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No. 5 Sun Devils Slip Past No. 2 Ducks in Series Opener, 3-2
Release Date: 05/09/2013
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TEMPE, Ariz. – The No. 2 University of Oregon softball team (45-8, 18-4) opened its final series of the regular season with a 3-2 loss to No. 5 Arizona State (44-9, 15-7) Thursday afternoon.

Seeing its six-game winning streak come to a close, the Ducks succumbed to a three-run, third inning by the fellow returning World Series advancers.

Oregon scored its pair of runs in the third inning on a two-run homer by sophomore center fielder Janie Takeda after senior left fielder Allie Burger had singled.

The Placentia, Calif., native’s shot to right center field was her fifth homer of the season, and her 3-for-3 day raised her season hit total to 83 – second-best all-time for UO. She passed former great Sari-Jane Jenkins (82, 2007) and is now four hits behind the school record of Lisa Wangler (87, 2001).

Takeda also lined her 11th double of the season to start the game, but was called out the next play on a double play line-out. In her final at-bat, she singled to lead off the sixth inning.

Thursday's output also moved her up three spots on the Duck all-time list for total bases in a season to eighth (111).

Oregon’s other hit in the game came from senior second baseman Kaylan Howard – a two-out single in the first inning.

Collecting five of its six hits in the game in the third inning, ASU opened the stanza with a double and single, then scored on three straight, two-out, RBI singles.

Duck senior Jessica Moore (24-4) pitched her 11th complete game of 2013, struck out five, walked three, yielded six hits, and all three of her runs allowed were earned.

ASU starter Dallas Escobedo (25-4) pitched her 20th complete game, struck out 10, walked none and allowed five hits and two earned runs.

Ranked second nationally as a team in slugging, the Sun Devils had six players hit safely once Thursday, but only one rapped an extra-base hit – DP Nikki Girard with her third-inning double.

Looking ahead, the two teams return to action at Farrington Stadium for 5 p.m. games on Friday and Saturday, and both contests will be televised live by the Pac-12 Network.


#5 Arizona State 3, #2 Oregon 2 (May 09, 2013 at Tempe, Ariz.)
Oregon.............. 002 000 0 -  2  5  0      (45-8, 18-4 Pac-12)
Arizona State....... 003 000 X -  3  6  0      (44-9, 15-7 Pac-12)
Pitchers: Oregon - Moore, Jessica and . Arizona State - Escobedo, Dallas and .Win-Escobedo, Dallas(25-4)  Loss-Moore, Jessica(24-4)  T-1:47  A-1287. HR ORE - Takeda, Janie (5). Weather: 92 degrees

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#3 Oregon at #5 Arizona State
May 09, 2013 at Tempe, Ariz. (Farrington Stadium)

Oregon 2 (45-8,18-4 Pac-12)

Player   ab    r    h  rbi   bb   so   po    a  lob 
Takeda, Janie cf 
Ceo, Courtney ss 
Howard, Kaylan 2b 
Cuico, Kailee 1b 
Pappas, Samantha rf 
Peterson, Alexa lf 
Lindvall, Janelle
Costa, Koral 3b 
Burger, Allie dp 
Moore, Jessica
Totals  24  10  18 

Arizona State 3 (44-9,15-7 Pac-12)

Player   ab    r    h  rbi   bb   so   po    a  lob 
Johnson, Alix cf 
Coyle, Cheyenne ss 
Freeman, Amber c  10 
Steele, Haley 3b 
Kemp, Bethany 1b 
Parlich, Sam 2b 
Girard, Nikki dp 
   Butterfield, Allie pr 
Caporuscio,Elizabeth lf 
Wigness, Bailey rf 
Escobedo, Dallas p 
Totals  22  21 
Score by Innings                  R  H  E
Oregon.............. 002 000 0 -  2  5  0
Arizona State....... 003 000 X -  3  6  0
DP - ORE 1; ASU 1. LOB - ORE 3; ASU 4. 2B - Takeda, J(11); Girard, N.(11). HR - Takeda, J(5). HBP - Peterson, A. SH - Ceo, C(10). CS - Johnson, A.(1).
Oregon   ip  er  bb  so  wp  bk  hbp  ibb  ab  bf  fo  go  np 
Moore, Jessica L,24-4  6.0  22  25  109 
Arizona State   ip  er  bb  so  wp  bk  hbp  ibb  ab  bf  fo  go  np 
Escobedo, Dallas W,25-4  7.0  10  24  26  106 
Win - Escobedo, D. (25-4). Loss - Moore, J (24-4). Save - None. HBP - by Escobedo, D. (Peterson, A). Inherited runners/scored: None. Pitches/strikes: Moore, J 109/66; Escobedo, D. 106/67.

Umpires - HP: Calvin Walker 1B: Eric Hawthorne 3B: Tracy Hart
Start: 7:07 pm Time: 1:47 Attendance: 1287
Weather: 92 degrees


2013 Oregon Softball
#3 Oregon at #5 Arizona State
May 09, 2013 at Tempe, Ariz. (Farrington Stadium)


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


Arizona State starters: 33/cf Johnson, A.; 27/ss Coyle, C.; 9/c Freeman, A.; 32/3b Steele, H.; 21/1b Kemp, B.; 20/2b Parlich, S.; 88/dp Girard, N.; 55/lf Caporuscio; 2/rf Wigness, B.; 12/p Escobedo, D.;


Oregon 1st - Peterson, A to dp. Burger, A to lf. Takeda, J doubled to right center (2-2 BKFBF). Ceo, C lined into double play 3b to 2b (1-2 SFFB); Takeda, J out on the play. Howard, K singled to left field (2-2 BKSFBF). Cuico, K struck out swinging (1-2 BKKS). 0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.


Arizona State 1st - Johnson, A. walked (3-2 BBBKFFB). Coyle, C. struck out swinging (1-2 KKBFFS). Freeman, A. lined into double play 3b to 1b (2-1 BKB); Johnson, A. out on the play. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.


Oregon 2nd - Pappas, S struck out swinging (2-2 BBFSS). Peterson, A flied out to rf (0-0). Lindvall, J struck out swinging (2-2 BKBKS). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.


Arizona State 2nd - Steele, H. grounded out to 2b (1-0 B). Kemp, B. fouled out to rf (1-1 FB). Parlich, S. struck out looking (0-2 KFK). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.


Oregon 3rd - Costa, K struck out swinging (3-2 BKBBKS). Burger, A singled to pitcher (1-0 B). Takeda, J homered to right center, 2 RBI (0-0); Burger, A scored. Ceo, C popped up to p (1-1 BK). Howard, K struck out swinging (2-2 KBFBS). 2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.


Arizona State 3rd - Girard, N. doubled to left field (1-0 B). Caporuscio singled to shortstop (1-1 KB). Butterfield pinch ran for Girard, N.. Wigness, B. grounded out to c unassisted (3-2 FBFBBF). Johnson, A. reached on a fielder's choice (3-2 BFBBS); Caporuscio out at second 2b to ss; Butterfield advanced to third. Coyle, C. singled to center field, advanced to second on the throw, RBI (3-1 BBBK); Johnson, A. advanced to third; Butterfield scored. Freeman, A. singled to left field, RBI (1-0 B); Coyle, C. advanced to third; Johnson, A. scored. Steele, H. singled to right field, RBI (3-1 BBBK); Freeman, A. advanced to second; Coyle, C. scored. Kemp, B. walked (3-2 SBBBKB); Steele, H. advanced to second; Freeman, A. advanced to third. Parlich, S. flied out to rf (0-0). 3 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB.


Oregon 4th - Cuico, K popped up to ss (1-1 KB). Pappas, S flied out to lf (3-1 FBBB). Peterson, A struck out swinging (1-2 BKSS). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.


Arizona State 4th - Girard, N. to dp for Butterfield. Girard, N. flied out to cf (1-1 FB). Caporuscio lined out to p (1-1 BK). Wigness, B. struck out swinging (2-2 BKFFBFFS). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.


Oregon 5th - Lindvall, J struck out swinging (1-2 FFBS). Costa, K flied out to rf (0-0). Burger, A struck out swinging (3-2 BBKBFS). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.


Arizona State 5th - Johnson, A. singled to shortstop (1-2 BKF). Coyle, C. struck out looking (1-2 FBSK). Freeman, A. struck out swinging (1-2 SKB); Johnson, A. out at second c to ss, caught stealing. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.


Oregon 6th - Takeda, J singled to shortstop (3-1 BBFB). Ceo, C out at first p to 2b, SAC, bunt (0-1 S); Takeda, J advanced to second. Howard, K struck out swinging (3-2 BKFBBFS). Cuico, K popped up to ss (0-0). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.


Arizona State 6th - Steele, H. popped up to ss (2-2 KBFFBF). Kemp, B. flied out to cf (1-2 SBK). Parlich, S. walked (3-2 FBBFFBB). Girard, N. grounded out to 1b unassisted (1-1 KB). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.


Oregon 7th - Pappas, S grounded out to ss (0-0). Peterson, A hit by pitch (3-2 SBBKB). Lindvall, J struck out swinging (0-2 KFS). Costa, K popped up to ss (3-2 SBBFFBF). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.


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