Oregon Softball Hosts San Jose State, No. 16 Oregon State In Pair Of Doubleheaders

April 10, 2001

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Oregon This Week Oregon (23-24) spends the weekend at home, hosting San Jose State and No. 16 Oregon State.

TV Time Fox Sports will rebroadcast Oregon's matchup with Oregon State Sat., April 14, at 3:30 p.m.

Recently Oregon took on top-ranked Pac-10 foes California and Stanford. No. 4 Stanford shut out Oregon 8-0 as the Ducks suffered their fourth loss in a row. The Ducks also fell twice at Berkeley to the No. 5 Bears, 4-0, 9-4.

Scouting San Jose State The Spartans (21-24, 3-3) have split games in their last four double headers, twice against Loyola Marymount and once against No. 13 Fresno State and U.C. Riverside.

Scouting No. 16 Oregon State The Beavers (30-15-1, 0-4) remain winless in the Pac-10, but look to maintain their Civil War streak of five wins against Oregon. Coming off two losses at Stanford last week, Oregon State dropped two spots to No. 16. Sophomore Clare Burnum had a big week for the Beavers, leading the team in batting with a .667 average in OSU's last three games and holds the Beaver's highest batting average of .298.

The Series Oregon leads the series with Oregon State 71-61-1 and the Ducks share a 3-3 record with the Spartans.

Head Coach Rick Gamez Fifth year head coach Rick Gamez has taken the Ducks to the postseason the past three seasons and is 163-148-1 overall at Oregon. Arriving in July of 1996, Gamez took the Ducks from a 21-30 record to back-to-back 40-win seasons (1998-99) for the first time in school history. In addition, the team spent every week of 1999 ranked nationally in the top 25, finished ranked No. 25, and made a return trip to the NCAA regionals in two straight seasons for only the second time in the program's history. Altogether in 11 seasons as a head coach, Gamez's resume includes a 452-274-1 overall record, one junior college national title, one national runner-up finish, three conference championships and three additional second-place conference finishes. Gamez coached at New Mexico State for two seasons (199-96) and four seasons at Glendale Community College in Arizona. Altogether, the three-time Arizona Community College coach of the year has also seen one-year stints as interim coach at Central Arizona (1986) and New Mexico State (1985). Gamez also served as an assistant at Central Arizona from 1987-90.

Ross on the Roster Lana Ross joins the Oregon coaching staff after serving as an assistant at Blinn College in Brenham, Texas. Ross, a graduate of Oklahoma City University (1995), played at the collegiate level and also competed in Canada at the National level for the past ten years. Ross won two national championships at Oklahoma City and won two Canadian national championships.

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