The Oregon softball team split a pair of games against California at Jane Sanders Stadium on Saturday to win its first Pac-12 Conference series of the season.
The Ducks won the continued game that was suspended by rain Friday night, 4-0, before falling to the Bears 5-3 in the second game. Oregon beat Cal 1-0 on Thursday.
In Saturday's first game, the teams picked up play with Oregon ahead 1-0 in the top of the second inning. The Ducks scored a run in the bottom of the third on Haley Cruse's solo homer and two more in the sixth inning on a homer by Jasmine Sievers followed by a run-scoring single by Rachel Cid. Cruse also had a single and was the only Oregon player with multiple hits.
Jordan Dail, Friday's starter, returned to the mound for the Ducks and tossed her second consecutive complete-game shutout. She struck out six and gave up six hits and two walks.
California quickly jumped on Oregon in the second game, scoring all five of its runs in the first inning before holding on for the win.
Oregon closed to 5-2 in the bottom of the sixth after a run-scoring single by Allee Bunker and an RBI double by Sievers. Shaye Bowden belted a solo homer in the sixth inning for the Ducks.
Sievers, Bunker and Bowden each had two hits and an RBI. Oregon left 13 runners on base.
Cruse also made her college pitching debut in the first inning with Oregon down 4-0 when she replaced starter Kailey Krueger. Cruse faced one batter and gave up a hit before Dail took over.
Oregon will play host to Portland State in a Tuesday doubleheader that will begin at 4 p.m.