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Monday, May 21st, 2012

The Longhorns win four elimination games to host Super Regional

The Register-Guard

EUGENE – The Oregon softball team’s postseason run moves to the heat of Texas and a three-game super regional series against the equally hot Longhorns.

Sixth-seeded Texas ended any hopes of the 11th-seeded Ducks hosting another round of the NCAA tournament when it won four straight elimination games Saturday and Sunday to advance out of its regional.

Had the Longhorns lost just one of those games, the Ducks would be staying home to face an unseeded opponent. Instead, they’ll play in Austin, Texas, this week — days and times will be announced today — with the winner advancing to the Women’s College World Series.

“We weren’t ready to leave Howe Field yet,” said UO coach Mike White, whose team went 3-0 in its regional series at home over the weekend to make its third-straight super regionals.

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