Oregon Softball Falls To No. 12 Huskies

April 20, 2001

EUGENE - The University of Oregon softball team (25-27 overall, 1-8 Pac-10) fell 10-1 to the No. 12 Washington Huskies in front of 315 fans at Howe Field Friday. The Huskies improve to 28-16, 4-5).

'We weren't mentally ready today,' Oregon head coach Rick Gamez said. 'But the Pac-10 is a tough conference and we've got to start preparing for tomorrow.'

Oregon sophomore Andrea Vidlund (9-6) tallied the loss for the Ducks while Tia Bollinger (25-4) picked up the win for the Huskies. Offensively, Vidlund finished the day 1-for-2 and scored Oregon's lone run in the second inning.

Washington took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning on a double by short stop Jaime Clark. Oregon tied the game in the second inning when Vidlund scored on a Husky error.

The Huskies then scored five runs in the third inning to take a 6-1 lead and added four runs in the fourth inning to widen the gap, 10-1. After a scoreless fifth inning, the game was called because of the eight run mercy rule.

Sophomore Lisa Wangler led Oregon, going 2-for-3 and Amber Hutchison went 1-for-2.

The Ducks host No. 1 UCLA tomorrow at 2 p.m.

Washington 10, Oregon 1Washington 105 40 - 10 10 1Oregon 010 00 - 1 4 2Pitching: UO: Vidlund, Meashintubby 3, McMurren 4 and Coe, UW: Bollinger and Hanson2B: Clark, Hanson (UW)
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