No. 5 Oregon destroyed No. 17 Arizona this past weekend with a series sweep that will go down in history! Not only did Oregon leave the Wildcats scoreless, but Cheridan Hawkins and Janelle Lindvall officially claimed their spots in Oregon softball history by breaking two career records during the course of the weekend.
Friday night, Oregon came out on top to beat Arizona, 2-0, followed by sold-out crowds on Saturday and Sunday where the Ducks dominated the Wildcats, 7-0 and 8-0, respectively. Oregon did not allow Arizona to score a single run the entire series, which made for Oregon’s sixth straight season defeat of this opponent. The entire team shone brightly at Jane Sanders Stadium all three games and proved once again why they are one of the top teams in the NCAA.
While the whole team played exceptionally, Hawkins and Lindvall solidly joined the ranks of top players with their record-setting weekend.
Hawkins tied the Oregon softball record for shutouts set by Katie Wiese in the 1989-1990 season on Friday and broke the record on Sunday with her 32nd career shutout. In addition to breaking the shut out record, Hawkins also tied Jess Moore‘s record with her 100th career win. Hawkins is a senior, left-handed pitcher from Anderson, California, and is highly decorated when it comes to her career with the Ducks. Prior to this weekend, she already held three Oregon records: single-game strikeouts, season-season strikeouts and career no-hitters.
Catcher Lindvall also played a historic series this weekend by breaking the career RBIs record she tied during last weekend’s series against Arizona State. She achieved her 181st career RBI on Sunday and beat the record of former player and now volunteer assistant coach, Kailee Cuico.
The featured video is a recap of the Friday, April 29, opening game.
The Ducks will take on Utah Valley in Eugene for a double header on Tuesday starting at 6 p.m.
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Top Photo by Gary Breedlove