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 …

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Liz Brenner: All-Star Duck

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Liz Brenner is a singular Duck, a once-in-a-generation athlete that excels in every competition she enters. She’s an All-American volleyball player, a 6’1″ outside hitter who led the Pac-12 last year in kills. Not only is she gifted with power and leaping ability, she is so skilled and quick that some are touting her for the libero or defensive specialist …

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 …

Oregon Conference Update: The Ducks Have Sprung into Spring

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The weather in Eugene has been remarkably pristine for this early in the spring and the Oregon Ducks are taking full advantage of its presence.  It seems these blue skies have provided the Ducks with just the right amount of vitamin D to succeed. It has sparked momentum in both the baseball and softball teams, who sit in the top-10 of their respective …

No. 3 Duck Softball Blanks Badgers, 3-0, to Win Eugene NCAA Regional

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EUGENE – The #3 seed University of Oregon softball team (49-9) celebrated its fourth straight Super Regional bid with a 3-0 win over No. 25 Wisconsin (44-13) Saturday afternoon at Howe Field. Offensively, the Ducks made the most of their three hits – two being homers – while its All-Pac-12 pitching duo raised their scoreless streak to 19 straight innings. …