Simply Smashing: Recent Hitting Has Ducks Softball Hot!

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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 in a victory against Northwest rival Washington. Oregon’s hitting has been incredible since the Oregon State series. Fans have been …

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 …

Mike White: Defining the Standard of Excellence

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What makes Oregon softball so great? With rainy springs and aging facilities, the deck seems stacked against the Ducks, but they have a secret weapon: Coach Mike White. The Duck softball squad rides high these days, ranked No. 1 for much of last season and currently sitting in second place nationally, they have become a force in collegiate softball. White, …

The Ducks Swing Away the Offseason, Let Softball Season Commence.

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A No. 2 ranked team in the country. A reputation of historical dominance where grit, sweat and tears are the lineup. Do you know to which team I’m referring? I’d love to say the UO track and field team, but this feature is all about the ladies in green dominating the softball field and swatting away the competition. That’s right Ducks fans, …

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 …

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 …

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 …

New Stadium Catapults Softball to Top of Oregon Women’s Athletics

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  Welcome to the club, Oregon softball! With former Oregon football player Robert Sanders‘ $10 million contribution to a new softball stadium this past week, the team joined the union of University of Oregon sports that have been christened with a new building to call home. In just the past five seasons, three of the four major sports (baseball, football, and …

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 …

Duck Softball: Senior Leadership Will be Crucial on the Road to OKC

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As the one of the most successful Oregon Ducks’ softball regular seasons concludes after this weekend’s series with the Arizona Wildcats, it’s time to give a round of applause to the Ducks’ seniors: Third baseman Courtney Ceo, catcher/right fielder Alexa Peterson and first baseman Kailee Cuico.  But their strong play on the field isn’t the only thing in need of …