Softball Wins Third Straight, Defeats Kent State, 4-0

Feb. 17, 2002

LAS VEGAS, Nevada - Sophomore Anissa Meashintubby pitched Oregon's first shut out of the season as Oregon improved to 7-3 overall this season with a 4-0 victory over Kent State in the Ducks final game of the UNLV Classic.

The Ducks finished the tournament 4-1, with their only loss coming in their tournament opener against Cal Poly. Since then, Oregon's offense and defense came on strong as the Ducks defeated No. 13 Alabama, Kansas and Central Michigan before defeating Kent State Sunday afternoon.

'To finish the tournament 4-1 is really a testament to how far we've come,' Oregon head coach Brent Rincon said. 'We competed hard all weekend and are really looking forward to continuing that next weekend.'

Oregon's strong defensive effort helped Meashintubby secure the shut out and improve to 3-0 this season. The Ducks committed zero errors while Meashintubby pitched all seven innings and allowed four hits and struck out four.

Offensively, the Ducks were clicking again led by Lakeesha Eversley, who finished the game 2-for-3 with two doubles. Erin Goodell and Andrea Vidlund each finished 1-for-3 with one RBI and Lynsey Haij was 1-for-4 with a double that drove in Oregon's first run of the game.

The Ducks return to action at Arkansas Saturday at noon.

Oregon 001 101 1 - 4 6 0Kent State 000 000 0 - 0 4 1Win: Meashintubby (3-0). Loss: Rhodes2B: Eversley (2), Haij (UO)
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