This weekend, the women of Oregon did what they do best: win. The Bears put up a fight, but ultimately failed to cool the fire that is Oregon softball.
On Friday night, No. 6 Oregon took the field with vigor, absolutely destroying Cal by a score of 15-2 on the road at Levine-Fricke Field in Berkeley, Calif.
Cheridan Hawkins threw 15 for strikeouts and brought the Ducks their 14th straight contest win. Hawkins has solidly secured her place as the all-time school leader in both wins and strikeouts. Saturday night brought bad luck for the Ducks as Cal got the win with a score of 15-4. That match-up was only the third Pac-12 loss for Oregon this season.
The Ducks did not let the small setback phase them when the two teams faced off on Sunday afternoon. After the tight first and second innings, Lauren Lindvall hit a home run and opened up the door for the Ducks to take the win, 5-2.
Cheridan Hawkins and catcher Janelle Lindvall were in sync during Sunday’s game, snatching the series win from Cal. The two have proven themselves as a force to be reckoned with! This win marked the fourth straight series win over Cal.
With this series in the bag, Oregon will have to get only one more win in order to claim the Pac-12 title. It is impossible not to recognize that this Oregon softball team crushes any competition that comes their way, so hold onto your hats as they finish out this record-breaking season next weekend!
Watch the featured video, which is a recap of Sunday’s match-up where Oregon claimed the series.
Oregon will face off against No. 25 Utah on their home turf this Thursday at Jane Sanders Stadium. This series will be the last conference games for the Oregon women this season — with Regionals looming large.
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