Softball Splits Doubleheader With Portland State

April 22, 2002

PORTLAND, Ore. -- The University of Oregon softball team split a doubleheader with Portland State Monday afternoon to improve to 19-22 overall, 0-12 Pacific-10 Conference. Oregon dominated in Game 1 of the series, defeating the Vikings 6-0, but couldn't get the sweep, eventually falling 2-0 in the second game.

'We had outstanding pitching today,' Oregon head coach Brent Rincon said. 'I thought in the first game we kept them off balance and also swung the bat real well. Unfortunately, we weren't able to take advantage of a great performance by Connie [McMurren] in the second game.'

Sophomore pitcher Anissa Meashintubby went the distance in the opening game, striking out eight and walking two. Offensively, the Ducks were led by Lysney Haij, who went 3-for-3 and scored two runs. Junior Alyssa Laux finished the day 2-for-4 while Andrea Vidlund and Lakeesha Eversley each went 1-for-4. In all, the Ducks scored their six runs on 10 hits.

McMurren had a no-hitter through five, but ended up on the losing end, allowing both runs, one earned, on three hits. McMurren struck out five and did not walk a batter.

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