Softball Shuts Out Southeastern Louisiana

Feb. 7, 2003

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The University of Oregon softball team scored three runs in the bottom of the first inning and pitcher Lindsay Kontra held Southeastern Louisiana scoreless through seven and one third innings as the Ducks improved to 5-1 overall with a 3-0 victory over the Lions in the opening game of the Seminole Classic in Tallahasse, Fla., Friday afternoon.

'We had great pitching performances today from Lindsay [Kontra] and Andrea [Vidlund],' Oregon head coach Kathy Arendsen said. 'We were able to get runs on the board early and our defense played very well. I'm very pleased with our effort.'

Kontra (Valencia, Calif.) and Vidlund combined to pitch Oregon's second shutout of the season. Vidlund relieved Kontra with one out in the top of the seventh inning to pick up her first career save.

Oregon took an early lead in the bottom of the first inning on an RBI single to left field by catcher Ashley Richards. Vidlund scored on the hit after singling up the middle with two outs to extend her hit streak to four games. The Ducks continued to rally after Southeastern Louisiana pitcher Emily Stelly walked Oregon freshman Beth Boskovich to load the bases. Sophomore Erin Goodell (Roseburg) followed with a two RBI single to shallow left field to give the Ducks a 3-0 advantage heading into the second inning.

Lynsey Haij extended her hit streak to five games with a double in the bottom of the second. Haij's only game without a hit was the Ducks' season opener last weekend.

Vidlund, who returned defensively at first base before relieving Kontra, finished the game, 2-for-3 with a single and a double.

The Ducks face No. 9 Florida State immediately at 4 p.m.

Oregon 3, Southeastern Louisiana 0SELU 000 000 0 - 0 6 0Oregon 300 000 x - 3 6 0Win: Kontra (2-0); Loss: Stelly (0-1); Save: Vidlund (1)2B: Haij (2), Vidlund (1


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