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Moore Leads No. 4 Ducks Past Redhawks in Finale, 6-4
Release Date: 05/01/2013
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EUGENE - The No. 4 University of Oregon softball team (42-7, 15-3) raised its home record to a perfect 13-0 this year with a 6-4 win in Wednesday's doubleheader finale over Seattle (20-30, 8-10) at Howe Field.

All-America senior Jessica Moore (22-3) pitched the first four innings and the final inning and ended with nine strikeouts - one shy of her season high.

The All-American walked none and allowed only two hits in her 26th start of the season.

Also in the circle, sophomore Karissa Hovinga retired six batters in the fifth and sixth innings, allowed four hits and four earned runs, struck out one, and walked none.

The Ducks jumped out for four runs in the first inning on a two-run double by senior right fielder Samantha Pappas and two-run homer by Moore.

UO added two more runs in the second inning after four straight singles by freshman catcher Janelle Lindvall and left fielder Danica Mercado, sophomore center fielder Janie Takeda and junior shortstop Courtney Ceo - the latter of which drove in two runs.

For Seattle, pitcher Richelle Ashburn (11-12) pitched the complete game, and in her six innings, struck out one, walked two, yielded eight hits and six earned runs.

The Redhawks did mount a comeback with a three-run homer by Lisa Maulden in the fifth inning, and a solo homer by Jenny Hurst to open the seventh inning.

However, Moore re-entered the game with no outs and a runner on in the seventh, and coaxed a ground-out, then struck out the last two hitters for her 22nd win of the campaign (and also moved into a tie for seventh all-time for UO season-wise) 

Looking ahead, the Pac-12 leading Ducks cap regular season home action this weekend against returning NCAA Regional finalist Oregon State.

The two teams will renew their Civil War rivalry with three games this Friday-Sunday, May 3-5, and all three games will be televised live by the Pac-12 Network.



#4 Oregon 4, Seattle 0 (May 01, 2013 at Eugene, Ore.)
Seattle............. 000 000 0 -  0  0  2      (20-29)
Oregon.............. 000 121 X -  4  6  1      (41-7)
Pitchers: Seattle - Ulrich; Ashburn(5) and Morrow. Oregon - Hawkins, Cheridan and
Peterson, Alexa. Win-Hawkins, Cheridan(16-4)  Loss-Ulrich(3-6)  T-1:28  A-375.Weather: 53, sunny, wind 1-4mph.

#4 Oregon 6, Seattle 4 (May 01, 2013 at Eugene, Ore.)
Seattle   000 030 1 -  4  6  0      (20-30, 8-10)
#4 Oregon 420 000 X -  6  8  2      (42-7, 15-3)
Pitchers: Seattle - Ashburn and Morrow. Oregon - Moore, Jessica; Hovinga, Karissa(6) and Lindvall, Janelle. Win-Moore, Jessica(22-3)  Loss-Ashburn(11-12)  T-1:36  A-375
HR SU - Hurst; Maulden. HR ORE - Moore, Jessica. Weather: 61, sunny wind 2-5 mph. Hovinga, K faced 1 batter in the 7th.


Seattle at #4 Oregon
May 01, 2013 at Eugene, Ore. (Howe Field)

Seattle 4 (20-30,8-10)

Player   ab    r    h  rbi   bb   so   po    a  lob 
Geronimo cf 
Crowley lf 
   Ulrich ph 
Morrow c 
Hardy dp 
Guerrero 3b 
Lott 1b  10 
Hurst 2b 
Maulden rf 
   Petosa pr 
Wilde ss 
Ashburn p 
Totals  28  10  18  14 

Oregon 6 (42-7,15-3)

Player   ab    r    h  rbi   bb   so   po    a  lob 
Takeda, Janie cf 
   Goodrum, Sara rf 
Ceo, Courtney ss 
   Sullivan, Jamie Rae ph/3b 
Howard, Kaylan 2b 
   Shaver, Karine 2b/ss 
Cuico, Kailee 1b 
Pappas, Samantha rf/cf 
Moore, Jessica p/dp 
Costa, Koral 3b/2b 
Lindvall, Janelle 10 
Mercado, Danica lf 
Hovinga, Karissa dp/p 
Totals  25  21 
Score by Innings                  R  H  E
Seattle............. 000 030 1 -  4  6  0
Oregon.............. 420 000 X -  6  8  2
E - Costa, K; Lindvall, J. LOB - Seattle 4; Oregon 3. 2B - Hurst; Goodrum, S; Pappas, S. HR - Hurst; Maulden; Moore, J. Reached on CI - Hardy.
Seattle   ip  er  bb  so  wp  bk  hbp  ibb  ab  bf  fo  go  np 
Ashburn L,11-12  6.0  25  27  12  77 
Oregon   ip  er  bb  so  wp  bk  hbp  ibb  ab  bf  fo  go  np 
Moore, Jessica W,22-3  5.0  17  18  80 
Hovinga, Karissa   2.0  11  11  22 
Win - Moore, J (22-3). Loss - Ashburn (11-12). Save - None. CI - Lindvall, J. Inherited runners/scored: None. Pitches/strikes: Ashburn 77/48; Moore, J 80/52; Hovinga, K 22/14.

Umpires - HP: Don Thompson 1B: Scott Webb 3B: Mike Bartling
Start: 3:08 pm Time: 1:36 Attendance: 375
Weather: 61, sunny wind 2-5 mph
Hovinga, K faced 1 batter in the 7th.


2013 Oregon Softball
Seattle at #4 Oregon
May 01, 2013 at Eugene, Ore. (Howe Field)


Seattle starters: 17/cf Geronimo; 3/lf Crowley; 11/c Morrow; 39/dp Hardy; 27/3b Guerrero; 7/1b Lott; 2/2b Hurst; 15/rf Maulden; 1/ss Wilde; 8/p Ashburn;


Oregon starters: 19/cf Takeda, J; 22/ss Ceo, C; 3/2b Howard, K; 33/1b Cuico, K; 0/rf Pappas, S; 12/p Moore, J; 7/3b Costa, K; 26/c Lindvall, J; 6/lf Mercado, D; 10/dp Hovinga, K;


Seattle 1st - Geronimo struck out swinging (3-2 BBKBSS). Crowley struck out swinging (1-2 KKBS). Morrow grounded out to 2b (0-0). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.


Oregon 1st - Takeda, J walked (3-1 BBKBB). Ceo, C reached on a fielder's choice; Takeda, J out at second ss to 2b. Howard, K reached on a fielder's choice (0-1 F); Ceo, C out at second ss to 2b. Cuico, K walked (3-2 BFBBFB); Howard, K advanced to second. Pappas, S doubled to center field, 2 RBI, advanced to third (2-2 KKBFB); Cuico, K scored; Howard, K scored. Moore, J homered, 2 RBI (2-1 FBB); Pappas, S scored. Moore hits 2nd homer of season and 5th of season deep over LF wall. Costa, K grounded out to 2b (1-0 B). 4 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.


Seattle 2nd - Hardy reached on catcher's interference (3-2 BBKKB). Guerrero struck out swinging (3-2 BBKFBS). Lott struck out looking (3-2 KFBBBK). Hurst grounded out to 2b (1-1 BF). 0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB.


Oregon 2nd - Lindvall, J singled to right center (2-1 FBB). Mercado, D singled to center field (1-2 FKB); Lindvall, J advanced to second. Takeda, J singled to left field (1-2 FFBF); Mercado, D advanced to second; Lindvall, J advanced to third. SS almost makes running over the head catch, but just misses ball. LF almost gets runner hung up between 2B/3B but ball hits dirt. Ceo, C singled to center field, out at second cf to c to ss, 2 RBI (1-0 B); Takeda, J advanced to third; Mercado, D scored; Lindvall, J scored. Ceo thrown out at 2b trying to advance on throw home. Howard, K grounded out to ss (2-2 BFBF). Cuico, K flied out to lf (3-1 BKBB). 2 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.


Seattle 3rd - Goodrum, S to rf for Takeda, J. Pappas, S to cf. Shaver, K to 2b for Howard, K. Maulden singled to right field (0-1 K). Wilde flied out to cf (1-2 BKF). Geronimo struck out swinging (2-2 SKBBS). Crowley struck out swinging (1-2 BSKS). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.


Oregon 3rd - Pappas, S flied out to lf (0-0). Moore, J grounded out to 2b (0-0). 3B makes great catch on hard hopper at 3b and fires to 1b for out. Costa, K grounded out to 3b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.


Seattle 4th - Morrow struck out swinging (1-2 BSSFS). Hardy grounded out to 3b (0-0). Guerrero grounded out to p (3-2 SBBKB). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.


Oregon 4th - Lindvall, J grounded out to 3b (1-1 BK). Mercado, D grounded out to ss (0-0). Goodrum, S doubled down the lf line (1-0 B). Sullivan, J pinch hit for Ceo, C. Sullivan, J grounded out to 2b (0-0). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.


Seattle 5th - Sullivan, J to 3b. Shaver, K to ss. Costa, K to 2b. Moore, J to dp. Hovinga, K to p. Lott singled to left field (2-0 BB). Hurst doubled to right center (0-0); Lott advanced to third. Pappas almost makes running catch in RCF. Maulden homered to right field, 3 RBI; Hurst scored; Lott scored. Wilde grounded out to 3b (0-1 F). Geronimo grounded out to 2b (0-0). Crowley struck out looking (2-2 BKBKK). 3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.


Oregon 5th - Shaver, K fouled out to 1b (1-1 KB). Cuico, K grounded out to ss (0-0). Pappas, S singled to center field (2-1 FBB). Moore, J struck out swinging (0-2 KFS). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.


Seattle 6th - Morrow popped up to ss (0-1 S). Hardy flied out to lf (1-1 SB). Guerrero reached on an error by 2b (2-0 BB). Lott grounded out to 2b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB.


Oregon 6th - Costa, K grounded out to ss (0-0). Lindvall, J out at first c to 2b, bunt (0-0). Mercado, D popped up to ss (1-2 SBF). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.


Seattle 7th - Hurst homered to right field, RBI (1-0 B). HR off scoreboard in RF. Moore, J to p. Hovinga, K to dp. Maulden singled to right field (2-2 KSBB). Petosa pinch ran for Maulden. Ceo, C to ss for Sullivan, J. Howard, K to 2b for Shaver, K. Costa, K to 3b. Wilde reached on a fielder's choice (2-2 BKBF); Petosa out at second 2b to ss. Geronimo struck out looking (1-2 BFSK). Ulrich pinch hit for Crowley. Ulrich struck out swinging (1-2 FKBS). 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.
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