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Story by Mojo Hill | Sports reporer for dailyemerald.com - Story Source
Published on Saturday April 24, 2021 - 6:03 AM

 
Coming off series losses to UCLA and Washington, the Oregon softball team got back on track as they beat Stanford on Friday in a 2-1 pitching duel. They walked it off in the seventh despite a questionable call and Stanford playing the game under protest.

Brooke Yanez started on the mound for the Ducks, with her ERA creeping over 2.00 for the first time all season. She struck out the side in the first inning, but allowed a solo home run with two outs as the Cardinal took a 1-0 lead.

Haley Cruse beat out an infield single to lead off the Ducks' first half of the first. Hanna Delgado followed with what appeared to be another infield single, but was called out for being out of the batter's box. Allee Bunker followed with yet another infield single, but was also called out for being out of the batter's box.

Oregon threatened in the second with a walk and a single but left two stranded. Yanez walked a batter in each the second and the third, but escaped both innings unscathed.

The Cardinal collected back-to-back singles in the fourth, but Yanez recorded two strikeouts to hold the deficit at 1-0. The Ducks, meanwhile, went down quietly in the third and fourth.

Alyssa Brito was hit by a pitch to begin the fifth, and advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt. Lexi Wagner walked to bring up the Ducks' best hitter, Cruse, with two runners on...