softball-d1 flag

Oregon Athletics | April 24, 2017

No. 6 Oregon defeats No. 3 Arizona behind HRs, pitching

  The No. 6 ranked Ducks handed No. 3 Arizona its first home loss of the season, 4-3, on Sunday.

TUCSON, Ariz. – Nikki Udria and Lauren Lindvall both belted solo home runs in the sixth inning and the No. 6 ranked Ducks handed No. 3 Arizona its first home loss of the season, 4-3, on Sunday at Hillenbrand Stadium.

The Ducks (38-6, 11-6 Pac-12) tallied four runs on five hits with one error while the Wildcats (45-4, 15-3) posted three runs on six hits with a pair of errors.

RELATEDUSA Today/NFCA Coaches Top 25

Arizona took an early lead with a run on a RBI single in the first inning. The Ducks wasted little time tying the game as freshman Shannon Rhodes belted a solo homer in the top of the second to make it a 1-1 game. Arizona went up 2-1 in the bottom of the second on a solo home run.

The Ducks tied it up again, 2-2, when Alexis Mack scored from third on an Arizona throwing error. Oregon found itself down, 3-2, as Arizona scored on a RBI single in the fourth.

Down 3-2 going into the sixth inning, two big swings changed the game for the Ducks. Udria smashed her team-leading 10th home run of the season to tie the game and two batters later, Lindvall sent one over the fence in right to give the Ducks a 4-3 lead.

Megan Kleist, making her second start against the potent Arizona lineup, was once again fantastic. After allowing just two runs (one earned) in a 2-0 loss on Friday, Kleist tossed another complete game on Sunday. The sophomore allowed three runs on six hits and three walks with three strikeouts. Kleist forced the big hitting Wildcats into 12 groundouts. The right-hander is now 14-3 on the season with a 1.54 ERA.

Shannon Rhodes, Nikki Udria and Lauren Lindvall all connected on solo home runs on Sunday. The Ducks belted three home runs for the second straight game.

With her solo homer in the sixth, Nikki Udria has now reached base safely in 38 straight games. She has failed to get on base in just one game this season.

Oregon's Sabrina Ionescu delivers moving Kobe Bryant tribute followed by record-setting performance

Oregon women's basketball star Sabrina Ionescu spoke at Kobe Bryant's public memorial on Monday, then traveled to Stanford, where she became the first college player to collect 2,000 points, 1,000 rebounds and 1,000 assists.
READ MORE

Sabrina Ionescu tracker: Where we left off with the Oregon star, what to expect in 2019-20

All season long, we’ll be cataloging Ionescu’s best moments on this Sabrina Tracker. We’ll keep you updated with the Oregon star's stats, her highlights, her records and her viral moments.
READ MORE

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

Subscribe To Email Updates

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