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No. 11 Ducks Cap Regular Season vs. No. 12 Bruins
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Release Date: 05/11/2011
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THIS WEEKEND’S PAC-10 SOFTBALL ACTION
Opponent: No. 12 UCLA (32-15, 8-10)
Location: Howe Field, Eugene, Ore.
Game times: Thu., May 12 - 6 p.m. PT; Fri., May 13 – 6 p.m. PT; Sun., May 14 – 11:30 a.m. PT
Opponent Website: www.UCLAbruins.com

THIS WEEK’S PROMOTIONS
• Thu., 5/12: UCLA, 6 p.m. – LIGHTS OUT AT HOWE: All faculty and staff receive free admission with their UO ID card. Select faculty members will also serve as honorary guest coaches.
• Fri., 5/13: UCLA, 6 p.m. – TAKE A KID TO THE GAME: Kids receive $1 admission when they wear their Kidsports jersey or t-shirt. Local Bi-Mart stores also have vouchers for $2 admission.
• Sat., 5/14: UCLA, 11:30 a.m. – SENIOR NIGHT: Senior citizens receive admission for only $1. Vouchers are available at the Howe Field ticket window for $5 off reserved baseball tickets for the 2 p.m. game that day.


SETTING THE STAGE
After winning its last three series en route to victories in seven of its last nine games, the No. 11 University of Oregon softball team (37-13, 9-9) wraps up the regular season in the friendly confines of Howe Field against returning national champion UCLA (32-15, 8-10).

Entering the weekend tied for fourth in the Pac-10, UO sits a game ahead of the 11-time national champion Bruins. The two teams meet for single games each day that start Thursday, May 12 at 6 p.m., Friday, May 13 at 6 p.m. and Saturday, May 13 at 11:30 a.m.

Before Saturday's finale, UO will honor a senior class that has fueled one of the greatest runs in program history, including its first-ever Super Regional trip and a pair of regional bids the past three years.

UO now sports its most Pac-10 wins (9) since 2003 and ’04 (10), and sits one game ahead of the Bruins in the league race and final jockeying for preferred postseason seedings.  

Later this weekend, the softball world will tune into the 64-team NCAA Tournament selection show on Sunday, May 15 at 7 p.m. PT on ESPN-U.


FURTHER UP DOWN THE ROAD
Next week, the postseason kicks off with 16, four-team regionals held Thursday-Saturday, May 19-22.

Eight, two-team, two-day Super Regionals will be held the following weekend on Thursday-Sunday, May 26-29, and the Women’s College World Series in Oklahoma City, Okla., caps the season on Thursday-Wednesday, June 2-8.

Each weekend series is double-elimination format, and more information on the NCAA tourney is available at the www.NCAAsports.com website.

 

RECENT DUCK ACTION
Last weekend at home, UO went 2-1 vs. No. 10 Stanford to end a 10-game series losing streak and take its first season series vs. the Cardinal since 2007.

In Tucson the weekend before, the Ducks took the season series with eight-time national champion Arizona for the third time in the rivalry dating back to 1984. Oregon won the openers, 2-0 and 12-6, then came back from a 5-0 deficit in the finale to narrowly fall, 7-6, to the returning national runner-up.

The weekend before, UO topped Oregon State, 7-1, 7-4 and 8-1, for its first Civil War sweep since 1994 (and fourth since the first series in 1974).

Sporting the third-most overall wins in the Pac-10, No. 12 Oregon has posted 10 wins against top-20 teams, including six vs. top-10-ranked Pac-10 rivals – then-No. 10 Stanford (twice), then-No. 9 Arizona (twice), then-No. 3 ASU and then-No. 6 Washington.

Among those victories:
In last week’s Stanford series, sophomore Jessica Moore logged her fifth shutout of the season in the 2-0 second-game win and struck out eight - the team’s season high in Pac-10 play. In the 4-2 finale, she struck out six in 3.2 innings in relief, and helped force Cardinal to strand 15 base runners. Moore held Stanford to hitting / scoring marks of .194 and 1.94 runs/per/game, far below its nationally-ranked season averages of .318 and 5.52 rpg.

- UO pounded out season highs in home runs (5) and hits (16) in a 12-6 win over the Wildcats, while its 2-0 shutout was its sixth win in the last 12 contests between the two teams (compared with a 16-79 mark in the series overall).
- UO one-hit the Sun Devils, 2-1, in mid-April – then the nation’s leader in hitting (.380) and second in runs per game (8.76).
- UO beat the returning World Series advancer Huskies, 8-0, in the finale – its largest win in the series dating back to 1993.


AROUND THE LEAGUE
The Pac-10 continues to confirm its reputation as the Conference of Champions with three teams already topping the national polls this season - Arizona, ASU and UCLA. UO is one of seven league members ranked top 15 nationally this week, and the eighth and final program (OSU) received a vote in the national poll a month ago.

As expected before the season, the Pac-10 is unquestionably the deepest league in the nation. Since its early-April loss to UO, No. 1 ASU (48-5, 15-3) has won 15 games in a row and leads the league by two games. No. 5 California (37-9, 13-5), has won eight in a row and stands second in the league chase for the second straight week.

After it went 2-1 in L.A. last week, No. 10 Arizona (39-14, 10-8) follows in third place, one game ahead of UO and No. 11 Stanford who have identical records (37-13, 9-9) and are tied for fourth place. The No. 12 Bruins (32-15, 8-1) trail one game back, while No. 14 Washington (32-13, 7-11) fell to seventh in the race after it was swept at home by No. 1 ASU. Oregon State (18-25, 1-17) follows in eighth place.


DUCK-BRUIN SERIES HISTORY
In the rivalry dating back to 1985, Oregon has taken the season series once when it swept UCLA in 2005 (3-1, 2-1, 3-0), and also tied the four-game series in 1998. The Bruins are on a 15-game series winning streak dating back to that aforementioned Duck sweep in ’05.

Since the first NCAA softball tournament in 1982, UCLA won seven of the first 11 NCAA titles (1982-83-85-88-89-90-92), then added crowns in 1999, 2003, ’04 and ‘10, while its 12th title from 1995 was vacated. 

All-time, the Bruins own a 70-12 advantage in its series with the Ducks.


RECENT DUCK HEROES
After five Duck errors and only three hits thwarted a solid first-game performance against the then-No. 10 Cardinal, sophomore Jessica Moore raised her play in the second game. Her fifth shutout of the season included eight strikeouts - the team’s season high in Pac-10 play. In the 4-2 finale, she struck out six in 3.2 innings in relief, and helped force Stanford to strand 15 baserunners. Moore held the Cardinal to hitting / scoring marks of .194 and 1.94 runs/per/game, far below its nationally-ranked season averages of .318 and 5.52 rpg.

Three Ducks hit single homers on the weekend – juniors Kelsey Chambers and Christie Nieto and freshman Alexa Peterson – and Chambers moved into a tie for eighth all-time for UO for round-trippers in a season and ninth in a career (11 / 24). Team-wise, UO’s 65 homers this year are only four shy of the school record (69) that came in a 69-game season in 1999.

Peterson paced the team in hitting for the series (.444), and two others topped .300 – senior Monique Fuiava (.375, 1 2B, 1 3B) and sophomore Samantha Pappas (.375).


SEASON SCORECARD
In its first five, three-game series in Pac-10 play, UO has swept Oregon State, 3-0; topped both then-No. 9 Arizona, and then-No. 10 Cardinal, 2-1; went 1-2 vs. a pair of top-10 teams - then-No. 3 Arizona State (W 2-1, L, 2-0, 10-5) and at then-No. 6 Washington (W, 8-0; L, 3-2, 4-2); then dropped all three games at then-No. 13 Cal (5-0, 2-0, 5-2).

In other top-20 tilts, UO opened the year with wins vs. then-No. 16 BYU (5-0) and then-No. 19 Texas A&M (3-2). In Las Vegas the next week, it handed World Series returnee and then-No. 9 Hawai’i its first loss of the season (13-5, 5 innings). Two weeks later in Orlando, it split with then-No. 1 Alabama (10-0 loss, 5 innings) and then-No. 17 Louisiana-Lafayette (5-2 win).

Against 2010 NCAA tourney returnees, UO is 13-11 overall this season with added wins vs. Illinois (2-1), Illinois State (6-0, 6 innings) and North Carolina (1-0), and a loss to Virginia (3-2).

 

BRUIN SEASON REVIEW
In Pac-10 play this year, the Bruins have won Pac-10 series vs. Oregon State (3-0) and then-No. 9 Washington (2-1); and lost to then-No. 9 Arizona (2-1), then-No. 13 Stanford (2-1), at then-No. 1 Arizona State (2-1), at then-No. 9 Cal (3-0). 

In its 24-5 non-conference run, UCLA scored key wins came over then-No. 6 Oklahoma (3-0) and BYU (5-2), while its non-conference losses came to Arkansas (4-3),then-No. 4 Florida (4-1), then-No. 8 Tennessee (7-1), Baylor (5-1) and BYU (6-4).

Team-wise, UCLA stands top 50 nationally this week in home runs (13th, 1.3 p/g), slugging (16th, .522), doubles (20th, 1.49 p/g), scoring (27th, 5.70 p/g) and batting (30th, .311).

Among individual rankings, Bruins ranked top 75 nationally include GiOnna DiSalvatore (doubles, 26th, 0.32 p/g), Andrea Harrison (on-base pct., 36th, .512; slugging, 37th, .759; home runs, 58th, 13; RBI, 55th, 0.96 p/g; walks, 73rd, 0.60 p/g) and Kellie Fox (RBI, 68th, 0.94 p/g), Donna Kerr (strikeouts p/7inn., 56th, 7.90; saves, 74th, 2), Aleah Macon (walks, 73rd, 0.60 p/g; saves, 74th, 2), Jessica Hall (saves, 74th, 2)

DiSalvatore and Harrison are returning All-Pac-10 First-Team picks last season, and the former player is UCLA's all-time leader in doubles with 63, thanks to her 15 this season. Kellie Fox has hit 11 homers and is the fifth UCLA freshman to reach double figures in homers.

Fifth-year head coach Kelly Inouye-Perez earned her 200th career victory on March 11 against Sacramento State and stands 215-64 overall.


HOME SWEET HOWE
Sporting a 10-3 home record this year, UO has recently celebrated its first series sweep of Oregon State since 1994, and its first series advantage (2-1) vs. then-No. 10 Stanford since 2007. Two weeks before, Oregon’s 2-1 win vs. then-No. 3 ASU in early April marked its fifth, top-10 ranked Pac-10 victim at Howe Field in as many series (going back to 2010). Earlier this season, UO went 4-0 in non-conference action vs. Weber State (6-1, 6-2) and Utah State (11-3, 9-0).

In 2010, the Ducks went 14-5 in the friendly confines after they rattled off a 12-0 start, then staked at least one win in every home series against the nation's top conference. Oregon's perfect early season run included its first-ever sweep of then-No. 13 Cal in April. The following weekend, UO beat its first top-ranked team, then-No. 1 Washington, since 2004, with its 4-0 victory against the returning national player of the year Danielle Lawrie. Oregon’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.


RECENT DUCK STARTERS (2011/‘10/Career Starts)
C: Alexa Peterson (40/-/40)
1B: Monique Fuiava (42/56/206), Kailee Cuico (36/-/36)
2B: Kaylan Howard (44/56/100)
SS: Kelsey Chambers (46/57/152)
3B: Courtney Ceo (47/-/47)
RF: Samantha Pappas (44/57101), Christie Nieto (33/-/33)
CF: Samantha Pappas (44/57/101), Allie Burger (45/56/101)
LF: Kaitlin Vitek (36/24/93), Allie Burger (44/56/100)


IN THE POLLS
In this week’s 14th edition of the national polls, the Ducks jumped to No. 11 and No. 14 in the USA Softball and the NFCA editions.

Oregon has now been ranked for 25 straight weeks by USA Softball and 19 straight polls by the NFCA. UO's week-by-week NFCA/USA SB rankings this year follow: 5/3 (12/17), 4/26 (16/19), 4/19 (19/21), 4/12 (17/17), 4/5 (15/16), 3/30 (14/15), 3/23 (15/16), 3/16 (16/15), 3/9 (15/14), 3/2 (13/13), 2/22 (13/13), 2/15 (14/14), Preseason (14/14).

Among this week's two editions, nine Duck foes were ranked top 25 (USA SB / NFCA) - Arizona State (1/1), Alabama (4/4), California (5/6), Arizona (10/10), Stanford (12/11), Washington (14/15), UCLA (15/12), Texas A&M (19/18) and Louisiana-Lafayette (25/25).

Two other Duck opponents – BYU and Pacific - received vote(s) in at least one poll.

Overall in both editions, Arizona State ranked first in both polls for the third straight week after it swept Washington in Seattle last weekend.

Michigan held steady at No. 2 after it beat both Minnesota and Ohio State twice; Florida jumped to No.3 after it swept the previous No. 3, Tennessee; Alabama improved to fourth after it swept Ole Miss to win its second straight SEC title; No. 5 Texas split with Missouri and lost to Texas A&M, and the other No. 5, California, swept Oregon State in Corvallis.

Complete NFCA and USA Softball 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.


PAC-10 RANKINGS
Oregon again paced the Pac-10 this week in batters struck out (382), batters struck out looking (103), most stolen bases in a game (8 vs. North Texas) and most doubles in a game (a school record 8 vs. Utah State), while senior Brittany Rumfelt ranked second in the league in relief appearances (19).

Here is a listing of various noteworthy Duck team and individual rankings this week.
 
Individual – Hitting (leader)

Courtney Ceo
Batting – 8th, .405 (Hansen, Stanford, .497)

Monique Fuiava
Doubles – 7th, 12 (Hansen, Stanford, 23)
Slugging – 7th, .720 (Hansen, Stanford, .804)
Batting – 9th, .398 (Hansen, Stanford, .398)
RBI – 10th, 43 (Chambers, Arizona, 63)

Kaitlin Vitek
Sac Flies – 2nd, 4 (Parlich, ASU, 5)

Kelsey Chambers
Sac Flies – 4th T, (Parlich, ASU, 5)
Home Runs – 8th T, (Chambers, Arizona, 17)

Christie Nieto
Hit by Pitch – 6th, 8 (Wallace, Cal, 15)

Alexa Peterson
Runners Picked Off – 5th, 1 (Wright, Wash, 4)
Hit by Pitch – 9th, 7 (Wallace, Cal, 15)

Samantha Pappas
Stolen Bases – 7th, 13 (Hassman, Stan., 33)
 
Individual – Pitching (leader)

Jessica Moore
ERA – 4th, 1.58 (Henderson, Cal, .70)
Saves – 4th-t, 2 (Escobedo, ASU, 5)
Batters SO Looking – 4th, 54 (Henderson, Cal, 94)
Wins – 5th, 20 (Henderson, Cal, 33)
Batters SO – 5th, 174 (Henderson, Cal, 254)
Opp. Batting– 5th, .196 (Escobedo, ASU, .171)
Appearances – 7th, 33 (Henderson, Cal, 40)
Innings – 6th, 163.2 (Henderson, Cal, 258.2)

Samantha Skillingstad
ERA – 8th, 2.17 (Henderson, Cal, .70)
Opp. Batting– 8th, .201 (Escobedo, ASU, .171)
Games in Relief – 8th T, 11 (Hall, OSU, 20)
Batters SO Looking – 9th, 30 (Henderson, Cal, 94)
Batters SO – 10th, 109 (Henderson, Cal, 254)

Brittany Rumfelt
Games in Relief – 2nd, 19 (Hall, OSU, 20)
Games Finished – 4th, 13 (Hall, OSU, 16)
Opp. Batting – 9th, .202 (Escobedo, ASU, .171)

Mikayla Endicott
Games in Relief – 4th, 14 (Hall, OSU, 20)

Team – Hitting (leader)
Sac Bunts – 2nd, 29 (UCLA, 34)
Sac Flies – 2nd, 14 (Stanford, 15)
Home Runs – 3rd, 65 (Arizona, 71)
Stolen Bases – 3rd, 59 (Stanford, 86)
Total Bases – 4th, 642 (ASU, 755)
Runs Scored – 4th, 274 (ASU, 404)
Slugging Pct. – 5th, .503 (Arizona, .547)
Hits – 5th, 384 (ASU 485)
Triples – 5th, 4 (Cal, 10)
Hit by Pitch – 5th, 31 (Stanford, 46)
Batting – 6th, .301 (ASU, .348)
Doubles – 6th, 55 (Arizona, 74)
Walks – 6th, 136 (ASU, 229)
Runs Batted In – 6th, 242 (ASU, 379)
On-Base Pct. – 7th, .378 (ASU, .442)

Team Pitching (leader)
Batters Struck Out – 1st, 382
Batters SO out looking – 1st, 103
Wins – 2nd tied, (ASU, 48)
Opposing Batting – 2nd, .204 (ASU, .199)
Earned Run Avg – 4th, 2.00, (Cal, 1.58)
Innings– 4th, 325.0 (Arizona, 336.2)
Saves – 5th, 3 (UCLA, 6)
Walks – 6th, 158 (Cal, 83)


ON THE CHARTS
Last weekend vs. then-No. 10 Stanford, sophomore Jessica Moore continued her ascent up the Duck all-time season lists in strikeouts (fifth, 174) and wins (eighth, 20-tied), and also improved her stature career-wise for UO in strikeouts (fifth, 412) and wins (ninth, 36).

Junior Kelsey Chambers ' team-leading 11th round-tripper of 2011 moved her into a four-way tie for eighth all-time for UO in a season and into a tie for ninth on the career list (24) with former Duck Ann Marie Topps.

 
UO ALL-TIME PITCHING HITTING CHARTS

Allie Burger
Season
Batting – 11th, .387, 2010

Game
*Stolen Bases – 4th-t, 3, vs. Utah State, 3/20/11
RBI - 10th-t, 5, vs. Oregon State, 4/3/10

Courtney Ceo
Game
*Hits - 2nd-t, 4, vs. Arkansas, 2/19/11

Kailee Cuico
Game
*Doubles – 1st-t, 3 vs. Utah State, 3/20/11

Kelsey Chambers
Career
Home Runs - 9th-t, 24

Season
*Home Runs – 8th-t, 11, 2011 (6th is 12, 4th is 14)

Game
*Home Runs – 3rd-t, 2, vs. Nevada, 2/22/11
*Home Runs – 3rd-t, 2, vs. #9 Arizona, 4/30/11

Monique Fuiava
Career
Doubles – 4th, 37 (3rd is 38, 2nd is 39, 1st is 41)
Home Runs – 6th, 27 (5th is 31, 4th is 33, 2nd-t is 35)

Season
*Doubles - 10th-t, 12, 2011 (9th is 13, 4th is 14)
*Runs Batted In - * 43, 2011 (9th is 44, 8th is 45)

Game
Hits – 2nd-t, 4, vs. #13 California, 4/9/10
Home Runs - 3rd-, 2, vs. Cal Poly, 2/9/08
Home Runs - 3rd-, 2, vs. Cal State Fullerton, 2/13/09
RBI – 5th-t, 6, vs Cal Poly, 2/9/08
*RBI – 10th-t, 5, Monique Fuiava , at PSU, 3/23/11
Home Runs – 3rd-t, 2, vs. Cal Poly, 2/9/08
Home Runs – 3rd-t, 2, vs. Cal State Fullerton, 2/13/09

Samantha Pappas
Season
RBI – 3rd, 48, 2010
Slugging – 7th, .641, 2010
Total Bases – 7th-t, 107, 2010
Home Runs – 8th-t, 11, 2010
Batting – 12th, .383, 2010

Game
*Stolen Bases – 4th-t, 3, vs. N. Texas, 2/12/11
RBI - 10th-t, 5, 3/26/10

Alexa Peterson
Game
*Home Runs – 3rd-t, 2, vs. Nevada, 2/18/11


UO ALL-TIME PITCHING CHARTS

Jessica Moore
Career
Strikeouts – 5th, 412 (4th is 435, 3rd is 445, 2nd is 474)
Shutouts – 8th-t, 9 (7th is 11, 6th is 12, 5th is 14)
Wins – 9th, 36 (8th is 41, 7th is 47, 5th is 49)

Season
Strikeouts, 1st, 238, 2010
*Strikeouts – 5th, 174, 2011 (4th is 180, 3rd is 202)

Game
Strikeouts – 3rd, 14, vs. Portland State, 5/6/10
Strikeouts – 4th,13, vs. No. 3 Arizona, 5/7/10
Strikeouts – 5t, 12, vs. Creighton, 2/12/10
Strikeouts – 5t, 1, vs. Cal Poly, 3/6/10
* Strikeouts – 5t, 12, vs. No. 16 BYU, 2/10/11
* Strikeouts – 11t, 11, vs. No. 19 Texas A&M, 2/25/11
* Strikeouts – 11t, 11, vs. North Carolina, 3/4/11
Strikeouts – 17t, 10, vs. Hawai’i, 2/26/10
Strikeouts – 17t, 10, at PSU, 3/23/10
Strikeouts – 17t, 10, at Oregon State, 4/1/10

Samantha Skillingstad
Career
Strikeouts – 6th, 398 (4th is 435, 3rd is 445)
Appearances - 9t, 92 (8th is 114, 7th is 119)
Shutouts – 11th, 7 (10th is 9, 8th is 10)
Wins – 11th, 32 (9th is 33, 8th is 41)

Season
Strikeouts – 6th, 170, 2009

Game
Strikeouts – 5t, 12, at PSU, 3/23/10
Strikeouts – 11t, 11, vs. N. Dakota, 3/13/10
Strikeouts – 17t, 10, at Stanford, 4/24/09

Brittany Rumfelt
Game
Strikeouts – 17t, 10, vs. No. 12 Missouri, 2/27/09


THIS WEEK’S OPPONENT INFO – UCLA Bruins (32-15, 8-10)
 
Website: www.UCLAbruins.com
Location: Los Angeles, Calif.
Founded: 1919 / Enrollment: 37,500
Colors: Blue & Gold
Head Coach: Kelly Inouye-Perez
Career Record (Years): 215-64 (5th year)
Record at School: Same
Assistants: Lisa Fernandez, Gina Vecchione,
Andrea Duran (Vol.)
2010 Overall Record: 50-11
2010 Pac-10 Record: 14-7 (2nd)
2010 Postseason: National Champion
Ret. Letterwinners/Starters/Pitchers: 16/6/3
Series Record: UCLA leads, 70-12

Top Bruin Players / Key 2011 Stats
Andrea Harrison, Jr., OF-.394, 54 H, 11 2B, 13 HR, 45 RB, 28 BB
Kellie Fox, Fr., IF - .364, 48 H, 9 2B, 11 HR, 44 RBI, 27 BB
GiOnna DiSalvatore, Sr., IF - .336, 51 H, 15 2B, 4 HR, 26 RBI, 22 BB
B.B. Bates, So., OF - .327, 50 H, 7 2B, 8 HR, 32 RBI
Alyssa Tiumalu, Fr., C - .325, 37 H, 9 HR, 23 RBI
Katie Schroeder, Jr., OF - .322, 49 H, 11 2B, 4 HR, 25 BB
Donna Kerr, Sr., P – 2.17 ERA, 12-7, 141.1 IP, 159 SO, 55 BB, 115 H
Jessica Hall – 2.65 ERA, 15-8, 126.2 IP, 104 SO, 66 BB, 104 H
 

All-Time Series vs. UCLA (UCLA leads 70-12)
 
Date Winner Result Score (UO Pitcher of Record)
4/30/10    at #5 UCLA    L    4-11    (Moore)
5/1/10    at #5 UCLA    L    2-10 (5)    (Skillingstad)
5/2/10    at #5 UCLA    L    2-10 (6)    (Moore)
4/18/09    #3 UCLA    L    9-2    (Rice)
4/19/09    #3 UCLA    L    6-0    (Skillingstad)
5/1/09    at #2 UCLA    L    8-0    (Skillingstad)
3/29/08    at #1 UCLA    L    2-0    (Rice)
3/30/08    at #1 UCLA    L    12-0    (Cook)
5/8/08    #3 UCLA    L    3-1    (Cook)
4/14/07    #14 UCLA*    L    13-3    (Rice)
4/15/07    #14 UCLA*    L    5-1    (Rice)
4/27/07    at #12 UCLA*    L    8-0    (Rice)
4/22/06    #1 UCLA    L    3-9    (Cook)
4/23/06    #1 UCLA    L     2-5    (Rice)
5/5/06    #1 UCLA    L    0-7    (Harris)
4/2/05    #7 UCLA*    W    3-1    (Harris)
4/2/05    #7 UCLA*    W    2-1    (Cook)
5/12/05    at #12 UCLA*    W    3-0    (Harris)
4/17/04    at #3 UCLA*    W    4-3    (Nyhus)
4/18/04    at #3 UCLA*    L    2-3    (Nyhus)
4/30/04    #3 UCLA*    L    0-2    (Nyhus)
4/12/03    vs. UCLA*    W    5-4    (Harris)
4/13/03    vs. UCLA*    L    9-3    (Meashintubby)
5/2/03    at UCLA*    L    4-3    (Harris)
4/20/02    at UCLA*    L    0-7    (McMurren)
4/21/02    at UCLA*    L    1-3    (Kontra)
5/3/02    vs. UCLA*    L    1-2    (McMurren)
4/21/01    vs. UCLA    L    3-4    (Wangler)
4/22/01    vs. UCLA    L    3-6    (Vidlund)
5/4/01    at UCLA    L    4-6    (McMurren)
4/7/00    vs. UCLA*    L    0-6    (McMurren)
5/13/00    at UCLA*    L    2-5    (McMurren)
5/13/00    at UCLA*    L    4-12    (Haag)
4/17/99    vs. UCLA*    L    1-6    (McMurren)
4/17/99    vs. UCLA*    L    1-16    (Haag)
5/1/99    at UCLA*    L    2-5    (Smith)
5/1/99    at UCLA*    W    5-2    (McMurren)
4/18/98    at UCLA*    W    6-5    (Cook)
4/18/98    at UCLA*    L    4-10    (Smith)
5/2/98    vs. UCLA *    L    4-7    (Cook)
5/2/98    vs. UCLA*    W    3-1    (Smith)
2/28/97    vs. UCLA    L    0-19    (P. Martinez)
3/22/97    at UCLA*    L    1-13    (Cook)
3/22/97    at UCLA*    L    0-8    (P. Martinez)
4/26/97    vs. UCLA*    L    0-2    (Cook)
4/26/97    vs. UCLA*    L    4-8    (Christie)
3/23/96    at UCLA*    L    2-4    (Cook)
3/23/96    at UCLA*    L    2-4    (Martinez)
4/28/96    vs. UCLA*    L    1-8    (Martinez)
4/28/96    vs. UCLA*    L    5-9    (Martinez)
4/14/95    vs. UCLA*    L    0-7    (Kampfer)
5/1/95    vs. UCLA*    L    1-13    (Kampfer)
5/1/95    vs. UCLA*    L    0-5    (Martinez)
3/29/94    at UCLA*    L    0-1    (Taylor)
3/29/94    at UCLA*    L    0-2    (Taylor)
5/11/94    vs. UCLA*    W    3-2    (Taylor)
5/11/94    vs. UCLA*    L    2-1    (Hickson)
3/29/93    at UCLA*    L    0-3    (Taylor)
3/29/93    at UCLA*    L    1-2    (Taylor)
4/19/92    vs. UCLA*    L    1-4    (Taylor)
4/19/92    vs. UCLA*    L    1-4    (Godwin)
2/17/91    vs. UCLA    L    5-1    (Wiese)
3/25/91    at UCLA*    L    5-0    (Taylor)
3/25/91    at UCLA*    L    10-0    (Wiese)
4/21/91    vs. UCLA*    L    7-0    (Taylor)
4/21/91    vs. UCLA*    L    4-0    (Dumoski)
2/18/90    vs. UCLA    L    2-0    (Wiese)
3/27/90    at UCLA*    L    1-0    (Wiese)
3/27/90    at UCLA*    W    3-0    (Wiese)
3/30/89    at UCLA*    L    0-1    (Wiese)
3/30/89    at UCLA*    W    1-0    (Wiese)
5/6/89    vs. UCLA*    L    2-3    (Wiese)
5/6/89    vs. UCLA*    L    0-2    (Wiese)
3/20/88    at UCLA*    L    1-0    (Voeller)
3/20/88    at UCLA*    W    2-0    (Jones)
5/7/88    at  UCLA*    L    3-2    (Voeller)
5/7/88    at  UCLA*    L    5-1    (Jones)
3/8/87    vs. UCLA    L    7-0    (Schroeder)
4/27/87    vs. UCLA*    L    6-3    (Voeller)
4/27/87    vs. UCLA*    L    2-0    (Schroeder)
3/7/86    vs. UCLA    L    0-4    (Voeller)
1985    UCLA        L    0-1

 
POWER SURGE
Only four homers shy of its school record, 12 Duck players have continued to sock 65 homers (for a 1.3 home run per game ratio). Compare that with last year’s total (51) in 57 games by 13 players that ranked fourth-most overall in school history. From a historical standpoint, UO is only four shy of its school record (69) came in a 69-game season in 1999 (for a 1.0 per game ratio).

With her three homers the last two weeks vs. then-No. 10 Stanford and then-No. 9 Arizona, junior Kelsey Chambers now has a career-high 11 homers this year – tied for the eighth-best mark all-time for UO in a season (11) – and her 24 career-wise is tied for ninth all-time for the Ducks. On the career list, senior Monique Fuiava stands sixth all-time for the Ducks on the career charts (27),and Pappas hit 11 homers last year and tied for eighth all-time for UO in a season.

Three weeks ago, senior Kaitlin Vitek hit three homers vs. Oregon State to also give her a career-best (8), and tie for second on the team with Fuiava.

Other Ducks that have cleared the fences include sophomore Samantha Pappas (7), freshman Kailee Cuico (6), junior Christie Nieto (6), freshmen Courtney Ceo (5) and Alexa Peterson (5), junior Lindsey Chambers (3), and sophomores Kaylan Howard (3), Jessica Moore (2) and Allie Burger (1).

Four Ducks have connected on four grand slams this year: senior Monique Fuiava in a win at PSU, junior Christie Nieto vs. then-No. 9 Hawai’i as a pinch-hitter, sophomore Samantha Pappas and freshman Kailee Cuico in separate games vs. UNLV. In prior years, Fuiava connected on a grand slam as a freshman vs. Cal Poly, and last year a pair of then-freshmen turned the trick - Samantha Pappas vs. Idaho State and Kaylan Howard in a NCAA regional win at then-No. 7 Georgia Tech.


AT AN ALL-TIME HIGH
Under head coach Mike White ’s tutelage, the Duck pitching staff is on another near season-record pace for strikeouts (382, 325.0 innings (1.18 K/Inning)). The current record belongs to the same staff last year (470, 381.2 innings (1.23 K/Inning)) that easily topped the former mark (394, 432.2 innings, 57 games) set ny White’s former crew in 2004. Here are other notable current and 2010 Duck team rankings compared to the school season record (note: UO has played 50 games so far this year):

Hitting – 2011 Team Stats (2010 / *UO Record (# of games))
Batting Average - .301 (2010 - 2nd, .299 / *2007 -.310 (59))
Slugging – .503 (2010 - 2nd, .460 / *2007 - .482 (59))
Sacrifice Flies – 14 (2010 – 2nd, 15; *2007 – 16th (59))
Hits – 384 (2010 – 9th, 442 (*1989 – 552 (70))
Home Runs – 65 (2010 - 4th, 51 / *1999 – *69 (69))
RBI – 242 (2010 - 5th, 239 / *1999 – 307 (69))
Total Bases – 642 (2010 - 5th, 679 / *1999 – *834 (69))
Runs – 274 (2010 - 7th, 258 / *1998 - 361 (71))
Doubles – 55 (4th-t, 72 / *1999 – 92 (69))

Pitching – 2011 Team Stats (2010 / UO Record (# of games))
Strikeouts – 382 (*2010 - 1st, 470 (57))
Saves – 3 (2010 - 3rd, 6 / *2003 – 17 (56))
Opposing Batting – .203 (2010 - 12th, .236 / *1985 - .176 (50))
Shutouts – 12 (2010 - 6th, 14; *1989 – 27 (70))
 

NATIONAL CRED
This week in the NCAA stat rankings, the Ducks ranked top 50 as a team in six categories, while individuals stood top 100 in 16 categories. A complete listing is available at the http://web1.ncaa.org/stats/StatsSrv/ranksummary?sportCode=WSB URL address, and UO’s top rankings follow:
 
DUCK TEAM NCAA RANKINGS (Leader)
Home Runs per Game – 12th, 1.30 (Florida, 1.89)
Slugging – 21st, .503 (Georgia Tech, .614)
WL Percentage – 26th, .750 (Michigan, .925)
ERA – 32nd, 1.98 (Houston, (1.28)
Scoring – 39th, 5.48 (La.-Layfayette, 7.98)
Batting – 45th, .301 (Texas Tech, .355)

DUCK INDIVIDUAL NCAA RANKINGS (Leader)

Courtney Ceo
Batting Avg – 67th, .405 (Thompson, Brown, .504)

Monique Fuiava
RBI – 57th, 0.96 p/g (Orgeron, La. Lafayette, .46)
Slugging – 64th, .72 (Weseman, GaTech, 1.034)
Batting – 78th, .398 (Thompson, Brown, .504)
Doubles – 78th, 0.27 p/g (Hansen, Stanford, .46)
On Base Pct – 125th, .475 (Monka, N’western, .724)
Home Runs – 228th, 0.18 p/g (Bridges, ULL, 0.43)
Home Runs – 242nd, 8.0 (3 tied, 21)

Kelsey Chambers
Sacrifice Flies – 65th, 3.0 (Bush, Florida, 9.0)
Home Runs – 98th, 0.24 p/g (Bridges, ULL, 0.43)
Home Runs – 103rd, 11.0 (3 tied, 21.0)
Runs per Game – 125th, .79 (Orgeron, La.Lafayette, 1.27)
Slugging –238th, .595 (Weseman, GaTech, 1.034)

Kaitlin Vitek
Sacrifice Flies – 13th, 4.0 (Bush, Florida, 9.0)
Slugging – 182nd, .62 (Weseman, GaTech, 1.034)
Home Runs – 228th, 0.18 p/g (Bridges, La. Lafayette, .43)
Home Runs – 242nd, 8.0 (3 tied, 21.0)

Christie Nieto
On Base Percentage – 91st, .485 (Monka, Northwestern, .724)

Jessica Moore
ERA – 40th, 1.54, (Henderson, Cal, .7)
Victories – 48th, 20.0 (Henderson, Cal, 33.0)
Hits Allowed Per 7 Innings – 57th, 5.09 (Crabtree, Houston, 2.68)
Strikeouts – 74th, 174.0 (Plourde, UMass, 463.0)
Saves – 74th, 2.0 (3 tied, 8.0)
Shutouts – 77th, 5.0 (Galati, Hofstra, Luna, Texas, 15.0)
Strikeouts Per 7 Innings – 79th, 7.4 (Crabtree, Houston, 12.1)

Samantha Skillingstad
Strikeouts – 200th, 109.0 (Plourde, UMass, 463.0)
Shutouts – 228th, 2.0 (Galati, Hofstra, Luna, Texas, 15.0)
Victories – 284th, 9.0 (Henderson, Cal, 33.0)

Brittany Rumfelt
Saves – 184th, 1.0 (3 Tied, 8)

For comparison’s sake last year, the Ducks ranked 33rd nationally in batting (.299) and 34th in slugging (.460), and 47th in home runs per game (0.89).

On the individual front in ‘10, outfielder Allie Burger ranked 72nd in batting (.387), and right fielder Samantha Pappas stood 82nd nationally in batting (.383), 88th in RBI (0.84 per game), 90th on-base percentage (.472), 123rd in slugging (.641) and 131st in home runs (11).

Jessica Moore was equally easy to find last season on the final NCAA pitching stat charts in strikeouts (36th, 8.7 per 7 inning average), total strikeouts (46th, 238), ERA (52nd, 1.86) and fewest hits allowed (160th, 6.38 per 7 innings). The Sutter, Calif., native ranked 11th nationally in saves (4), and was followed by teammate Brittany Rumfelt (101st-t, 2).


DOUBLE YOUR FUN
The Ducks again sport a pair of twins on their roster in 2011 and both have played key roles for the Ducks the past three seasons.

The identical junior pair of Kelsey Chambers and Lindsey Chambers have combined for 33 homers (24 / 9) in their careers, including 11 and three, respectively, this year. They saw the most action among newcomers as freshmen when 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), while Lindsey’s starts came in the left side of the infield with 18 at third base and 22 at shortstop. Last year, Kelsey Chambers was tabbed an All- Pac-10 Honorable Mention, and this year ranks eighth all-time in homers hit in a season.


PICKS OF THE PAC-10
In early March, sophomore Jessica Moore became the second Duck hurler to stake multiple Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week honors in her career and 34th overall all-time (including pitcher and player honors).  

The Sutter, Calif., native went 3-0 the week before in the Libby Matson Tournament in Stockton, Calif. In the four-game tourney, she led UO in wins (3), strikeouts (19), ERA (0.00), innings (16.0) and opponent batting average (.115); and allowed three hits or less in all three of her starts

Moore is one of four Ducks on the current roster that have scored previous honors, as the quartet of senior first baseman Monique Fuiava and sophomore outfielders Allie Burger and Samantha Pappas all staked honors last year.

Last year, Moore picked up her first honor after she helped the team to a 6-0 record vs. Idaho State, Seattle and at Portland State. Altogether that week, Moore went 3-0, averaged more than two strikeouts per inning (29 / 14 innings), and led the team in strikeouts (29), opposing batting average (.082), ERA (0.00), innings (14.0), appearances (3) and starts (2). She also combined with Samantha Skillingstad on a five-inning perfect game in the second Idaho State meeting, also the 18th no-hitter in school history.


HONOR ROLL
Last May, Oregon’s talented ‘Fab Four’ freshman class was rewarded for its impressive debut seasons with a host of All-Pac-10 and All-Region honors.

In the vote by league head coaches, right fielder Samantha Pappas picked up UO’s second Pac-10 Freshman of the Year honor, and was one of only two first-year players named to the 15-person All-Pac-10 First Team. Pitcher Jessica Moore was chosen to the All-Pac-10 Second Team and became UO’s second freshman pitcher to receive All-Pac-10 acclaim after Katie Wiese was a first-team pick in 1989.

Altogether, UO has staked 18 first-team and 34 second-team honors in the award dating back to 1988.

Freshman left fielder Allie Burger , sophomore shortstop Kelsey Chambers , sophomore pitcher Samantha Skillingstad , and senior center fielder Neena Bryant added All-Pac-10 honorable mention acclaim, and the latter player claimed her second All-Pac-10 honorable mention nod after she received All-Pac-10 Second Team acclaim the last two seasons (2008, ’09).

All three aforementioned first-year Ducks (Burger, Moore and Pappas) were tabbed to the All-Pac-10 Freshman Team, and second baseman Kaylan Howard was chosen as an honorable mention.

On the NFCA All-Pacific Region squads, Pappas was tabbed to the 12-person All-Region First Team, and pitcher Jessica Moore and left fielder Allie Burger were named to the 12-person All-Region Second Team.

Dating back to 1988, UO has staked 13 first-team and 21 second-team All-Region laurels. Its three-player tally in 2010 matched its third-highest count ever, and was its most since four players received similar honors in 2007 (while its all-time high (5) came in 1989).


NEW TO THE FOLD
The Ducks will say farewell to three seniors after this season, yet will welcome a six-person newcomer class next fall. The group of prep seniors includes pitcher Karissa Hovinga (Ralston, Neb.), outfielders Alyssa Gillespie (Hillsboro, Ore.), Sara Goodrum (Red Mountain, Ariz.) and Janie Takeda (Placentia, Calif.), and infielders Hannah Melick (Auburn, Wash.) and Jamie Rae Sullivan (Huntington Beach, Calif.).

An all-state first-team pick in 2009 and ’10 and second-team choice in ’08 for Glencoe High School, Gillespie helped lead her team to the state title the last three seasons, and also played for the Northwest Blaze club team, the 2009 ASA national tourney champions.

Goodrum was an All-Class 5A state team honorable mention as a junior, and a 5A All-Region East Valley pick the last two seasons for Red Mountain High School.

Hovinga has been an all-class all-state first-team choice the last three seasons, and helped her Pappillion team to the state title last fall and also as a freshman, to go along with four district titles and two conference crowns (2008, ’09).

Melick was a South Puget Sound League First-Team pick as a freshman and junior, and Second-Team choice as a sophomore for Auburn High School, and has played for the Washington Ladyhawks club that placed third in the 2010 Champions Cup.

Sullivan was a Sunset-League First-Team pick as a junior for Marina High School and an All-CIF Second-Team choice as a sophomore, while her Firecrackers 18 Gold club team won the Canada Cup and Colorado Fireworks Tournament in 2009 and 2010.

Takeda is a three-time all-league first-team pick for El Dorado High School and was her team's MVP last spring and an All-County Second-Team honoree, while her OC Batbusters club took third place in the 2010 Premier Girls Softball Tournament.


SKED CRED
The Ducks face another grueling schedule in 2011 with 26 of their 55 games against 14 returning 2008 NCAA qualifiers. That list is a who’s who in collegiate softball, and includes last year’s national champion and runner-up (UCLA / Arizona); two more Women’s College World Series qualifiers (Hawai’i, Washington); five additional regional champions (Alabama, ASU, BYU, California, Louisiana-Lafayette); three more regional finalists (North Carolina, Notre Dame, Texas A&M); and two additional tourney qualifiers (Stanford, Virginia).

This week’s, UO jumped five spots in the RPI rankings to 15th nationally among the 289 programs nationwide, and current collegiate softball RPI rankings are available at the http://web1.ncaa.org/app_data/weeklyrpi/2011WSBrpi1.html website.

Glancing at the preseason NFCA and USA Softball polls, 13 of UO’s 32 opponents this season were ranked, including five in the top 10. That list includes UCLA (1/2), Arizona (2/1), Alabama (6/3), Hawai’i (8/13), Washington (10/11), California (12/12), Arizona State (13/10), BYU (16/20), Louisiana-Lafayette (17/21), Stanford (20/18), Texas A&M (21/19), Illinois (24/24) and North Carolina (25/-), and two others received votes – Illinois State and Oregon State.


TOP DUCK PROFILE
Second-year head coach Mike White is widely regarded as one of finest-ever U.S. National Team players and pitching mentors. 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.

Sporting a program-best 69.2 winning percentage as its head coach, White has compiled a 73-34 mark already after leading the Ducks to its first-ever Super Regional trip last season.

In his first year at the helm, Oregon went 36-21 in 2010 – nearly reverse the previous year’s mark (16-34) – and staked its most Pac-10 wins (8) since its 10 in 2003 and ’04. Oregon beat five different Pac-10 teams – No. 1 Washington, No. 3 Arizona, No. 9 Arizona State, No. 13 California (3 times and its first-ever sweep in the series) and OSU (2) – for the first time since topping all seven in ’04.

The Ducks opened the postseason by upsetting then-No. 7 ranked / No. 8 seeded Georgia Tech twice in Atlanta in the regional, and ultimately ended the year ranked 14th nationally in both polls.

In his 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 – then 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 continued to live in Eugene with his family and 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 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
Oregon’s highly-regarded staff also includes three other talented coaches that sport equally impressive playing resumes.

Second-year Duck coach and former UCLA All-American Lisa Dodd has earned similar respect as a Nevada assistant coach after she helped the Wolf Pack to a WAC Conference title, top-20 rankings and NCAA bid in 2008. As a pitcher and infielder, the 2007 NFCA Second-Team All-American starred on Bruin teams that claimed 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.

White first shared the field with first-year assistant coach Blake Miller when the latter was a top infielder for the U.S. National Team. As a collegiate coach the past 10 years, Miller has worked with two All-Americans and nine Academic All-Americans, and guided four teams to regional bids and one Junior College World Series trip. His resume includes stops as a head coach at Texas A&M-Kingsville the past three seasons and at Darton College (2006-07) and as an assistant coach at East Tennessee State (2005), Missouri Western State (2004) and Mesa State (2001-03).

The Ducks rounded out one of their most experienced coaching staffs ever with the addition of Julie Strand as a volunteer assistant coach. The Eugene native joined the program after serving the last two seasons as the head coach at Southern Utah (2009-10) and four seasons as its assistant coach (2005-08). In that stretch, she helped the Thunderbirds advance twice to the NCAA Tournament (2006-07) after three Mid-Con Conference tourney championships (2005-07) and a pair of regular season league titles (2005-06). She also served as an assistant coach at the University of Southern Colorado, and was a two-time all-league catcher for Colorado State University-Pueblo.


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 $9.17 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 $12.95 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, defending national champion UCLA and runner-up Arizona tied for first place after they each received 46 points and four-first-place votes. Arizona State followed in third place with 30 points, and was trailed by California (fourth-tie, 26), Washington (fourth-tie, 26), Stanford (sixth, 22), Oregon (seventh, 21) and Oregon State (eighth, 7).


THE ‘CONFERENCE OF CHAMPIONS’
The Pac-10’s moniker is validated by the fact the eight Pac-10 schools have combined to win 23 of the 28 softball NCAA national championships, including the last five by four different teams. Last year, the Pac-10 advanced six teams to the 16-team Super Regional level, including three of the eight World Series qualifiers (national champion UCLA, runner-up Arizona and defending champion Washington).


SUMMER FUN
Girls in grades 2-12 are invited to sign up online for the Oregon Softball Summer Camps, that will be hosted in Eugene on (July 18-19, July 25-26; and August 26-28 2011. 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.


WATCH WHITE WEEKLY ON GODUCKS.TV
Oregon softball fans can get a weekly update from head coach Mike White on Jerry Allen’s www.GoDucks.TV sports talk show on Tuesday morning early in the 9 a.m. hour. Fans can watch the show live, and previous shows are also archived.


TICKET INFORMATION
In 2011, the Ducks will host 16 home games on 14 dates at Howe Field. Varsity sport tickets are available through the Oregon Athletic Ticket Office (1-800-WEB-FOOT, 541 346-4461 locally), and tickets are for general admission seating are $5 for Adults and $3 for Children (2-18) and Seniors (62+). Groups of 10 or more that arrange for tickets in advance can purchase GA tickets for $2 each. Current UO Students that show valid UO ID’s at the entry gate will receive general admission at no charge.


2011 DUCK GAME-WINNING RBI’S
(*)#16 BYU (2/10) - no GW-RBI (scored on wild pitch in 7th inning)
#19 Texas A&M (2/11) - 1st inning - Jessica Moore two-out, 2-RBI single to center field
Ole Miss (2/11) - 1st inning - Alexa Peterson one-out, bases-loaded walk
North Texas (2/12) - 4th inning - Kaitlin Vitek , one-out, two-run home run
Nevada (2/12) - 1st inning - Sam Pappas no-out infield ground-out
Utah (2/18) - 9th inning - Lindsey Chambers one-out, two-run homer to left field
(*)Nevada (2/18) - 2nd inning - Lauren Kotz scored on an error with Courtney Ceo at bat
#9 Hawai'i (2/19) - 2nd inning - Christie Nieto hit grand slam to center field with no outs
Arkansas (2/19) - 8th inning - Samantha Pappas two-out, sacrifice fly to right field
(*)Boise State (2/20) - 1st inning - Alexa Peterson scored on a throwing error by catcher with one out after stealing 3B
SJSU (2/26) - 3rd inning - Allie Burger RBI single to center field
SJSU (2/27) - 4th inning - Kelsey Chambers no-out sacrifice fly to center field
Santa Clara (2/27) - 6th inning - Kelsey Chambers solo homer to right center field
Pacific (2/28) – 3rd inning - Kelsey Chambers one-out, one-run single to left field
North Carolina (3/4) – 8th inning - Alexa Peterson , one-out suicide squeeze bunt
#17 Louisiana-Lafayette (3/5) – 7th inning - Alexa Peterson two-out single to left field
Illinois (3/6) - 1st inning - Kaylan Howard one-out, sacrifice fly
Illinois State (3/6) - 1st inning - Monique Fuiava two-out, one-run double
Weber State G1 (3/19) - 2nd inning - Christie Nieto two-out, three-run home run
Weber State G2 (3/19) - 2nd inning - Kaitlin Vitek two-out, solo homer
Utah State G1 (3/20) – 1st inning - Monique Fuiava one-out, two-run double to right field
Utah State G2 (3/20) - 1st inning - Monique Fuiava no-out, bases-loaded walk
Portland State G1 (3/23) - 4th inning - Monique Fuiava two-out, grand slam
Portland State G2 (3/23) - 7th inning - Monique Fuiava two-out, three-run homer
(*)Cal Poly (3/25) - 1st inning - run scored on shortstop's two-out error on grounder
UNLV (3/25) - 1st inning - Monique Fuiava , no-out, RBI single to pitcher
Fairfield (3/26) - 1st inning - Sam Pappas, one-out, RBI single to left field
UNLV (3/26) - 5th (and final) inning - Kelsey Chambers , no-out, double down left field line
#6 Washington (4/3) – 3rd inning – Monique Fuiava , one-out RBI double to left center field
#3 Arizona State (4/10) – 6th inning – Christie Nieto , one-out RBI double to left center field
(*)OSU (4/21) - no GW-RBI - scored on error by CF on Pappas single (that scored Ceo from second base)
OSU (4/22) - 2nd inning - Alexa Peterson two-out fielder's choice ground-out to second baseman
OSU (4/23) - 1st inning - Monique Fuiava 2-out, two-run homer to left field
#9 Arizona (4/29) - 7th inning - Monique Fuiava no-out bases-loaded walk
#9 Arizona (4/30) - 6th inning - Kelsey Chambers , no-out solo homer to left field
#10 Stanford (5/7) – 1st inning – Kelsey Chambers , one-out solo homer to left field
#10 Stanford (5/8) – 2nd inning – Christie Nieto , one-out, two-run homer to left field

     * No GW-RBI

2011 GAME-WINNING RBI BY PLAYER
Fuiava - 9
K Chambers - 6
Peterson - 4
Pappas - 3
Nieto - 4
Vitek - 2
L Chambers - 1
Burger - 1
Moore - 1
Howard - 1  


THIS WEEK'S NATIONAL POLLS (5/10/11)

 

ESPN.com/USA Softball Collegiate Top 25

http://www.usasoftball.com/folders.asp?uid=3208
Rk    Team    Record    Totals    Prev
*1.    Arizona State (20)    48-5    500    1
2.    Michigan    49-4    475    2
3.    Florida    47-8    449    6
*4.    Alabama    45-7    447    5
*5.    California    37-9    418    7
6.    Missouri    43-7    387    8
7.    Texas    45-7    374    4
8.    Tennessee    44-10    370    3
9.    Georgia    44-10    325    9
*10.    Arizona    39-14    308    13
>11.    Oregon    37-13    299    12
*12.    Stanford    37-13    284    10
13.    Oklahoma    37-16    260    15
*14.    Washington    32-13    240    11
*15.    UCLA    32-15    206    14
16.    Georgia Tech    44-9    188    17
17.    Baylor    39-12    179    19
18.    Notre Dame    44-8    151    21
*19.    Texas A&M    39-18    138    22
20.    Kentucky    36-13    117    16
21.    LSU    39-18    101    23
22.    Oklahoma State    37-14    83    18
23.    Nebraska    35-12    64    20
24.    Auburn    38-16    42    RV
*25.    ULL    45-9    36    25

Others Receiving Votes: Indiana (25); Houston (17); Tulsa (6); Syracuse (5); *BYU (3); Texas Tech (2)

Dropped Out: Indiana
New to Poll: Auburn

Parenthesis denotes first place votes.

* Denotes Duck opponents in 2011

 
USA Today/NFCA Division I Top 25 Poll 

http://nfca.org/top25/index.php?cat_id=1
Rk    Team    Record    Totals    Prev
*1    Arizona St. (30)    48-5    750    1
2    Michigan    49-4    717    3
3    Florida    47-8    692    4
*4    Alabama    45-7    655    6
5    Texas    45-7    611    3
*6    California    36-9    576    8
7    Tennessee    44-10    565    5
8    Georgia    44-10    536    7
9    Missouri    43-7    525    9
*10    Arizona    39-14    481    11
*11    Stanford    38-12    424    10
*12    UCLA    32-15    400    12
13    Oklahoma    37-13    389    15
>14    Oregon    37-13    365    17
*15    Washington    32-13    355    13
16    Nebraska    35-12    277    14
17    Baylor    39-12    257    20
*18    Texas A&M    38-13    213    22
19    Georgia Tech    44-9    197    19
20    Oklahoma St.    37-14    187    16
21    LSU    38-15    174    21
22    Kentucky    36-13    141    18
23    Auburn    38-16    105    23
24    Notre Dame    44-8    82    25
*25    La.-Lafayette    45-9    63    24

Others Receiving Votes: Tulsa 4, *Pacific (CA) 3, Syracuse 3, Houston 1, Indiana 1

Dropped Out: None

-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 2011


2011 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
Head Coach: Mike White (73-34, 2nd Season)
Assistant Coaches: Lisa Dodd , Blake Miller
Volunteer Assistant Coach: Julie Strand
Preseason All-Time Softball Record: 918-832-1 (First Year, 1974)
Postseason Trips: 1976, 80, 89*, 90, 94, 98, 99, 2000, 03, 04, 05, 07, 08, 10
Super Regional Appearances: 2010
Women’s College World Series Appearances*: 1989
All-Americans: 8
2010 Record / Pac-10 Record (Place): 36-21 / 8-13 (6th-t)
Letterwinners Returning / Lost: 14 (5 Sr., 5 Jr., 4 So.) / 5
Position Starters Returning / Lost: 7 (5 IF, 2 OF) / 3 (1 OF, 2 IF)
Position Players Ret. / Lost: 11 (9 IF, 2 OF) / 5 (3 OF, 1IF, 1 UT)
Pitchers Returning / Lost: 4 / 0

Top 2011 Returnees (2010 Stats)
- Samantha Pappas (So., OF, .383, 64 H, 11 HR, 48 RBI, . 11 SB)
- Allie Burger (So., OF, .387, 63H, 4 3B, 26 RBI, 11 SB)
- Kelsey Chambers (Jr., IF, .301, 49 H, 8 HR, 39 RBI, .497 SLG)
- Monique Fuiava (Sr., 1B, .271, 45 H, 4 HR, 20 RBI, .410 SLG,)
- Jessica Moore (So., P, 16-13, 5 SHO, 238 SO, 66 BB, 192 IP)
- Samantha Skillingstad (Jr., P, 2.94 ERA, 11-6, 1 SHO, 119 SO, 45 BB, 100 IP)  

Key 2010 Losses (2010 Statistics)
- Neena Bryant (CF, .295, 46H, 9 2B, 7 HR, 24 RBI, 7 SB)
- Blair Williamson (OF, .359, 23 H, 10 RBI)
- Carlyn Re (1B, .293, 24 H, 4 2B, 3 HR)

Newcomers (5)
- Courtney Ceo (Fr., IF,  Meadow Vista, Calif.)
- Kailee Cuico (Fr., UT, San Pedro, Calif.)
- Lauren Kotz (Fr., OF, Bakersfield, Calif.)
- Christie Nieto (Jr., 1B-OF, Yorba Linda, Calif.)
- Alexa Peterson (Fr., UT, Salem, Ore.)


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 College Softball: www.ultimatecollegesoftball.com
 
 
2011 OREGON SOFTBALL ROSTER / PRONUNCIATIONS
 
NUMERICAL ROSTER
#  Name  Pos.  B/T  Ht.  Yr.  Hometown (H.S./College)
00      Samantha Pappas      OF      L/R      5-10      So.      Las Flores, Calif. (Tesoro)
2      Allie Burger      OF      L/R      5-3      So.     Spokane, Wash. (Shadle Park)
3      Kaylan Howard      2B      R/R      5-4      So.      Riverside, Calif. (Poly)
4      Lauren Kotz      OF      R/R      5-7      Fr.      Bakersfield, Calif. (Stockdale)
5      Lindsey Chambers      IF      R/R      5-4      Jr.      Concord, Calif. (Clayton Valley)
7      Samantha Skillingstad      RHP    R/R      5-10      Jr.      Spokane, Wash. (Shadle Park)
8      Kelsey Chambers      IF      R/R      5-4      Jr.      Concord, Calif. (Clayton Valley)
9      Mikayla Endicott      RHP     R/R      5-7      Jr.      Roseburg, Ore. (RHS)
12      Jessica Moore      RHP     R/R      5-10      So.      Sutter, Calif. (Sutter)
13      Kaitlin Vitek      UT      R/R      5-8      Sr.      Valencia, Calif. (Hart)
14      Alexa Peterson      UT      R/R      5-8      Fr.      Salem, Ore. (South)
15      Monique Fuiava      IF      R/R      5-8      Sr.      Lynwood, Calif. (Mojave-L.V.)
17      Christie Nieto      UT      L/L      5-9      Jr.      Yorba Linda, Calif. (El Dorado)
22      Courtney Ceo      IF      L/R      5-8      Fr.      Meadow Vista, Calif. (Bear River)
27      Jordan Reeves      C      R/R      5-8      Jr.      Fairbanks, Alaska (Lathrop)
33      Kailee Cuico      IF      R/R      5-6      Fr.      San Pedro, Calif. (SPHS)
35      Brittany Rumfelt      LHP      L/L      5-8      Sr.      Lakeport, Calif. (Clear Lake)

** PRONUNCIATION GUIDE **
Courtney Ceo (CEE-oh), Kailee Cuico (KIE-lee QWEE-co), Mikayla Endicott (mih-KAY-lah  IN-dih-cot), Monique Fuiava (foo-EE-ah-vah, Lauren Kotz (COAT-s), Christie Nieto (nee-ET-oh), Samantha Skillingstad (SKILL-ing-stad), Kaitlin Vitek (VEE-tek)

 
ALPHABETICAL ROSTER
#  Name  Pos.  B/T  Ht.  Yr.  Hometown (H.S./College)
2      Allie Burger      OF      L/R      5-3      So.     Spokane, Wash. (Shadle Park)
22      Courtney Ceo      IF      L/R      5-8      Fr.      Meadow Vista, Calif. (Bear River)
8      Kelsey Chambers      IF      R/R      5-4      Jr.      Concord, Calif. (Clayton Valley)
5      Lindsey Chambers      IF      R/R      5-4      Jr.      Concord, Calif. (Clayton Valley)
33      Kailee Cuico      IF      R/R      5-6      Fr.      San Pedro, Calif. (SPHS)
9      Mikayla Endicott      RHP     R/R      5-7      Jr.      Roseburg, Ore. (RHS)
15      Monique Fuiava      IF      R/R      5-8      Sr.      Lynwood, Calif. (Mojave-L.V.)
3      Kaylan Howard      2B      R/R      5-4      So.      Riverside, Calif. (Poly)
4      Lauren Kotz      OF      R/R      5-7      Fr.      Bakersfield, Calif. (Stockdale)
12      Jessica Moore      RHP     R/R      5-10      So.      Sutter, Calif. (Sutter)
17      Christie Nieto      UT      L/L      5-9      Jr.      Yorba Linda, Calif. (El Dorado)
00      Samantha Pappas      OF      L/R      5-10      So.      Las Flores, Calif. (Tesoro)
14      Alexa Peterson      UT      R/R      5-8      Fr.      Salem, Ore. (South)
27      Jordan Reeves      C      R/R      5-8      Jr.      Fairbanks, Alaska (Lathrop)
35      Brittany Rumfelt      LHP      L/L      5-8      Sr.      Lakeport, Calif. (Clear Lake)
7      Samantha Skillingstad      RHP    R/R      5-10      Jr.      Spokane, Wash. (Shadle Park)
13      Kaitlin Vitek      UT      R/R      5-8      Sr.      Valencia, Calif. (Hart)

Head Coach: Mike White , 2nd Season
Assistant Coach: Lisa Dodd (2nd Season)
Assistant Coaches: Blake Miller (1st Season)
Volunteer Assistant Coach: Julie Strand (1st Season)
Managers: Garrett Gilchrist, John Mitchell
Athletic Trainers: Melissa Gresham, Clay Jamieson

 
SQUAD BREAKDOWN
 
BY CLASS
Seniors: 53
Juniors: 6
Sophomores: 4
Freshmen: 4

BY POSITION
Infielders: 7
Outfielders: 7
Pitchers; 4
Catchers: 2
 
BY STATE
California: 12
Oregon: 2
Washington: 2
Alaska: 1
 
AT BAT
Right/Left: 12/5
 

RETURNING LETTERWINNERS (# of letters): Monique Fuiava (3), Ashley Kivett (2), Cortney Kivett (3), Brittany Rumfelt (3), Kaitlin Vitek (3), Kelsey Chambers (2), Lindsey Chambers (2), Mikayla Endicott (2), Samantha Skillingstad (2), Allie Burger (1), Kaylan Howard (1), Jessica Moore (1), Samantha Pappas (1). Letterwinners Lost (2): Hannah Barril (4), Neena Bryant (4),Shelley Deadmond (3), Carlyn Re (4) Blair Williamson (4)

 

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