The Oregon softball team battled back to tie the game in the bottom of the seventh inning against No. 7 Washington on Saturday in Pac-12 play, but the Huskies outlasted the Ducks, winning 6-3 in 10 innings in a game that included a 2-hour rain delay.
Freshman Jasmine Sievers hit the game-tying home run, her second of the season, to force extra innings. But the Ducks (11-14, 0-4 Pac-12) and Huskies (23-6, 1-3) couldn’t score in the eighth and ninth innings until Washington broke through with three runs in the top of the 10th.
Oregon’s April Utecht gave the Ducks a 2-1 lead in the fifth inning with a two-run home run, her fourth of the season. But the Huskies took the lead back and led 3-2 going into the bottom of the seventh.
Jordan Dail started and pitched five full innings, giving up three runs while striking out five. Kailey Krueger (0-3) took the loss as she held Washington scoreless for four innings until giving up three runs in the 10th. Taran Alvelo (12-4) got the win for Washington after five innings of relief pitching. Both relievers came on following the lengthy rain delay in the sixth inning.
The Ducks and Huskies continue their three-game set Sunday at 4 p.m. at Jane Sanders Stadium.