softball-d1 flag

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.

Where Oregon's Sabrina Ionescu ranks among all-time greats, across eras

Oregon's Sabrina Ionescu is the first player in NCAA history to reach 2,000 points, 1,000 rebounds and 1,000 assists.
READ MORE

These are Payton Pritchard's 5 favorite games from his senior season

Payton Pritchard joined Andy Katz on March Madness 365 to break down five of the Oregon guard's favorite games from his incredible senior season.
READ MORE

5 ways the 1939 NCAA Tournament was different than it is today

The 1939 NCAA tournament was the first ever and competed with the National Intercollegiate Basketball Championship and the New York sports writers' tournament to crown a national champion.
READ MORE

Subscribe To Email Updates

Enter your information to receive emails about offers, promotions from NCAA.com and our partners