No. 11 Oregon scored five runs on just one hit in the first inning and then cruised to a 12-5 non-conference win over San Francisco at Benedetti Diamond on Wednesday. The Ducks turned five walks, a hit by pitch and a single into a 5-0 lead against the Dons. USF starter Jordan Haseltine walked the first three hitters and then hit Mitchell Tolman to give Oregon (18-6) a 1-0 lead. After a strikeout, freshman A.J. Balta drove in two runs with a single to left field to put UO on top 3-0.
After hitting a whopping .857 in a three-game sweep of Utah, softball senior Alexa Peterson was named Pac-12 Player of the Week, the league announced Tuesday. Peterson hit .857 (6-for-7) with five runs, two doubles, a triple, a grand slam and 13 runs batted in over the course of the series. The Salem, Ore., native posted six RBIs in the second game of the series on Sunday, which is tied for the fifth most in UO single-game history and was the most in a game for the Ducks since 2008.
OSU Spring Football
Spring is in the air and that means it’s time for Oregon State football as the 15-day spring practice session begins March 31 at 10 a.m. at either the Tommy Prothro Football Complex or the Merritt Truax Indoor Center. Fifty-three lettermen return off of last year’s team, including record setting quarterback Sean Mannion. Eighteen starters are back making the Beavers one of the more experienced teams in the Pac-12 Conference. This spring session also features new offensive coordinator John Garrett. He will have the chore of solidifying the backup quarterback position as well as replacing one of the best receivers to ever play in the Conference, Brandin Cooks. Earlier this month the Voice of the Beavers Mike Parker sat down with head coach Mike Riley in a three-part video series previewing spring practice and the 2014 season. The Spring Football Showcase will be May 3 at Reser Stadium. The day begins at 10 a.m. with the 50-Yard-Line Sale at the Truax Center that features actual game and practice jerseys, shoes and other OSU Athletics apparel. The popular autograph session starts at 10:45 a.m. with the team taking the field at 1 p.m. The game portion of the day will air live on the Pac-12 Networks. More details on all the events will be announced in the near future.