Turns out a first-inning home run was all Jessica Moore needed. Facing BYU in the regionals for the second consecutive season, Oregon used an Alexa Peterson three-run round-tripper in the first and scratched out insurance runs in the fourth and fifth to defeat BYU 5-2 Thursday evening in Eugene. The win places the Quacks in a bout with North Carolina on Friday to determine one spot in the regional championship.
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The Pac-12 has two men's tennis teams remaining in the NCAA championships with three rounds left till a champion is crowned. UCLA and USC advanced to quarterfinal play on Thursday while Cal's season came to an end in the round of 16. The Bruins and Trojans will continue their quest for NCAA glory Saturday in Urbana, Ill.
Top-ranked Cal and UCLA are in first place and six of the ten Pac-12 teams that qualified for regionals find themselves in fourth place or better after the first round of the NCAA Men's Golf Regionals. The top-5 teams from each of the six regionals along with the lowest individual from a non-qualifying team will head to Atlanta for the NCAA Championships May 28-June 2.
Pac-12 Networks' statistics guru Ryan McGrady welcomes Washington senior coxswain Seamus Labrum to Statisfaction with a look ahead to the Pac-12 Rowing Championships on Sunday, May 19th in Sacramento, CA.
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This is the Pac-12 series that I've had circled on my calendar since last season. The 2013 dominance of both of these teams has only heightened the anticipation for a rivalry match-up that very well may determine the conference champion.
Pac-12 Freshman of the Year Kayla Bonstrom enters the NCAA Tournament with a batting average of .414 to go along with eight home runs and 51 RBI. A closer look at her phenomenal 2013 season shows that she actually was more productive in conference games than in nonleague tilts.
Yes, in a conference that features All-American caliber pitchers such as Oregon’s Jessica Moore, Cal’s Jolene Henderson, Arizona State’s Dallas Escobedo and Washington’s Kaitlin Inglesby, Bonstrom actually was able to improve her output against some of the stiffest pitching in the nation.
Several of the nation’s top men’s and women’s rowing crews will descend on Lake Natoma in Gold River, Calif., for the annual Pac-12 Rowing Championships.
USC varsity eight coxswain Jennah Blau tells Pac-12 Digital's Sarah Kezele about her team's preparations for Sunday's Pac-12 Championships in Sacramento, Calif.
The Pac-12 men's and women's rowing coaches give insight on the high-caliber rowing talent in the Pac-12 and what to expect at the Pac-12 Rowing Championships Sunday, May 19 at Lake Natoma.