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Oregon Athletics | April 25, 2015

UO blasts ULL behind Takeda's record game

  Outfielder Janie Takeda set school records in hits (289) and steals (97) during Oregon's 8-0 win against ULL.

EUGENE, Ore. -- It was a banner afternoon at Howe Field, as history was made in multiple ways during second-ranked Oregon's 8-0 victory against No. 9 Louisiana-Lafayette. Outfielder Janie Takeda became the Ducks' all-time leader in hits and stolen bases, and Nikki Udria hit a walk-off home run to clinch a five-inning no-hitter for UO pitcher Cheridan Hawkins.

Oregon (39-5) used a five-run second inning to break the game open. With one out and the bases loaded, Udria drove a ball up the middle that caromed off ULL pitcher Jordan Wallace and resulted in a two-run infield single. Takeda followed with her school-record 289th-career hit to make it 3-0, and on the next pitch she stole her UO record 97th-career base. Jenna Lilley drove in Udria and Takeda, and the Ducks were rolling.

"I think Oregon takes pride in the type of player Janie [Takeda] is," Udria said. "She full-on encompasses what an Oregon female athlete is. I'm just proud she's on our team and I get to play with her. It's been a joy, not only to watch her as a player but to get to know her. She's a great person, comes from a great family, so I'm truly honored to get to play with and learn from her."

Hawkins (21-3) pitched around walks in the first and fourth innings, tying her season-high with 11 strikeouts to record her sixth-career no-hitter. Lilley hit a two-run home run in the fourth to put Oregon ahead 7-0, and Udria ended the game with her two-out solo shot in the fifth.

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