Oregon Softball Made 13 Straight Wins by Sweeping California in Berkeley
by Steve Mims
The Ducks began the week with a 13-2 win in five innings at Pacific before heading to the Bay Area.
Kai Luschar was 3-for-3 with three runs scored while Allee Bunker was 3-for-4 with four RBIs in a 9-1 win over the Bears on Friday.
Bunker and Kedre Luschar each had two hits while KK Humphreys homered during a 5-3 win on Saturday. Oregon capped the weekend with a 8-5 win as Ariel Carlson went 3-for-4 with two runs scored.
The 14th-ranked Ducks improved to 35-11 overall and moved into a tie for second place in the conference at 14-7. Oregon wraps up the regular season by hosting No. 23 Utah at Jane Sanders Stadium this weekend.
Oregon took two of three games against No. 12 Arizona State to move into third place in the conference at 13-8.
Oregon opened the weekend with a 11-5 win over ASU as Rikuu Nishida went 3-for-5 with two runs scored and two RBIs. Drew Cowley had two hits and five RBIs while Colby Shade had two hits, two runs, and two RBIs.
Shade, Jacob Walsh, and Gavin Grant each had three hits in a 16-10 win on Saturday. Grant and Josiah Cromwick each drive in three runs against the Sun Devils, who rallied to win the finale 9-6.
Oregon shot 8-under par to finish in second place at the Pac-12 Championships.
Minor Nagano shot 4-under par to tie for third while Anika Varma tied for ninth at 2-under par. Oregon will play in the NCAA Regionals later this month.
Oregon finished fifth in the Pac-12 Championships at Stanford Golf Club.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.