Photos: Oregon softball — No. 1 Ducks destroy California Bears 9-1

Posted by Taylor Wilder on Thursday, Apr. 17 at 7:19 pm.

The No. 1 Oregon Ducks play the California Bears in the first game of a three-game series on Thursday, April 17. After beating the UCLA Bruins two of the three games at the last home series, the Ducks jumped from No. 3 to No. 1 for the first time in program history. The Ducks are looking to hold onto this ranking while playing the Cal Bears over the weekend. Next, the Ducks play the California Bears in the second game of the series on Friday, April 18 at Howe Field in Eugene.

Oregon second baseman Nikki Udria (3) outs Cal infielder Breana Kostreba (25) during the top of the fourth inning. The Oregon Ducks play the Cal Bears at Howe Field in Eugene, Ore. on April 17, 2014. (Taylor Wilder/Emerald)

Oregon second baseman Nikki Udria (3) outs Cal infielder Breana Kostreba (25) during the top of the fourth inning. The Oregon Ducks play the Cal Bears at Howe Field in Eugene on April 17, 2014. (Taylor Wilder/Emerald)

Oregon catcher Alexa Peterson (14) holds up the Oregon "O" sign while running toward home plate after hitting her sixth home run of the season during the bottom of the third inning. The Oregon Ducks play the Cal Bears at Howe Field in Eugene, Ore. on April 17, 2014. (Taylor Wilder/Emerald)

Oregon catcher Alexa Peterson (14) holds up the Oregon “O” sign while running toward home plate after hitting her sixth home run of the season during the bottom of the third inning. The Oregon Ducks play the Cal Bears at Howe Field in Eugene on April 17, 2014. (Taylor Wilder/Emerald)

Cal outfielder Ashley Decker (23) squints up toward the fly ball at the bottom of the second inning. The Oregon Ducks play the Cal Bears at Howe Field in Eugene, Ore. on April 17, 2014. (Taylor Wilder/Emerald)

Cal outfielder Ashley Decker (23) squints up toward the fly ball at the bottom of the second inning. The Oregon Ducks play the Cal Bears at Howe Field in Eugene on April 17, 2014. (Taylor Wilder/Emerald)

Oregon third baseman Courtney Ceo (22) throws the ball toward the pitcher after making a play during the top of the third inning. The Oregon Ducks play the Cal Bears at Howe Field in Eugene, Ore. on April 17, 2014. (Taylor Wilder/Emerald)

Oregon third baseman Courtney Ceo (22) throws the ball toward the pitcher after making a play during the top of the third inning. The Oregon Ducks play the Cal Bears at Howe Field in Eugene on April 17, 2014. (Taylor Wilder/Emerald)

Cal infielder Victoria Jones (10) finds the ball prior to swinging the bat during the top of the fifth inning. The Oregon Ducks play the Cal Bears at Howe Field in Eugene, Ore. on April 17, 2014. (Taylor Wilder/Emerald)

Cal infielder Victoria Jones (10) finds the ball prior to swinging the bat during the top of the fifth inning. The Oregon Ducks play the Cal Bears at Howe Field in Eugene on April 17, 2014. (Taylor Wilder/Emerald)

Oregon left-handed pitcher Cheridan Hawkins (11) and Oregon third baseman Cortuney Ceo (22) chat after Ceo dove for a fowl ball during the top of the third inning. The Oregon Ducks play the Cal Bears at Howe Field in Eugene, Ore. on April 17, 2014. (Taylor Wilder/Emerald)

Oregon left-handed pitcher Cheridan Hawkins (11) and Oregon third baseman Cortuney Ceo (22) chat after Ceo dove for a fowl ball during the top of the third inning. The Oregon Ducks play the Cal Bears at Howe Field in Eugene on April 17, 2014. (Taylor Wilder/Emerald)

Oregon outfielder Alyssa Gillespie (9) sprints toward first base during the bottom of the second inning. The Oregon Ducks play the Cal Bears at Howe Field in Eugene, Ore. on April 17, 2014. (Taylor Wilder/Emerald)

Oregon outfielder Alyssa Gillespie (9) sprints toward first base during the bottom of the second inning. The Oregon Ducks play the Cal Bears at Howe Field in Eugene on April 17, 2014. (Taylor Wilder/Emerald)

Oregon left-handed pitcher Cheridan Hawkins (11) winds up her pitch during the top of the fourth inning. The Oregon Ducks play the Cal Bears at Howe Field in Eugene, Ore. on April 17, 2014. (Taylor Wilder/Emerald)

Oregon left-handed pitcher Cheridan Hawkins (11) winds up her pitch during the top of the fourth inning. The Oregon Ducks play the Cal Bears at Howe Field in Eugene on April 17, 2014. (Taylor Wilder/Emerald)

Several Cal players meet on the pitcher's mount prior to the start of the third inning. The Oregon Ducks play the Cal Bears at Howe Field in Eugene, Ore. on April 17, 2014. (Taylor Wilder/Emerald)

Several Cal players meet on the pitcher’s mount prior to the start of the third inning. The Oregon Ducks play the Cal Bears at Howe Field in Eugene on April 17, 2014. (Taylor Wilder/Emerald)