CATHEDRAL CITY, Calif. - The No. 9 University of Oregon softball team (10-3) held off Cal Poly (3-9) from staking its third upset of a top-20 foe this year with a 2-1 victory Saturday afternoon at the Big League Dreams Complex.

For UO, freshman Cheridan Hawkins (3-1) struck out one, allowed only one hit, walked three, and her run allowed in the six-inning start was unearned.

All-America senior Jessica Moore pitched the final inning and logged her first save of the campaign after she struck out one, walked one, and allowed no hits or runs.

The Mustangs scored their run in the second inning after a walk and error in center field was followed by an RBI double by Mariah Cochiolo.

UO tied the game in the fourth inning after sophomore center fielder Janie Takeda led off with a single up the middle, then scored on a double by junior first baseman Kailee Cuico to left center field.

In the fourth inning, junior shortstop Courtney Ceo delivered her second game-winning RBI of the season, thanks to her two-out double down the left field line. Senior right fielder Samantha Pappas scored the run after she had doubled to left field the prior at-bat.

Mustang starter Chloe Wurst (2-3) pitched her fourth complete game of the season, allowed five hits, struck out seven, walked two, and both of her runs allowed were earned.

UO also beat Nebraska, 11-1, in six innings later Saturday evening, and CLICK HERE for a recap.

Looking ahead to Sunday's final-day action, UO plays UNLV at 11:30 a.m. and San Diego State at 2 p.m.


LINESCORE

#9 Oregon 2, Cal Poly 1 (Feb 23, 2013 at Cathedral City,Calif)
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#9 Oregon... 000 110 0 -  2  5  1      (11-3)
Cal Poly.... 010 000 0 -  1  1  1      (3-9)
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Pitchers: Oregon - Hawkins, Cheridan; Moore, Jessica(7) and Peterson, Alexa. Cal Poly - Wurst and Cochiolo. Win-Hawkins, Cheridan(3-1)  Save-Moore, Jessica(1)  Loss-Wurst(2-3)  T-1:50  A-350. Weather: 70 sunny, wind 0-5 MPH.



BOXSCORE - #9 Oregon vs Cal Poly
Feb 23, 2013 at Cathedral City, Cali (Big League Dreams)


Oregon 2 (11-3)

Player   ab    r    h  rbi   bb   so   po    a  lob 
Ceo, Courtney ss 
Takeda, Janie cf 
Howard, Kaylan 2b 
Cuico, Kailee 1b 
Peterson, Alexa
Mercado, Danica lf 
Lindvall, Janelle dp 
   Burger, Allie pr 
Sullivan, Jamie Rae 3b 
   Costa, Koral ph/3b 
Pappas, Samantha rf 
Hawkins, Cheridan
   Moore, Jessica
Totals  26  21 
  

Cal Poly 1 (3-9)

Player   ab    r    h  rbi   bb   so   po    a  lob 
Romano 2b 
Andersen 3b 
Westlund ss 
Lafrades dp 
Gerhart cf 
Moreno lf 
West 1b 
Cochiolo c 
Brown rf 
Wurst p 
Totals  21  21 
Score by Innings                  R  H  E
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Oregon.............. 000 110 0 -  2  5  1
Cal Poly............ 010 000 0 -  1  1  1
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E - Takeda, J; Westlund. LOB - Oregon 5; Cal Poly 3. 2B - Ceo, C; Cuico, K; Pappas, S; Cochiolo. SB - Burger, A. CS - Burger, A.


Oregon   ip  er  bb  so  wp  bk  hbp  ibb  ab  bf  fo  go  np 
Hawkins, Cheridan W,3-1  6.0  19  22  98 
Moore, Jessica S,1  1.0  12 
  
Cal Poly   ip  er  bb  so  wp  bk  hbp  ibb  ab  bf  fo  go  np 
Wurst L,2-3  7.0  26  28  89 


Win - Hawkins, C (3-1). Loss - Wurst (2-3). Save - Moore, J (1). Inherited runners/scored: None. Pitches/strikes: Hawkins, C 98/69; Moore, J 12/6; Wurst 89/59.

Umpires - HP: Hart 1B: Shelton 3B: Head
Start: 3:00 pm Time: 1:50 Attendance: 350
Weather: 70 sunny, wind 0-5 MPH


 
Play-by-Play
 

2013 Oregon Softball
#9 Oregon vs Cal Poly
Feb 23, 2013 at Cathedral City, Cali (Big League Dreams)

Oregon starters: 22/ss Ceo, C; 19/cf Takeda, J; 3/2b Howard, K; 33/1b Cuico, K; 14/c Peterson, A; 6/lf Mercado, D; 26/dp Lindvall, J; 20/3b Sullivan, J; 0/rf Pappas, S; 11/p Hawkins, C;

Cal Poly starters: 13/2b Romano; 1/3b Andersen; 24/ss Westlund; 21/dp Lafrades; 16/cf Gerhart; 2/lf Moreno; 20/1b West; 3/c Cochiolo; 0/rf Brown; 28/p Wurst;

Oregon 1st - Ceo, C lined out to cf (2-2 BBFSF). Takeda, J grounded out to ss (0-0). Howard, K struck out swinging (1-2 BKSS). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Cal Poly 1st - Romano struck out swinging (0-2 SSS). Andersen grounded out to p (1-2 BSSF). Westlund struck out swinging (0-2 KKS). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Oregon 2nd - Cuico, K struck out swinging (3-2 FBBSFBS). Peterson, A popped up to p (0-0). Mercado, D struck out swinging (0-2 KFS). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Cal Poly 2nd - Lafrades grounded out to 1b unassisted (1-1 BK). Gerhart walked (3-2 BBKSFBB). Moreno fouled out to lf (0-0). West reached on an error by cf (0-1 K); Gerhart advanced to second. Cochiolo doubled to center field, RBI (3-2 BSSBFB); West advanced to third; Gerhart scored, unearned. Brown struck out swinging (1-2 BSSS). 1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB.

Oregon 3rd - Lindvall, J walked (3-1 BBBKB). Burger, A pinch ran for Lindvall, J. Sullivan, J struck out swinging (1-2 KBFS). Pappas, S struck out swinging (0-2 SSS); Burger, A stole second. Ceo, C singled to third base (0-0); Burger, A advanced to third. Burger, A out at home c to 3b to c, caught stealing. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Cal Poly 3rd - Lindvall, J to dp for Burger, A. Romano walked (3-2 FFBBBFB). Andersen struck out swinging (0-2 FKS). Westlund struck out swinging (1-2 KKBS). Romano out at second c to ss, runner left early. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Oregon 4th - Takeda, J singled up the middle. Howard, K flied out to rf (1-0 B). Cuico, K doubled to left center, RBI (1-1 BF); Takeda, J scored. Peterson, A flied out to lf (3-2 FFBBB). Mercado, D lined out to ss (1-0 B). 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Cal Poly 4th - Lafrades struck out swinging (1-2 SSBS). Gerhart struck out swinging (2-2 BSFBFS). Moreno grounded out to 3b (1-1 FB). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Oregon 5th - Costa, K pinch hit for Sullivan, J. Lindvall, J grounded out to p (0-0). Costa, K flied out to lf (1-0 B). Pappas, S doubled to left field (2-2 KBBS). Ceo, C doubled down the lf line, RBI (0-1 S); Pappas, S scored. Takeda, J grounded out to p (0-0). 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Cal Poly 5th - Costa, K to 3b. West grounded out to 1b unassisted (1-2 KFB). Cochiolo flied out to lf (0-1 F). Brown walked (3-2 FFFBBFBB). Romano popped up to ss (0-2 KK). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Oregon 6th - Howard, K grounded out to ss (0-0). Cuico, K fouled out to 1b (2-2 KBFB). Peterson, A walked (3-2 KBBBFB). Mercado, D grounded out to 3b (0-2 SF). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Cal Poly 6th - Andersen flied out to rf (1-2 BKFF). Westlund popped up to ss (1-1 BS). Lafrades flied out to cf (3-2 SBFFBB). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Oregon 7th - Lindvall, J grounded out to 3b (1-2 KFB). Costa, K struck out swinging (2-2 BBKSS). Pappas, S reached on an error by ss (0-0). Ceo, C struck out swinging (0-2 KFS). 0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB.

Cal Poly 7th - Sullivan, J to 3b for Costa, K. Moore, J to p for Hawkins, C. Gerhart walked (3-1 BBKBB). Moreno struck out looking (0-2 FFK). West grounded out to 1b unassisted (2-1 FBB); Gerhart out at second 1b to ss. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.


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