The 11th-ranked Oregon softball team beat the #6 Texas Longhorns twice on Saturday to advance to their first Women's College World Series since 1989.
After losing on Friday night in game one of the Super Regionals in Austin, the Ducks rallied to win game two in extra innings 5-4. With the winning run on third, Allie Burger flew out to left and a wide throw allowed Janie Takeda to score, and the Ducks won their first Super Regional game in three tries.
That forced a winner-take-all game three.
In that game, neither team scored in the first, but Oregon scored six in the second inning to take a commanding lead.
Takeda doubled home a run in the inning, and Samantha Pappas and Kaylan Howard each had RBI singles.
Oregon held off a late Texas rally to win 10-6.
Jessica Moore pitched a complete game for the win. She threw all but one inning in the series.
The Ducks will face conference foe Arizona State in their first game at the College World Series in Oklahoma City next weekend, the exact time to be determined later.