Oregon Softball Edges NDSU, 4-3, in Eugene Regional Thriller

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Jordan Ingram reporting for FishDuck.com at the NCAA Eugene Softball Regionals at Howe Field in Eugene, Ore. On the second day of the NCAA Eugene Regionals, No. 25 North Dakota State wanted to make a statement against the No. 1 Oregon Ducks. But the three-time reigning Pac-12 Champions showed resolve, battling to a 4-3 victory over the Bison. The Ducks (48-6) have an opportunity to advance to the Super Regionals …

Oregon Softball: Ducks Rout BYU, 8-0, in NCAA Eugene Regional Opener

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Jordan Ingram reporting for FishDuck.com at the NCAA Eugene Regional at Howe Field in Eugene, Ore. After a slow start, the No. 2-seeded Oregon Ducks (47-6) softball team eventually found its fury in front of a home crowd, steamrolling BYU, 8-0, in a run-rule victory Thursday evening. The Ducks’ win wrapped up the first round of the NCAA Eugene Regionals at Howe Field. The four team double-elimination series continues …

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: 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. …

Janie Takeda Among Oregon Softball’s Finest Ambassadors

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There are only six more games before the #2 Oregon Ducks softball team begin postseason play, limiting the opportunities to witness Oregon senior Janie Takeda conclude her record breaking final season with Ducks. Nearly a month after her shoulder injury suffered in the Ducks’ loss to Washington at Howe Field, the two-time NFCA All-American has recovered and has plenty of opportunities after college. As the No. 26 overall …

Oregon Softball: Ducks Edge ASU, 4-3, Sweep Series

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Jordan Ingram reporting for FishDuck.com at Howe Field in Eugene, Ore. The No. 2 Oregon Ducks softball team held off a late run by No. 19 Arizona State this afternoon, beating the Sun Devils 4-3 at Howe Field in their first series sweep of ASU since 1989. Junior pitcher Cheridan Hawkins continued to dominate the Sun Devils from the mound, going the full seven innings …

Ducks Take Heart in Loss to the Huskies

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We made too many wrong mistakes – Yogi Berra Loud is the gnashing of teeth and rending of garments in Eugene: the Ducks lost a run-rule shortened game 10-2. Even worse, the loss was to the No. 19 Huskies. From an Oregon perspective, it was an ugly game. Washington scored four unearned runs in an eight-run fourth inning explosion — …

Geri Ann Glasco: The Next Babe Ruth?

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Geri Ann Glasco is the rare ball player than can hit and pitch equally well. Yankee great, Babe Ruth could do both, but even he had to stop pitching to concentrate on his hitting. Glasco one-ups the all-time great by performing both roles at the same time. Against Utah Valley, Glasco allowed only three hits in a run-rule shortened 9-1 victory. …

Ducks Play Aggressive Ball: The Beavers Crumble

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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 10-0 in a run-rule shortened game. The no-no was Hawkins’ fourth at Oregon, making her one of the best players …

A Look Inside Ducks’ 2015 Softball Season

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College softball season has begun and I, personally, could not be more excited. I am a “retired” softball player due to some tough health diagnoses in high school but my love and appreciation for the game has yet to die nor will it! Our Oregon Ducks’ softball program is a force to be reckoned with, especially in the Pac-12. In fact, they …

Duck Softball Opens Strong

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The Oregon Duck softball team proved why they’re ranked as  the No. 2 team in the nation by trouncing both opponents in their opening doubleheader of the Kajikawa Classic in Tempe Friday. In the first game, Oregon crushed the Cal Poly Mustangs 8-0. Freshman Jenna Lilly collected two RBI’s in her first plate appearance as a Duck, smashing a double …

Duck Softball Team Holds off Celebrating its Advancement to the NCAA Super Regionals

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The Oregon Ducks’ softball team took their next step in the playoffs last Sunday afternoon, by defeating the Wisconsin Badgers to wrap up the Oregon-hosted regional. The next step is to the NCAA Super Regionals, but judging by their collective calm and cool body language, you would’ve never guessed it.  They just completed a three-game sweep of the Eugene Regional and …