SB: Oregon Beats Albany 4-0 in Game 2 of the NCAA Regionals

No. 1 Oregon defeats Albany 4-0 in Game 2 of the NCAA Regionals Thursday evening at Jane Saunders Stadium. Ducks road the hot hand of Miranda Elish who tossed 14 strikeouts in 7 innings pitched. This brought her strikeout total to 210 on her season and 471 as a team; which is a new Oregon team record. Offensively for Oregon, DJ Sanders started the scoring in the bottom of the third with a RBI single to bring Alexis Mack to score. That 1-0 score stayed the same until the bottom of the fifth when Jenna Lilley scored off a wild pitch to increase the lead to 2-0. Lauren Burke made a name for herself in her first career NCAA regional game when she pinched hit for Shannon Rhodes. Burke hit a 2 run home run off of Albany starter Celeste Verdoilvo to right field to make the score 4-0. That was all the offense the Ducks needed as Elish finished the game with 2 more strikeouts in the seventh that brought her total to 14 on the day. Oregon will play Drake Friday May 18th 3:00pm at Jane Saunders Stadium and winner will advance to the Regional Final.

POST GAME AUDIO:

GAME STORY (by Brenten Kelly):

Oregon Softball (Coach White, Lauren Burke, Miranda Elish)

Albany Softball (Coach Cannata, Celeste Verdolivo, Chelsea Henige) 

DJ Sanders Interview:

 

AUDIO: Oregon Baseball Looks to Carry Momentum to UCLA

Fresh off of their first sweep since 2016, Oregon baseball is looking to carry their momentum into a road series with #18 UCLA this weekend. The Ducks still appear to be on the outside looking in at the NCAA Tournament, but with six games left in the regular season, could still climb as high as third place in the PAC-12 standings. If they’re to do that, Oregon will need to overcome their struggles on the road, where they’ve gone 6-15 this season. The Ducks series with UCLA opens Friday at 4 p.m. down in Westwood.

Head Coach George Horton

Pitcher Parker Kelly