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 Softball Shattering Records

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Amid the bright lights of a surprisingly deep NCAA basketball tournament run and the Ducks’ return to the gridiron for spring practice, the impressive run of Oregon’s #2 ranked softball team is going criminally under-reported.  The team is 30-4 in the year, 8-1 in conference, and crushing the opposition in nearly every category.  The girls in green score almost eight runs …

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 …

Oregon is a Dominant Pac-12 Power in Athletics

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Oregon football is known for coming out on top of the Pac-12 at the end of each season. They finished their 2014 run winning the conference championship, the Ducks did the same in their 2011 season, and in their 2010 season when the conference was originally called the Pac-10. However, in recent history Duck football hasn’t been the only sport …

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 …

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, …

Oregon Duck Sports Calendar: Feb. 18 to Feb. 24, 2015

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Oregon Duck Sports Calendar—February 18 to February 24, 2015 2/18/15 Women’s Softball Oregon vs Sam Houston State – College Station, TX 12:30 p.m. Media: Live Streaming:   CBS College Sports (subscription) Oregon vs Texas A&M – College Station, TX 2:30 p.m. Media: ESPN 3 The No. 2 ranked Ducks continue their trek through the Lone Star State with a game against …

Duck Softball Treks To Texas

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Great teams like great people are tempered in the crucible of fire and the Oregon softball team is stepping into this proverbial crucible: Nine games far from home in six days, eight of those games compacted into four double-headers, four against ranked opponents. Last week the Ducks started the season strong, winning six straight in Arizona at the Kajikawa Classic. …