CATHEDRAL CITY, Calif. - The No. 9 University of Oregon softball team (10-3) opened action in the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic with a 13-0, five-inning victory over Virginia (5-6) Friday night.
The Ducks registered their second straight series win in as many years, thanks to eight runs in the first inning, another in the second, and four more in the third.
En route to its fourth win of 2013 in less than seven innings, the UO offense struck for season highs in both runs (13) and hits (14).
Oregon claimed hits from all nine positions in the batting order, and three Ducks claimed multi-hit efforts - sophomore center field Janie Takeda (3-for-3, 3B, 2 RBI), freshman infielder Koral Costa (2-for-3, RBI) and freshman catcher Janelle Lindvall (2-for-3, 2 RBI).
Junior first baseman Kailee Cuico (1-for-2, HR, BB, 2 RBI) moved into a tie for the team season lead for homers (3), thanks to her two-run, first inning shot over the left center field wall. The returning All-Region honoree also raised her team-best RBI total to 15.
UO's other runs in the first came on an RBI triple by Takeda, followed by a passed ball, and RBI singles by Lindvall, senior right fielder Samantha Pappas and Takeda.
In the third inning, junior shortstop Courtney Ceo, Takeda and senior second baseman Kaylan Howard opened with singles for UO's next run. Sophomore pinch-hitter Hannah Melick knocked in another RBI on an infield ground-out, and Goodrum, Mercado and Costa added RBI singles for the Ducks' final runs.
In the three opening innings, Moore allowed one hit, struck out four, and walked none. Hovinga pitched the final two innings, struck out one, walked none and allowed no hits or runs.
Cavalier starter Emma Mitchell (0-1) faced the first eight batters, but got only one out. She gave up four hits, and six of her seven runs allowed were earned.
Aimee Chapdelaine pitched final 3.2 innings, struck out three, walked two, yielded 10 more hits, and five of her six runs allowed were earned.
UVA lead-off hitter Marcy Bowdren collected the opponents' lone hit on a two-out single to third base in the third inning.
Looking ahead to Saturday, UO faces Cal Poly at 3 p.m. and Nebraska at 5:30 p.m. On Sunday, Oregon caps play with single games vs. UNLV at 11:30 a.m. and San Diego State at 2 p.m.
#9 Oregon 13, Virginia 0 (Feb 22, 2013 at Cathedral City, Calif.)
Virginia............ 000 00 - 0 1 3 (5-6)
#9 Oregon.............. 814 0X - 13 14 0 (10-3)
Pitchers: Virginia - E. Mitchell; Chapdelaine(1) and Hawkins. Oregon - Moore, Jessica; Hovinga, Karissa(4) and Lindvall, Janelle. Win-Moore, Jessica(5-2) Loss-E. Mitchell(0-1) T-1:32 A-200. HR ORE - Cuico, Kailee. Weather: 57 Clear, Wind 0-5 MPH
BOXSCORE - Virginia vs #9 Oregon
Feb 22, 2013 at Cathedral City, Calif. (Big League Dreams)
Virginia 0 (5-6)
|M. Harris rf||2||0||0||0||0||2||0||0||0|
|E. Cipolloni 2b||2||0||0||0||0||1||0||1||0|
|T. Sarcone pr||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|E. Mitchell p||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
Oregon 13 (10-3)
|Ceo, Courtney ss||2||3||1||0||0||0||0||1||0|
|Shaver, Karine ss||1||0||0||0||0||0||1||1||0|
|Takeda, Janie cf||3||2||3||2||0||0||1||0||0|
|Knapp, Stevie Jo ph||1||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Howard, Kaylan 2b||3||2||1||1||0||0||1||0||1|
|Sullivan, Jamie Rae ph/3b||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||0|
|Cuico, Kailee 1b||2||1||1||2||0||1||2||1||0|
|Melick, Hannah ph/1b||2||0||0||0||0||1||3||0||1|
|Peterson, Alexa dp||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Goodrum, Sara pr/dp||1||1||1||1||1||0||0||0||0|
|Mercado, Danica lf||2||2||1||1||1||0||0||0||0|
|Burger, Allie lf||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Costa, Koral 3b/2b||3||1||2||1||0||0||1||3||0|
|Lindvall, Janelle c||3||0||2||2||0||0||5||0||0|
|Pappas, Samantha rf||3||1||1||1||0||1||1||0||4|
|Gillespie, Alyssa rf||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Moore, Jessica p||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Hovinga, Karissa p||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||0|
Score by Innings R H E -------------------------------------- Virginia............ 000 00 - 0 1 3 Oregon.............. 814 0X - 13 14 0 --------------------------------------
|E - E. Cipolloni 2; Hawkins. LOB - Virginia 3; Oregon 6. 2B - Knapp, S. 3B - Takeda, J. HR - Cuico, K. HBP - Skinkis; Hawkins; Ceo, C. SB - Takeda, J; Mercado, D.|
|E. Mitchell L,0-1||0.1||4||7||6||0||0||0||0||1||0||7||8||0||1||28|
|Moore, Jessica W,5-2||3.0||1||0||0||0||4||0||0||1||0||10||11||2||3||48|
Win - Moore, J (5-2). Loss - E. Mitchell (0-1). Save - None.
WP - Chapdelaine 2. HBP - by E. Mitchell (Ceo, C); by Moore, J (Hawkins); by
Hovinga, K (Skinkis). PB - Hawkins 2. Inherited runners/scored: Chapdelaine 2/2.
Pitches/strikes: E. Mitchell 28/15; Chapdelaine 82/46; Moore, J 48/33; Hovinga,
Umpires - HP: Hough 1B: Plante 3B: Segura
2013 Oregon Softball
Virginia vs #9 Oregon
Feb 22, 2013 at Cathedral City, Cali (Big League Dreams)
|Virginia starters: 1/3b Bowdren; 19/cf Velk; 23/rf M. Harris; 26/2b E. Cipolloni; 9/1b Johnson; 5/ss Skinkis; 10/dp Chapdelaine; 16/c Hawkins; 17/lf Larus; 4/p E. Mitchell;|
|Oregon starters: 22/ss Ceo, C; 19/cf Takeda, J; 3/2b Howard, K; 33/1b Cuico, K; 14/dp Peterson, A; 6/lf Mercado, D; 7/3b Costa, K; 26/c Lindvall, J; 0/rf Pappas, S; 12/p Moore, J;|
|Virginia 1st - Bowdren grounded out to ss (2-2 KBFB). Velk out at first 1b to 2b (2-2 KFBFBF). M. Harris struck out looking (2-2 KBFBK). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.|
|Oregon 1st - Ceo, C hit by pitch (3-1 BFBB). Takeda, J tripled down the rf line, RBI (1-0 B); Ceo, C scored. Howard, K reached on an error by c, advanced to second (2-2 BFFB). Howard, K advanced to third on a passed ball; Takeda, J scored on a passed ball. Cuico, K homered to left center, 2 RBI (2-0 BB); Howard, K scored, unearned. Peterson, A reached on an error by 2b (1-0 B). Goodrum, S pinch ran for Peterson, A. Mercado, D reached on a fielder's choice (1-0 B); Goodrum, S out at second 2b to ss. Mercado, D stole second. Costa, K singled through the right side (3-1 BKBB); Mercado, D advanced to third. Lindvall, J singled to left field, RBI (0-1 F); Costa, K advanced to second; Mercado, D scored. Chapdelaine to p. / for E. Mitchell. Pappas, S singled through the right side, RBI (3-1 BSBB); Lindvall, J advanced to second, advanced to third on the throw; Costa, K scored. Ceo, C reached on a fielder's choice (1-2 BSF); Pappas, S advanced to second; Lindvall, J out at home p to c. Takeda, J singled up the middle, RBI (0-0); Ceo, C advanced to third; Pappas, S scored. Takeda, J stole second, advanced to third on an error by 2b; Ceo, C scored on the throw, unearned. Howard, K flied out to lf (0-1 K). 8 runs, 6 hits, 3 errors, 1 LOB.|
|Virginia 2nd - E. Cipolloni struck out swinging (1-2 KBKS). Johnson grounded out to 3b (0-0). Skinkis flied out to rf (3-2 BFBBKF). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.|
|Oregon 2nd - Cuico, K struck out swinging (3-2 BBBKKS). Goodrum, S to dp. Goodrum, S walked (3-1 FBBBB). Mercado, D walked (3-0 BBBB); Goodrum, S advanced to second. Costa, K reached on a fielder's choice (1-1 FB); Mercado, D advanced to second; Goodrum, S out at third ss to 3b. Lindvall, J singled up the middle, advanced to second on the throw, RBI (1-1 FB); Costa, K advanced to third; Mercado, D scored. Pappas, S grounded out to 3b (0-0). 1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB.|
|Virginia 3rd - Chapdelaine struck out swinging (1-2 KKBS). Hawkins hit by pitch (2-2 BSSBF). Larus flied out to cf (2-1 FBB). Bowdren singled to third base (0-1 F); Hawkins advanced to second. Velk struck out swinging (0-2 SFS). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB.|
|Oregon 3rd - Ceo, C singled to right center (1-2 KFB). Takeda, J singled through the right side, advanced to second on the throw (1-0 B); Ceo, C advanced to third. Howard, K singled to third base, advanced to second on the throw, RBI (1-1 KB); Takeda, J advanced to third; Ceo, C scored. Melick, H pinch hit for Cuico, K. Melick, H grounded out to ss (3-0 BBB). Goodrum, S singled to left field, RBI (0-0); Howard, K advanced to third; Takeda, J scored. Goodrum, S advanced to second on a passed ball. Mercado, D singled up the middle, RBI (3-1 BFBB); Goodrum, S advanced to third; Howard, K scored. Mercado, D advanced to second on a wild pitch. Costa, K singled through the left side, RBI (1-1 KB); Mercado, D advanced to third; Goodrum, S scored. Lindvall, J grounded out to 3b (3-0 BBB); Costa, K advanced to second. Pappas, S struck out swinging (0-2 FFS). 4 runs, 6 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.|
|Virginia 4th - Shaver, K to ss for Ceo, C. Melick, H to 1b. Hovinga, K to p for Moore, J. Burger, A to lf for Mercado, D. Gillespie, A to rf for Pappas, S. M. Harris struck out swinging (1-2 KSBS). E. Cipolloni grounded out to 3b (3-2 BBBKF). Johnson grounded out to 3b (3-2 BFBBS). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.|
|Oregon 4th - Shaver, K grounded out to ss (0-0). Knapp, S pinch hit for Takeda, J. Knapp, S doubled to right center (3-2 BSBFB). Sullivan, J pinch hit for Howard, K. Takeda, J to cf for Knapp, S. Sullivan, J to 3b. Costa, K to 2b. Takeda, J advanced to third on a wild pitch. Sullivan, J grounded out to 3b (3-2 BBKBF). Melick, H struck out looking (0-2 KFK). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.|
|Virginia 5th - Skinkis hit by pitch (0-1 K). Chapdelaine reached on a fielder's choice (0-2 KK); Skinkis out at second p to ss. T. Sarcone pinch ran for Chapdelaine. Hawkins reached on a fielder's choice (1-2 SFFFFB); T. Sarcone out at second ss to 2b. Larus grounded out to 3b (1-2 KBS). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.|