Eugene, OR. -- After an impressive 17-2 start to the year, Oregon softball tallied two back-to-back doubleheader sweeps in its home opening weekend. The Ducks got a walk-off win in extras over Seattle in game one and a 12-2 run-rule victory against Portland State in game two Sunday at Jane Sanders Stadium.
Oregon’s 21-2 record is now tied for the second-best start in school history.
In game one, Seattle threatened to score the go ahead run in the eighth, but Samaria Diaz came into relief Brooke Yanez and kept the Redhawks off the board. In the bottom of the inning, Dejiah Pangilinan launched a ball deep into right field, which allowed Vallery Wong to tag from third and score the winning run.
In game two, it was an offensive frenzy. Oregon pulled away with authority in the second inning, scoring seven total runs, topped off by Jasmine Sievers’ grand slam.
Next up the Ducks travel to the Bay Area, as they take on Saint Mary’s on Wednesday at 2 p.m. before opening Pac-12 play at California on Friday.