LOS ANGELES – The No. 4 University of Oregon softball team (39-6, 14-2) rallied past No. 16 UCLA (31-16, 7-12) with a 9-6 victory to open its series Friday night at Easton Stadium.
The Pac-12-leading Ducks scored their fifth win in the last seven meetings with the 11-time national champions after they scored six runs in the final two innings.
Sophomore center fielder Janie Takeda and senior right fielder Samantha Pappas both went 3-for-4 to pace the Ducks to 13 hits.
UO scored twice in the first inning, thanks to a two-run single by Pappas. The All-America outfielder drove in Takeda and junior shortstop Courtney Ceo who had both singled up the middle to open the game. The RBI gave Pappas 143 for her career – third-most in school history and two off the school record of Lindsey Welch (145).
In the fourth inning, freshman catcher Janelle Lindvall hit a solo homer down the left field line to cut UCLA's lead to 6-3.
The Ducks re-took the lead with five runs in the fifth inning, thanks to an RBI single by Lindvall, a two-run homer by freshman third baseman Koral Costa, and an error on a grounder to third base by senior second baseman Kaylan Howard that allowed two runs to score.
UO’s last run in the seventh inning came on junior Alexa Peterson’s solo homer. Both Lindvall’s and Peterson’s round-trippers were their 10th of the season - third-most on the squad and one shy of the 13th-best total mark in a season for the Ducks.
All-American and senior Jessica Moore started the game, struck out three, walked three, allowed eight hits, and all six of her runs allowed were earned.
Notching her first conference victory of the slate, sophomore Karissa Hovinga (4-0) pitched the next 2.2 innings, struck out two, walked none, and allowed two hits.
Freshman Cheridan Hawkins pitched the final two innings and earned her conference-leading sixth save of the year. The Anderson, Calif., native retired all six batters she faced - five via strikeouts – and walked one and allowed no runs.
In the circle for the Bruins, starter Jessica Hall got one out among the first six batters she faced, and allowed four hits and two earned runs.
Ally Carda (20-9) pitched the next 5.1 innings, struck out three, walked two, yielded eight hits and six runs - four of which were earned.
Paige McDuffee worked the last 1.1 innings, struck out two, walked one, and gave up one hit and one earned run.
Three Bruins stroked multiple hits – Stephany LaRosa (2-for-3), B.B. Bates (2-for-4, HR) and Allexis Bennett (2-for-3).
Lindvall's older sister Devon - a senior left fielder - also cleared the fences with her first homer of the season on the first pitch in the bottom half of the third inning.
UCLA’s other hitter that cleared the fences was Mysha Sataraka with her second-inning shot – two batters after Bates hit her Pac-12-leading 18th homer of the season.
Looking ahead, the two teams have single games at Easton Stadium on Saturday at 6 p.m. and Sunday at noon.
#4 Oregon 9, #16 UCLA 6 (Apr 26, 2013 at Los Angeles, Calif.)
#4 Oregon 200 105 1 - 9 13 0 (39-6, 14-2 Pac-12)
#16 UCLA 141 000 0 - 6 10 1 (31-16, 7-12 Pac-12)
Pitchers: Oregon - Moore, Jessica; Hovinga, Karissa(3); Hawkins, Cheridan(6) and Peterson, Alexa; Lindvall, Janelle. UCLA - Hall; Carda(1); McDuffee(6) and Moeai. Win-Hovinga, Karissa(4-0) Save-Hawkins, Cheridan(6) Loss-Carda(20-9) T-2:44 A-944. HR ORE - Peterson, Alexa (10); Lindvall, Janelle (10); Costa, Koral (2). HR UCLA - Bates (18); Sataraka (6); Lindvall (1). Weather: 63, clear
#4 Oregon at #16 UCLA
Apr 26, 2013 at Los Angeles, Calif. (Easton Stadium)
Oregon 9 (39-6,14-2 Pac-12)
|Takeda, Janie cf||4||2||3||0||1||0||2||0||0|
|Ceo, Courtney ss||4||2||2||0||0||0||0||3||0|
|Knapp, Stevie Jo ph||1||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||2|
|Howard, Kaylan 2b||4||0||0||0||0||0||2||1||0|
|Cuico, Kailee 1b||1||0||0||0||2||1||6||0||0|
|Pappas, Samantha rf||4||1||3||2||0||0||0||0||2|
|Peterson, Alexa c/dp||4||1||2||1||0||0||3||1||2|
|Lindvall, Janelle lf/c||4||1||2||2||0||1||7||0||2|
|Goodrum, Sara pr||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Costa, Koral 3b||3||1||1||2||0||0||0||0||0|
|Burger, Allie dp/lf||2||0||0||0||1||2||0||0||0|
|Mercado, Danica ph||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Moore, Jessica p||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||0|
|Hovinga, Karissa p||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||1||0|
|Hawkins, Cheridan p||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
UCLA 6 (31-16,7-12 Pac-12)
Score by Innings R H E ----------------------------------------- Oregon.............. 200 105 1 - 9 13 0 UCLA................ 141 000 0 - 6 10 1 -----------------------------------------
|E - Sataraka(4). LOB - Ducks 8; Bruins 8. 2B - Takeda, J(9); LaRosa(10). HR - Peterson, A(10); Lindvall, J(10); Costa, K(2); Bates(18); Sataraka(6); Lindvall(1). HBP - Cuico, K; Costa, K. SB - Takeda, J(25); Ceo, C(19); Costa, K(1); Bennett(10). CS - Burger, A(2).|
|Hovinga, Karissa W,4-0||2.2||2||0||0||0||2||0||0||0||0||10||10||3||3||43|
|Hawkins, Cheridan S,6||2.0||0||0||0||1||5||0||0||0||0||6||7||1||0||33|
| Win - Hovinga, K (4-0). Loss - Carda (20-9). Save - Hawkins, C (6). WP - Carda(13). HBP - by McDuffee (Cuico, K); by McDuffee (Costa, K). Inherited runners/scored: Hovinga, K 1/0; Carda 3/0; McDuffee 1/0. Pitches/strikes: Moore, J 71/41; Hovinga, K 43/30; Hawkins, C 33/21; Hall 19/13; Carda 102/56; McDuffee 30/16.
Umpires - HP: Steve Arnold 1B: John Baca 3B: Eric Hawthorne
2013 Oregon Softball
#4 Oregon at #16 UCLA
Apr 26, 2013 at Los Angeles, Calif. (Easton Stadium)
|Oregon starters: 19/cf Takeda, J; 22/ss Ceo, C; 3/2b Howard, K; 33/1b Cuico, K; 0/rf Pappas, S; 14/c Peterson, A; 26/lf Lindvall, J; 7/3b Costa, K; 2/dp Burger, A; 12/p Moore, J;|
|UCLA starters: 11/ss LaRosa; 19/rf Bates; 3/1b Carda; 14/3b Sataraka; 15/p Hall; 7/c Moeai; 42/lf Lindvall; 33/2b Goulder; 48/cf Bennett;|
|Oregon 1st - Takeda, J singled up the middle (0-1 K). Ceo, C singled to center field (0-2 FSF); Takeda, J advanced to second. Howard, K lined out to 1b, bunt (1-0 B). Ceo, C stole second; Takeda, J stole third. Cuico, K walked (3-2 BBBKFFB). Pappas, S singled through the right side, 2 RBI (0-0); Cuico, K advanced to second; Ceo, C scored; Takeda, J scored. Peterson, A singled up the middle (1-1 KB); Pappas, S advanced to second; Cuico, K advanced to third. Carda to p. Hall to 1b. Peterson, A advanced to second; Pappas, S advanced to third; Cuico, K out at home c to p. Lindvall, J struck out swinging (2-2 KKFBBS). 2 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.|
|UCLA 1st - LaRosa singled to second base (2-1 KBB). Bates singled up the middle (1-2 SBF); LaRosa advanced to third. Carda singled to right center, RBI (1-0 B); Bates advanced to second; LaRosa scored. Sataraka struck out swinging (3-2 BKBKBS). Hall walked (3-0 BBBB); Carda advanced to second; Bates advanced to third. Moeai reached on a fielder's choice to pitcher (3-2 KBFBFB); Hall advanced to second; Carda advanced to third; Bates out at home p to c. Lindvall grounded out to 1b unassisted (1-2 BSF). 1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB.|
|Oregon 2nd - Costa, K flied out to rf (3-1 FBBB). Burger, A struck out looking (1-2 BKFK). Takeda, J singled up the middle (2-2 KBBSF). Takeda, J runner left early, out at first 1b unassisted. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.|
|UCLA 2nd - Goulder struck out swinging (0-2 KKS). Bennett singled to center field (1-2 BFF). LaRosa walked (3-1 BBBKB); Bennett advanced to second. Bates homered to left field, 3 RBI (0-0); LaRosa scored; Bennett scored. Carda struck out swinging, out at first c to 1b (1-2 KBFFS). Sataraka homered to right center, RBI (2-2 BSKFB). Hall walked (3-2 BSBSBB). Moeai grounded out to ss (2-2 FBKB). 4 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.|
|Oregon 3rd - Ceo, C out at first p to 2b, bunt (2-1 BKB). Howard, K flied out to cf (1-1 KB). Cuico, K walked (3-1 BBKBB). Pappas, S singled up the middle (3-2 FBBFB); Cuico, K advanced to second. Peterson, A flied out to cf to left center (0-1 K). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB.|
|UCLA 3rd - Lindvall homered to left center, RBI (0-0). Goulder grounded out to 2b (1-1 SB). Bennett singled up the middle (0-0). Peterson, A to dp. Lindvall, J to c. Burger, A to lf. Hovinga, K to p for Moore, J. LaRosa doubled to right field (2-1 BBK); Bennett advanced to third. Bates struck out swinging (0-2 KSS). Carda lined out to p (0-0). 1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.|
|Oregon 4th - Lindvall, J homered down the lf line, RBI (1-0 B). Costa, K flied out to rf (2-0 BB). Burger, A walked (3-2 BKBSBB). Takeda, J flied out to cf (2-1 KBB). Burger, A out at second c to 2b, caught stealing. 1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.|
|UCLA 4th - Sataraka flied out to cf (3-2 BBBKKFF). Hall grounded out to ss (1-1 KB). Moeai grounded out to p (3-2 FFBFBB). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.|
|Oregon 5th - Ceo, C popped up to ss (2-2 BKFB). Howard, K grounded out to 1b unassisted (0-2 KK). Cuico, K struck out swinging, out at first c to 1b (1-2 BKKS). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.|
|UCLA 5th - Lindvall struck out swinging (1-2 KBFFS). Goulder singled to first base, bunt (1-1 BS). Bennett reached on a fielder's choice to shortstop (0-2 FFF); Goulder out at second ss to 2b. Bennett stole second. LaRosa lined out to cf (2-2 BBKK). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.|
|Oregon 6th - Bates to dp. Mueller to rf. Pappas, S singled to second base (1-2 SBK). Peterson, A grounded out to 2b (2-1 BFB); Pappas, S advanced to second. Pappas, S advanced to third on a wild pitch. Lindvall, J singled up the middle, RBI (2-1 KBB); Pappas, S scored. Goodrum, S pinch ran for Lindvall, J. Costa, K homered to right center, 2 RBI (3-1 BBBK); Goodrum, S scored. Mercado, D pinch hit for Burger, A. Mercado, D fouled out to c (2-0 BB). Takeda, J doubled to center field (1-2 FKB). Ceo, C singled to shortstop (0-0); Takeda, J advanced to third. Howard, K reached on a throwing error by 3b, advanced to second (1-2 FBK); Ceo, C advanced to second, scored on the error, unearned; Takeda, J scored on the error, unearned. Bates to rf. Carda to 1b. Hall to dp. McDuffee to p for Mueller. Cuico, K hit by pitch (0-0). Pappas, S grounded out to ss (0-0). 5 runs, 5 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB.|
|UCLA 6th - Lindvall, J to c for Goodrum, S. Burger, A to lf for Mercado, D. Hawkins, C to p for Hovinga, K. Bates struck out swinging (0-2 KFS). Carda walked (3-1 BKBBB). Sataraka struck out swinging (2-2 BBKFFS). Hall struck out swinging (3-2 KBSBBS). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.|
|Oregon 7th - Peterson, A homered to right field, RBI (2-1 BFB). Lindvall, J lined out to lf (1-1 BK). Costa, K hit by pitch (2-2 KBBS). Costa, K stole second. Burger, A struck out swinging (2-2 KBBSS). Takeda, J walked (3-2 BBKFBFB). Knapp, S pinch hit for Ceo, C. Knapp, S struck out swinging (1-2 BSSS). 1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB.|
|UCLA 7th - Ceo, C to ss for Knapp, S. Moeai struck out swinging (2-2 BBKSS). Lindvall struck out swinging (0-2 KFS). Rodriguez pinch hit for Goulder. Rodriguez fouled out to 2b (1-2 KSBF). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.|