LAS VEGAS - In third-day action in the Louisville Slugger Desert Classic Saturday, the Oregon softball team (6-4) lost a 5-4 battle to Indiana (2-3) at Stephanie Lynn Craig Field.
The Ducks jumped in front in the second inning 2-0 on a two-run triple by starting pitcher Jessica Moore - the first of her collegiate career. Indiana then answered with two runs of its own in the bottom half of the inning on a pair of homers off Moore to center field by their fourth and fifth hitters in the lineup, Sara Olson and Cassie Gogreve.
In the third, the Hoosiers forged ahead, 4-2, and scored single runs on a wild pitch followed by a double by Jennifer Gueckert to right field.
Oregon cut it to 4-3 in the sixth inning on freshman second baseman Kaylan Howard's first collegiate home run - a shot to center field on a 1-2 pitch.
Duck Softball Hits Jackpot in 9-1 Win over Long Beach State
LAS VEGAS - The offense exploded for the University of Oregon softball team (6-3) and boosted it to a 9-1 win over Long Beach State and its second win Friday in the Louisville Slugger Desert Classic.
After a game-opening home run by Long Beach State second baseman Nalani St. Germain, the Ducks answered with a season high in runs two in the first inning, one in the third, two in the fourth, one in the fifth and three in the sixth inning.
Duck Softball Blanks Titans, 6-0
LAS VEGAS - The University of Oregon softball team (5-3) posted a 6-0 win over Cal State Fullerton (2-4) Friday for its second shutout of the season in second-day action in the Louisville Slugger Desert Classic.
Cougars score 5 in the fifth, beat Ducks 5-0
LAS VEGAS - In the opening game of the Louisville Slugger Desert Classic, the University of Oregon softball team (4-3) lost 5-0 to BYU Thursday afternoon at Eller Media Stadium on the UNLV campus.
UO held the returning NCAA qualifier Cougars (6-0) scoreless except for a five-run fifth inning in which they banged out three of their five hits in the game, combined with both of Oregon's errors.