SB: Dominant Offense Powers Ducks Past Bears in 13-0 Win

No. 2 Oregon Softball extended its winning streak to 11 and moved a step closer to the conference title with its resounding 13-0 victory at no. 24 Cal Thursday afternoon. The Ducks started relatively slowly offensively, scratching a run across in the first frame and going down 1-2-3 in the second. However, that started a streak of four straight innings with runs scored by the squad, capped off a seven-run sixth inning that saw the Ducks bat around and square up three home runs. Big flies for DJ Sanders, April Utecht, and Lauren Lindvall highlighted the 15 hits put up by the Ducks, and contrasted strongly with the two hits starting pitcher Miranda Elish allowed. Elish went six full innings, striking out three in a scoreless performance for her 18th complete game in 19 starts. Oregon moves to 45-7 with the win, and is now just two games away from guaranteeing at least a share of the conference title. The series will continue on Friday at 3PM from Levine-Fricke Field before concluding on Saturday at noon.

GAME STORY (by Matt Tyra)

POSTGAME AUDIO

Head Coach Mike White

Center Fielder Shannon Rhodes

AUDIO: Oregon Track and Field Readies to Defend PAC-12 Crown

Following one last final home meet at Historic Hayward Field, Oregon Track and Field is shifting their focus to the PAC-12 championships. Both Kylee O’Connor and Austin Torres kicked off the PAC-12 Championships this previous weekend for the Ducks with two sixth place finishes in the Mutli-Event Championships. Head Coach Robert Johnson complimented his two athletes and said its a great start heading into this weekends meet. “Anytime we can go to a championship setting and put points on the board for the team, that’s always a plus.” The Ducks will be sending the rest of their track and field athletes down to Stanford this weekend to defend their PAC-12 crown. Oregon will be seeking their 10th consecutive sweep of the conference team titles, and the Oregon men are seeking their 12th straight PAC-12 Championship.

Head Coach Robert Johnson

Jumper Damarcus Simpson 

Middle Distance Runner Sabrina Southerland

-Gabriel Ornelas