No. 20 Softball Breaks From Pac-10 Play For Doubleheader At Portland State
April 15, 2003
A Battle For State Bragging Rights
It will be an all-Oregon affair for the Ducks this week as the 20th-ranked UO softball team heads north to Portland to take on Portland State in a doubleheader Wednesday at 2 p.m. The Ducks return home and to Pac-10 play this weekend, hosting Oregon State Friday and Saturday at 2 p.m.
ESPN.COM/USA SOFTBALL COLLEGIATE TOP 25 POLL
The Amateur Softball Association (ASA) released the first-ever ESPN.com/USA Softball Collegiate Top 25 poll on Feb. 25. Oregon debuted at No. 22. This week Oregon remains No. 20 as all eight Pac-10 teams are ranked, including No. 1 Arizona, No. 2 UCLA and No. 3 Washington.
NFCA TOP 25
Oregon broke into the NFCA Top 25 at No. 25 on Jan. 29. This week, the Ducks are at No. 20. Oregon had not been ranked in the NFCA Poll since March 8, 2001. Seven of eight Pac-10 teams are ranked this week as Oregon State fell out of the poll two weeks ago.
ANDREA VIDLUND - PAC-10 PLAYER OF THE WEEK (APRIL 7-13)
Oregon senior Andrea Vidlund earned her first conference player of the week honor after going 7-for-14 with five home runs, eight RBI and eight runs scored in five games last week. The senior from Fair Oaks, Calif., also picked up a win against Portland State and a save in the win over UCLA.
RECAPPING LAST WEEK
The Ducks finished last week 3-2, sweeping Portland State in a doubleheader last weekend and defeating No. 2 UCLA, 5-4, Saturday. In game one vs. Portland State, junior catcher Jenn Poore was 3-for-3 with a two-run home run and senior Andrea Vidlund hit her first home run of the week to lead the Ducks to a 7-2 win. Vidlund picked up the win to improve her pitching record to 4-1 in the second game. In Oregon's win over UCLA, Vidlund was 1-for-2 with a home run and also picked up her fifth save of the season. Senior Alyssa Laux hit her second home run of the season -- a three-run shot to put Oregon up 3-0. On Sunday, UCLA defeated the Ducks, 9-3, but Vidlund added her fourth and fifth home runs of the week.
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