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Oregon Ducks Win 12th Straight vs. Oregon State Beavers

Tuesday, April 12th, 2016

HawkinsDucks.1lr Cheridan Hawkins picked up two wins and a save in the three-game series against Oregon State. The lefty allowed just one unearned run on nine hits and one walk in 13 innings against the Beavers with 17 strikeouts.

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon’s senior class improved to 12-0 in their careers against Oregon State as the Ducks swept the Beavers for the fourth straight year with a 9-0, run-rule, win on Sunday afternoon.

The Ducks (32-6, 10-2) have outscored Oregon State, 120-24, during the 12-game winning streak.

Cheridan Hawkins, who picked up the win on Sunday, improved to 8-0 in her career against the Beavers. She has allowed just five earned runs over 38.1 career innings (0.91 ERA) against OSU with 48 strikeouts.
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No. 9 Oregon Ducks Cap Perfect Palm Springs Trip with 3-1 Win over Aztecs

Monday, February 25th, 2013

Oregon Ducks Karissa Hovinga from Ralston, Neb. is one of three pitchers the Ducks are counting on to return to the NCAA College World Series, along with senior right-hander Jessica Moore from Sutter, Calif. and Cheridan Hawkins, a freshman left-hander from Anderson, Calif. Photo By BOB OTTO

CATHEDRAL CITY, Calif. – The No. 9 University of Oregon softball team (13-3) raised its win streak to six games with its 3-1 win in Sunday’s Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic finale over San Diego State (8-7).

In her second complete game of the season, senior Jessica Moore (7-2) struck out 10, walked two, and gave up three hits.

Junior infielder Courtney Ceo lays down a bunt during the Ducks 4-2 victory over the UNLV Rebels in the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic. On the season, Ceo has a .408 batting average, scored 16 runs with 9 RBIs, and has 20 hits in 16 games. Photo By BOB OTTO

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The Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013

Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic

CATHEDRAL CITY, CALIF – 35 of the country’s top women’s collegiate softball teams will be competing in The Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic including UCLA, Oregon, Arizona, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Missouri, Florida… at Big League Dreams, 33-700 Date Palm Drive, Cathedral City, CA.

The tournament runs four days from Thursday, Feb. 21 to Sunday. Please check the tournament website for all pertinent information.

Big League Dreams is a beautiful facility in which to watch the finest women’s fastpitch teams in the U.S. I’ve attended the past two years and the action is fantastic, the weather great, and the seating is close to the action (if you wish to lounge in a lawn chair, be sure to bring one).

Contact Inoformation:

Deb Hartwig – Tournament Director

Sherell Vance – Assistant Tournamnet Director

Head Athletic Trainer – Alisha Musume Smith
alisha@theATCagency.com www.theATCagency.com

Media Director – Amy Hughes – All media requests

Kirk Walker – Owner and Founder
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Previewing the 2012 Women’s College World Series field

Monday, May 28th, 2012

Breaking down the eight squads heading to Oklahoma City
Jerry Trickie, NCAA.com

Alabama | Arizona State | California | LSU | Oklahoma | Oregon | South Florida | Tennessee

School: Alabama Nickname: Crimson Tide City: Tuscaloosa, Ala.
Conference: Southeastern Record (NCAA selection): 55-7 (SEC champion)
Coach (record): Patrick Murphy (767-197 in 15 years overall, 739-217 in 14 years at UA)
NCAA bids: 14 WCWS bids (titles bold): 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012

Down the order: You want power? It’s there as the Crimson Tide are among the national leaders in home runs with 93. Speed? Oh yeah, it’s there as Bama has rolled to second place nationally with 137 stolen bases…

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First up for Oregon softball in world series: Here come the Sun Devils

Monday, May 28th, 2012

Oregon arrives at the Women’s College World Series preparing to play another Pac-12 school in first game

The Register-Guard

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The Oregon softball team rolled into Oklahoma City on Sunday afternoon and one of the first things they saw upon arriving at their hotel was a large banner with the 2012 Women’s College World Series logo splashed across the front.

“It gave me chills,” UO coach Mike White said. “Finally.”

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Oregon Ducks softball battles Texas Longhorns in Super Regional

Friday, May 25th, 2012

Samantha Pappas leads Oregon softball’s offensive revival
The outfielder is hitting .383 to power the Ducks to the super regionals

The Register-Guard

EUGENE, OR – Samantha Pappas joined the Oregon softball team in 2010 with a big swing and plenty of swagger.

It was exactly what the Ducks needed one year after sinking to a 16-34 record with an unproductive offense acting as the anchor.

Pappas ripped through opponents that spring, hitting .383 and leading Oregon with 11 home runs, 48 RBIs, 64 hits, 27 walks and 107 total bases to earn first-team all-Pac-10 honors.

Following Pappas’ lead, the Ducks hit .299 as a team that season after hitting just .223 the season before, and advanced to what would become the first of three straight NCAA super regional appearances.

The third begins at 6 p.m. today for Oregon (42-15) with Game 1 of a three-game series against Texas (46-11) at McCombs Stadium in Austin, Texas. The winner advances to the Women’s College World Series in Oklahoma City, May 31-June 6.

“Freshman year I came in wanting to be a show-off,” admitted Pappas, the 2010 Pac-10 newcomer of the year. “I wanted to be the kid on the team that was going to make a difference.”

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First-inning outburst lifts Ducks

Friday, May 18th, 2012

NCAA softball: Ducks defeat Vikings 7-3 at Eugene Regional

EUGENE, OR – Anna Bertrand probably would like a do-over.

After giving up six hits to the first nine batters, walking one and hitting another, the Portland State junior found herself with a six-run deficit against No. 12 Oregon on the Ducks’ home field — and that was before the first inning even ended.

It was hardly the start someone looks for in the postseason.

“Uncharacteristic,” said PSU coach Tobin Echo-Hawk.

(The Ducks continued play on Friday by defeating BYU 6-4 on Jessica Moore’s second complete game, a five-hit, 10 strikeout effort, while allowing two earned runs. Follow www.NCAA.com for current results.)

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Women carry on the great tradition of fastpitch softball

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

UCLA Bruin catcher Dani Yudin rips a hit off Missouri Tigers’ pitcher Chelsea Thomas during the 2012 Cathedral City Softball Classic, Feb. 26, at Big League Dreams softball complex in Cathedral City, Calif.
(For more photos of The Classic, visit my link at the bottom of the story.)

CATHEDRAL CITY, CA – Ever wonder what fastpitch softball would be like if the women hadn’t swooped in and saved the sport? What with the dying state of the boys and men’s side, the sport would surely be in a dismal state. If not for our counterparts.

Most certainly Title IX enacted by Congress in 1973 paved the way for women to compete on equal scale with men in athletics. Which of course opened the door to women’s collegiate sports, including softball. No such luck for the men’s side of softball at the collegiate level. And even high school, for that matter.

We can whine about the unfairness of it all: “If we had high school or college men’s fastpitch, our side of the sport would be flourishing as well or better than the females!” shout some diehard men’s fastpitch buffs.

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See the finest women’s college fast-pitch softball players in action at Cathedral City Classic

Saturday, February 27th, 2010

Photos By BOB OTTO

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CATHEDRAL CITY, CA – Many of the premiere women’s college softball teams in the nation gathered at Cathedral City’s Big League Dreams complex for the annual “Cathedral City Classic” hosted by the Oregon State Beavers.

See teams such as Texas, Oklahoma, San Diego State, Oregon, Utah, BYU, and Fordham in action by visiting my photo gallery.
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