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WCWS: Oregon eliminates Tennessee, will face Cal

by Jason Kersey Published: June 2, 2012

Oregon leadoff hitter Samantha Pappas opened Saturday's Womens' College World Series elimination game against Tennessee by blasting a home run over the center-field fence, and the Ducks went on to beat the Volunteers 3-1.

Oregon (45-17) advances to face top-seeded California at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, with the winner playing Alabama on Sunday for a spot in the WCWS' best-of-three championship series.

After Pappas' home run, second baseman Kaylan Howard doubled to left-center and scored when Kailee Cuico singled down the left-field line.

Tennessee scored its lone run in the second inning, when Ashley Andrews was brought home on an RBI single by Tory Lewis.

Oregon added its final run in the fourth inning on Alexa Peterson's RBI double.

Ducks starting pitcher Jessica Moore threw just 83 pitches in the contest and improved to 33-14 on the season.

by Jason Kersey
OU Sports Reporter
Jason Kersey became The Oklahoman's OU football beat writer in May 2012 after a year covering high school sports and OSU recruiting. Before joining the newspaper in November 2006 as a part-time results clerk, he covered high school football for...
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