Was Oregon Softball Too Much Fun?

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I don’t know. I wasn’t there. But I have to wonder. Let’s start with some facts. Under Mike White, Oregon Softball never won a national championship. His teams consistently got to the Women’s College World Series, where they consistently lost games they were favored to win. Last year, they beat Washington in its own kennel three games in a row, and …

Oregon Softball: Dynamo Ducks World Series Bound!

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Farewell, Howe Field. Hello, Oklahoma City! The No. 1 Oregon Ducks softball team played its final game at Howe Field Saturday afternoon, advancing to the Women’s College World Series after dominating NC State, 9-3, in the second of a two-game series sweep at the Eugene Super Regionals. Here’s the moment! Congrats @OregonSB!!! So inspiring for all of us! Good luck in Oklahoma #WCWSBound pic.twitter.com/3EV90vrmcB — Kelly Graves …

Oregon Softball: Sizzling into the Super Regional

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The No. 1 Oregon Ducks (49-6) are knocking on the Women’s College World Series door. Following a series sweep at the Eugene Regionals last weekend, the Ducks advance to the Eugene Super Regionals to face NC State (38-20) in a best-of-three series at Howe Field. The winner advances to the first round of the eight-team WCWS in Oklahoma City. Throughout the regular season and beyond, the three-time Pac-12 Champions have dominated their …

Ducks Advance to Super Regionals in 6-1 Victory Over NDSU

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Jordan Ingram reporting for FishDuck.com from the NCAA Regionals at Howe Field in Eugene, Ore. For the No. 1 Oregon Ducks softball team, the road to the Women’s College World Series began in Eugene. The Ducks (49-6) secured their sixth Super Regional appearance with a 6-1 victory over No. 25 North Dakota State in the NCAA Eugene Regional final Saturday at Howe Field. …

Three Reasons Oregon Softball Wins World Series

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The No. 2-seeded Oregon Ducks softball team host BYU, North Dakota State and Fresno State at Howe Field for the Eugene Regionals, a four-team double elimination playoff series beginning Thursday afternoon. The Ducks (46-6, 21-3 Pac-12) make their sixth straight NCAA tournament appearance under Oregon head coach Mike White after claiming their third straight Pac-12 Championship. This Ducks roster is loaded, featuring eight All-Pacific Region selections, including Hailey Decker, Janelle Lindvall, …

Oregon Softball: Ducks Dream Big with New Zealand Legend

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After clinching its third consecutive Pac-12 Championship over the weekend, the No. 1 Oregon Ducks softball team (46-6) under New Zealand legend, coach Mike White, will continue its “spring reign” as the No. 2 overall seed in the NCAA Tournament. The Ducks will face BYU on Thursday, after a Fresno State vs North Dakota State matchup, in a four-team double-elimination Eugene Regional at Howe Field. This year’s regional appearance marks …

Oregon Softball: No. 1 Ducks Keep Eyes on Big Prize

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Jordan Ingram reporting for FishDuck.com from Howe Field in Eugene, Ore. The Oregon Ducks softball team will begin the last leg of the regular season with a No. 1 national ranking for the second straight year under head coach Mike White. The two-time Pac-12 Coach of the Year has been down this road before. Notes: No. 1 Ducks close out regular season at Arizona. …

The Dominance of Cheridan Hawkins: Softball’s Madison Bumgarner

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Oregon starting pitcher Cheridan Hawkins must have dominance inscribed in her DNA, as her performances have left opponents baffled. Since game one of the season, Hawkins knew she would be Oregon’s x-factor in returning to the Women’s College World Series. In the UCLA series, Hawkins dealt with adversity for the first time this season as she lost the first game of …