No. 20 Oregon Softball Splits On Final Day Of Tournament.

Feb. 26, 2001

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The University of Oregon softball team split a pair in the final day of the New Mexico State Tournament, beating Texas Corpus Christi, 8-0, and falling to Baylor, 3-0. The Ducks went 5-1 over the tournament to raise their season record to 15-8 on the year.

In the Ducks' opener against Baylor, the Bears broke a scoreless first five innings, with two runs in the sixth and another in the seventh. The Bears had nine hits, while Oregon had eight hits but left nine on base.

Duck sophomore starter Lisa Wangler picked up the loss after five innings, and ended with three strikeouts, no walks, five hits and two earned runs. Junior Connie McMurren relieved the final two innings and gave up two hits and an earned run.

At the plate, junior Missy Coe collected the team's only extra-base hit with a two-out double, but sophomore Andrea Vidlund struck out in the next at-bat.

In the afternoon, the Ducks rebounded with an eight-run, 12-hit attack. McMurren (5-3) picked up the shutout over Corpus Chirsti in six innings, giving up only 6 hits with three strikeouts and one walk.

Eight of the Duck starters posted hits in Sunday's closer with sophomore Amber Hutchinson stroking a home run and Lisa Wangler going 3-4 in the leadoff spot. Sophomore Alyssa Laux (2-4) and freshman Kate Peterson (2-2) each added two hits.

Next up for the Ducks is a doubleheader at UC Riverside, set for a 2 pm start, Thursday, March 1.

Game 1Baylor      000 002 1 - 3 9 2Oregon    000 000 0 - 0 8 0Baylor - Miller and Stukel. UO - Wangler, McMurren and Planche. W-Miller (12-2), L-Wangler (3-3). 2B - UO - Coe. HR - BU - Stukel, Fleming.

Game 2Oregon                        100 502 0 - 8 12 0Texas-Corpus Christi   000 000   - 0 6 1Oregon - McMurren and Planche. Texas-Corpus Christi - Burton, Drews and Rathkamp. W - McMurren (5-3), L - Burton. HR - UO - Hutchinson.
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