Ducks Score Seven in the Seventh
WACO, Texas – No. 12 Oregon scored seven runs in the top of the seventh to defeat Baylor 10-4 Saturday at Getterman Stadium.
The Ducks (8-1) won the three-game series with the Bears (6-2) two games-to-one.
How it Happened: Oregon scored a run in the first on Allee Bunker's RBI single. The Ducks added two more runs in the third inning when Paige Sinicki scored on an errant throw by the shortstop and then Bunker scored on KK Humphreys' double to right.
The Bears scored once in the third and twice in the bottom of the sixth to tie the game at 3-3.
In the seventh, the Ducks used their speed to break the game open. Hannah Galey led off and reached on a third strike that got past the catcher. Kedre Luschar bunted for a base hit. Then Hanna Delgado put the Ducks ahead for good when she slapped a single back through the middle that scored Galey.
Sinicki was hit by a pitch to load the bases before Bunker shot a single into right field to plate Luschar. After a pitching change, Humphreys drove in Sinicki and Delgado with a single to left. Rachel Cid was hit by a pitch to once again load the bases again. Vallery Wong rolled an infield single into the hole between third and short that scored Bunker.
Following another pitching change, Luschar singled to score Humphreys. The Ducks seventh run of the frame came when Cid scored on a wild pitch.
Jordan Dail got the win in relief to improve to 4-0 on the season.
Noteworthy: The Ducks' first four hitters combined to go 7-for-17 with six RBI and scored seven runs. Delgado was 2-for-5 with two RBI. Sinicki was 0-for-2, but stole two bases and scored three runs. Bunker was 3-for-4 with two runs and two RBI. Humphreys was 2-for-4 with three RBI. Luschar had another productive day at the bottom of the lineup, going 2-for-4 with a run and an RBI. Wong was 2-for-3 with an RBI. The Ducks scored seven runs in an inning for the second time this season. Oregon also scored seven runs in an inning Feb. 11 at CSUN. Prior to this weekend, Oregon and Baylor last played in the 2017 Women's College World Series (7-4, Ducks).
Head Coach Melyssa Lombardi
"We found a way to win today, but still have a lot to work on."
On Deck: Oregon heads to the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic in Cathedral City, Calif., Feb. 25-27. Oregon opens the tournament with games against No. 17 Missouri and Northwestern.
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