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Miscues Cost #12 Ducks in 4-1 Loss to #10 Cardinal
Release Date: 05/06/2011
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EUGENE – After a nearly two-hour pre-game rain delay, the No. 10 Stanford softball team (37-11, 9-7) downed No. 12 Oregon (35-13, 7-9) after the Ducks made a season-high five errors Friday night in the series opener at Howe Field.

The Cardinal won for the fifth time in six games, thanks to a career-high strikeout performance by Tegan Gerhart (21-8). The sophomore fanned 14, walked two, allowed three hits, and her one run allowed was earned.

The Ducks got on the board first, thanks to a triple by senior Monique Fuiava in the fourth inning that scored sophomore Samantha Pappas who had walked the at-bat before.

UO’s other two hits in the game came with on a two-out infield single by Pappas in the sixth inning, and a one-out single by freshman Alexa Peterson down the right field line in the seventh.

The Cardinal answered with two runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to go ahead for good.

After an error by the third baseman allowed Danielle Miller to reach, pinch-hitter Alix Van Zandt drilled a deep fly ball that skipped off the center fielder’s glove to score the first run. Burns came around to score when the next batter Jenna Becema singled up the middle.

Stanford tacked on two more runs in the seventh inning on a two-run home run by Michelle Prong – her fifth of the season – that scored junior Ashley Hansen, who had singled to open the inning.

Entering the game ranked fifth in the nation in hitting (.493), Hansen ultimately went 3-for-4, and three other Cardinal batters hit safely once.

In her 13th complete game of the season, Duck sophomore Jessica Moore (18-8), struck out five, walked three, and four of her six runs allowed were earned.

Looking ahead to Saturday’s second game, as part of a ‘Derby Day’ promotion, fans that wear Kentucky Derby outfits will receive a G.A. ticket for only $2. Kids will also get the chance to run out with the starters for the pre-game introductions, and afterward can get autographs from the team, and run the bases.


#10 Stanford 4, #12 OREGON 1 (May 06, 2011 at Eugene, Ore.)
#10 Stanford........ 000 002 2 -  4  6  1      (37-11, 9-7 Pac-10)
#12 OREGON.......... 000 100 0 -  1  3  5      (35-13, 7-9 Pac-10)

Pitchers: Stanford - Gerhart, Teagan and Gerhart, Kelsey. OREGON - Moore, Jessica and Peterson, Alexa. Win-Gerhart, Teagan(21-8)  Loss-Moore, Jessica(18-8)  T-2:18  A-342 HR STAN - Prong, Michelle (4). Weather: 55, rainy, wind 0-3 mph

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