EUGENE - The No. 15 University of Oregon softball team (25-8, 4-4) owned a 3-2 lead over No. 7 Washington (33-6, 4-5) in the fifth inning in Tuesday's series opener before a 3 1/2-hour rain delay halted play.
The two teams will finish the game Wednesday morning at 9 a.m., and will then play a second game immediately after.
Sophomore first baseman Kailee Cuico put the Ducks up with a three-run, first-inning homer - her fifth of the season. That round-tripper scored sophomore Courtney Ceo and senior Kelsey Chambers who had doubled and singled before.
UW scored once in the first inning and added a second run in the third.
In the circle, Duck junior Jessica Moore (18-5) struck out five, walked none, and allowed five hits in her 4.1 innings.
Husky starter Kasey Stanchek (9-1) got only one out among the opening six batters. She was replaced by Bryana Walker who gave up a single, then forced a 6-2-3 double play to end the inning.
Walker ultimately struck out none, walked one, allowed three hits, and all three of her runs allowed were earned.
No third game will be played Wednesday per Pac-12 rules, and no official word was available about the potential status for a third game later in the season.
#15 Oregon 3, #7 Washington 2 (Apr 10, 2012 at Eugene, Ore.)
#7 Washington..... 101 00 - 2 5 1
#15 Oregon........ 300 0X - 3 7 1
Pitchers: Washington - Stanchek, K.; Walker, B.(1) and Monk, L.. Oregon - Moore, Jessica and Peterson, Alexa. HR ORE - Cuico, Kailee. Weather: 59, partly cloudy, wind 0-3mph
BOXSCORE & PLAY-BY-PLAY
#7 Washington at #15 Oregon
Apr 10, 2012 at Eugene, Ore. (Howe Field)
|Hayward, V. 1b||3||2||2||0||0||0||3||0||0|
|Williams, N. lf||2||0||1||1||0||1||2||0||0|
|Inglesby, K. dp||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Pohlman, K. cf||2||0||1||1||0||0||2||0||0|
|Souza, K. ss||2||0||1||0||0||1||0||1||0|
|Lahners, K. 2b||2||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||4|
|Monk, L. c||2||0||0||0||0||0||2||1||0|
|Gano, C. 3b||2||0||0||0||0||1||0||1||0|
|Stanchek, K. p||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Walker, B. p||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Ceo, Courtney 3b||2||1||1||0||0||0||0||2||0|
|Howard, Kaylan 2b||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Chambers, Kelsey ss||3||1||1||0||0||0||0||4||2|
|Cuico, Kailee 1b||2||1||2||3||0||0||8||0||0|
|Pappas, Samantha cf||1||0||0||0||1||0||0||0||0|
|Nieto, Christie rf||1||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Peterson, Alexa c||2||0||1||0||0||0||5||0||0|
|Melick, Hannah dp||2||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||4|
|Burger, Allie lf||2||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Moore, Jessica p||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||2||0|
Score by Innings R H E -------------------------------------- Washington.......... 101 00 - 2 5 1 Oregon.............. 300 0X - 3 7 1 --------------------------------------
Note: 1 out, 0 runners LOB when the game ended.
|E - Gano, C.; Howard, K. DP - Washington 1. LOB - Washington 4; Oregon 6. 2B - Williams, N.; Ceo, C. HR - Cuico, K. HBP - Nieto, C. SH - Ceo, C. SB - Hayward, V.; Pohlman, K.; Ceo, C.|
|Win - None. Loss - None. Save - None. HBP - by Stanchek, K. (Nieto, C). PB - Peterson, A. Pitches/strikes: Stanchek, K. 19/9; Walker, B. 44/28; Moore, J 79/53.
Umpires - HP: Steve Arnold 1B: James Bertuzzi 3B: Fred Barker
2012 OREGON SOFTBALL
#7 Washington at #15 Oregon
Apr 10, 2012 at Eugene, Ore. (Howe Field)
|Washington starters: 21/1b Hayward, V.; 3/lf Williams, N.; 13/dp Inglesby, K.; 4/cf Pohlman, K.; 5/ss Souza, K.; 11/2b Lahners, K.; 20/c Monk, L.; 8/3b Gano, C.; 2/rf Creger-Zier; 19/p Stanchek, K.;|
|Oregon starters: 22/3b Ceo, C; 3/2b Howard, K; 8/ss Chambers, K; 33/1b Cuico, K; 0/cf Pappas, S; 17/rf Nieto, C; 14/c Peterson, A; 24/dp Melick, H; 2/lf Burger, A; 12/p Moore, J;|
|Washington 1st - Hayward, V. singled to shortstop (3-1 BBBK). high chopper to ss who charged, but runner easily beat throw. Hayward, V. stole second. Williams, N. struck out swinging (2-2 BSBSS). Inglesby, K. grounded out to 3b (3-1 BBBK). Hayward, V. advanced to third on a passed ball. Pohlman, K. singled to right field, RBI (2-2 BBSF); Hayward, V. scored, unearned. Souza, K. singled to left field (1-1 KB); Pohlman, K. advanced to third. Lahners, K. struck out swinging (1-2 FBKFS). 1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.|
|Oregon 1st - Ceo, C doubled to left center (1-0 B). Ceo tags ball off top of LC wall, 4' from going over. Howard, K flied out to cf (2-2 KBFB). Chambers, K singled to left field (1-1 BK); Ceo, C advanced to third. Cuico, K homered to left field, 3 RBI (1-1 BF); Chambers, K scored; Ceo, C scored. Cuico jacks fifth homer of season over LF wall. Pappas, S walked (3-0 BBBB). Nieto, C hit by pitch (1-0 B); Pappas, S advanced to second. Walker, B. to p for Stanchek, K.. Peterson, A singled to shortstop (1-1 BK); Nieto, C advanced to second; Pappas, S advanced to third. Melick, H grounded into double play ss to c to 1b (1-1 BS); Peterson, A advanced to second; Nieto, C advanced to third; Pappas, S out on the play. 3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.|
|Washington 2nd - Monk, L. grounded out to ss (1-2 BFSFF). Gano, C. struck out swinging (1-2 BKFS). Creger-Zier grounded out to p. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.|
|Oregon 2nd - Burger, A singled to left field (0-1 K). Ceo, C grounded out to 3b, SAC, bunt (0-0); Burger, A advanced to second. Howard, K flied out to cf (1-1 SB); Burger, A advanced to third. opposite field fly ball makes it to warning track. Chambers, K fouled out to 1b (3-2 SSBBB). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.|
|Washington 3rd - Hayward, V. singled to third base (0-0). high chopper to 3b, that runner beat as throw went a little wide. Williams, N. doubled to left center, advanced to third, RBI (1-0 B); Hayward, V. scored. Inglesby, K. grounded out to ss (0-0). hard-hit grounder to ss playing in who looks runner back for throw to 1b. Pohlman, K. reached on an error by 2b (0-2 KF). 2bman bobbles high hopper and runner barely beats throw. Pohlman, K. stole second. Souza, K. struck out swinging (1-2 KBSFS). Lahners, K. grounded out to 3b (3-1 BBFB). 1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB.|
|Oregon 3rd - Cuico, K singled to shortstop (1-1 KB). Pappas, S lined out to rf (2-0 BB). Pappas lines a rocket, 3 steps to left of rf. Nieto, C singled to center field (2-2 BBFK); Cuico, K advanced to second. Peterson, A fouled out to rf (0-0); Cuico, K advanced to third. Melick, H struck out swinging (3-2 SBBBFS). 0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.|
|Washington 4th - Monk, L. grounded out to ss (0-1 S). Gano, C. grounded out to p (2-2 KKBBF). Creger-Zier struck out swinging (3-2 KBBFBFFS). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.|
|Oregon 4th - Burger, A flied out to lf (2-1 KBB). Ceo, C reached on an error by 3b (0-1 K). Howard, K flied out to lf (0-0). Ceo, C stole second. RF charges in and makes catch 20' behind 1b. Chambers, K flied out to rf. 0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB.|
|Washington 5th - Hayward, V. grounded out to ss (2-2 SBKFB). Chambers charges to left on hard grounder up middle for bang bang play. rain delay starts at 4:24 pm with 2-1 count, 1 out on Nikia Williams. Game in rain delay mode since 4:24 pm with 1-2 count on UW's N. Williams. Game halted for good at 8 p.m., will resume at 9 a.m. Wednesday morning. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.|
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