Gwen Svekis: One Tough Player

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“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 steady behind the plate, she leads the team in hitting with a .536 average, two homers and 13 RBI’s. “Best …

Ducks Sweep Kajikawa Classic

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Ernie Banks once said, “Let’s play two,” but the Oregon Duck softball team slate of back-to-back-to-back double-headers over three days might have even exhausted the all-time great. The Ducks started the Kajikawa Classic in Tempe strong with shutout wins over Cal Poly, Texas and Northwestern, outscoring their opponents 27-0. The next two games were more competitive, but the Ducks beat …