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STANFORD, Calif. – En route to its ninth win over a returning NCAA tourney qualifier this season, the No. 17 University of Oregon softball team (24-7, 3-3) staked an 8-5 win Thursday in the first game of its three-game series at No. 14 Stanford (27-9, 1-6).
The Ducks posted their third straight series win after it scored once in the first, twice in the third, once in the fourth, three times in the fifth and once more in the seventh. The fellow returning Super Regional advancer Cardinal scored twice in the third and fifth innings, then added a final run in the sixth.
Offensively for the Ducks, junior second baseman Kaylan Howard (1-for-3, 2 RBI, 1 SB) and sophomore first baseman Kailee Cuico (2-for-3, 4 RBI) hit their seventh and fourth homers of the season, respectively.
Junior left fielder Allie Burger added a 2-for-3 day, and four others hit safely once – sophomore third baseman Courtney Ceo (1-for-4), senior shortstop Kelsey Chambers (1-for-2, 1 SB), sophomore catcher Alexa Peterson (1-for-4, 1 RBI) and junior right fielder Samantha Pappas (1-for-4).
In the first inning, Cuico collected her fourth, game-winning RBI of the year, thanks to a sacrifice fly that scored Ceo who had singled, and advanced on an error by the left fielder and passed ball.
Howard stroked her two-run homer in the third inning, and knocked in Burger who had opened the inning right before with a single down the left field line.
Pappas scored Oregon’s next run in the fourrh, when after she tripled to right center, and scored when freshman left fielder Sara Goodrum reached on an error by the second baseman.
Extending her team-current hit streak to 10 games, Cuico added three critical runs in the fifth with her three-run round-tripper. The shot to left field scored Howard and Ceo who had reached via a walk and error by the third baseman, respectively.
UO’s final run in the seventh came courtesy of a bunt by Peterson that scored Chambers who had doubled with one out, and advanced to third base on a single by Cuico.
In the circle, junior pitcher Jessica Moore (17-5), struck out four, walked three, allowed 11 hits (a season opponent high), and all five of her runs allowed were earned. Career-wise, she staked her 17th win of the season to move into a tie for 11th all-time for UO, while her 57th career victory is fourth-best for the Ducks, and only two shy of the third-best mark by former great Jennie Cook (59).
For Stanford, junior pitcher and fellow All-Pac12 returnee Teagan Gerhart (22-5), struck out three, walked two, allowed nine hits, and five of her eight runs allowed were earned.
Four Cardinal hitters connected on multiple hits – returning national player of the year Ashley Hansen (2-for-4), Leah White (2-for-3) and Cassandra Roulund (2-for-4).
Looking ahead, UO will close out the series with single games on both Friday and Saturday with start times at 7 p.m. and noon, respectively, and live stats available via the www.GoStanford.com website.
#17 Oregon 8, #14 Stanford 5 (Apr 05, 2012 at Stanford, Calif.)
#17 Oregon........ 102 130 1 - 8 9 1 (24-7, 3-3 Pac-12)
#14 Stanford...... 002 021 0 - 5 11 3 (27-9, 1-6 Pac-12)
Pitchers: Oregon - Moore, Jessica and Peterson, Alexa. Stanford - Gerhart, T. and Burns. Win-Moore, Jessica(17-5) Loss-Gerhart, T.(22-5) T-2:35 A-211. HR ORE - Howard, Kaylan (7); Cuico, Kailee (4). Weather: 52 degress, windy
#18 Oregon at #14 Stanford
Apr 05, 2012 at Stanford, Calif. (Smith Family Stadium)
Oregon 8 (24-7,3-3 Pac-12)
|Howard, Kaylan 2b||3||2||1||2||1||1||2||2||1|
|Ceo, Courtney 3b||4||2||1||0||0||0||0||2||0|
|Chambers, Kelsey ss||2||1||1||0||1||0||3||2||0|
|Cuico, Kailee 1b||3||1||2||4||0||1||8||0||0|
|Peterson, Alexa c||4||0||1||1||0||0||7||1||1|
|Pappas, Samantha cf||4||1||1||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Nieto, Christie dp||4||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||2|
|Goodrum, Sara rf||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Burger, Allie lf||3||1||2||0||0||0||1||0||1|
|Moore, Jessica p||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||6||0|
Stanford 5 (27-9,1-6 Pac-12)
|White, L. lf||3||2||2||1||1||0||4||0||0|
|Gerhart, T. p||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||0|
Score by Innings R H E ----------------------------------------- Oregon.............. 102 130 1 - 8 9 1 Stanford............ 002 021 0 - 5 11 3 -----------------------------------------
|E - Ceo, C(5); Winter(9); White, L.(3); Becerra(4). LOB - ORE 5; Stanford 9. 2B - Chambers, K(8); Roulund(3). 3B - Pappas, S(1); Hansen(5). HR - Howard, K(7); Cuico, K(4). HBP - Hanewich. SH - Chambers, K(3). SF - Cuico, K(3). SB - Howard, K(2); Chambers, K(5); Winter(10); Schmidt(1). CS - Schmidt(1).|
|Moore, Jessica W,17-5||7.0||11||5||5||3||5||0||0||1||0||31||35||4||11||153|
|Gerhart, T. L,22-5||7.0||9||8||5||2||3||0||0||0||0||30||34||8||10||116|
Win - Moore, J (17-5). Loss - Gerhart, T. (22-5). Save - None.
HBP - by Moore, J (Hanewich). PB - Peterson, A(6); Burns(3). Pitches/strikes:
Moore, J 153/102; Gerhart, T. 116/72.
Umpires - HP: Calvin Walker 1B: Smokey Edds 3B: Vince Price
2012 OREGON SOFTBALL
#18 Oregon at #14 Stanford
Apr 05, 2012 at Stanford, Calif. (Smith Family Stadium)
|Oregon starters: 3/2b Howard, K; 22/3b Ceo, C; 8/ss Chambers, K; 33/1b Cuico, K; 14/c Peterson, A; 0/cf Pappas, S; 17/dp Nieto, C; 1/rf Goodrum, S; 2/lf Burger, A; 12/p Moore, J;|
|Stanford starters: 7/2b Winter; 5/lf White, L.; 3/ss Hansen; 6/rf Roulund; 25/c Burns; 2/1b Rich; 1/3b Becerra; 14/cf Hanewich; 9/dp Schmidt; 15/p Gerhart, T.;|
|Oregon 1st - Howard, K struck out looking (2-2 BBKSK). Ceo, C singled to left field, advanced to second on a fielding error by lf (3-2 BFFBBFFF). Ceo, C advanced to third on a passed ball. Chambers, K walked (3-2 KKBBFBFB). Cuico, K flied out to lf, SF, RBI (0-0); Ceo, C scored, unearned. Chambers, K stole second. Peterson, A grounded out to 2b (1-1 KB). 1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB.|
|Stanford 1st - Winter lined out to lf (2-2 BKSB). White, L. grounded out to 3b (1-2 KSBF). Hansen popped up to ss (2-2 BKBK). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.|
|Oregon 2nd - Pappas, S flied out to lf (1-1 KB). Nieto, C struck out looking (2-2 FSBFBK). Goodrum, S grounded out to 2b (1-1 FB). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.|
|Stanford 2nd - Roulund struck out swinging (1-2 BFSS). Burns singled up the middle (1-0 B). Rich reached on a fielder's choice (2-2 FFBFB); Burns out at second 2b to ss. Becerra singled to shortstop (1-2 FFB); Rich advanced to second. Hanewich hit by pitch (3-2 FBSB); Becerra advanced to second; Rich advanced to third. Schmidt grounded out to p (0-1 K). 0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB.|
|Oregon 3rd - Burger, A singled down the lf line (1-0 B). Howard, K homered to left field, 2 RBI (0-0); Burger, A scored. Ceo, C grounded out to ss (3-2 FBKBFFB). Chambers, K grounded out to 3b (0-1 S). Cuico, K struck out swinging (3-2 BKBSBFFS). 2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.|
|Stanford 3rd - Winter walked (3-2 BSBFBB). White, L. singled to third base, advanced to second on a throwing error by 3b (1-2 BKF); Winter scored. Hansen tripled to right center, RBI (1-2 KBFF); White, L. scored. Roulund grounded out to 3b (0-0). Burns grounded out to 2b (0-1 K). Rich popped up to c (0-0). 2 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB.|
|Oregon 4th - Peterson, A grounded out to ss (0-0). Pappas, S tripled to right center (2-1 BBS). Nieto, C flied out to rf (3-2 BSBBS). Goodrum, S reached on an error by 2b (1-2 KFB); Pappas, S scored, unearned. Burger, A out at first 3b to 2b, bunt. 1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB.|
|Stanford 4th - Becerra grounded out to p (1-0 B). Hanewich walked (3-1 BBKBB). Schmidt reached on a fielder's choice (0-2 FKFF); Hanewich out at second ss to 2b. Schmidt stole second. Winter singled to second base (2-2 BKFFB); Schmidt advanced to third. Winter stole second; Schmidt out at home c to ss to c, caught stealing. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.|
|Oregon 5th - Howard, K walked (3-1 KBBBB). Howard, K stole second. Ceo, C reached on an error by 3b (0-0). Chambers, K out at first p to 2b, SAC, bunt (1-1 BF); Ceo, C advanced to second; Howard, K advanced to third. Cuico, K homered to left field, 3 RBI (0-0); Ceo, C scored, unearned; Howard, K scored. Peterson, A flied out to cf (0-0). Pappas, S fouled out to lf (0-1 F). 3 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 0 LOB.|
|Stanford 5th - White, L. walked (3-0 BBBB). Hansen singled up the middle (3-2 KFFBBB); White, L. advanced to second. Roulund singled to pitcher (1-1 BF); Hansen advanced to second; White, L. advanced to third. Burns struck out looking (0-2 KFK). Rich singled to left field, 2 RBI, advanced to second on the throw (3-1 BBBK); Roulund advanced to third; Hansen scored; White, L. scored. Becerra grounded out to p (0-1 K). Hanewich struck out looking (2-2 BKKBK). 2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.|
|Oregon 6th - Nieto, C lined out to ss (2-1 BFB). Goodrum, S grounded out to 3b (0-0). Burger, A singled to pitcher (3-2 BFBBFF). Howard, K flied out to lf (0-0). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.|
|Stanford 6th - Schmidt singled to first base (2-2 KFBBF). Schmidt advanced to second on a passed ball. Winter grounded out to p (3-2 FBBBFFF); Schmidt advanced to third. White, L. singled through the left side, RBI (0-0); Schmidt scored. Hansen reached on a fielder's choice (1-2 BKK); White, L. out at second p to ss. Roulund doubled down the rf line (0-1 F); Hansen advanced to third. Burns popped up to 2b (0-0). 1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.|
|Oregon 7th - Ceo, C out at first 3b to 2b (2-1 BKB). Chambers, K doubled down the lf line. Cuico, K singled up the middle (1-0 B); Chambers, K advanced to third. Peterson, A singled, bunt, RBI (1-0 B); Cuico, K advanced to second; Chambers, K scored. Pappas, S flied out to cf (2-1 BKB). Nieto, C grounded out to 3b (1-0 B). 1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.|
|Stanford 7th - Rich struck out swinging (1-2 KBFS). Becerra struck out looking (3-2 FSBBFBFFK). Hanewich grounded out to p (2-2 SFBFB). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.|
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