (2-2)
No. 2 Regional
Lincoln, Nebraska
Iowa 5, Oregon 2
Oregon 11, Coastal Carolina 3
Oregon 10, Iowa 9
Nebraska 9, Oregon 7

1999 (1-2)
No. 8 Regional
Chicago, Illinois
Illinois-Chicago 1, Oregon 0
Oregon 6, Texas 0
Michigan State 9, Oregon 1

2000 (2-2)
No. 5 Regional
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Southern Mississippi 3, Oregon 0
Oregon 4, Northwestern State 1
Oregon 4, Louisiana-Lafayette 3
Southern Mississippi 3, Oregon 1

*2003 (5-2)
No. 6 Regional
Fullerton, California
No. 17 Oregon 10, Penn State 8
No. 11 Oklahoma State 2, No. 17 Oregon 1
No. 17 Oregon 4, San Diego State 1
No. 17 Oregon 2, No. 6 Cal State Fullerton 1
No. 17 Oregon 7, No. 11 Oklahoma St. 6 (12 innings)
No. 17 Oregon 9, No. 21 Louisiana-Lafayette 2
No. 21 Louisiana-Lafayette 6, No. 17 Oregon 4

*2004 (4-2)
No. 4 Region
Tallahassee, Florida
No. 12 Oregon 1, Bethune-Cookman 0
No. 12 Oregon 12, South Florida 0
No. 4 Florida State 5, No. 12 Oregon 4 (12 innings)
Oregon 2, No. 17 South Florida 1
No. 12 Oregon 1, No. 4 Florida State 0
No. 4 Florida State 2, No. 12 Oregon 0

*2005 (2-2)
No. 14 Region
Norman, Okla.
No. 14 Louisiana-Lafayette 7, Oregon 5
Oregon 3, Wichita State 2 (8)
Oregon 3, No. 14 Louisiana-Lafayette 1
No. 10 Oklahoma 2, Oregon 1

*2007 (2-2)
Columbia, S.C.
No. 20 Oregon 4, Penn State 0
No. 20 Oregon 8, South Carolina 4
South Carolina 2, No. 20 Oregon 0
South Carolina 4, No. 20 Oregon 3

*2008 (2-2)
Norman, Okla.
No. 7 Oklahoma 6, Oregon 0
Oregon 1, Tulsa 0
Oregon 3, Arkansas 0
No. 7 Oklahoma 11, Oregon 0

*2010 (3-0)
Atlanta, Ga.
Oregon 1, Auburn 0
Oregon 11, No. 7 seed Georgia Tech 2 (5)
Oregon 4, Georgia Tech 3 (8)


WOMEN’S COLLEGE WORLD SERIES
1989 (1-2)
Sunnyvale, California
Cal Poly Pomona 1, Oregon 0
Oregon 1, South Carolina 0
Arizona 4, Oregon 0


AIAW WORLD SERIES
1976 (1-2)
Minnesota 5, Oregon 1
Oregon 11, Maryville State 0
Indiana State 14, Oregon 6

1980 (2-2)
Oregon 7, Massachusetts 3
Utah State 5, Oregon 0
Oregon 2, SW Missouri State 1
Western Michigan 1, Oregon 0 (7th Place)


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