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EUGENE - The No. 10 University of Oregon softball team (25-4, 2-0) capitalized on a late rally for its second victory in as many days over No. 15 Stanford (22-7, 0-2) Sunday at Howe Field.

Scoring all three of its runs in the sixth inning, the Ducks staked its second straight one-run advantage over the returning Regional finalist Cardinal, and its fourth win of the year over a top-15 foe.

"Janelle really came through when we needed it," Oregon head coach Mike White said. "It seems like it's a different player for us each game. We only had one hit early, but we were hitting the ball hard, and they were making good plays defensively. Teagan is a good pitcher so we continued to battle, and tried to get base runners on when we could. It finally went our way in the sixth with several key at-bats."

Freshman catcher Janelle Lindvall propelled Oregon with the first game-winning RBI of her career - a two-out, pinch-hit double to right center field.

Earlier in the inning, the Ducks put two runners on after senior second baseman Kaylan Howard drew a one-out walk, and senior right fielder Samantha Pappas reached on an error by the shortstop on a soft-hit grounder.

Junior catcher Alexa Peterson followed with an RBI single to left field to knock in UO's first run on a 2-0 count, and Lindvall's third double of the year came on the next pitch.

Oregon's other hit in the game came in the second inning - a single up the middle by Pappas.

In the circle, freshman Cheridan Hawkins (10-1) logged her second straight win in relief after she struck out six, walked none, and allowed one hit in her three innings.

Duck senior Jessica Moore started the game, struck out two, walked one, gave up four hits, and her two runs allowed were unearned.

The Cardinal scored its first run in the first inning on a dropped fly ball in center field with runners on first and second base.

Stanford added another run in the fourth after it loaded the bases on an error by the third baseman, a pair of singles, and sacrifice fly by catcher Jessica Plaza with no outs.

Moore set down the next two batters via a fielder's choice ground-out and line-out to third base. Hawkins came in mid-count to the next batter, lead-off hitter Sarah Hassman, and got a strikeout looking to end the inning.

"Jess hung in there and pitched pretty well, despite some errors behind her," White said. "Cheridan gave us another impressive effort out of the bullpen, and did a great job of keeping their hitters off-balance.

For Stanford, senior Teagan Gerhart logged her 17th complete game of the season. In her six innings, she struck out three, walked two, yielded three hits, and none of her three runs allowed were earned.

The All-Pac-12 returnee also held Duck sophomore Janie Takeda to an 0-for-3 day to end her 13-game hit streak. The career-best run also stood as the team's second-longest of the year behind Kailee Cuico (18 games).

At the plate, the Cardinal had five batters hit safely once, while its defense matched UO's season-high error tally (3).

Factoring in Saturday's 3-2 victory, the Ducks guaranteed itself of taking the season series for the third straight year. Oregon ended with 2-1 advantages in Palo Alto in 2013 and Eugene in 2012.

On Duck all-time lists on Sunday, Moore moved atop the Oregon all-time innings list for pitchers (786.2), just ahead of former great Rachelle Taylor (second, 783). The returning third-team All-American Moore also is the school record holder for strikeouts (793) and wins (85).

Looking ahead, the two teams meet again in the series finale Monday at noon.

Immediately after the tilt, kids are invited to take part in a Easter egg hunt at Howe Field.

 

LINESCORE

#10 Oregon 3, #15 Stanford 2 (Mar 24, 2013 at Eugene, Ore.)
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#15 Stanford 100 100 0 -  2  5  3      (22-7, 0-2 Pac-12)
#10 Oregon   000 003 X -  3  3  3      (25-4, 2-0 Pac-12)
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Pitchers: Stanford - Gerhart, T. and Plaza, Jessica. Oregon - Moore, Jessica;
Hawkins, Cheridan(5) and Peterson, Alexa; Lindvall, Janelle. Win-Hawkins, Cheridan(10-1)  Loss-Gerhart, T.(11-4)  T-1:50  A-643. Weather: 55, mostly sunny, wind 1-4mph
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BOXSCORE
#15 Stanford at #10 Oregon
Mar 24, 2013 at Eugene, Ore. (Howe Field)

 

Stanford 2 (22-7,0-2 Pac-12)

Player   ab    r    h  rbi   bb   so   po    a  lob 
Hassman, Sarah cf 
Winter, Hanna 3b 
White, Leah lf 
Rich, Jenna ss 
Bonstrom, Kayla dp 
Roulund, Cassandra rf 
Plaza, Jessica c 
Ashby, Erin 1b  11 
Schaberg, Kaitlin 2b 
Gerhart, T. p 
Totals  26  18  11 
  

Oregon 3 (25-4,2-0 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 c/dp 
Gillespie, Alyssa dp 
   Lindvall, Janelle ph/c 
Sullivan, Jamie Rae 3b 
   Mercado, Danica ph 
   Costa, Koral 3b 
Burger, Allie lf 
Moore, Jessica
   Hawkins, Cheridan
Totals  24  21 
Score by Innings                  R  H  E
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Stanford............ 100 100 0 -  2  5  3
Oregon.............. 000 003 X -  3  3  3
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E - Rich 2(7); Ashby(2); Takeda, J(2); Sullivan, J 2(3). LOB - Stanford 5; Oregon 5. 2B - Lindvall, J(3). SF - Plaza(1). SB - Peterson, A(2). CS - Hassman(2).

 

Stanford   ip  er  bb  so  wp  bk  hbp  ibb  ab  bf  fo  go  np 
Gerhart, T. L,11-4  6.0  24  26  10  96 
  
Oregon   ip  er  bb  so  wp  bk  hbp  ibb  ab  bf  fo  go  np 
Moore, Jessica   4.0  16  18  65 
Hawkins, Cheridan W,10-1  3.0  10  10  42 

 

Win - Hawkins, C (10-1). Loss - Gerhart (11-4). Save - None. Inherited runners/scored: None. Pitches/strikes: Gerhart 96/53; Moore, J 65/49; Hawkins, C 42/36.

Umpires - HP: Rick Cowan 1B: Edward Cooper 3B: Mike Bartling
Start: 3 pm Time: 1:50 Attendance: 643
Weather: 55, mostly sunny, wind 1-4mph

 

 
Play-by-Play
 

2013 Oregon Softball
#15 Stanford at #10 Oregon
Mar 24, 2013 at Eugene, Ore. (Howe Field)

 

Stanford starters: 4/cf Hassman; 7/3b Winter; 5/lf White, L.; 2/ss Rich; 3/dp Bonstrom; 6/rf Roulund; 22/c Plaza; 17/1b Ashby; 23/2b Schaberg; 15/p Gerhart;

 

Oregon starters: 19/cf Takeda, J; 22/ss Ceo, C; 3/2b Howard, K; 33/1b Cuico, K; 0/rf Pappas, S; 14/c Peterson, A; 9/dp Gillespie, A; 20/3b Sullivan, J; 2/lf Burger, A; 12/p Moore, J;

 

Stanford 1st - Hassman walked (3-2 BKBSFBB). Winter singled to third base (1-2 FKB); Hassman advanced to second. White, L. struck out swinging (0-2 KFS). Rich struck out swinging (0-2 KSS). Bonstrom reached on an error by cf (1-2 BFF); Winter advanced to second; Hassman scored, unearned. Takeda ran in 6 steps to make catch, and ball squirted out of glove. Roulund flied out to lf (0-1 F). 1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB.

 

Oregon 1st - Takeda, J fouled out to 1b (2-1 BBK). Ceo, C out at first 1b to 2b, bunt (0-0). Howard, K grounded out to p (1-2 KBF). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

 

Stanford 2nd - Plaza flied out to cf (0-1 F). Ashby flied out to lf (2-2 BBSS). Schaberg lined out to 2b (0-0). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

 

Oregon 2nd - Cuico, K out at first 3b to ss to 1b (3-1 BKBB). smash went off 3bman's leg, ricocheted right to ss who made throw in time. Pappas, S singled to center field (2-1 BKB). Peterson, A grounded out to p (0-0); Pappas, S advanced to second. Gillespie, A grounded out to 2b (3-2 BBFKB). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

 

Stanford 3rd - Hassman singled to third base (2-2 BBKKFFF). slapped ball over 3b's head, and retrieved by ss. Winter grounded out to c unassisted. Hassman out at second c to ss, caught stealing. sharply lined ball up middle, Ceo flies to her right for bam-bam play. White, L. grounded out to ss. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

 

Oregon 3rd - Sullivan, J struck out looking (3-2 KBBKBFK). Burger, A reached on an error by 1b. Takeda, J grounded out to 2b; Burger, A advanced to second. Ceo, C popped up to 3b (1-1 KB). 0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB.

 

Stanford 4th - Rich reached on an error by 3b (1-1 BF). Bonstrom singled to right field (2-2 KBFBFFF); Rich advanced to second. Pappas nearly threw runner out at 2b on sharply hit ball. Roulund singled to shortstop (1-0 B); Bonstrom advanced to second; Rich advanced to third. Plaza flied out to rf, SAC, RBI (2-2 BKFFFB); Bonstrom advanced to third; Rich scored, unearned. Ashby reached on a fielder's choice (0-2 FF); Roulund out at second 2b to ss. Schaberg lined out to 3b (0-1 F). 1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB.

 

Oregon 4th - Howard, K grounded out to p (3-2 FBBSBF). Cuico, K reached on an error by ss (3-1 BKBB). Pappas, S walked (3-1 FBBBB); Cuico, K advanced to second. Peterson, A reached on a fielder's choice (2-2 FBFB); Pappas, S out at second 2b to ss; Cuico, K advanced to third. Peterson, A stole second. Gillespie, A struck out swinging (1-2 KFBS). 0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB.

 

Stanford 5th - Hawkins, C to p for Moore, J. Hassman struck out looking (2-2 KBBFK). Winter struck out swinging (0-2 SKS). White, L. singled, bunt, advanced to second on a throwing error by 3b (1-0 B). throw sailed over first baseman's head. lined up shot middle that Howard gloves going up the middle 3 steps. Rich lined out to 3b (0-2 KKFF). 0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB.

 

Oregon 5th - Mercado, D pinch hit for Sullivan, J. Mercado, D grounded out to 3b (2-1 KBB). Burger, A struck out looking (1-2 FBFK). Takeda, J flied out to cf (1-0 B). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

 

Stanford 6th - Costa, K to 3b for Mercado, D. Bonstrom struck out swinging (1-2 KSFBS). Roulund struck out swinging (0-2 SSS). Plaza fouled out to 1b (0-2 SSFFF). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

 

Oregon 6th - Ceo, C grounded out to p (1-2 KBS). Howard, K walked (3-1 BBFBB). Cuico, K flied out to 1b (1-0 B). Pappas, S reached on an error by ss (2-2 FFBBF); Howard, K advanced to second. Peterson, A singled to left field, RBI (2-0 BB); Pappas, S advanced to second; Howard, K scored, unearned. Lindvall, J pinch hit for Gillespie, A. Lindvall, J doubled to right center, 2 RBI; Peterson, A scored, unearned; Pappas, S scored, unearned. Costa, K popped up to 1b (1-1 BF). 3 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB.

 

Stanford 7th - Peterson, A to dp. Lindvall, J to c. Ashby struck out swinging (0-2 FKFFS). Schaberg fouled out to 1b (0-1 K). Hassman struck out swinging (2-2 SBBSS). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

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