by Steve Mims
The Oregon softball team won two non-conference games against Lindenwood by a combined score of 24-0.
Morgan Scott tossed a one-hit shutout as the Ducks won the opener 8-0 at Pape Field on Thursday.
Allee Bunker led the Ducks at the plate with three hits and three RBIs.
Oregon followed up with a 16-0 win as Kai Luschar and Hannah Delgado each had three hits while Bunker and Tehya Bird both drove in three runs. Stevie Hansen threw three scoreless innings before Raegan Breedlove pitched the final two frames.
The Ducks return to Pac-12 play with a three-game set at Arizona State beginning Friday. Oregon is 25-11, including a 5-7 record in conference play.
UO pitcher Jace Stoffal was named Pac-12 pitcher of the week after he struck out nine in seven scoreless innings during a 2-0 win over Oregon State on Friday. Colby Shade went 2-for-4 with a run and RBI to lead the Ducks to victory.
Oregon State won the final two games of the series by scores of 4-2 and 12-2.
The Ducks are 20-9, including a 7-5 mark in conference play, as they prepare to host San Francisco Tuesday and Wednesday. Stanford arrives in town for a three-game set beginning on Friday.
TRACK AND FIELD
Jorinde Van Klinken set a school record in the discus at the Triton Invitational in La Jolla, Calif. with a toss of 219-11 to place second in the event.
Jaida Ross had her best mark of 189-1 in the discus to place ninth with the third-best toss in school history. Shelby Moran was second in the hammer at 211-2.
Oregon’s Colleen Uzoekwe and Gianna Bullock went 1-2 in the heptathlon at the Brutus Hamilton Multis in Berkeley, Calif.
On the men’s side, Nathan Poff and Arthur Katahdin placed first and second, respectively, in the decathlon.
Oregon lost at Arizona and Arizona State over the weekend.
Vlad Breazu won his singles match 6-4, 1-6, 6-2 as UO lost to Arizona 4-1. Breazu and Jesper Klov-Nilsson won singles matches in a 4-3 loss to ASU.
Oregon lost 4-0 against Stanford and 6-1 against California at the student tennis center during the weekend. Jo-Yee Chan and Ares Teixido Garcia won a doubles match for the only victory by the Ducks.
The Ducks finished tied for sixth at the Silverado Showdown in Napa, Calif. with a score of 32-over par.
Hsin-Yu Lu led the Ducks with a total of 6-over par through three rounds while Minori Nagano and Anika Varma each shot 7-over par.
Morgan McCarthy scored in overtime to lead Oregon to a 13-12 win over UC Davis at Pape Field. McCarthy had four goals while Lauren Rismani and Haley Taylor each scored two as the Ducks overcame an early 5-2 deficit.
The Ducks dropped all four matches at the Pac-12 North Invitational, losing to Arizona State, USC, Utah, and Stanford.
Oregon dropped a 3-2 decision to ASU in the opener before losing 5-0 to USC and Stanford and 4-1 against Utah.
ACROBATICS AND TUMBLING
Oregon wrapped up the regular season with a 273.785-269.045 win over Azusa Pacific in a meet at Matt Knight Arena. Sydney Szarka, Alexis Estrada, Lindsey Tarr, Makena Carrion and Blessyn McMorris led the Ducks to victory in the pyramid event.
Steve Mims has spent 25 years as a sportswriter, including 21 years at The Register-Guard. He covered University of Oregon athletics from 2013-2020. He works in Eugene as a registered representative and insurance agent at PBC Insurance. He can be reached at email@example.com.