SB: Iakopo Strong Offensive Performance Leads Ducks Past Stanford, 4-1 to take Series

After a shaky start defensively for Oregon, the Ducks were able to bounce back and defeat Stanford 4-1. Oregon’s runs came from a variety of hitters, the Ducks had four different players drive in a run. One player who was consistent was freshman Mary Iakopo. Iakopo went 3-3 on the day and also scored a run. The Ducks defensively were off to start the game. After a meeting with head coach Mike White to follow the first inning, the Ducks never looked back as they played solid defensive to finish the game.  In the circle for the Ducks was Megan Kleist, Kleist went seven innings giving up six hits and one run. Kleist despite a shaky start first inning was able to bounce back and dominate the rest of the game. The Ducks will be looking for the season sweep tomorrow against the Cardinal.

Game Story (by Gabriel Ornelas)

Post-game Interview

Lauren Burke

Post-game Audio

Head Coach Mike White

Freshman Mary Iakopo

-Gabriel Ornelas

FB | Oregon Offense Bests Defense in Fast-Paced Spring Game

After a four-month hiatus, Oregon Football hosted their annual Spring Game at Autzen Stadium, with the offense – Team Thunder – beating Team Lightning and the defense 59-34. Though the game was played under different scoring rules than a typical football game, spectators were still treated to an offensive show, in large part thanks to  two redshirt freshmen, running backs C.J. Verdell and WR Daewood Davis. While offensive personnel rotated every possession, Verdell led all running backs with eight carries, totaling 44 yards and two touchdowns. Davis caught 3 passes for 75 yards and two touchdowns. Both freshmen accumulated their totals in the first half. Oregon’s defense showed signs of improvement as well. After missing the latter half of the 2017 season, Kaulana Apelu made his presence felt, leading the defense with nine tackles and returning an interception for a 103-yard touchdown. With the offense’s victory, the Ducks are done practicing until they reconvene in the fall. Oregon’s 2018 season officially kicks off at Autzen Stadium against Bowling Green on September 1.

GAME STORIES

New Faces Verdell, Davis Showcase Skills on Offense (by Sean MacPherson)

Apelu Shines in Spring Return For Ducks (by Jonathan Rifkind)

POSTGAME AUDIO

Head Coach Mario Cristobal

Brady Breeze, Ugo Amadi, and Tony Brooks-James

CJ Verdell, Daewood Davis, and Kaulana Apelu

Jordon Scott and La’Mar Winston Jr.