Oregon Softball Sizzling After Arizona State Domination
The women of Oregon softball continue to impress with a win over Arizona State in a three-game matchup this past weekend. Last year was the first time Oregon swept Arizona State since 1989, and with this sweep Oregon proved that last year’s win was only the beginning of its reign.
The No. 5 Ducks traveled to Tempe to take on No. 25 Sun Devils April 22 through April 24 and once again dominated on the softball field. The Ducks faced ASU following a win against Oregon State and used that momentum to once again prove why they are in the Top 5 of the NCAA Softball Rankings.
ASU was strong in the beginning of Games 1 and 2 of the series, but the Oregon women pushed through and came out on top each game. They beat Arizona State 10-4 on Friday night and 5-4 Saturday night. During Sunday’s series finale, Arizona State fought Oregon to go to extra innings, where Oregon took the win 7-4 for a series sweep.
Geri Ann Glasco proved to be an extremely valuable asset by continually getting the Ducks out of tough positions throughout the weekend. The senior from Watkinsville, Georgia, pitched a strikeout in the first game and hit a home run in the second game.
Koral Costa, a senior from San Pedro, California, also shone brightly this past weekend, most notably during Game 3. She opened with an opposite-field home run and hit yet another home run in the fifth.
In the three-game series, Janelle Lindvall hit a three-run home run and tied former player and now volunteer assistant coach, Kailee Cuico’s record for career RBIs. This matchup also gave Oregon its longest winning streak against Arizona State in program history.
The Ducks will face off against Arizona next weekend in Eugene at Jane Sanders Stadium.
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