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:

 

BSB: Ducks Sweep Utah With Walk-off Win

Oregon Baseball completed their first three game sweep since April of 2017 and their first Pac 12 sweep since April of 2016 Sunday afternoon with a 4-3 walk-off victory. The Ducks trailed 2-0 after three innings, but then tied it up in the fourth and fifth innings with a Gabe Matthews hit by pitch to score Kyle Kasser and then Kasser scored again in the fifth when he sprinted home after an error throw to first base. The Ducks then went down 3-2 in the sixth, but responded again in the seventh as Kyle Kasser roped a tripe to the wall, only to score on the next at-bat via a Spencer Steer sac fly. With the bases loaded and two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning, a Trenton Stolz wild pitch scored Kasser to end the game. With the win, the Ducks jump above .500 with a 25-24 overall record and an 11-13 conference record. The Ducks will look to make it four in a row as they travel down to Pasadena to take on the #11 ranked UCLA Bruins on Friday, May 18.

Game Story (by Bill Braker)

Post Game Audio

Head Coach George Horton

Senior Second Baseman Kyle Kasser