ORLANDO, Fla. - The No. 10 University of Oregon softball team (16-3) opened Citrus Classic second-day action with an 8-0, six-inning victory over Boston College (4-4) Saturday morning.
Logging one of UO's most historic efforts in the circle, freshman Cheridan Hawkins (5-1) struck out 15 batters.
That tally fell one shy of the school record of Any Nyhus from 2004 vs. Utah State in '04 (16, in a 2-0 win), and came in one less inning because of the eight-run victory rule.
Even more impressive, the Anderson, Calif., native walked none and allowed only one hit in her first complete game as a collegian.
At the plate for UO, junior shortstop Courtney Ceo (3-for-3) logged her second straight three-hit game and fourth of the season.
A day after she hit a career-high pair of homers, senior right fielder Samantha Pappas (2-for-3, RBI) drilled her third homer of the season - a solo shot in the fourth inning.
Redshirt freshman outfielder Alyssa Gillespie (2-for-2) also hit safely in her second and third straight at-bats, thanks to her fourth-inning pinch-hit single and sixth-inning double.
Sophomore center fielder Janie Takeda (2-for-2) added her team-leading ninth multi-hit game of the season.
UO scored its first three runs in the third inning after freshman Danica Mercado and Pappas opened with singles.
Senior second baseman Kaylan Howard followed with her first game-winning RBI of the year with a sacrifice fly to center field. Junior first baseman Kailee Cuico added an RBI double down the left field line, and Takeda smacked an RBI single up the middle.
In the fourth, freshman Stevie Jo Knapp hit a two-run homer - her second of the year - for UO's next two runs. An out later, Pappas and Ceo followed with solo homers.
The Ducks' last run came in the sixth on a pinch-hit sacrifice fly by senior Jessica Moore. Sophomore first baseman Hannah Melick scored from third after she singled to open the inning and moved to third on Gillespie's double.
BC starter Andrea Filler (1-2) pitched three innings, struck out one, walked one, allowed six hits, and all three of her runs allowed were earned.
Other Eagle pitchers included Chelsea Dimon (0.1 IP, 0 SO, BB, 3 H, 4R/4ER) and Stephanie Lord (2.0 IP, 1 SO, 1 BB, 6 H, 1 R/1 ER).
At the plate, BC's Maria Pandolfo ended Hawkins' no-hit bid in the team's penultimate at-bat of the game. With two outs in the sixth inning, the senior center fielder laced a double to left field on a 1-1 pitch - also the only ball to leave the infield with the Ducks on defense.
Hawkins still preserved her first shutout two pitches later by forcing a game-ending comebacker to the circle.
After allowing only one hit in each of her last two weekends of play, Hawkins has not allowed an earned run in her last 33 innings, struck out 55 batters, and allowed only five hits and eight walks.
In that same stretch, opposing hitters are batting .048 against her, and she has gone 5-0.
Looking ahead, UO goes for its 10th straight win of the season in its second and final game of the day immediately after vs. Temple.
Boston College vs #10 Oregon
Mar 02, 2013 at Orlando, Fla. (Wide World of Sports)
Boston College 0 (4-4)
Oregon 8 (16-3)
|Pappas, Samantha rf||3||2||2||1||0||1||0||0||0|
|Goodrum, Sara ph/rf||1||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Ceo, Courtney ss||3||1||3||1||0||0||0||0||0|
|Howard, Kaylan 2b||1||0||0||1||1||0||0||0||0|
|Shaver, Karine ph/2b||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||2|
|Cuico, Kailee 1b||2||1||1||1||0||0||0||0||1|
|Melick, Hannah ph/1b||1||1||1||0||1||0||0||0||0|
|Takeda, Janie cf||2||0||2||1||0||0||0||0||0|
|Gillespie, Alyssa ph/cf||2||0||2||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Peterson, Alexa c||3||0||1||0||0||0||15||0||1|
|Moore, Jessica ph||0||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0|
|Costa, Koral 3b||2||1||0||0||1||0||1||0||3|
|Knapp, Stevie Jo dp||3||1||1||2||0||0||0||0||1|
|Mercado, Danica lf||3||1||1||0||0||1||0||0||0|
|Hawkins, Cheridan p||0||0||0||0||0||0||2||0||0|
Score by Innings R H E --------------------------------------- Boston College...... 000 000 - 0 1 1 Oregon.............. 003 401 - 8 15 1 ---------------------------------------
Note: 1 out, 1 runner LOB when the game ended.
|E - Filler; Costa, K. LOB - BC 3; Oregon 9. 2B - Pandolfo; Cuico, K; Gillespie, A. HR - Pappas, S; Ceo, C; Knapp, S. HBP - Koszowski. SH - Ceo, C. SF - Howard, K; Moore, J. SB - Ceo, C. CS - Takeda, J.|
|Hawkins, Cheridan W,5-1||6.0||1||0||0||0||15||0||0||1||0||20||21||3||0||78|
Win - Hawkins, C (5-1). Loss - Filler (1-2). Save - None.
HBP - by Hawkins, C (Koszowski). PB - Speer 3. Inherited runners/scored: Lord
1/0. Pitches/strikes: Filler 53/33; Dimon 17/9; Lord 43/23; Hawkins, C 78/59.
2013 Oregon Softball
Boston College vs #10 Oregon
Mar 02, 2013 at Orlando, Fla. (Wide World of Sports)
|Boston College starters: 11/rf Cooley; 19/cf Pandolfo; 12/ss Chirichigno; 25/c Speer; 9/p Filler; 17/2b DiMaso; 10/1b Dimon; 3/dp Koszowski; 7/3b Daulton; 5/lf Sommers;|
|Oregon starters: 0/rf Pappas, S; 22/ss Ceo, C; 3/2b Howard, K; 33/1b Cuico, K; 19/cf Takeda, J; 14/c Peterson, A; 7/3b Costa, K; 18/dp Knapp, S; 6/lf Mercado, D; 11/p Hawkins, C;|
|Boston College 1st - Cooley struck out swinging (1-2 KFFBS). Pandolfo struck out swinging (0-2 SKS). Chirichigno popped up to 3b (0-1 F). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.|
|Oregon 1st - Pappas, S struck out swinging (3-2 BKBFBS). Ceo, C singled to pitcher, bunt (0-0). Ceo, C stole second. Howard, K walked (3-0 BBBB). Howard, K advanced to second on a passed ball; Ceo, C advanced to third on a passed ball. Cuico, K reached on a fielder's choice (1-1 BS); Howard, K out at third 3b to c to p; Ceo, C out at home 3b to c to p. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.|
|Boston College 2nd - Speer struck out swinging (2-2 FBSBFFS). Filler struck out swinging (1-2 BFFS). DiMaso struck out looking (0-2 SKK). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.|
|Oregon 2nd - Takeda, J singled to third base (2-2 KBBF). Takeda, J advanced to second on a passed ball. Peterson, A grounded out to p (1-2 FKFB). Takeda, J out at second c to ss, caught stealing. Costa, K reached on an error by p. Knapp, S grounded out to p (3-0 BBB). 0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB.|
|Boston College 3rd - Dimon struck out swinging (2-2 SBSBS). Koszowski hit by pitch (0-1 S). Daulton struck out swinging (0-2 KKS). Cooley lined out to p (0-0). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.|
|Oregon 3rd - Mercado, D singled to pitcher, bunt (0-0). Pappas, S singled through the left side (1-1 KB); Mercado, D advanced to second. Ceo, C out at first 1b to 2b, bunt, SAC (0-0); Pappas, S advanced to second; Mercado, D advanced to third. Howard, K flied out to cf, SAC, RBI (0-2 KF); Pappas, S advanced to third; Mercado, D scored. Cuico, K doubled down the lf line, RBI (1-1 BK); Pappas, S scored. Cuico, K advanced to third on a passed ball. Takeda, J singled up the middle, RBI (3-2 BBBKFF); Cuico, K scored. Peterson, A flied out to rf (1-1 FB). 3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.|
|Boston College 4th - Pandolfo struck out looking (0-2 SFK). Chirichigno struck out swinging (3-2 BBSBSS). Speer struck out swinging (1-2 KKBS). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.|
|Oregon 4th - Filler to 2b. DiMaso to 1b. Dimon to p. Costa, K walked (3-0 BBBB). Knapp, S homered to right field, 2 RBI (0-1 K); Costa, K scored. Mercado, D grounded out to 2b (2-1 BBK). Pappas, S homered to right field, RBI (1-1 FB). Ceo, C homered to right center, RBI (1-1 BF). DiMaso to lf. Dimon to 1b. Lord to p for Koszowski. / for Sommers. Howard, K popped up to 2b (0-1 K). Melick, H pinch hit for Cuico, K. Melick, H walked (3-0 BBBB). Gillespie, A pinch hit for Takeda, J. Gillespie, A singled through the right side (2-1 BBK); Melick, H advanced to second. Peterson, A singled through the left side (2-1 BBF); Gillespie, A advanced to second; Melick, H advanced to third. Costa, K grounded out to 3b (3-1 BBBK). 4 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB.|
|Boston College 5th - Melick, H to 1b. Gillespie, A to cf. Filler struck out swinging (1-2 BSKS). DiMaso reached on an error by 3b (1-2 FFB). Dimon struck out swinging (1-2 KSBS). Koszowski to dp for Lord. Lord to p. Koszowski struck out swinging (0-2 KSS). 0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB.|
|Oregon 5th - Knapp, S grounded out to ss (2-2 KSBB). Mercado, D struck out swinging (0-2 SKS). Goodrum, S pinch hit for Pappas, S. Goodrum, S singled through the right side (2-1 BBK). Ceo, C singled through the left side (0-0); Goodrum, S advanced to second. Shaver, K pinch hit for Howard, K. Shaver, K reached on a fielder's choice (2-0 BB); Ceo, C advanced to second; Goodrum, S out at third 3b unassisted. 0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.|
|Boston College 6th - Goodrum, S to rf. Shaver, K to 2b. Ayers pinch hit for Daulton. Ayers struck out swinging (1-2 BSSS). Cooley struck out swinging (3-2 BBSBFS). Pandolfo doubled to left field (1-1 KB). Chirichigno fouled out to p (0-1 S). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.|
|Oregon 6th - Daulton to 3b for Ayers. Melick, H singled to right field (2-1 KBB). Gillespie, A doubled up the middle (0-0); Melick, H advanced to third. Moore, J pinch hit for Peterson, A. Moore, J flied out to lf, SAC, RBI (1-1 BK); Melick, H scored. 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.|