TEMPE, Ariz. - The No. 5 University of Oregon softball team (3-2) finished Kajikawa Classic Day 3 action Saturday with a split in its fourth and fifth games of the tournament.

UO beat San Jose State by a 7-1 score in the afternoon, while No. 2 Oklahoma (3-0) staked a 12-0 win in the morning.

In the finale vs. the Spartans (3-1), the Ducks staked their fifth straight series win thanks to two runs in the second inning, another in the third, and four runs in the sixth.

Four Ducks collected multiple hits - senior second baseman Kaylan Howard (3-for-4, 2B, RBI), junior catcher Alexa Peterson (2-for-3, HR, RBI), junior shortstop Courtney Ceo (2-for-4) and freshman third baseman Danica Mercado (2-for-3).

In the second inning, freshman Koral Costa led off with a solo homer to left field - her first as a collegian. Three batters later, Peterson homered to right center field for her first of the season and 13th career-wise.

In the third inning, Ceo and Howard singled, and Ceo later stole home on a double steal on a throwing error by the catcher.

In the sixth inning, Mercado and Peterson reached on a pair of infield errors to start the four-run stanza. Freshman Stevie Jo Knapp followed with a pinch-hit single to load the bases, and sophomore center fielder Janie Takeda drilled a three-run double to center field.  Howard followed with an RBI double to score Takeda and UO's final run.

In the circle, senior Jessica Moore (2-1) got the win and struck out eight, walked one, allowed seven hits and one earned run.

En route to her second save, freshman Cheridan Hawkins worked the final 1.1 innings, struck out one, walked one, and allowed one hit.

SJSU starter Amanda Pridmore took the loss after she struck out two, walked two, allowed 12 hits, and five of her seven runs allowed were earned in her 5.1 innings. Jordan Sauceda pitched the final two outs, and logged one strikeout.

At the plate, the Spartans had two players with multiple hits - Markesha Collins (3-for-4) and Jessica Garcia (2-for-4).

In Oregon's first game of the day, returning NCAA runner-up Oklahoma (3-0) validated its place as one of the nation's top teams with a five-inning, 12-0 victory. 

The Sooners scored +10 runs for the third straight contest, this time on eight hits. Three of those hits were homers by Lauren Chamberlain, Shelby Pendley and Brittany Williams, and another was a double by Jules Townsend. 

Last year's USA Softball Player of the year - senior pitcher Keilani Ricketts (2-0) - struck out 10, walked one and allowed no hits in the complete game.

For Oregon, Hawkins (0-1) started the game, struck out three in her four innings, walked four, allowed six hits, and seven of her 10 runs allowed were earned. Sophomore Karissa Hovinga pitched the final inning, struck out two, walked two, gave up two hits and two earned runs.

Looking ahead, UO wraps up play in its season-opening tourney vs. Boise State at 7:30 a.m. PT on Sunday.

 

LINESCORES

 

Game 1 - No. 2 Oklahoma 12, No. 5 Oregon 0 (Feb 09, 2013 at Tempe, Ariz.)

#2 Oklahoma.. 170 04 - 12  8  1      (3-0)
#5 Oregon.... 000 00 -  0  0  1      (2-2)

Pitchers: Oklahoma - Ricketts, K. and Shults, J.. Oregon - Hawkins, Cheridan; Hovinga, Karissa(5) and Lindvall, Janelle. Win-Ricketts, K.(2-0)  Loss-Hawkins, Cheridan(0-1)  T-1:44  A-352. HR OU - Chamberlain; Pendley, S.; Williams, B.. Weather: 45 wing 0-5 MPH. Hawkins, C faced 2 batters in the 5th.

 

Game 2 - No. 5 Oregon 7, San Jose St 1 (Feb 09, 2013 at Tempe, Ariz.)

San Jose St. 000 010 0 -  1  8  3      (3-1)
#5 Oregon... 021 004 X -  7 12  2      (3-2)

Pitchers: San Jose St - Pridmore; Sauceda(6) and Garcia, J.; Morentin. Oregon - Hovinga, Karissa; Moore, Jessica(1); Hawkins, Cheridan(6) and Peterson, Alexa; Lindvall, Janelle. Win-Moore, Jessica(2-1)  Save-Hawkins, Cheridan(2)  Loss-Pridmore  T-2:10  A-100. HR ORE - Costa, Koral; Peterson, Alexa. Weather: 54 Mostly Cloudy Wind 5-10 MPH

 

 

 

BOXSCORE - San Jose St vs #5 Oregon

Feb 09, 2013 at Tempe, Ariz. (Tempe Sports Complex)

San Jose St 1 (3-1)

Player   ab    r    h  rbi   bb   so   po    a  lob 
Collins lf 
Cox rf 
Garcia, J. c/3b 
   Watt pr/ph 
Freitas dp/3b 
House cf 
Wolfe 3b/ss 
   Martinez, A. ss 
   Garcia, B. ss 
Purdy ss/3b 
   Pontecorvo dp 
Hufstetler 1b 
   Schultz pr 
Caldwell 2b 
   Morentin c 
Pridmore p 
   Sauceda p 
Totals  31  18  11 
  

Oregon 7 (3-2)

Player   ab    r    h  rbi   bb   so   po    a  lob 
Ceo, Courtney ss 
Takeda, Janie cf 
Howard, Kaylan 2b 
Cuico, Kailee 1b 
   Pappas, Samantha pr 
   Melick, Hannah ph/1b 
Costa, Koral rf 
   Gillespie, Alyssa ph 
Moore, Jessica dp/p 
Mercado, Danica 3b 
Peterson, Alexa
   Goodrum, Sara pr 
   Lindvall, Janelle
Burger, Allie lf 
   Knapp, Stevie Jo ph 
Hovinga, Karissa
   Hawkins, Cheridan
Totals  30  12  21 

Score by Innings                  R  H  E
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San Jose St......... 000 010 0 -  1  8  3
Oregon.............. 021 004 X -  7 12  2
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E - Garcia, J.; Garcia, B.; Hufstetler; Ceo, C; Moore, J. LOB - San Jose St 11; Oregon 7. 2B - Takeda, J; Howard, K 2. HR - Costa, K; Peterson, A. SB - Collins 2; Ceo, C; Howard, K; Goodrum, S. CS - Mercado, D 2.

San Jose St   ip  er  bb  so  wp  bk  hbp  ibb  ab  bf  fo  go  np 
Pridmore L  5.1  12  28  30  100 
Sauceda   0.2 
  
Oregon   ip  er  bb  so  wp  bk  hbp  ibb  ab  bf  fo  go  np 
Hovinga, Karissa   0.0    
Moore, Jessica W,2-1  5.2  26  27  103 
Hawkins, Cheridan S,2  1.1  25 

Win - Moore, J (2-1). Loss - Pridmore (). Save - Hawkins, C (2). PB - Peterson, A. Inherited runners/scored: Sauceda 1/0; Hawkins, C 1/0. Pitches/strikes: Pridmore 100/63; Sauceda 6/5; Moore, J 103/66; Hawkins, C 25/16.

Umpires - HP: Cooper 1B: Clayton 3B: Bartling 
Start: 2:25 Time: 2:10 Attendance: 100 
Weather: 54 Mostly Cloudy Wind 5-10 MPH

 
Play-by-Play
 

2013 Oregon Softball
San Jose St vs #5 Oregon
Feb 09, 2013 at Tempe, Ariz. (Tempe Sports Complex)

San Jose St starters: 44/lf Collins; 21/rf Cox; 12/c Garcia, J.; 29/dp Freitas; 19/cf House; 15/3b Wolfe; 33/ss Purdy; 20/1b Hufstetler; 22/2b Caldwell; 1/p Pridmore;

Oregon starters: 22/ss Ceo, C; 19/cf Takeda, J; 3/2b Howard, K; 33/1b Cuico, K; 7/rf Costa, K; 12/dp Moore, J; 6/3b Mercado, D; 14/c Peterson, A; 2/lf Burger, A; 10/p Hovinga, K;

San Jose St 1st - / for Hovinga, K. Moore, J to p. Collins singled up the middle (2-2 BBSK). Cox singled to left center (0-1 K); Collins advanced to second. Garcia, J. struck out swinging (3-2 BKBFBFS). Freitas reached on a fielder's choice (3-1 BBBK); Cox advanced to second; Collins advanced to third on a fielder's choice, out at third p to 3b. House walked (3-2 BKBBKB); Freitas advanced to second; Cox advanced to third. Wolfe grounded out to ss (0-1 K). 0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB.

Oregon 1st - Ceo, C singled to third base (2-0 BB). Takeda, J out at first p to 2b, SAC, bunt (0-0); Ceo, C advanced to second. Howard, K flied out to cf (3-2 BFBBF). Cuico, K flied out to rf (2-2 SFBB). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

San Jose St 2nd - Purdy struck out looking (2-2 KBFBK). Hufstetler struck out looking (1-2 KFBK). Caldwell grounded out to p (0-0). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Oregon 2nd - Costa, K homered down the lf line, RBI (1-2 BSS). Moore, J grounded out to p (3-2 BBBKKF). Mercado, D singled to shortstop (0-2 FF). Mercado, D out at second c to ss, caught stealing. Peterson, A homered to right center, RBI (1-1 BS). Burger, A flied out to lf (0-0). 2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

San Jose St 3rd - Collins singled through the right side (2-2 BKSB). Collins stole second. Cox struck out looking (3-2 KBKBBK). Garcia, J. grounded out to ss (0-0). Freitas singled to pitcher (2-0 BB); Collins advanced to third. House grounded out to 1b unassisted (1-1 KB). 0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Oregon 3rd - Ceo, C singled to third base (1-0 B). Takeda, J lined out to ss (0-0). Howard, K singled through the right side (2-1 BKB); Ceo, C advanced to third. Howard, K stole second, advanced to third on an error by c; Ceo, C stole home. Cuico, K walked (3-2 KFFBFBBB). Costa, K struck out swinging (1-2 KBSS). Moore, J lined out to 3b (0-1 S). 1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB.

San Jose St 4th - Wolfe grounded out to ss (0-0). Purdy reached on an error by p (3-2 BBBKF). Hufstetler flied out to cf (1-0 B). Caldwell struck out swinging (2-2 KBSBS). 0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB.

Oregon 4th - Martinez, A. to ss for Wolfe. Purdy to 3b. Mercado, D singled through the left side (1-0 B). Peterson, A singled to shortstop (1-0 B); Mercado, D advanced to second. Goodrum, S pinch ran for Peterson, A. Goodrum, S stole second; Mercado, D out at third c to 3b, caught stealing. Burger, A grounded out to 3b (1-0 B); Goodrum, S advanced to third. Ceo, C fouled out to 3b (0-0). 0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

San Jose St 5th - Peterson, A to c for Goodrum, S. Collins singled to center field (3-2 FBBFFB). Collins stole second. Cox grounded out to p (1-1 BK); Collins advanced to third. Garcia, J. singled to pitcher. Freitas reached on an error by ss, RBI (0-1 K); Garcia, J. advanced to second; Collins scored. Watt pinch ran. Watt pinch hit for Garcia, J.. House grounded out to p (0-0); Freitas advanced to second; Watt advanced to third. Wolfe to ss for Martinez, A.. Wolfe struck out swinging (2-2 KKBFBS). 1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB.

Oregon 5th - Garcia, J. to c for Watt. Garcia, B. to ss for Wolfe. Takeda, J lined out to 3b (1-0 B). Howard, K doubled to third base (1-1 BS). Freitas to 3b. Purdy to dp. Cuico, K walked (3-1 BBBKB). Pappas, S pinch ran for Cuico, K. Costa, K reached on a fielder's choice (1-2 KKFBF); Pappas, S out at second ss to 2b; Howard, K advanced to third. Moore, J lined out to rf (0-1 S). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

San Jose St 6th - Cuico, K to 1b for Pappas, S. Pontecorvo to dp for Purdy. Pontecorvo struck out looking (1-2 KFBK). Hufstetler singled down the lf line (1-2 BKF). Caldwell struck out swinging (0-2 KSFFS). Moore, J to dp. Hawkins, C to p. Hufstetler advanced to second on a passed ball. Schultz pinch ran for Hufstetler. Collins popped up to p (2-1 BKB). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Oregon 6th - Hufstetler to 1b for Schultz. Mercado, D reached on an error by 1b (1-0 B). Peterson, A reached on an error by ss (2-2 FFBBF); Mercado, D advanced to second. Knapp, S pinch hit for Burger, A. Knapp, S singled to shortstop (1-1 BK); Peterson, A advanced to second; Mercado, D advanced to third. Burger, A to lf for Knapp, S. Ceo, C struck out swinging (1-2 KFBS). Takeda, J doubled to left center, 3 RBI (2-1 FBB); Burger, A scored; Peterson, A scored, unearned; Mercado, D scored, unearned. Howard, K doubled up the middle, RBI (0-1 K); Takeda, J scored. Melick, H pinch hit for Cuico, K. Sauceda to p for Pridmore. Garcia, J. to 3b. Freitas to 2b. Morentin to c for Caldwell. Melick, H grounded out to 1b unassisted (1-1 BF); Howard, K advanced to third. Gillespie, A pinch hit for Costa, K. Gillespie, A struck out swinging (0-2 KFS). 4 runs, 3 hits, 2 errors, 1 LOB.

San Jose St 7th - Melick, H to 1b. Costa, K to rf for Gillespie, A. Lindvall, J to c for Peterson, A. Cox walked (3-2 BFBKFBB). Garcia, J. singled to third base (1-2 BSS); Cox advanced to second. Freitas flied out to rf (0-1 K). House reached on a fielder's choice (2-2 SBFB); Garcia, J. out at second ss to 2b; Cox advanced to third. Garcia, B. struck out swinging (0-2 KFS). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

 

 

BOXSCORE - #2 Oklahoma vs #5 Oregon
Feb 09, 2013 at Tempe, Ariz. (Farrington Stadium)

Oklahoma 12 (3-0)

Player   ab    r    h  rbi   bb   so   po    a  lob 
Chamberlain 1b 
   Townsend, J. ph 
Casey, G. 2b 
   Ellis, W. ph 
Shults, J. c  10 
Ricketts, K. p 
   Reeves, K. ph 
Pendley, S. dp/ss 
Williams, B. lf/ph 
   Parsons, C. pr/cf 
Martinez, D. cf 
   Sampson, E. rf/cf 
Henson, J. 3b/pr 
   Miller, L. ph 
Turang, B. rf/lf 
   Miller, Erin ph/lf 
Vest, J. ss 
Totals  24  12  12  15 
  

Oregon 0 (2-2)

Player   ab    r    h  rbi   bb   so   po    a  lob 
Ceo, Courtney ss 
Takeda, Janie cf 
Howard, Kaylan 2b 
Cuico, Kailee 3b 
Costa, Koral lf 
Pappas, Samantha rf 
   Knapp, Stevie Jo ph 
Lindvall, Janelle
   Melick, Hannah ph 
   Burger, Allie pr 
Peterson, Alexa dp 
Moore, Jessica 1b 
Hawkins, Cheridan
   Hovinga, Karissa
Totals  16  10  15 

Score by Innings               R  H  E
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Oklahoma............ 170 04 - 12  8  1
Oregon.............. 000 00 -  0  0  1
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E - Vest, J.; Ceo, C. LOB - Oklahoma 5; Oregon 2. 2B - Townsend, J.. HR - Chamberlain; Pendley, S.; Williams, B.. HBP - Henson, J.. SH - Turang, B.. SB - Parsons, C. 2.

Oklahoma   ip  er  bb  so  wp  bk  hbp  ibb  ab  bf  fo  go  np 
Ricketts, K. W,2-0  5.0  10  16  17  62 
  
Oregon   ip  er  bb  so  wp  bk  hbp  ibb  ab  bf  fo  go  np 
Hawkins, Cheridan L,0-1  4.0  10  18  24  99 
Hovinga, Karissa   1.0  36 

Win - Ricketts, K. (2-0). Loss - Hawkins, C (0-1). Save - None. HBP - by Hawkins, C (Henson, J.). PB - Lindvall, J. Inherited runners/scored: None. Pitches/strikes: Ricketts, K. 62/42; Hawkins, C 99/53; Hovinga, K 36/20.

Umpires - HP: Davis 1B: Hart 3B: Wilson 
Start: 9:00 am Time: 1:44 Attendance: 352 
Weather: 45 wing 0-5 MPH 
Hawkins, C faced 2 batters in the 5th.

 
Play-by-Play
 

2013 Oregon Softball
#2 Oklahoma vs #5 Oregon
Feb 09, 2013 at Tempe, Ariz. (Farrington Stadium)

Oklahoma starters: 44/1b Chamberlain; 42/2b Casey, G.; 18/c Shults, J.; 10/p Ricketts, K.; 1/dp Pendley, S.; 23/lf Williams, B.; 0/cf Martinez, D.; 7/3b Henson, J.; 2/rf Turang, B.; 27/ss Vest, J.;

Oregon starters: 22/ss Ceo, C; 19/cf Takeda, J; 3/2b Howard, K; 33/3b Cuico, K; 7/lf Costa, K; 0/rf Pappas, S; 26/c Lindvall, J; 14/dp Peterson, A; 12/1b Moore, J; 11/p Hawkins, C;

Oklahoma 1st - Chamberlain walked (3-0 BBBB). Casey, G. out at first p to 2b (0-1 K); Chamberlain advanced to second. Shults, J. popped up to p (1-2 KKB). Ricketts, K. singled up the middle, RBI (3-1 BBBK); Chamberlain scored. Ricketts, K. advanced to second on a passed ball. Pendley, S. struck out looking (3-2 KBBSBFK). 1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Oregon 1st - Ceo, C struck out swinging (1-2 SBKS). Takeda, J struck out swinging (1-2 KFFBS). Howard, K struck out looking (1-2 FBFFK). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Oklahoma 2nd - Williams, B. singled to center field (3-1 KBBB). Parsons, C. pinch ran for Williams, B.. Parsons, C. stole second. Martinez, D. fouled out to 3b (3-1 BBFB); Parsons, C. stole third. Henson, J. reached on a fielder's choice, RBI (2-0 BB); Parsons, C. scored. Turang, B. singled to third base; Henson, J. advanced to second. Chamberlain homered to left field, 3 RBI (1-0 B); Turang, B. scored; Henson, J. scored. Casey, G. fouled out to 1b (2-1 BSB). Shults, J. reached on an error by ss (3-2 BBKBS). Ricketts, K. walked (3-0 BBBB); Shults, J. advanced to second. Pendley, S. homered to right center, 3 RBI, unearned (0-1 K); Ricketts, K. scored, unearned; Shults, J. scored, unearned. Parsons, C. popped up to ss (0-2 KSF). 7 runs, 4 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB.

Oregon 2nd - Parsons, C. to cf. Sampson, E. to rf for Martinez, D.. Turang, B. to lf. Cuico, K reached on an error by ss (1-1 BK). Costa, K struck out swinging (1-2 SBSS). Pappas, S struck out looking (2-2 KBSBK). Lindvall, J struck out swinging (0-2 FFS). 0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB.

Oklahoma 3rd - Sampson, E. lined out to 1b (1-2 KKB). Henson, J. hit by pitch (1-2 FBKF). Turang, B. grounded out to p, SAC (1-1 SB); Henson, J. advanced to second. Chamberlain struck out swinging (3-2 BKFFFBBS). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Oregon 3rd - Peterson, A grounded out to 2b (0-0). Moore, J fouled out to 1b (0-0). Ceo, C struck out swinging (0-2 KSS). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Oklahoma 4th - Casey, G. walked (3-2 KBSBBB). Shults, J. out at first ss to 2b to 1b (2-2 FFBBF); Casey, G. out on the play, out at second ss to 2b. Ricketts, K. struck out swinging (1-2 KBSS). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Oregon 4th - Pendley, S. to ss. / for Vest, J.. Takeda, J grounded out to ss (1-0 B). Howard, K grounded out to p (1-0 B). Cuico, K struck out swinging (2-2 SKBFBS). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Oklahoma 5th - Pendley, S. walked (3-0 BBBB). Williams, B. pinch hit for Parsons, C.. Williams, B. homered to right field, 2 RBI (0-1 K); Pendley, S. scored. Hovinga, K to p for Hawkins, C. Sampson, E. struck out swinging (1-2 BKKS). Miller, L. pinch hit for Henson, J.. Miller, L. walked (3-0 BBBB). Miller, Erin pinch hit for Turang, B.. Henson, J. pinch ran for Miller, L.. Miller, Erin singled through the right side (3-2 BBBKF); Henson, J. advanced to second. Townsend, J. pinch hit for Chamberlain. Townsend, J. doubled to left center, RBI (2-2 KKBFB); Miller, Erin advanced to third; Henson, J. scored. Ellis, W. pinch hit for Casey, G.. Chamberlain to 1b for Townsend, J.. No play. Ellis, W. reached on a fielder's choice, RBI (0-2 KK); Chamberlain advanced to third; Miller, Erin scored. No play. Shults, J. grounded out to p (2-2 BSSB); Ellis, W. advanced to second. Reeves, K. pinch hit for Ricketts, K.. Reeves, K. walked (3-1 BBBKB). Pendley, S. struck out swinging (0-2 KFS). 4 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB.

Oregon 5th - Casey, G. to 2b for Ellis, W.. Ricketts, K. to p for Reeves, K.. Williams, B. to rf. Sampson, E. to cf. Henson, J. to 3b. Miller, Erin to lf. Costa, K struck out swinging (2-2 BSBKS). Knapp, S pinch hit for Pappas, S. Knapp, S struck out swinging (2-2 BBFSS). Melick, H pinch hit for Lindvall, J. Melick, H walked (3-1 BBBKB). Burger, A pinch ran for Melick, H. Peterson, A lined out to cf (1-1 SB). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.