EUGENE - In the second game of Wednesday's home-opening doubleheader, freshman Cheridan Hawkins led the No. 9 University of Oregon softball team (23-4) to a 4-0 win over New Mexico (13-16).

The prep All-American struck out 13 batters in her 6.1 innings - the sixth-best 'K' total in school history. That total was also only two shy of her season high in six innings vs. Boston College two weekends ago, and three off the school record (16).

"It was wonderful to finally pitch at home," Hawkins said. "I did my best to try and focus in Janell's zone, and not pay attention to anything else. The whole team is clicking in all phases, and we're excited for the Pac-12 games around the corner."

The Anderson, Calif., native also gave up only one hit Wednesday - a third-inning bunt single - and one walk.

At the plate, the Ducks scored all four of their runs the fourth inning.

Junior shortstop Courtney Ceo and sophomore center fielder Janie Takeda led off with singles, and junior first baseman Kailee Cuico followed with a two-run single.

After a single by junior DP Alexa Peterson loaded the bases, freshman left fielder Koral Costa lined an RBI single down the right field line.

The Ducks' final run came the next at-bat on a ground-out by freshman catcher Janelle Lindvall.

At the plate, Takeda (2-for-3) posted her team-leading 14th multi-hit game of the season, and upped her hitting streak to 12 games.

The returning All-Pac-12 Freshman Team choice upped her season average to a team-best .500 on the year and also paces the team in hits (43), homers (5), total bases (56) and stolen bases (14).

Six other Ducks hit safely once.

"I didn't even know Cheridan was that close to the record," Oregon head coach Mike White said. "I told her to just take one batter at a time. At the plate, Courtney (Ceo) and Janie (Takeda) did a good job setting the table today, just like all season." 

For UNM, right-handed pitcher Lauren Soles (6-5), struck out four, walked none, allowed eight hits, and all four of her runs allowed were earned.

At the plate for the Lobos, right fielder Cassandra Kalapasa collected the team's lone hit, and Kaity Ingram also walked.

Earlier Wednesday, the Ducks beat UNM by a 10-0 count in six innings, thanks to a one-hit complete game by senior Jessica Moore.

Altogether now on the season, Duck pitchers have held opponents to one hit in seven contests in '13.

Looking ahead, UO has more than a week to focus on final exams before it opens the Pac-12 slate vs. No. 16 Stanford in Eugene, Sat.-Mon., March 23-25. 

 

LINESCORES

Game 1
#9 Oregon 10, New Mexico 0 (Mar 13, 2013 at Eugene, Ore.)
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New Mexico 000 000  -  0  1  3      (13-15)
#9 Oregon  400 033  - 10 10  0      (22-4)
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Pitchers: New Mexico - DeBROECK, Kaela and TELLEZ, Naomi. Oregon - Moore, Jessica and Peterson, Alexa. Win-Moore, Jessica(12-3)  Loss-DeBROECK, Kaela(2-4)  T-1:27  A-266. HR ORE - Takeda, Janie (2). Weather: 58, partly sunny, wind 2-5mph. DeBROECK faced 3 batters in the 6th.


Game 2
#9 Oregon 4, New Mexico 0 (Mar 13, 2013 at Eugene, Ore.)
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New Mexico 000 000 0 -  0  1  1      (13-16)
#9 Oregon  000 400 X -  4  8  0      (23-4)
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Pitchers: New Mexico - SOLES, Lauren and TELLEZ, Naomi. Oregon - Hawkins, Cheridan; Hovinga, Karissa(7) and Lindvall, Janelle. Win-Hawkins, Cheridan(8-1)  Loss-SOLES, Lauren(6-5)  T-1:58. A-226. Weather: 62, sunny, wind 0-4mph.

 

GAME 2 BOXSCORE
New Mexico at #9 Oregon
Mar 13, 2013 at Eugene, Ore. (Howe Field)


New Mexico 0 (13-16)

Player   ab    r    h  rbi   bb   so   po    a  lob 
INGRAM, Kaity 3b 
KALAPSA, Cassandra rf 
RIMMER, Mariah cf 
TELLEZ, Naomi c 
HALEMAN, Karissa dp 
GUILLERMO, Sheryl lf 
SJOSTRAND, Jordan 1b 
BLEDSOE, Jordyn ss 
HIGNOJOS, Mia 2b 
SOLES, Lauren p 
Totals  22  13  18  10 
  

Oregon 4 (23-4)

Player   ab    r    h  rbi   bb   so   po    a  lob 
Ceo, Courtney ss 
   Shaver, Karine ss 
Takeda, Janie cf 
Howard, Kaylan 2b 
Cuico, Kailee 1b 
Pappas, Samantha rf 
   Gillespie, Alyssa ph 
Peterson, Alexa dp 
   Knapp, Stevie Jo ph 
Costa, Koral 3b 
Lindvall, Janelle 15 
   Melick, Hannah ph 
Mercado, Danica lf 
Hawkins, Cheridan
   Hovinga, Karissa
Totals  26  20 
Score by Innings                  R  H  E
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New Mexico.......... 000 000 0 -  0  1  1
Oregon.............. 000 400 X -  4  8  0
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E - BLEDSOE. DP - New Mexico 1. LOB - New Mexico 4; Oregon 4. HBP - HALEMAN; HIGNOJOS. SB - Takeda, J.


New Mexico   ip  er  bb  so  wp  bk  hbp  ibb  ab  bf  fo  go  np 
SOLES, Lauren L,6-5  6.0  26  26  121 
  
Oregon   ip  er  bb  so  wp  bk  hbp  ibb  ab  bf  fo  go  np 
Hawkins, Cheridan W,8-1  6.1  13  20  23  87 
Hovinga, Karissa   0.2 


Win - Hawkins, C (8-1). Loss - SOLES (6-5). Save - None. WP - SOLES. HBP - by Hawkins, C (HALEMAN); by Hawkins, C (HIGNOJOS). Inherited runners/scored: None. Pitches/strikes: SOLES 121/75; Hawkins, C 87/67; Hovinga, K 3/2.

Umpires - HP: Brian Nava 1B: Don Thompson 3B: Ron Burkhart
Start: 3:46 pm Time: 1:58 Attendance: 300
Weather: 62, sunny, wind 0-4mph


 
Play-by-Play
 

2013 Oregon Softball
New Mexico at #9 Oregon
Mar 13, 2013 at Eugene, Ore. (Howe Field)

New Mexico starters: 1/3b INGRAM; 7/rf KALAPSA; 12/cf RIMMER; 23/c TELLEZ; 18/dp HALEMAN; 8/lf GUILLERMO; 21/1b SJOSTRAND; 33/ss BLEDSOE; 11/2b HIGNOJOS; 13/p SOLES;

Oregon starters: 22/ss Ceo, C; 19/cf Takeda, J; 3/2b Howard, K; 33/1b Cuico, K; 0/rf Pappas, S; 14/dp Peterson, A; 7/3b Costa, K; 26/c Lindvall, J; 6/lf Mercado, D; 11/p Hawkins, C;

New Mexico 1st - Peterson, A to dp. Lindvall, J to c. INGRAM walked (3-2 BKBSB). KALAPSA struck out looking (0-2 SKK). RIMMER struck out swinging (0-2 FSFS). TELLEZ struck out swinging (1-2 BSSS). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Oregon 1st - Ceo, C struck out swinging (2-2 BKBSFS). Takeda, J struck out swinging (2-2 SBFFBS). Howard, K grounded out to 2b (3-2 BBSSFB). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

New Mexico 2nd - HALEMAN hit by pitch (2-2 BKSB). GUILLERMO struck out swinging (0-2 FKS). SJOSTRAND struck out swinging (2-2 KSBFBS). BLEDSOE struck out swinging (0-2 SSS). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Oregon 2nd - Cuico, K grounded out to ss (2-2 KBBF). Pappas, S struck out swinging (2-2 FBBFS). Peterson, A grounded out to ss (3-2 BKBFB). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

New Mexico 3rd - HIGNOJOS hit by pitch (0-1 K). INGRAM struck out swinging (2-2 BFBSS). KALAPSA singled, bunt (0-0); HIGNOJOS advanced to second. batter pops bunt past pitcher, and no one covering 2b for force. RIMMER popped up to 3b (1-2 SBF). TELLEZ struck out swinging (3-2 SBKBBS). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Oregon 3rd - Lindvall, J struck out looking (2-2 FBBFK). Lindvall, J popped up to p (0-0). Mercado, D grounded out to 3b (2-1 BBS). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

New Mexico 4th - Costa, K to 3b for Lindvall, J. HALEMAN struck out swinging (0-2 KSS). GUILLERMO fouled out to c (1-2 SBF). SJOSTRAND fouled out to 1b (1-0 B). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Oregon 4th - Ceo, C singled, bunt (3-1 BBBK). Takeda, J singled to left field (0-0); Ceo, C advanced to second. Howard, K reached on a fielder's choice (2-0 BB); Takeda, J out at second ss to 2b; Ceo, C advanced to third. Howard, K advanced to second on a wild pitch. Cuico, K singled to center field, 2 RBI (2-2 BFFB); Howard, K scored; Ceo, C scored. Pappas, S singled to center field (3-1 BBKB); Cuico, K advanced to second. Peterson, A singled to right field (2-0 BB); Pappas, S advanced to second; Cuico, K advanced to third. Costa, K singled down the rf line, RBI (0-1 F); Peterson, A advanced to second; Pappas, S advanced to third; Cuico, K scored. Lindvall, J out at first p to 2b to 1b, RBI (2-2 FBBK); Costa, K advanced to second; Peterson, A advanced to third; Pappas, S scored. Mercado, D grounded out to p (0-0). 4 runs, 6 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

New Mexico 5th - BLEDSOE struck out swinging (2-2 KKBFFBS). HIGNOJOS struck out swinging (1-2 BSSS). INGRAM fouled out to c (1-1 FB). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Oregon 5th - Ceo, C fouled out to 3b (3-2 BBFFBF). Takeda, J singled to second base (0-2 FFF). Howard, K lined out to lf (0-0). Takeda, J stole second. Cuico, K grounded out to 3b (3-2 BKBFB). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

New Mexico 6th - KALAPSA struck out swinging (0-2 KFS). RIMMER fouled out to ss (0-2 FS). TELLEZ struck out swinging (0-2 SFS). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Oregon 6th - Gillespie, A pinch hit for Pappas, S. Gillespie, A singled through the left side (2-0 BB). Knapp, S pinch hit for Peterson, A. Knapp, S reached on an error by ss (3-2 BFFBFB); Gillespie, A advanced to second. Costa, K lined into double play 2b unassisted (1-0 B); Knapp, S out on the play. Melick, H pinch hit for Lindvall, J. Melick, H grounded out to 2b (2-2 FKFBFBFFF). 0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB.

New Mexico 7th - Shaver, K to ss for Ceo, C. Lindvall, J to c for Melick, H. Pappas, S to rf for Gillespie, A. HALEMAN popped up to 2b (0-0). Hovinga, K to p for Hawkins, C. GUILLERMO grounded out to 3b (1-0 B). SJOSTRAND grounded out to ss. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.