Oregon softball pulls out win No. 30
Oregon 1, BYU 0
At Jane Sanders Stadium
The Ducks remained the only undefeated team in the nation in dramatic style Thursday night in Eugene.
Oregon, ranked first and third in the major polls, scored with two out in the bottom of the sixth inning to fight off No. 25 BYU and improve to 30-0.
Oregon was out-hit 5-1 going into its at-bat in the sixth. With one out, Alexis Mack reached base on an infield error, then went to second on Danica Mercado's bunt single. With two out, Nikki Udria singled to right, scoring Mack.
UO reliever Maggie Balint (14-0), who came on with one out in the sixth, struck out the side in the seventh, giving her five strikeouts and the win.
Utah dropped to 21-10.
Linfield 3, Lewis & Clark 2 (9 innings)
Linfield 1, Lewis & Clark 0
At Porter Park
The Pioneers (3-19, 3-15 Northwest Conference) gave up a home run to Danielle Duman in the top of the fifth in losing the nightcap at Concordia University.
That was one of only six hits and two walks allowed by Kalin Rooney (2-7).
The Wildcats (21-4, 10-4) took the opener in the ninth, after L&C had tied the score with two runs in the sixth on RBI hits by Lindsay Yearman (double) and Jenai Rojo.
Kaili Akimseu (1-6) pitched nine innings for the Pios, allowing nine hits and three walks.
Shelby Saylors (8-3) went the distance for Linfield, giving up seven hits and two walks.
Whitman 7, Lewis & Clark 2
At Walla Walla, Washington
Whitman trailed 2-1 before erupting for five runs in the fifth.
The Pioneers fell to 5-21 overall and 4-12 in the Northwest Conference.
Oregon got off to a slow start in The Goodwin at Stanford, California, finishing the first of three days tied for 16th at 16-over-par 296 out of 24 teams.
Oregon State was seventh at 289, with the host Cardinal in the lead at 276, seven ahead of second-place Washington.
Corey Pereira of Washington took the individual lead with a 4-under 66. Kevin Murphy of OSU was tied for 11th at 70, one ahead of teammate Jonas Liebich and Oregon's Ryan Gronlund.
Lewis & Clark 5, Denison 4
At Granville, Ohio
The 29th-ranked Pioneers raised their record to 9-3, thanks to a 3-2 edge in doubles.
Denison, ranked 30th, fell to 4-7.