Photos: Oregon softball bring the heat against Utah Valley, 8-0 in first game of double-header

Posted by Cole Elsasser on Tuesday, Apr. 29 at 5:41 pm.

The No. 1 ranked Oregon Ducks softball team (44-5) hosts the Utah Valley Wolverines (14-36) in a nonconference double-header at Howe Field in Eugene, Oregon, on April 29. The Ducks swept the Stanford University three-game series over the weekend and only allowed three runs while scoring 21 against the Cardinal. Oregon is looking to keep their No. 1 national ranking after playing the Wolverines in a doubleheader.

The Ducks will play the second game of the doubleheader at 5 p.m. at Howe Field in Eugene, Oregon, on April 29, 2014.

Oregon outfielder Alyssa Gillespie (9) makes it to home plate just in time. The No. 1 ranked Oregon Ducks play the Utah Valley Wolverines on Tues., April 29 at Howe Field. (Cole Elsasser/Emerald)

Oregon outfielder Alyssa Gillespie (9) makes it to the home plate just in time. The No. 1 ranked Oregon Ducks play the Utah Valley Wolverines on April 29 at Howe Field. (Cole Elsasser/Emerald)

Oregon softball players head back into the dugout and onto the field for the second game of the double header. The No. 1 ranked Oregon Ducks play the Utah Valley Wolverines on Tues., April 29 at Howe Field. (Cole Elsasser/Emerald)

Oregon softball players head back into the dugout and onto the field for the second game of the double-header. The No. 1 ranked Oregon Ducks play the Utah Valley Wolverines on April 29 at Howe Field. (Cole Elsasser/Emerald)

Oregon first basemen Kailee Cuico (33) gets low for a inning ending catch. The No. 1 ranked Oregon Ducks play the Utah Valley Wolverines on Tues., April 29 at Howe Field. (Cole Elsasser/Emerald)

Oregon first basemen Kailee Cuico (33) gets low for an inning ending catch. The No. 1 ranked Oregon Ducks play the Utah Valley Wolverines on April 29 at Howe Field. (Cole Elsasser/Emerald)

Oregon catcher Alexa Peterson (14) and coach look on as Utah Valley meets on the mound. The No. 1 ranked Oregon Ducks play the Utah Valley Wolverines on Tues., April 29 at Howe Field. (Cole Elsasser/Emerald)

Oregon catcher Alexa Peterson (14) and coach look on as Utah Valley meets on the mound. The No. 1 ranked Oregon Ducks play the Utah Valley Wolverines on April 29 at Howe Field. (Cole Elsasser/Emerald)

Utah Valley designated player Dara Rahm (4) makes solid contact for a single in her second at bat. The No. 1 ranked Oregon Ducks play the Utah Valley Wolverines on Tues., April 29 at Howe Field. (Cole Elsasser/Emerald)

Utah Valley designated player Dara Rahm (4) makes solid contact for a single in her second at bat. The No. 1 ranked Oregon Ducks play the Utah Valley Wolverines on April 29 at Howe Field. (Cole Elsasser/Emerald)

Oregon pitcher Karissa Hovinga (10) threw all 5 innings with 3 strike outs. The No. 1 ranked Oregon Ducks play the Utah Valley Wolverines on Tues., April 29 at Howe Field. (Cole Elsasser/Emerald)

Oregon pitcher Karissa Hovinga (10) threw all five innings with three strike outs. The No. 1 ranked Oregon Ducks play the Utah Valley Wolverines on April 29 at Howe Field. (Cole Elsasser/Emerald)

Oregon outfielder Alyssa Gillespie (9) is congratulated by her base coach after sliding safely into first. The No. 1 ranked Oregon Ducks play the Utah Valley Wolverines on Tues., April 29 at Howe Field. (Cole Elsasser/Emerald)

Oregon outfielder Alyssa Gillespie (9) is congratulated by her base coach after sliding safely into first. The No. 1 ranked Oregon Ducks play the Utah Valley Wolverines on April 29 at Howe Field. (Cole Elsasser/Emerald)