The Oregon Ducks won game 2 of their 3-game series with the UCLA Bruins, winning 2-1. This victory marks 30 wins for the Ducks. Lead by pitcher Matt Mercer, the Ducks defense left the Bruins frustrated as they only allowed three hits. Mercer’s fastball was a success all evening, throwing a consistent 90 mph. With just one game left in the regular season, the Ducks look to end on a positive note tomorrow at PK Park. First pitch is at 2:03 p.m in the series finale against the UCLA Bruins.
Game Story: (by Drake Hills)
The Oregon Duck Softball team took down Kentucky 4-0 on Friday afternoon, taking a 1-0 advantage in the best-of-three Super Regional series. Megan Kleist set the tone for Oregon, pitching a complete game and surrendering only three hits while striking out eight as Kentucky failed to convert any offense. Gwen Svekis gave the Ducks the lead in the bottom of the third on a RBI single and that’s all it would take, though Oregon pushed across three more runs in the sixth to solidify the win. The Ducks now sit just one victory away from advancing to the 2017 Women’s College World Series in Oklahoma City, and will take on Kentucky tomorrow in Game 2 of the Super Regionals. Listen below to a full game story and the postgame interviews from both Oregon and Kentucky.
Game Story (by Alex Castle)
Oregon Press Conference (Mike White, Megan Kleist, and Gwen Svekis)
Kentucky Press Conference (Rachel Lawson, Meagan Prince, and Breanne Ray)