Softball: Huskies snap 13-game Duck winning streak
EUGENE, Ore. - The Oregon softball team fell to the Washington Huskies 10-2 in five innings on Saturday afternoon, ending Oregon's 13-game win streak and marking the Duck's first conference loss on the year. Oregon is now 29-4, and 7-1 in conference play.
After failing to get a runner on base and giving up a perfect game to junior Cheridan Hawkins in the first game of the series on Friday, the Huskies bounced back with a big offensive performance on Saturday.
The game got off to a slow start, with Washington scoring the first run in the top of the third inning. Oregon junior Geri Ann Glasco struck out three batters in her 59 pitches, but gave up four earned runs and four hits in her three innings pitched.
Back-to-back errors by the Ducks in the bottom of the fourth inning led to five unearned runs and an offensive explosion for the Huskies, who put up eight runs on five hits in the inning.
Oregon senior Janie Takeda also left the game in the fourth inning, walking off of the field holding her wrist after colliding with a teammate while diving for a ball on the warning track.
The Ducks trailed 9-0 entering the bottom of the fourth inning, but they were finally able to get some runs on the board after two RBI singles came with the bases loaded. After scoring two, the Huskies racked up three straight outs to end the inning, leaving three ducks on the pond.
A Washington homerun in the top of the fifth capped the game off for the Huskies, giving them an eight-point win over the Ducks, who were undefeated in conference play prior to this game. Oregon was run-ruled for the first time since 2013.
Oregon gave up 11 hits in the five innings played, and left 10 runners stranded on base. The Ducks will look to win the series against Washington on Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. at Howe Field.