by Steve Mims
The Oregon softball team stretched its winning streak to six straight games with a road sweep of Arizona State.
The Ducks improved to 28-11, including an 8-7 mark in Pac-12 play, after outscoring the Sun Devils by a combined score of 14-4.
Alyssa Daniell, Allee Bunker, and Paige Sinicki each homered as Oregon won the opener 5-2. Bunker had two RBIs and Hanna Delgado drove in two runs when the Ducks won 5-2 on Saturday.
In the finale, Stevie Hansen tossed five scoreless innings while Morgan Scott pitched the final two frames in a 7-0 win. Tehya Bird had three hits and two RBIs while Daniell had two hits, two RBIs, and two runs scored.
The Ducks moved into a tie for fourth place in the Pac-12 as they prepare to host Portland State in a non-conference doubleheader Tuesday followed by a three-game set at Jane Sanders Stadium against Arizona.
UO pitcher Jace Stoffal tossed another gem to lead Oregon to a 4-0 win over seventh-ranked Stanford on Friday.
Stoffel, who 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 last week, tossed a three-hit shutout while striking out eight in a complete game. Jacob Walsh, Drew Cowley, and Colby Shade all homered as the Ducks won the series opener.
Oregon followed up with a 8-1 win as Sabin Ceballos went 3-for-4 with three RBIs, two runs scored and a homer. Walsh also homered while going 2-for-4 with three RBIs and two runs scored.
Stanford rallied from a 4-0 deficit to win the finale 6-4. Oregon fell to 24-10, including a 9-6 record in the Pac-12, as they prepare to visit Portland on Tuesday followed by a three-game set at California during the weekend.
Owen Avrit shot 6-under par over three rounds to finish tied for second as Oregon place second at the Western Intercollegiate in Santa Cruz, Calif. last week. Avrit opened with a 65 followed by rounds of 66 and 73.
Greg Solhaug shot 2-under par to place sixth as Oregon shot 7-under par as a team.
“I feel good about where we are as a team,” UO coach Casey Martin said. “We’re excited for Pac 12’s.”
Oregon is off to the Pac-12 championships at Stanford beginning on April 28.
The Oregon women’s golf team opens Pac-12’s on Monday in Phoenix, Az.
TRACK AND FIELD
Oregon’s Alysah Hickey won the long jump with a mark of 22-0.25 at the Mt. SAC Relays in Walnut, Calif. during the weekend. Jorinde van Klinken also picked up a win for the Ducks in the discus at 211-5.
Lexi Ellis was the runner-up in the triple jump with a mark of 44-7.5 while Jaida Ross was second for UO in the discus at 182-9 and fifth in the shot put with a mark of 58-2.5. Jadyn Mays placed third and fifth, respectively, in the 100- and 200-meters and Aaliyah McCormick was third in the 100 hurdles.
Klaudia Kazimierska ran the 1,500 in 4:11.15 to finish fifth.
On the men’s side, Jett Kinder won the javelin with a personal-best toss of 223-11. PJ Ize-Iyamu finished fifth in the 100 while J Kai Yamafuji finished fifth in the pole vault.
Oregon was swept 4-0 at both USC and UCLA over the weekend. The Ducks fell to 12-11, including a 1-5 mark in conference play.
Oregon lost 4-0 at home against UCLA and USC during the weekend to fall to 11-9, including a 4-6 conference record.
Madysyn Sweeney scored the game-winning goal in the final three minutes to lift Oregon to a 12-11 win over Arizona State on Friday at Pape Field.
Morgan McCarthy scored for goals while Sweeney, Alyssa Wright, and Gabby Cleveland each scored two for the Ducks, who rallied from a 7-3 halftime deficit. Oregon is 5-8, including a 1-6 conference mark, after losing 10-5 to USC on Sunday.
Oregon went 1-3 at the Husky Invitational in Seattle.
Oregon’s lone win was 4-1 over Portland as Zoe Almanza and Chloe Brown picked up a victory along with Ella Tyus and Bea Wetton. Natasha George and Ashley Schroeder picked up a win as did Presley McCaskill and Abby Plevin.
Oregon lost twice to Boise State and once to Washington during the tournament.
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.