PORTLAND, Ore. - The No. 5 University of Oregon softball team (37-6, 13-2) picked up its fifth straight win on the season with its 5-0 opener in Tuesday's doubleheader at Erv Lind Stadium.

UO scored single runs in the first, second and fourth innings, then added its final two runs in the fifth to stake its sixth straight win in the all-time series.

Freshman starter Cheridan Hawkins (15-3) notched the win after she struck out four, walked one, and allowed one hit.

Sophomore Karissa Hovinga pitched the final 2.2 innings, struck out three, walked none, and allowed one hit.

At the plate, junior shortstop Courtney Ceo and senior right fielder Samantha Pappas each went 3-for-3.

Pappas also posted her ninth double of the season to open the fourth inning and moved into a tie for fourth all-time for the Ducks career-wise (38).

Freshman pinch-hitter Karine Shaver was one of five Ducks with single hits, and three others drew walks.

UO's opening run in the first came after Ceo singled, stole second and third base, and scored on a ground-out by senior second baseman Kaylan Howard.

In the second, Pappas walked and came around to score on singles by junior DP Alexa Peterson and freshman catcher Janelle Lindvall.

In the fourth after Pappas' double, she moved to third on a sacrifice bunt and scored on a throwing error by the second baseman.

UO's final runs in the fifth came on a Howard single, and scored Takeda and Ceo who had reached on singles.

PSU starter Raya Johnson (2-3) pitched 5.2 innings, struck out none, walked four, allowed 10 hits, and four of her five runs allowed were earned.

The Vikings' Carly McEachran and Alexa Morales claimed the home team's two hits via singles.

Duck pitchers logged their third straight shutout after consecutive five-inning no-hitter and perfect games vs. then-No. 17 Arizona. The last time an Oregon foe has scored was the fifth inning in the series opener vs. the Wildcats last Friday.

Looking ahead, the Ducks and Vikings will play the second game of the doubleheader immediately after.

 

BOXSCORE
#5 Oregon at Portland State (Game 1)
Apr 16, 2013 at Portland, OR (Erv Lind Stadium)

Oregon 5 (37-6)

Player   ab    r    h  rbi   bb   so   po    a  lob 
Takeda, Janie cf 
   Goodrum, Sara ph/rf 
Ceo, Courtney ss 
   Shaver, Karine ph/ss 
Howard, Kaylan 2b 
   Costa, Koral ph/2b 
Cuico, Kailee 1b 
   Melick, Hannah ph/1b 
Pappas, Samantha rf/cf 
Peterson, Alexa dp/3b 
   Knapp, Stevie Jo ph 
Lindvall, Janelle
   Gillespie, Alyssa ph 
Sullivan, Jamie Rae 3b/dp 
Mercado, Danica lf 
Hawkins, Cheridan
   Hovinga, Karissa
Totals  29  11  21 
  

Portland State 0 (15-22)

Player   ab    r    h  rbi   bb   so   po    a  lob 
McEACHRAN, C 2b 
BLISS, B. cf 
BLISS, L. c 
   CELAYA, B. pr 
HENDRICKSON 1b  10 
CONN, C. 3b 
FINE, A. ss 
MORALES, A. dp 
PETERSEN, S. rf 
   MASTERS, M. ph/rf 
LOPEZ, S. lf 
JOHNSON, R. p 
   BERTRAND, A. p 
Totals  23  21  16 
Score by Innings                  R  H  E
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Oregon.............. 110 120 0 -  5 11  1
Portland State...... 000 000 0 -  0  2  2
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E - Costa, K(2); McEACHRAN, C(10); HENDRICKSON(5). DP - ORE 1. LOB - ORE 9; PSU 3. 2B - Pappas, S(9). SH - Peterson, A(5). SB - Takeda, J(22); Ceo, C 3(18); Howard, K(7); Peterson, A(3). CS - Howard, K(2).
Oregon   ip  er  bb  so  wp  bk  hbp  ibb  ab  bf  fo  go  np 
Hawkins, Cheridan W,15-3  4.1  13  14  62 
Hovinga, Karissa   2.2  10  10  34 
  
Portland State   ip  er  bb  so  wp  bk  hbp  ibb  ab  bf  fo  go  np 
JOHNSON, R. L,2-3  5.2  10  25  30  10  132 
BERTRAND, A.   1.1  29 
Win - Hawkins, C (15-3). Loss - JOHNSON, R. (2-3). Save - None. Inherited runners/scored: BERTRAND, A. 3/0. Pitches/strikes: Hawkins, C 62/47; Hovinga, K 34/26; JOHNSON, R. 132/70; BERTRAND, A. 29/18.

Umpires - HP: Erin Petersen 1B: Frank Schofield 3B: Don Thompson
Start: 3:58 pm Time: 2:09 Attendance:
Weather: 58 degrees and partly sunny

 
Play-by-Play
 

2013 Oregon Softball
#5 Oregon at Portland State (Game 1)
Apr 16, 2013 at Portland, OR (Erv Lind Stadium)

 

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

 

Portland State starters: 4/2b McEACHRAN, C; 10/cf BLISS, B.; 44/c BLISS, L.; 7/1b HENDRICKSON; 24/3b CONN, C.; 11/ss FINE, A.; 19/dp MORALES, A.; 1/rf PETERSEN, S.; 14/lf LOPEZ, S.; 0/p JOHNSON, R.;

 

Oregon 1st - Takeda, J grounded out to ss (1-1 KB). Ceo, C singled down the lf line (3-2 BSBKB). Ceo, C stole second. Ceo, C stole third. Howard, K grounded out to p, RBI (3-2 BBBKF); Ceo, C scored. Cuico, K flied out to cf (3-1 BBKB). 1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

 

Portland State 1st - McEACHRAN, C popped up to rf (0-2 SK). BLISS, B. fouled out to 1b (1-2 SKB). BLISS, L. struck out looking (1-2 FBSK). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

 

Oregon 2nd - Pappas, S walked (3-2 KBBBKB). Peterson, A singled to right field (2-2 BFBK); Pappas, S advanced to third. Peterson, A stole second. Lindvall, J singled through the right side, RBI (3-2 BFBBK); Peterson, A advanced to third; Pappas, S scored. Sullivan, J walked (3-1 BFBBB); Lindvall, J advanced to second; Peterson, A out at third c to 3b, picked off. Mercado, D reached on a fielder's choice (1-2 KKB); Sullivan, J out at second 2b to ss; Lindvall, J advanced to third. Takeda, J grounded out to 1b unassisted (1-1 FB). 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

 

Portland State 2nd - HENDRICKSON walked (3-2 BSBBKFB). CONN, C. struck out swinging (1-2 FBSS). FINE, A. grounded into double play 2b to ss to 1b (1-2 KFFBF); HENDRICKSON out on the play. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

 

Oregon 3rd - Ceo, C singled to third base, bunt (0-0). Howard, K reached on a fielder's choice (1-1 KB); Ceo, C out at second 3b to 2b. Howard, K out at second c to ss, caught stealing. Cuico, K lined out to ss (3-2 BKBBS). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

 

Portland State 3rd - MORALES, A. singled to center field (1-2 KFB). PETERSEN, S. struck out looking (0-2 FSK). LOPEZ, S. lined out to 2b (0-2 SF). McEACHRAN, C popped up to ss (2-1 BFB). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

 

Oregon 4th - Pappas, S doubled to center field (1-0 B). Peterson, A out at first 3b to 2b, SAC, bunt (0-0); Pappas, S advanced to third, scored on a throwing error by 2b, unearned. Lindvall, J popped up to 3b (3-1 BKBB). Sullivan, J grounded out to 2b (3-1 KBBB). 1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 0 LOB.

 

Portland State 4th - BLISS, B. lined out to 2b (1-0 B). BLISS, L. popped up to ss (1-2 BKS). HENDRICKSON struck out looking (2-2 FFFFBFBK). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

 

Oregon 5th - Mercado, D grounded out to 3b (2-1 FBB). Takeda, J singled to shortstop (1-2 BKK). Takeda, J stole second. Ceo, C singled to first base (2-2 FKFFBB); Takeda, J advanced to third. Ceo, C stole second. Howard, K singled to right field, 2 RBI (3-2 KBBKB); Ceo, C scored; Takeda, J scored. Cuico, K lined out to 2b (3-2 BBBKKFF). Howard, K stole second. Pappas, S singled to left field (1-2 BKK); Howard, K advanced to third. Peterson, A walked (3-0 BBBB); Pappas, S advanced to second. Gillespie, A pinch hit for Lindvall, J. Gillespie, A reached on a fielder's choice (0-1 K); Peterson, A advanced to second; Pappas, S advanced to third; Howard, K out at home p to c. 2 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB.

 

Portland State 5th - Peterson, A to 3b. Lindvall, J to c for Gillespie, A. Sullivan, J to dp. CONN, C. popped up to ss (0-2 KSFFF). Hovinga, K to p for Hawkins, C. FINE, A. lined out to 2b (1-2 KKB). MORALES, A. grounded out to 1b unassisted (0-0). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

 

Oregon 6th - Sullivan, J grounded out to p (2-1 BKB). Mercado, D lined out to 1b (2-2 BFBF). Goodrum, S pinch hit for Takeda, J. Shaver, K pinch hit for Ceo, C. Goodrum, S reached on a fielding error by 1b, assist by 3b (2-2 BFBK). Shaver, K singled up the middle (0-1 K); Goodrum, S advanced to second. Costa, K pinch hit for Howard, K. Costa, K walked (3-1 KBBBB); Shaver, K advanced to second; Goodrum, S advanced to third. BERTRAND, A. to p for JOHNSON, R.. Melick, H pinch hit for Cuico, K. Melick, H grounded out to 3b (3-1 BBKB). 0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 3 LOB.

 

Portland State 6th - Goodrum, S to rf. Shaver, K to ss. Costa, K to 2b. Melick, H to 1b. Pappas, S to cf. MASTERS, M. pinch hit for PETERSEN, S.. MASTERS, M. grounded out to ss (0-0). LOPEZ, S. struck out swinging (1-2 FSBS). McEACHRAN, C singled to center field (2-1 BSB). BLISS, B. struck out looking (3-2 BBBFSK). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

 

Oregon 7th - MASTERS, M. to rf. Pappas, S singled to left field, out at first lf to 2b to 1b (1-2 KFFFB). Knapp, S pinch hit for Peterson, A. Knapp, S walked (3-2 BKFBBFFB). Lindvall, J struck out looking (3-2 BFBKFBK). Sullivan, J grounded out to 2b (0-2 KF). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

 

Portland State 7th - Peterson, A to 3b for Knapp, S. BLISS, L. reached on an error by 2b (0-2 KF). CELAYA, B. pinch ran for BLISS, L.. HENDRICKSON struck out swinging (0-2 SFS). CONN, C. lined out to ss (1-0 B). FINE, A. grounded out to p (0-2 FFFFF). 0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB.