This last Sunday in University Park, Pa., the Oregon Ducks softball team pulled a solid 3-1 victory behind the great play of freshman catcher Alexa Peterson. The victory over Penn State granted the team its second bid to the Super Regional tournament under Head Coach Mike White.
With the game tied in the top of the sixth inning, Alexa Peterson came to bat for the Ducks. In hopes of wrapping up the final two outs of the inning, Penn State brought in the school's all-time career wins leader Jackie Hill, but she was clearly no match for Peterson. She belted a double off of the outfield wall that brought in Oregon's second and third runs of the inning. The double was her third hit of day and her fifth of the series in just eight at bats.
The Ducks will take on the #4 ranked Florida Gators this Friday in Gainsville, Fla. for the Super Regional bout. Look for Peterson to be a difference maker for the Ducks.
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