SB: Oregon 1 Hits the Defending National Champion Oklahoma Sooners

It was less than a year ago that Oregon’s 2017 season came to an end in Oklahoma City at the hands of the Oklahoma Sooners. Thursday evening’s non-conference bout brought the #2 Oklahoma Sooners in to Eugene for a rematch of last year’s semifinal game. The Ducks shutout the nation’s leading offense en route to a 5-0 victory. Megan Kleist was in the circle for the Ducks and she pitched an absolute gem. Kleist saw the minimum 21 hitters in her 7 innings of work, allowing only two base-runners, 1 via a walk and the other via a controversial error ruling. Nonetheless, Kleist struck out five batters. Oregon scored in nearly inning, excluding the second, fifth, and sixth innings. DJ Sanders and Mary Iakopo each had home runs for the Ducks. After beating the #2 team in the nation, the Ducks will host a non-ranked Stanford (22-20, 2-10) team in a three game series beginning Friday at 6 pm.

Game Story: (By: Bill Braker)

Post-game Audio

Head Coach Mike White

Shortstop DJ Sanders

Pitcher Megan Kleist

QuackSmack: Thursday, 4/19/18

Hosts: Alex Castle and Jordan Brenner 

QuackSmack is live from the Valley River Inn. Watch live on Twitter @KWVASports.

6:03 Top 5 Softball Showdown: #4 Oregon and #2 Oklahoma 

  • Conclusion and postgame report
  • Immediate reaction to the game
  • What does this mean for the Ducks?
  • Weekend ahead vs. Stanford, expectations and predictions

6:25 Oregon Baseball Opens Civil War in Corvallis 

  • Looking in at the game so far, updates throughout the show
  • Big picture, what’s this series mean to Oregon baseball and George Horton?
  • Do the Ducks look like a NCAA Tournament team?

6:45 Oregon Spring Football Game on Saturday 

  • Previewing the day, what to expect
  • Players to watch
  • What do the Ducks have to prove?