Pacific Topped By #4 Oregon

Megan Walters. Photo by Keith Sanpei
Megan Walters. Photo by Keith Sanpei

EUGENE, Ore. - Following a 90 minute rain delay, the Tigers were topped by #4 Oregon 8-0 (5) on Saturday night. Pacific, who beat Hofstra 3-2 earlier in the day, falls to 12-12 on the year and caps off their Oregon Invite with a 2-2 weekend. The victory brings the Ducks to 23-0.  

In her first start of the year, Megan Walters (0-4) tossed four and a third innings striking out one. Caitlyn Sung got the lone hit for Pacific, going 1-for-2 at the plate. 

Oregon put runners on second and third with just one down in the first. Walters was able to jam Udria and get her to pop out to Cassidy Gustafson for the second out, and got Lilley to ground out to Ralene Estrada to end the threat. It was the first time in eleven contests that the Ducks were held scoreless in the first inning. 

Walters faired well against the mighty Ducks offense as she kept them out of the scoring line in the second. Meanwhile the Tigers struggled to get anything going at the plate as they failed to log a baserunner in the first three innings. 

In the third the Ducks worked back-to-back walks to lead off the frame. Next batter Udria hit a grounder to Samantha Owen at second who made a heads up play tagging Svekis and throwing out Udria at first for the double play. However next batter Lilley singled up the middle, plating the first run of the game and putting Oregon up 1-0.

Caitlyn Sung led off the fourth with a single to left, giving the Tigers' their first hit of the game. Unfortunately, Oregon was able to turn a double play of their own to get out of the inning. Oregon would add four more in the bottom of the fourth to pull ahead 5-0, and three in the fifth to take the 8-0 win. 

The Tigers return home on Wednesday March 15th for a double header against Lehigh at 3:30 PM and Mass at 6 PM. Pacific will then take on #7 Minnesota on Friday at noon and 2 PM. Livestats and video will be available for all these contests.