Ducks Back Home to Host Stanford
Oregon will look to bounce back after back-to-back series losses against top-10 teams when it returns home to host Stanford, Friday through Sunday at Jane Sanders Stadium. The sixth-ranked Ducks open play against the Cardinal Friday at 5 p.m., followed by a doubleheader Saturday starting at 1 p.m. and the finale Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Oregon owns a 52-34 lead in the all-time series between the two schools and has won 26 of the last 29 meetings dating back to the 2011 season.
|Date/Time||Opponent||Live Stats||Live Stream|
|Friday, Apr. 23 – 5 p.m.||Stanford||https://bit.ly/3gBFxAm
|Saturday, Apr. 24 – 1 p.m.||Stanford||https://bit.ly/2QkC52o
|Saturday, Apr. 24 – 3:30 p.m.||Stanford||https://bit.ly/3el8Jcb
|Sunday, Apr. 25 – 10:30 a.m.||Stanford||https://bit.ly/3x8cb2u
DID YOU KNOW?
Oregon second baseman Allee Bunker is hitting .426 with six home runs, 20 RBIs and 12 total extra base hits in the 20 games the Ducks have played against Pac-12 teams.
CAN'T TOUCH THIS
Oregon pitching has racked up the strikeouts at a high rate this season. The Ducks are sixth in the nation with 299 strikeouts and are the only team in the country with three players averaging over nine strikeouts per seven innings. Brooke Yanez, Makenna Kliethermes and Samaria Diaz are all averaging at least 9.1 strikeouts per seven innings.
BRINGING THE POP
Oregon second baseman Allee Bunker has turned in massive production offensively in her third season as a Duck. She currently leads the team and is fourth in the conference with a .395 batting average while also sitting in a tie for fourth in the league with 39 RBIs. She's driven in a run in 22 of the 36 games and is batting .444 with runners in scoring postion.
FINDING WAYS TO WIN
Oregon has thrived under pressure and in close games this season. The Ducks are 13-2 this year in games decided by three runs or less, including three wins in one-run games. Oregon has also won six times in games in which it has trailed, while winning six games when either tied or trailing after four innings. The Ducks have outscored their opponents 69-33 from the fifth inning on this season.
SWING & MISS STUFF
Oregon is currently the only team in the country with three players averaging over 9.00 strikeouts per seven innings. As a staff, the Ducks are third in the conference with 9.22 strikeouts per seven innings while Oregon is the only team with three players in the top 10 of the Pac-12 in strikeout rate. The Ducks are also sixth nationally in total strikeouts with 299 on the season. Brooke Yanez is fourth in the league and 20th nationally with 10.92 strikeouts per seven innings, Makenna Kliethermes is fifth in the conference with 9.82 and Samaria Diaz is at 9.31, seventh in the Pac-12 and 35th in the country.
RALLY WITH TWO
Oregon has done a lot of its damage offensively with two outs over the first 32 games of the year. The Ducks have scored 97 of their 192 runs on the season with two outs in innings. In 18 of the 32 games, Oregon has scored at least half of its runs with two gone in an inning, while scoring at least one two-out run in 28 of the 32 games. The Ducks are also hitting .348 as a team with two outs - 34 points higher than the overall team batting average. This past weekend at Washington, Oregon scored nine of its 13 runs with two away in an inning.
PRODUCING AGAINST THE PAC
A trio of Oregon players have done some major damage over the 20 games this season against Pac-12 opponents - regardless of whether the games were considered conference or nonconference. Mya Felder, Allee Bunker and Haley Cruse are all batting at least .370 on the season against Pac-12 opponents with the three of them combining to hit .395 in those games. Additionally, all three are reaching base at a clip of at least .420.
Two mainstays in the Oregon lineup have found a way to get the job done consistently throughout the year. Haley Cruse and Allee Bunker are leading the team in numerous offensive categories and have been two of the Ducks' most consistent players all season. Cruse has reached base in each of the last 27 of the last 28 games and has gotten on in all but two games this season while she has had a hit in 29 of her 35 games played. Bunker has gotten on base in all but five of the games this season and has a hit in 29 of the 36 games. Additionally, she has driven in a run in 22 of her 36 games played.