For the first time in her career, senior second baseman Kaylan Howard slugged a pair of homers, thanks to her third- and fourth-inning solo shots.
Four other Ducks cleared the fences, and Oregon's six homers team-wise tied its all-time best that came vs. Santa Clara in 1999.
Helping Oregon to its 11th straight win, senior Jessica Moore (10-2) pitched the first four innings. The All-America returnee struck out three, walked one, gave up three hits, and one of her four runs allowed was earned.
Freshman Cheridan Hawkins worked the final two innings, struck out two, walked one, and allowed no hits or runs.
Three Ducks each ended with a homer among their three-hit days - senior right fielder Samantha Pappas (3-for-5, 2 RBI), junior first baseman Kailee Cuico (3-for-5, 2 RBI) and freshman catcher Janelle Lindvall (3-for-4, 2 RBI).
Junior shortstop Courtney Ceo (2-for-5, 2 RBI, SB) drilled UO's other four-bagger - a two-run shot in the sixth inning.
For Michigan in the circle, All-Big Ten First-Team returnee Sara Driesenga (12-4) pitched the first 3.2 innings, struck out one, walked two, allowed nine hits, and four of her six runs allowed were earned.
She was followed by Stephanie Speierman (1.2 IP, 2 SO, 0 BB, 6H, 7R / 5ER) and Alice Fitzpatrick (0.2 IP, 2 SO, 1 BB, 2 H, 0 R).
At the plate for the five-time defending Big-Ten champions, two batters hit safely - Sierra Lawrence (2-for-3, RBI) and Nicole Sappingfield (1-for-3).
Looking ahead, UO finishes tourney action Sunday morning with a final game immediately after vs. James Madison at the Wide World of Sports Complex.
#10 Oregon 13, #14 Michigan 4 (Mar 03, 2013 at Lake Buena Vista, Fl)
#10 Oregon 102 334 - 13 17 3 (18-3)
#14 Michigan 010 300 - 4 3 6 (13-5)
Pitchers: Oregon - Moore, Jessica; Hawkins, Cheridan(5) and Lindvall, Janelle. Michigan - Driesenga; Speierman(4); Fitzpatrick(6) and Sweet; Blanchard. Win-Moore, Jessica(10-2) Loss-Driesenga(12-4) T-2:20 A-200. HR ORE - Pappas, Samantha (4); Ceo, Courtney (3); Howard, Kaylan 2 (6); Cuico, Kailee (7); Lindvall, Janelle (3). HR MICH - Lawrence (3). Weather: 43, partly sunny
Oregon vs Michigan
Mar 03, 2013 at Lake Buena Vista, Fl (ESPN Softball Diamon)
Oregon 13 (18-3)
|Pappas, Samantha rf||5||3||3||2||0||0||1||0||0|
|Ceo, Courtney ss||5||2||2||2||0||1||1||1||1|
|Howard, Kaylan 2b||4||3||2||2||0||0||1||2||0|
|Cuico, Kailee 1b||5||1||3||2||0||0||9||0||0|
|Takeda, Janie cf||4||1||1||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Knapp, Stevie Jo ph||1||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||0|
|Peterson, Alexa dp||2||1||2||1||1||0||0||0||0|
|Melick, Hannah ph||1||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sullivan, Jamie Rae 3b||2||0||0||0||1||1||0||1||4|
|Costa, Koral ph/3b||1||0||0||0||1||0||0||0||3|
|Lindvall, Janelle c||4||1||3||2||0||0||5||0||0|
|Goodrum, Sara pr||1||1||0||0||0||1||0||0||3|
|Mercado, Danica lf||3||0||0||0||0||1||1||0||2|
|Gillespie, Alyssa ph/lf||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Moore, Jessica p||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||2||0|
|Hawkins, Cheridan p||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
Michigan 4 (13-5)
Score by Innings R H E --------------------------------------- Oregon.............. 102 334 - 13 17 3 Michigan............ 010 300 - 4 3 6 ---------------------------------------
|E - Ceo, C; Howard, K; Lindvall, J; Romero; Blanchard; Lawrence; Lane 2; Knapp. LOB - ORE 13; MICH 3. 2B - Lindvall, J. HR - Pappas, S(4); Ceo, C(3); Howard, K 2(6); Cuico, K(7); Lindvall, J(3); Lawrence(3). HBP - Howard, K; Peterson, A. SB - Ceo, C; Takeda, J; Romero(3).|
|Moore, Jessica W,10-2||4.0||3||4||1||1||3||0||0||0||0||17||18||0||9||66|
Win - Moore, J (10-2). Loss - Driesenga (12-4). Save - None.
HBP - by Speierman (Peterson, A); by Speierman (Howard, K). BK - Hawkins, C. PB
- Sweet(4). Inherited runners/scored: Speierman 1/0; Fitzpatrick 1/1.
Pitches/strikes: Moore, J 66/39; Hawkins, C 27/17; Driesenga 89/58; Speierman
53/33; Fitzpatrick 22/13.
2013 Oregon Softball
Oregon vs Michigan
Mar 03, 2013 at Lake Buena Vista, Fl (ESPN Softball Diamon)
|Oregon starters: 0/rf Pappas, S; 22/ss Ceo, C; 3/2b Howard, K; 33/1b Cuico, K; 19/cf Takeda, J; 14/dp Peterson, A; 20/3b Sullivan, J; 26/c Lindvall, J; 6/lf Mercado, D; 12/p Moore, J;|
|Michigan starters: 11/cf Doyle; 15/rf Sappingfield; 32/ss Romero; 10/p Driesenga; 44/1b Blanchard; 22/lf Lawrence; 8/2b Lane; 18/dp Crummey; 1/3b Knapp; 25/c Sweet;|
|Oregon 1st - Pappas, S singled to pitcher (2-1 BBK). Ceo, C struck out looking (1-2 FKFBK). Howard, K reached on a fielder's choice; Pappas, S advanced to second on an error by 2b. Cuico, K singled up the middle, RBI (0-1 K); Howard, K advanced to second; Pappas, S scored, unearned. Takeda, J popped up to 2b (1-2 SFBFFFF). Peterson, A walked (3-2 BBKSBB); Cuico, K advanced to second; Howard, K advanced to third. Sullivan, J grounded out to ss (1-1 BK). 1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 3 LOB.|
|Michigan 1st - Doyle struck out swinging (1-2 BKKS). Sappingfield singled (1-1 KB). Romero reached on a fielder's choice (3-2 BKKBB); Sappingfield out at second 2b unassisted. Romero stole second. Driesenga grounded out to p (3-2 SKBBB). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.|
|Oregon 2nd - Lindvall, J flied out to rf (3-1 BBBK). Mercado, D reached on an error by 3b (2-1 BBF). Pappas, S reached on a fielder's choice (0-0); Mercado, D out at second 2b to ss. Ceo, C grounded out to 1b unassisted (2-1 FBB). 0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB.|
|Michigan 2nd - Blanchard grounded out to 2b (1-0 B). Lawrence homered to center field, RBI (2-1 BBK). Lane grounded out to 1b unassisted. Crummey struck out swinging (2-2 BBFKS). 1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.|
|Oregon 3rd - Howard, K homered to left center, RBI (0-0). Cuico, K popped up to ss (0-0). Takeda, J grounded out to 2b (2-2 KBBSFF). Peterson, A singled to left field (1-2 KBK). Sullivan, J walked (3-2 BBBKFFB); Peterson, A advanced to second. Sullivan, J advanced to second on a passed ball; Peterson, A advanced to third. Lindvall, J singled through the left side, RBI (1-1 BK); Sullivan, J advanced to third; Peterson, A scored, unearned. Mercado, D reached on a fielder's choice (0-1 F); Lindvall, J out at second 2b to ss. 2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.|
|Michigan 3rd - Knapp grounded out to ss (2-1 BKB). Doyle grounded out to p (0-1 K). Sappingfield grounded out to 1b unassisted (3-2 BBBKKFFF). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.|
|Oregon 4th - Pappas, S grounded out to 2b (0-1 K). Ceo, C grounded out to 3b (1-1 KB). Howard, K homered to right field, RBI (1-2 FBK). Cuico, K homered to center field, RBI (3-2 KBKFBBF). Takeda, J singled, bunt (0-0). Takeda, J stole second. Peterson, A singled to right center, RBI (2-1 BBF); Takeda, J scored. Driesenga to dp. Blanchard to c. Susalla to 1b for Crummey. Speierman to p for Sweet. Sullivan, J struck out swinging, out at first c to 1b (2-2 BKBKS). 3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.|
|Michigan 4th - Romero grounded out to 3b (1-2 BSK). Driesenga reached on an error by ss (1-0 B). Sbonek pinch ran for Driesenga. Blanchard walked (3-1 KBBBB); Sbonek advanced to second. Lawrence singled to pitcher (1-0 B); Blanchard advanced to second; Sbonek advanced to third. Lane reached on an error by 2b, advanced to second on the throw (0-0); Lawrence advanced to third, scored on an error by c, unearned; Blanchard scored, unearned; Sbonek scored, unearned. Susalla grounded out to 2b; Lane advanced to third. Knapp struck out swinging (2-2 KKBFBS). 3 runs, 1 hit, 3 errors, 1 LOB.|
|Oregon 5th - Lindvall, J homered to left field, RBI (2-0 BB). Mercado, D struck out swinging, out at first c to 1b (0-2 KKS). Pappas, S homered to center field, RBI (1-2 KBK). Ceo, C singled to right field (1-1 SB). Ceo, C stole second. Howard, K reached on an error by 2b (2-2 BFBK). Cuico, K reached on an error by ss (1-0 B); Howard, K advanced to second; Ceo, C scored, unearned. Takeda, J grounded out to p (1-1 BF); Cuico, K advanced to second; Howard, K advanced to third. Peterson, A hit by pitch (0-0). Costa, K pinch hit for Sullivan, J. Costa, K reached on a fielder's choice (2-2 BBKK); Peterson, A advanced to second; Cuico, K out at third ss to 3b. 3 runs, 3 hits, 2 errors, 3 LOB.|
|Michigan 5th - Costa, K to 3b. Hawkins, C to p for Moore, J. Doyle walked (3-2 KBBBKB). Sappingfield struck out looking (0-2 KKK). Driesenga to dp for Sbonek. Doyle advanced to second on an illegal pitch. Romero fouled out to 1b (1-2 BKS). Driesenga flied out to lf (1-0 B). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.|
|Oregon 6th - Virgil to rf for Sappingfield. Lindvall, J doubled down the lf line (1-0 B). Goodrum, S pinch ran for Lindvall, J. Gillespie, A pinch hit for Mercado, D. Goodrum, S advanced to third on an error by c. Gillespie, A grounded out to 2b (3-2 KBBKB). Pappas, S singled to right field, RBI (1-2 KFFFB); Goodrum, S scored. Ceo, C homered to left center, 2 RBI (1-0 B); Pappas, S scored. Howard, K hit by pitch (0-1 K). Knapp, S pinch hit for Takeda, J. Fitzpatrick to p for Speierman. Cuico, K singled to third base (2-1 KBB); Howard, K advanced to second. Knapp, S struck out swinging (2-2 BSBSS). Melick, H pinch hit for Peterson, A. Melick, H singled, advanced to second on an error by lf (1-2 KKB); Cuico, K advanced to third; Howard, K advanced to third, scored on an error by lf, unearned. Costa, K walked (3-2 KBBBFB). Goodrum, S struck out looking (0-2 KFK). 4 runs, 5 hits, 2 errors, 3 LOB.|
|Michigan 6th - Takeda, J to cf for Knapp, S. Lindvall, J to c for Goodrum, S. Gillespie, A to lf. Blanchard flied out to rf (1-0 B). Lawrence popped up to ss (2-1 BBK). Lane struck out swinging (1-2 KFFFBS). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.|