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No. 7 Ducks Down Wolverines 9-1 to Cap Vegas First Day
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Release Date: 02/15/2013
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LAS VEGAS - The No. 7 University of Oregon softball team (6-2) staked a 9-1 victory over Utah Valley Friday afternoon to cap first-day action in the Easton Desert Classic. 

En route to its third regulation-shortened win of the year (via the eight-run rule), the Duck offense tied its season high in hits (12) and doubles (3).

UO was equally dominant in the circle in sophomore right-hander Karissa Hovinga's second start of the season.

The Ralston, Neb., product (2-0) pitched her first complete game of '13, struck out seven, walked one, scattered four hits, and her one run allowed was earned.

Freshman Stevie Jo Knapp scored the Ducks' first run in the second inning after she singled with one out and came around on a double by junior catcher Alexa Peterson and infield ground-out by sophomore right fielder Sara Goodrum.

The Mesa, Ariz., product Goodrum enjoyed the first game-winning RBI of her career, while her 3 RBI for the contest was a game and personal career high.

Oregon struck again for two runs in the third inning on a two-run homer by junior first baseman Kailee Cuico that scored senior second baseman Kaylan Howard (who had laid down a two-out bunt single just prior).

Cuico's homer raised her career tally to 21 - only five shy of the ninth-best mark in school history.

In the fourth inning, Goodrum and senior left fielder Allie Burger ignited the three-run stanza with a two-out walk and single. Junior shortstop Courtney Ceo followed with a two-run double, then scored on a single by sophomore center fielder Janie Takeda through the left side.

Cuico walked and freshman third baseman Danica Mercado singled to open the fifth inning, and both later scored on a single to center field by Goodrum.

UO's game-ending final run came in the sixth after Ceo bunt-singled, and scored on an RBI double by freshman pinch hitter Koral Costa.

For the game, Ceo (3-for-4) led the Ducks in hits, and nine others hit safely once.

For Utah Valley, pitcher Josi Summers (1-2) worked the first four innings, struck out three, yielded eight hits, and all six of  her runs allowed were earned.

Cassie Herera pitched the final 1.2 innings, struck out none, walked one, allowed four hits, and all three of her runs allowed were earned.

The Wolverines scored their only run in the fourth inning. Kylee Brinkerhoff led off with a triple down the right field line, then scored on a single through the right side by Krystin Jachim two at-bats later.

Earlier in the day, Oregon beat Long Beach State (2-2) by a 10-1 count.

UO pitchers held the returning Big West champions to four hits, while the Ducks combined for 10 hits, including three homers and a triple.

In the circle, All-America senior and starter Jessica Moore (4-1) pitched the first 5.1 innings, struck out two, walked none and allowed four hits, and her one run allowed was earned. Freshman Cheridan Hawkins logged her third save of the season after she struck out one, walked none, and allowed no hits in her 1.2 innings.

Overall for the game, three Ducks went 2-for-3 - Cuico (HR, 5 RBI), Ceo (HR, 2 RBI) and Takeda (2 SB) - and three others hit safely once. Like Cuico, Lindvall also hit a three-run homer in the Ducks' six-run, sixth inning. 

Looking ahead, Oregon returns for second-day tourney action Saturday vs. Louisiana-Monroe and No. 20 Hawai'i at 9 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., then takes on Cal State Fullerton on Sunday at 11:15 a.m.

 

 

LINESCORES

#7 Oregon 10, Long Beach State 1 (Feb 15, 2013 at SLC Park)
Oregon.............. 102 010 6 - 10  9  0      (5-2)
Long Beach State.... 001 000 0 -  1  4  0      (2-2)

Pitchers: Oregon - Moore, Jessica; Hawkins, Cheridan(6) and Lindvall, Janelle. Long Beach State - Jones-Wesley; Hansen(7) and Garcia. Win-Moore, Jessica(4-1)  Save-Hawkins, Cheridan(3)  Loss-Jones-Wesley(2-2)  T-1:55  A-150. HR ORE - Ceo, Courtney; Cuico, Kailee; Lindvall, Janelle. Weather: 55 Sunny wind 0-5 MPH

 

#7 Oregon 9, Utah Valley 1 (Feb 15, 2013 at Henderson, Nev.)
Utah Valley......... 000 100  -  1  4  1      (4-2)
Oregon.............. 012 321  -  9 12  1      (6-2)

Pitchers: Utah Valley - SUMMERS, J.; HERRERA, C.(5) and NORTH, J.. Oregon - Hovinga, Karissa and Peterson, Alexa. Win-Hovinga, Karissa(2-0)  Loss-SUMMERS, J.(1-2)  T-1:34  A-175. HR ORE - Cuico, Kailee. Weather: Sunny 65 wind 0-5 MPH


 

 

 

BOXSCORE - Utah Valley vs #7 Oregon
Feb 15, 2013 at Henderson, Nev. (SLC Park)

Utah Valley 1 (4-2)

Player   ab    r    h  rbi   bb   so   po    a  lob 
KOSANKE, D. rf 
   FOX, K. rf 
BRINKERHOFF lf 
ROBINSON, A. 1b 
LOVELL, D. 3b 
JACHIM, K. dp 
   SCHULZ, M. pr/2b 
LAUVAI, D. 2b/dp 
NORTH, J. c 
SUMMERS, M. ss 
WILLIAMS, M. cf 
SUMMERS, J. p 
   HERRERA, C. p 
Totals  22  17 
  

Oregon 9 (6-2)

Player   ab    r    h  rbi   bb   so   po    a  lob 
Ceo, Courtney ss 
Takeda, Janie cf 
   Pappas, Samantha cf 
Howard, Kaylan 2b 
   Shaver, Karine 2b 
Cuico, Kailee 1b 
   Costa, Koral ph 
Mercado, Danica 3b 
Knapp, Stevie Jo dp 
   Gillespie, Alyssa ph 
Peterson, Alexa
Goodrum, Sara rf 
Burger, Allie lf 
   Melick, Hannah ph 
Hovinga, Karissa
Totals  28  12  18 

Score by Innings                R  H  E
---------------------------------------
Utah Valley......... 000 100 -  1  4  1
Oregon.............. 012 321 -  9 12  1
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Note: 2 outs, 1 runner LOB when the game ended.

E - LAUVAI, D.; Ceo, C. DP - Utah Valley 1. LOB - Utah Valley 4; Oregon 5. 2B - Ceo, C; Costa, K; Peterson, A. 3B - BRINKERHOFF. HR - Cuico, K. CS - SCHULZ, M.; Mercado, D.

Utah Valley   ip  er  bb  so  wp  bk  hbp  ibb  ab  bf  fo  go  np 
SUMMERS, J. L,1-2  4.0  19  21  78 
HERRERA, C.   1.2  10  28 
  
Oregon   ip  er  bb  so  wp  bk  hbp  ibb  ab  bf  fo  go  np 
Hovinga, Karissa W,2-0  6.0  22  23  111 

Win - Hovinga, K (2-0). Loss - SUMMERS, J. (1-2). Save - None. Inherited runners/scored: None. Pitches/strikes: SUMMERS, J. 78/48; HERRERA, C. 28/15; Hovinga, K 111/71.

Umpires - 
Start: 1:30 Time: 1:34 Attendance: 175 
Weather: Sunny 65 wind 0-5 MPH

 
Play-by-Play
 

2013 Oregon Softball
Utah Valley vs #7 Oregon
Feb 15, 2013 at Henderson, Nev. (SLC Park)

Utah Valley starters: 4/rf KOSANKE, D.; 10/lf BRINKERHOFF; 15/1b ROBINSON, A.; 3/3b LOVELL, D.; 23/dp JACHIM, K.; 29/2b LAUVAI, D.; 21/c NORTH, J.; 9/ss SUMMERS, M.; 1/cf WILLIAMS, M.; 12/p SUMMERS, J.;

Oregon starters: 22/ss Ceo, C; 19/cf Takeda, J; 3/2b Howard, K; 33/1b Cuico, K; 6/3b Mercado, D; 18/dp Knapp, S; 14/c Peterson, A; 1/rf Goodrum, S; 2/lf Burger, A; 10/p Hovinga, K;

Utah Valley 1st - KOSANKE, D. grounded out to p (1-1 BF). BRINKERHOFF singled up the middle (2-2 BBFSF). ROBINSON, A. grounded out to p (0-1 K); BRINKERHOFF advanced to second. LOVELL, D. struck out swinging (3-2 BFBBFS). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Oregon 1st - Ceo, C struck out swinging, out at first c to 1b (2-2 KBBSS). Takeda, J struck out swinging (2-2 KFBBFFS). Howard, K walked (3-1 BBSBB). Cuico, K popped up to 2b (0-1 F). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Utah Valley 2nd - JACHIM, K. struck out swinging (0-2 KSS). LAUVAI, D. struck out swinging (2-2 SBKBS). NORTH, J. grounded out to p (3-2 KBKFFFBB). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Oregon 2nd - Mercado, D grounded out to ss (2-1 KBB). Knapp, S singled to left field (1-2 SBF). Peterson, A doubled up the middle (1-1 FB); Knapp, S advanced to third. Goodrum, S grounded out to 2b, RBI (2-2 BBSKF); Peterson, A advanced to third; Knapp, S scored. Burger, A grounded out to 3b (1-1 FB). 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Utah Valley 3rd - SUMMERS, M. grounded out to 3b (0-0). WILLIAMS, M. struck out looking (1-2 BFFK). KOSANKE, D. grounded out to 2b (2-2 BFFFB). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Oregon 3rd - FOX, K. to rf for KOSANKE, D.. Ceo, C singled, bunt (0-1 K). Takeda, J lined into double play p to 1b (0-0); Ceo, C out on the play. Howard, K singled, bunt (0-0). Cuico, K homered to center field, 2 RBI (0-1 K); Howard, K scored. Mercado, D reached on an error by 2b (2-2 KBBF). Mercado, D out at second c to ss, caught stealing. 2 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB.

Utah Valley 4th - BRINKERHOFF tripled down the rf line (0-1 S). ROBINSON, A. flied out to lf (2-2 BFSB). Diving Catch by Burger. LOVELL, D. struck out looking (2-2 BBKFFK). JACHIM, K. singled through the right side, RBI (3-2 BKSBBF); BRINKERHOFF scored. SCHULZ, M. pinch ran for JACHIM, K.. SCHULZ, M. out at second c to ss, caught stealing. 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Oregon 4th - SCHULZ, M. to 2b. LAUVAI, D. to dp. Knapp, S struck out swinging (1-2 BFSS). Peterson, A fouled out to 1b (0-0). Goodrum, S walked (3-2 FBKBFBB). Burger, A singled to second base (2-1 KBB); Goodrum, S advanced to second. Ceo, C doubled, advanced to third on the throw, 2 RBI (1-1 BF); Burger, A scored; Goodrum, S scored. Takeda, J singled through the left side, RBI (2-0 BB); Ceo, C scored. Howard, K flied out to lf (1-0 B). 3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Utah Valley 5th - Pappas, S to cf for Takeda, J. Shaver, K to 2b for Howard, K. LAUVAI, D. grounded out to 2b (3-2 KBBKB). NORTH, J. singled through the right side (1-0 B). SUMMERS, M. reached on a fielder's choice (1-1 SB); NORTH, J. advanced to second on an error by ss. WILLIAMS, M. struck out swinging (2-2 KBSBS). FOX, K. struck out swinging (1-2 FFBS). 0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB.

Oregon 5th - HERRERA, C. to p for SUMMERS, J.. Cuico, K walked (3-1 BBBKB). Mercado, D singled to third base (0-1 K); Cuico, K advanced to second. Gillespie, A pinch hit for Knapp, S. Gillespie, A flied out to lf (1-1 KB). Peterson, A grounded out to 3b (0-1 K); Mercado, D advanced to second; Cuico, K advanced to third. Goodrum, S singled up the middle, 2 RBI (1-0 B); Mercado, D scored; Cuico, K scored. Melick, H pinch hit for Burger, A. Melick, H grounded out to p (3-2 BBFFB). 2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Utah Valley 6th - Burger, A to lf for Melick, H. BRINKERHOFF grounded out to 1b unassisted (0-1 K). ROBINSON, A. grounded out to ss (2-1 KBB). LOVELL, D. walked (3-2 BFBBFFFB). SCHULZ, M. flied out to rf (2-2 KKBBF). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Oregon 6th - Ceo, C singled, bunt (1-0 B). Pappas, S fouled out to lf (1-0 B). Shaver, K fouled out to 3b (1-0 B). Costa, K pinch hit for Cuico, K. Costa, K doubled to right center, RBI (1-0 B); Ceo, C scored. 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

 

 

 

BOXSCORE - #7 Oregon vs Long Beach State
Feb 15, 2013 at SLC Park (Henderson, Nev.)

Oregon 10 (5-2)

Player   ab    r    h  rbi   bb   so   po    a  lob 
Pappas, Samantha rf 
Ceo, Courtney ss 
   Shaver, Karine ss 
Takeda, Janie cf 
Cuico, Kailee 1b/3b 
Howard, Kaylan 2b 
   Knapp, Stevie Jo ph 
Costa, Koral lf 
   Burger, Allie lf 
Lindvall, Janelle c 
Moore, Jessica p/1b 
   Goodrum, Sara pr 
Sullivan, Jamie Rae 3b/dp 
   Mercado, Danica pr 
   Gillespie, Alyssa pr 
   Hawkins, Cheridan p 
Totals  27  10  10  21  13 
  

Long Beach State 1 (2-2)

Player   ab    r    h  rbi   bb   so   po    a  lob 
Kimbrough ss 
Neal 2b 
De Gaetano 3b 
Sandoval dp 
Tautalafua rf 
St. Germain 1b 
Tupua-Tautal cf 
Garcia c 
Stephan lf 
Jones-Wesley p 
   Hansen p 
Totals  23  21 

Score by Innings                  R  H  E
-----------------------------------------
Oregon.............. 102 010 6 - 10  9  0
Long Beach State.... 001 000 0 -  1  4  0
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LOB - Oregon 4; Long Beach S 1. 2B - Garcia. 3B - Pappas, S. HR - Ceo, C; Cuico, K; Lindvall, J. SF - Cuico, K. SB - Ceo, C; Takeda, J 2. CS - Sullivan, J.

Oregon   ip  er  bb  so  wp  bk  hbp  ibb  ab  bf  fo  go  np 
Moore, Jessica W,4-1  5.1  18  18  10  67 
Hawkins, Cheridan S,3  1.2  23 
  
Long Beach State   ip  er  bb  so  wp  bk  hbp  ibb  ab  bf  fo  go  np 
Jones-Wesley L,2-2  6.2  10  10  26  34  131 
Hansen   0.1 

Win - Moore, J (4-1). Loss - Jones-Wesley (2-2). Save - Hawkins, C (3). PB - Garcia. Inherited runners/scored: None. Pitches/strikes: Moore, J 67/44; Hawkins, C 23/15; Jones-Wesley 131/74; Hansen 1/1.

Umpires - 
Start: 11:15 am Time: 1:55 Attendance: 150 
Weather: 55 Sunny wind 0-5 MPH

 
Play-by-Play
 

2013 Oregon Softball
#7 Oregon vs Long Beach State
Feb 15, 2013 at SLC Park (Henderson, Nev.)

Oregon starters: 0/rf Pappas, S; 22/ss Ceo, C; 19/cf Takeda, J; 33/1b Cuico, K; 3/2b Howard, K; 7/lf Costa, K; 26/c Lindvall, J; 12/p Moore, J; 20/3b Sullivan, J;

Long Beach State starters: 6/ss Kimbrough; 3/2b Neal; 22/3b De Gaetano; 4/dp Sandoval; 5/rf Tautalafua; 11/1b St. Germain; 7/cf Tupua-Tautal; 13/c Garcia; 17/lf Stephan; 10/p Jones-Wesley;

Oregon 1st - Pappas, S tripled to right center (3-1 BFBB). Ceo, C struck out swinging (2-2 KBBSS). Takeda, J singled to pitcher (0-0). Cuico, K fouled out to lf, SAC, RBI (1-1 KB); Takeda, J advanced to second; Pappas, S scored. Howard, K struck out swinging (2-2 BBSSS). 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Long Beach State 1st - Kimbrough flied out to lf (2-2 KBFBFF). Neal grounded out to p (1-0 B). De Gaetano singled to left center, out at second cf to 2b (3-2 BKBBKF). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Oregon 2nd - Costa, K struck out swinging (1-2 KBSS). Lindvall, J fouled out to 3b (1-0 B). Moore, J grounded out to ss (2-1 BBF). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Long Beach State 2nd - Sandoval singled to shortstop (1-0 B). Tautalafua out at first p to ss to 1b (1-2 KKB); Sandoval out on the play, out at second p to ss. St. Germain grounded out to p (2-1 BKB). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Oregon 3rd - Sullivan, J walked (3-0 BBBB). Mercado, D pinch ran for Sullivan, J. Pappas, S reached on a fielder's choice (2-1 BBK); Mercado, D out at second ss to 2b. Ceo, C homered to center field, 2 RBI (1-1 FB); Pappas, S scored. Takeda, J singled to shortstop (2-1 KBB). Takeda, J stole second. Cuico, K struck out swinging (2-2 BFBKS). Howard, K walked (3-2 BKBFFBB). Takeda, J stole third. Costa, K walked (3-2 BKKBFBFB); Howard, K advanced to second. Lindvall, J struck out swinging (3-2 BBBKFFFS). 2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB.

Long Beach State 3rd - Sullivan, J to 3b for Mercado, D. Tupua-Tautal grounded out to 1b unassisted (2-1 BBK). Garcia doubled to left field (2-2 KBSFB). Stephan singled up the middle (0-0); Garcia advanced to third. Kimbrough reached on a fielder's choice, RBI (0-0); Stephan out at second 2b to ss; Garcia scored. Neal struck out swinging (1-2 KFFFBS). 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Oregon 4th - Moore, J walked (3-1 FBBBB). Goodrum, S pinch ran for Moore, J. Sullivan, J reached on a fielder's choice (0-1 K); Goodrum, S out at second c to ss. Pappas, S lined out to lf (0-0). Sullivan, J out at second c to 2b, caught stealing. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Long Beach State 4th - Moore, J to p for Goodrum, S. Burger, A to lf for Costa, K. De Gaetano grounded out to p (0-0). Sandoval struck out looking (1-2 BKFK). Tautalafua grounded out to 3b (1-0 B). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Oregon 5th - Ceo, C singled to pitcher (0-1 K). Ceo, C stole second. Takeda, J struck out swinging (3-2 SBFBFBS). Ceo, C advanced to third on a passed ball. Cuico, K singled to left field, RBI (1-1 KB); Ceo, C scored. Howard, K grounded out to ss (1-0 B); Cuico, K out at first ss to 1b. 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Long Beach State 5th - Shaver, K to ss for Ceo, C. St. Germain grounded out to 2b (3-2 BBBKF). Tupua-Tautal flied out to lf (1-0 B). Garcia grounded out to 2b (2-2 KKBB). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Oregon 6th - Burger, A lined out to 3b (0-2 KKF). Lindvall, J grounded out to ss (0-0). Moore, J struck out swinging (0-2 KFS). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Long Beach State 6th - Stephan grounded out to 3b (0-0). Diving stop by Sullivan. Cuico, K to 3b. Moore, J to 1b. Sullivan, J to dp. Hawkins, C to p. Kimbrough popped up to ss (0-2 KFF). Neal grounded out to ss (1-1 BF). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Oregon 7th - Sullivan, J walked (3-1 FBBBB). Pappas, S popped up to 1b (0-0). Shaver, K singled through the left side (0-1 F); Sullivan, J advanced to second. Gillespie, A pinch ran for Sullivan, J. Takeda, J flied out to lf (0-0); Shaver, K advanced to second; Gillespie, A advanced to third. Cuico, K homered to center field, 3 RBI (1-1 BK); Shaver, K scored; Gillespie, A scored. Knapp, S pinch hit for Howard, K. Knapp, S walked (3-0 BBBB). Howard, K to 2b for Knapp, S. Burger, A walked (3-2 BBFKFBFB); Howard, K advanced to second. Lindvall, J homered to left center, 3 RBI (1-0 B); Burger, A scored; Howard, K scored. Hansen to p for Jones-Wesley. Moore, J fouled out to c (0-0).6 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Long Beach State 7th - De Gaetano popped up to ss (3-2 FBBKBF). Sandoval popped up to 2b (3-1 BBBK). Tautalafua struck out swinging (1-2 KBSS). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

 

 

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