AUDIO: No. 1 Oregon Softball Heads to OKC with Championship Hopes in Tow

Though the road to the Women’s College World Series has not been easy for no. 1 Oregon Softball, the Ducks understand that nothing will get easier for them in Oklahoma City on the quest for a national championship. Oregon followed a Super Regional opening loss 9-6 to Kentucky with back-to-back dominant elimination game victories, but still must face the seven other highest seeded teams in the country in OKC. Before the team headed out to the Midwest, Head Coach Mike White, catcher Gwen Svekis, and third baseman Jenna Lilley all spoke to the media Memorial Day morning about the challenges awaiting them. The team plays Arizona State at 9AM PT on Thursday, while Oklahoma and Washington will do battle on the other side of the pool; UCLA, Georgia, Florida, and Florida State comprise the other side of the bracket.

Head Coach Mike White

Catcher Gwen Svekis

Third Baseman Jenna Lilley

BSB | Oregon Loses to Arizona 11-4 On Senior Day

The Oregon Ducks were hammered by the visiting Arizona Wildcats in the final game of the 2018 season. The Ducks honored multiple seniors before the contest but were unable to keep up with the Wildcats’ potent bats. Arizona compiled 13 hits and also capitalized on 11 walks from an Oregon pitching staff that saw five different arms join the action. Junior RHP Matt Mercer lasted only 4.1 innings, surrendering 4 runs, in what many believe could be his last collegiate start before turning professional. For the Wildcats, Cameron Cannon led the way with two doubles, two walks, and a perfect three for three day at the plate. After sweeping Utah a few weekends ago, the Ducks finished their season losing five out of their last six games. The Ducks finished the year with a record of 26-29, their worst since the program was brought back in 2009.

Game Story (by Jordan Brenner)

Postgame Interviews 

Head Coach George Horton

Third Baseman Spencer Steer