STANFORD, Calif. — Shaye Bowden and Rachel Cid hit first-inning home runs Saturday, and the Oregon softball team picked up its first Pac-12 Conference win with a 7-2 victory over Stanford at Smith Family Stadium.
For the second straight game, the Ducks (13-17, 1-7 Pac-12) got a first-inning grand slam when Bowden cleared the bases with a home run to left field. Cid homered later in the inning to give the Ducks a 5-0 lead.
Oregon increased the lead to 6-0 when Jasmine Sievers singled home a run in the top of the second inning.
The Ducks finished with 14 hits with Haley Cruse going 4-for-5 with two runs for the first four-hit game of her college career. Sievers had two hits, and all nine Duck starters had at least one hit. Oregon left 10 runners on base.
That was more than enough support for pitcher Maddie MacGrandle, who improved to 3-6 by allowing five hits, two runs and one walk while striking out two in 5 2/3 innings.
Teagan Cowles, who doubled home Stanford's second run in the fifth inning, was 3-for-4. Emily Schultz, who tripled home a run in the second inning, was 2-for-3, but Stanford only had one hit from the rest of its lineup.