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: 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