Oregon Softball Completes the Sweep of Stanford with 4-1 Win

#4 Oregon completed its second series sweep of the Pac 12 season with a 4-1 victory over unranked Stanford. Miranda Elish, who also started and won game 1 of the series, threw a complete game gem, giving up only 2 hits and striking out 10. Elish surrendered the Ducks’ 1 run lead in the top of the fourth on a deep home run from Whitney Burks. The Ducks answered back quickly, putting up 3 runs in the bottom of the 4th inning behind a Haley Cruse single, and a pinch-hit long ball from Shannon Rhodes. Oregon will travel up to Seattle next week and take on the top-ranked Washington Huskies, in a series that will likely feature two matchups between Megan Kleist and Taran Alvelo, a couple of the great arms in college softball today.

Game Story (by Jordan Brenner)

Postgame Interviews

Head Coach Mike White

Pinch Hitter/Center Fielder Shannon Rhodes

Pitcher Miranda Elish

 

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