Ducks Settle For Series Split
EUGENE, Ore. — The Oregon softball team had to settle for a series split with Stanford after dropping Sunday's finale at Jane Sanders Stadium, 5-0.
The Ducks (30-10) managed just three hits and had three pitchers allow at least one run to the Cardinal (25-13). Oregon is 7-9 in April, and will look to get back on track next weekend against Arizona State, which is a half-game ahead of the Ducks in the Pac-12.
"Just not good enough," UO coach Melyssa Lombardi said. "We got out-played, out-coached, out-everything."
How It Happened: A two-out solo home run in the first inning got Stanford on the board first against UO starter Makenna Kliethermes. Hanna Delgado singled in the bottom of the inning and Terra McGowan moved her up on a single with two out, but the Ducks didn't manage another hit until McGowan's single in the seventh.
In between, the Cardinal added on with a two-run homer in the second. Samaria Daiz entered for Oregon in the third and loaded the bases before escaping the jam unscathed, but the Ducks weren't able to respond at the plate.
"In this league, any time you get an opportunity and you get momentum, you have to take it," Lombardi said. "And when you don't take it, you're going to be on the wrong side of it."
Stanford broke through for an insurance run off Diaz in the fifth, and added an unearned run off UO reliever Raegan Breedlove in the seventh.
On Deck: The Ducks open a four-game series at ASU on Friday (6:30 p.m., Pac-12 Network).