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. …

Ducks Beat Cal 9-0 in Howe Field Home Run Derby

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In 1936, the University of Oregon constructed Howe Field adjacent to MacArthur Court and Hayward Field. For nearly 80 years, this local gem sparkled alongside Oregon’s growing jewelry box of shimmering athletic monuments. Saturday afternoon, in the second to last game at the historic ballpark, the No. 2 Oregon Ducks softball team polished the diamond with a convincing 9-0 run-rule win over visiting No. 18 California Golden Bears in front of …

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 …

Oregon Softball against UCLA

Sammie Puentes: Fast and Fearless

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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 into the outfield and the 5’2″ Puentes flew around third and streaked for home where the beefy Bruin catcher, Stephany LaRosa, …

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 …