Tagged: Oregon Softball

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Simply Smashing: Recent Hitting Has Ducks Softball Hot!

In describing Oregon’s home run barrage against Washington, PAC-12 play-by-play announcer Ann Schatz said it best, “Off the pole, touch them all, I have never seen anything like this!” Oregon Softball capped a historic day with a school record eight home runs...

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Upstart Ducks Rattle the Softball World

It’s spring in Eugene and Oregon fans are flocking to see their favorite spring team battling toward a national championship. Here’s a surprise — it’s not the men’s or women’s track team, even though you’d probably have to take off...

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Sammie Puentes: Fast and Fearless

The Ducks were facing their second loss in two days: Top of the seventh, down 4-1 to the No. 10-ranked UCLA Bruins. With one runner out, Sammie Puentes, Oregon’s base-running specialist, stood on second base. The next batter, Koral Costa smacked a single...

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Ducks Softball Shattering Records

Amid the bright lights of a surprisingly deep NCAA basketball tournament run and the Ducks’ return to the gridiron for spring practice, the impressive run of Oregon’s #2 ranked softball team is going criminally under-reported.  The team is 30-4 in the...

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Oregon Softball: Winning by Hook or Crook

The Duck softball team plays a wicked game of small ball. Early in a recent game against Utah, Alyssa Gillespie walked and the next batter Jenna Lilley singled and Gillespie scored. Later in the game, Janie Takeda singled and stole second. Lilley...

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Ducks Play Aggressive Ball: The Beavers Crumble

Before the game with the Beavers, Oregon Coach Mike White told his star pitcher Cheridan Hawkins to “be aggressive.” White is a wise man; he knows that aggressive teams win ballgames. Hawkins followed White’s instructions throwing a no-hitter while blanking Oregon State...

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Gwen Svekis: One Tough Player

“Gwen Svekis is a great catcher,” my friend Luis Altig says, “she explodes out of her crouch, fires strikes to second base and protects the plate well.” Svekis, an Oregon freshman, is also an all-around player; not only is she...