Oklahoma State has hosted Oregon softball practice all this week. However, the actual games are taking place in Oklahoma City.
Game 1 began with Florida and Texas A&M, followed by Game 2 between UCLA and LSU. The Duck women will take the field for Game 3, meanwhile Oklahoma vs Baylor will cap the first night.
Oregon had a losing record vs Washington softball in 2017. In the middle of March, the Huskies took two of three from the Ducks at The Jane in Eugene.
Washington actually started Oregon’s only 3-game losing streak of the season. After falling to the Huskies in their series rubber-match, UO lost two straight to open the Arizona series. The losses were certainly few and far between amid a historic 52-6 campaign.
The Ducks are the ONLY unbeaten team in the 2017 NCAA Tournament.
It is the fourth time in the last six years that Oregon has graced the World Series with their presence. Most recently, Duck softball has appeared in the 2012, 2014, 2015 and 2017 WCWS. However, UO has never won it all.
The No. 1 recruiting class in the nation, entering this season, is exhibiting their immense talent on a daily basis. Not many people believed in this Oregon unit. Some even said they were too young and inexperienced to do something special in 2017.
The Ducks do not have to prove anything to anyone. They are a legit softball powerhouse. Eugene is just getting used to it.
In fact, Jane Sanders Stadium occupied 1,290 season-ticket holders this year from their 1,500 capacity stadium. On the other side, Oregon’s baseball team sold half that with 613 season tickets from a capacity of 4,000 permanent seats.
Oregon is set for first pitch at 4:00 p.m. PT from ASA Hall of Fame Stadium on Thursday. The entire WCWS will be televised by the ESPN family. Tune into ESPN2 for the Ducks vs Huskies coverage this afternoon.
Following the Ducks’ incredible 4-run rally in the seventh inning against Kentucky from The Jane, Oregon is looking for more, much more. UO is seeking major hardware this time around.
After starting the year with the greatest record in NCAA softball history (35-0) to begin a season, Oregon is seeking to end their season the same way, by winning.