Oregon Softball is having quite the season. Entering into the doubleheader on Wednesday against Seattle, the Ducks were unbeaten at home in 11 games. That trend would continue to 13.
The Ducks Freshman Pitcher Cheridan Hawkins pitched her second no hitter of the year and stuck out 17 Redhawks of the 21 she faced in 7 innings.
"“I felt really good. I kinda knew it was happening, but didn’t ask anybody because I felt a little pressure on my own already. The team played great defense and hit the ball well, too. We’ve been taking it day by day, one game at a time, so that’s how I approached today, too. We had a few bumps here and there but came around eventually.”Oregon Pitcher Cheridan Hawkins on her 2nd No Hitter of the year"
Samantha Pappas and Kaylan Howard came through with hits for the Ducks in the 4-0 victory in Game 1 of the Doubleheader.
Oregon Pitcher Cheridan Hawkins
The second came also went Oregon’s way. Senior Jessica Moore pitched the first four innings and the last innning striking out nine in the process. She only allowed two hits. Sophomore Pitcher Karissa Hovinga pitched the middle innings and sat down six batters in the 5th and 6th, but allowed four hits and four earned runs.
The Ducks Offense in Game 2 was powered by Samantha Pappas who hit a two run homerun in the 1st to give Oregon a 4 run lead. Pitcher Jessica Moore also hit her second home run of the year in the 6-4 win.
Oregon now faces one final test of the regular season in the Civil War with Oregon State this weekend. Friday May 3rd(4pm), Saturday, May 4th(12pm), and Sunday May 5th(1pm). All games will be on the Pac 12 Network.
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