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Oregon Athletics | March 21, 2015

No. 2 Oregon downs Utah to win eighth consecutive game

  Oregon has not lost to Utah since March 1, 2002.

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah -- Despite a pair of seventh inning errors, No. 2 ranked Oregon held on to defeat Utah, 4-2, on Saturday in the first of a three-game series in Salt Lake City.

The Ducks improved to 24-3 (4-0 Pac-12) while the Utes slipped to 20-10 (0-4). Oregon has beaten Utah 14 consecutive times.

Jenna Lilley put the Ducks on the board in the first when she singled in Alyssa Gillespie, who reached on a leadoff walk. Lilley finished the day 2-for-4 at the plate.

Lilley drove in another run in the third when she tripled down the right field line, scoring Janie Takeda. A single by Janelle Lindvall later in the third scored Lilley.

In the sixth inning Nikki Udria lofted a sacrifice fly to right to score Lexy Beaudrie-Pierson, who pinch ran for Geri Ann Glasco after a leadoff single.

Oregon took a 4-0 lead into the seventh inning when a pair of errors allowed the Utes to score two unearned runs. With a runner at first, starter Cheridan Hawkins forced a lineout to left and a flyout to right center to end the game and pick up the win.

Hawkins improved to 12-2 on the season after allowing no earned runs (two total) on six hits and one walk with four strikeouts. The junior tossed her eighth complete game. Hawkins has allowed just four earned runs all season in 80.1 innings pitched. 

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