Photos: Oregon softball beats Minnesota 6-2 to advance to Women’s College World Series

Posted by Ryan Kang on Sunday, May. 25 at 6:29 pm.

The No. 1 Oregon Ducks took on the No. 16 Minnesota Golden Gophers on Sunday, May 25, 2014 for the second game of the Eugene Super Regionals at Howe Field. A year after losing in the Super Regionals the Nebraska, the Oregon Ducks were able to defeat the Golden Gophers in back-to-back games, beating them on Sunday 6-2. With only a one run lead heading into the seventh inning, Oregon managed to score three more runs to ensure a large lead heading into the bottom of the seventh inning. Oregon left fielder Janie Takeda (19) scored three runs including a two-run triple in the seventh inning to give the Ducks a 5-2 lead.

The Oregon Ducks are headed to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma to play in the Women’s College World Series starting May 29, 2014.

The new Back to Back Pac-12 Champions sign sits atop the visitor's dugout before the start of the game. The Oregon Ducks play the Minnesota Golden Gophers in the second game of super regionals at Howe Field in Eugene, Oregon on Sunday, May 25, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

The new Back to Back Pac-12 Champions sign sits atop the visitor’s dugout before the start of the game. The Oregon Ducks play the Minnesota Golden Gophers in the second game of super regionals at Howe Field in Eugene, Oregon on Sunday, May 25, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Oregon left fielder Janie Takeda (19) runs out onto the field as her name is called out before the start of the game. The Oregon Ducks play the Minnesota Golden Gophers in the second game of super regionals at Howe Field in Eugene, Oregon on Sunday, May 25, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Oregon left fielder Janie Takeda (19) runs out onto the field as her name is called out before the start of the game. The Oregon Ducks play the Minnesota Golden Gophers in the second game of super regionals at Howe Field in Eugene, Oregon on Sunday, May 25, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

The Oregon Duck plays with the crowd before the start of the game. The Oregon Ducks play the Minnesota Golden Gophers in the second game of super regionals at Howe Field in Eugene, Oregon on Sunday, May 25, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

The Oregon Duck plays with the crowd before the start of the game. The Oregon Ducks play the Minnesota Golden Gophers in the second game of super regionals at Howe Field in Eugene, Oregon on Sunday, May 25, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Minnesota third baseman Kaitlyn Richardson (26) watches Oregon third baseman Courtney Ceo (22) hit in the top of the first inning. The Oregon Ducks play the Minnesota Golden Gophers in the second game of super regionals at Howe Field in Eugene, Oregon on Sunday, May 25, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Minnesota third baseman Kaitlyn Richardson (26) watches Oregon third baseman Courtney Ceo (22) hit in the top of the first inning. The Oregon Ducks play the Minnesota Golden Gophers in the second game of super regionals at Howe Field in Eugene, Oregon on Sunday, May 25, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Oregon left fielder Janie Takeda (19) is nearly tagged out as she steals second base in the top of the first inning. The Oregon Ducks play the Minnesota Golden Gophers in the second game of super regionals at Howe Field in Eugene, Oregon on Sunday, May 25, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Oregon left fielder Janie Takeda (19) is nearly tagged out as she steals second base in the top of the first inning. The Oregon Ducks play the Minnesota Golden Gophers in the second game of super regionals at Howe Field in Eugene, Oregon on Sunday, May 25, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Oregon center fielder Koral Costa (7) throws the ball back to the infield in the bottom of the first inning. The Oregon Ducks play the Minnesota Golden Gophers in the second game of super regionals at Howe Field in Eugene, Oregon on Sunday, May 25, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Oregon center fielder Koral Costa (7) throws the ball back to the infield in the bottom of the first inning. The Oregon Ducks play the Minnesota Golden Gophers in the second game of super regionals at Howe Field in Eugene, Oregon on Sunday, May 25, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Minnesota third baseman Kaitlyn Richardson (26) looks to steal third base in the bottom of the first inning. The Oregon Ducks play the Minnesota Golden Gophers in the second game of super regionals at Howe Field in Eugene, Oregon on Sunday, May 25, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Minnesota third baseman Kaitlyn Richardson (26) looks to steal third base in the bottom of the first inning. The Oregon Ducks play the Minnesota Golden Gophers in the second game of super regionals at Howe Field in Eugene, Oregon on Sunday, May 25, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Oregon third baseman Courtney Ceo (22) tries to bunt the ball in the top of the third inning. The Oregon Ducks play the Minnesota Golden Gophers in the second game of super regionals at Howe Field in Eugene, Oregon on Sunday, May 25, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Oregon third baseman Courtney Ceo (22) tries to bunt the ball in the top of the third inning. The Oregon Ducks play the Minnesota Golden Gophers in the second game of super regionals at Howe Field in Eugene, Oregon on Sunday, May 25, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Oregon third baseman Courtney Ceo (22) is called safe as she steal second base in the top of the third inning. The Oregon Ducks play the Minnesota Golden Gophers in the second game of super regionals at Howe Field in Eugene, Oregon on Sunday, May 25, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Oregon third baseman Courtney Ceo (22) is called safe as she steal second base in the top of the third inning. The Oregon Ducks play the Minnesota Golden Gophers in the second game of super regionals at Howe Field in Eugene, Oregon on Sunday, May 25, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Minnesota third baseman Kaitlyn Richardson (26) dives into the Minnesota dugout in an effort to catch the pop ball in the top of the third inning. The Oregon Ducks play the Minnesota Golden Gophers in the second game of super regionals at Howe Field in Eugene, Oregon on Sunday, May 25, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Minnesota third baseman Kaitlyn Richardson (26) dives into the Minnesota dugout in an effort to catch the pop ball in the top of the third inning. The Oregon Ducks play the Minnesota Golden Gophers in the second game of super regionals at Howe Field in Eugene, Oregon on Sunday, May 25, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

The Minnesota Golden Gophers welcome short stop Tyler Walker (42) to home plate after hitting a homer to center field in the bottom of the third inning. The Oregon Ducks play the Minnesota Golden Gophers in the second game of super regionals at Howe Field in Eugene, Oregon on Sunday, May 25, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

The Minnesota Golden Gophers welcome short stop Tyler Walker (42) to home plate after hitting a homer to center field in the bottom of the third inning. The Oregon Ducks play the Minnesota Golden Gophers in the second game of super regionals at Howe Field in Eugene, Oregon on Sunday, May 25, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Oregon right fielder Alexa Peterson (14) catches the fly ball to end the third inning. The Oregon Ducks play the Minnesota Golden Gophers in the second game of super regionals at Howe Field in Eugene, Oregon on Sunday, May 25, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Oregon right fielder Alexa Peterson (14) catches the fly ball to end the third inning. The Oregon Ducks play the Minnesota Golden Gophers in the second game of super regionals at Howe Field in Eugene, Oregon on Sunday, May 25, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Minnesota left fielder Sam Macken (7) misses the ball as she dives into the side wall in the top of the fourth inning. The Oregon Ducks play the Minnesota Golden Gophers in the second game of super regionals at Howe Field in Eugene, Oregon on Sunday, May 25, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Minnesota left fielder Sam Macken (7) misses the ball as she dives into the side wall in the top of the fourth inning. The Oregon Ducks play the Minnesota Golden Gophers in the second game of super regionals at Howe Field in Eugene, Oregon on Sunday, May 25, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Oregon left fielder Janie Takeda (19) is called out as she tries to steal home plate in the top of the fifth inning. The Oregon Ducks play the Minnesota Golden Gophers in the second game of super regionals at Howe Field in Eugene, Oregon on Sunday, May 25, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Oregon left fielder Janie Takeda (19) is called out as she tries to steal home plate in the top of the fifth inning. The Oregon Ducks play the Minnesota Golden Gophers in the second game of super regionals at Howe Field in Eugene, Oregon on Sunday, May 25, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Oregon right fielder Alexa Peterson (14) hits the softball to center field in the top of the fifth inning. The Oregon Ducks play the Minnesota Golden Gophers in the second game of super regionals at Howe Field in Eugene, Oregon on Sunday, May 25, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Oregon right fielder Alexa Peterson (14) hits the softball to center field in the top of the fifth inning. The Oregon Ducks play the Minnesota Golden Gophers in the second game of super regionals at Howe Field in Eugene, Oregon on Sunday, May 25, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Minnesota gets ready to play in the top of the sixth inning. The Oregon Ducks play the Minnesota Golden Gophers in the second game of super regionals at Howe Field in Eugene, Oregon on Sunday, May 25, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Minnesota gets ready to play in the top of the sixth inning. The Oregon Ducks play the Minnesota Golden Gophers in the second game of super regionals at Howe Field in Eugene, Oregon on Sunday, May 25, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Oregon pinch hitter Stevie Jo Knapp (18) hits a foul ball in the top of the sixth inning. The Oregon Ducks play the Minnesota Golden Gophers in the second game of super regionals at Howe Field in Eugene, Oregon on Sunday, May 25, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Oregon pinch hitter Stevie Jo Knapp (18) hits a foul ball in the top of the sixth inning. The Oregon Ducks play the Minnesota Golden Gophers in the second game of super regionals at Howe Field in Eugene, Oregon on Sunday, May 25, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Oregon center fielder Koral Costa (7) makes a diving catch for an out in the bottom of the sixth inning. The Oregon Ducks play the Minnesota Golden Gophers in the second game of super regionals at Howe Field in Eugene, Oregon on Sunday, May 25, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Oregon center fielder Koral Costa (7) makes a diving catch for an out in the bottom of the sixth inning. The Oregon Ducks play the Minnesota Golden Gophers in the second game of super regionals at Howe Field in Eugene, Oregon on Sunday, May 25, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Oregon left fielder Janie Takeda (19) gets ready to bat in the top of the seventh inning. The Oregon Ducks play the Minnesota Golden Gophers in the second game of super regionals at Howe Field in Eugene, Oregon on Sunday, May 25, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Oregon left fielder Janie Takeda (19) gets ready to bat in the top of the seventh inning. The Oregon Ducks play the Minnesota Golden Gophers in the second game of super regionals at Howe Field in Eugene, Oregon on Sunday, May 25, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Oregon third baseman Courtney Ceo (22) snags first base before the ball could reach Minnesota second baseman Erica Meyer (3) in the top of the seventh inning. The Oregon Ducks play the Minnesota Golden Gophers in the second game of super regionals at Howe Field in Eugene, Oregon on Sunday, May 25, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Oregon third baseman Courtney Ceo (22) snags first base before the ball could reach Minnesota second baseman Erica Meyer (3) in the top of the seventh inning. The Oregon Ducks play the Minnesota Golden Gophers in the second game of super regionals at Howe Field in Eugene, Oregon on Sunday, May 25, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

The Oregon bench leads the crowd in a cheer in the top of the seventh inning. The Oregon Ducks play the Minnesota Golden Gophers in the second game of super regionals at Howe Field in Eugene, Oregon on Sunday, May 25, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

The Oregon bench leads the crowd in a cheer in the top of the seventh inning. The Oregon Ducks play the Minnesota Golden Gophers in the second game of super regionals at Howe Field in Eugene, Oregon on Sunday, May 25, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Oregon pitcher Cheridan Hawkins (11) pitches the ball in the bottom of the seventh inning. The Oregon Ducks play the Minnesota Golden Gophers in the second game of super regionals at Howe Field in Eugene, Oregon on Sunday, May 25, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Oregon pitcher Cheridan Hawkins (11) pitches the ball in the bottom of the seventh inning. The Oregon Ducks play the Minnesota Golden Gophers in the second game of super regionals at Howe Field in Eugene, Oregon on Sunday, May 25, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Oregon first baseman Kailee Cuico (33) catches the ball too late as Minnesota's Erika Smyth (6) takes first base in the bottom of the seventh inning. The Oregon Ducks play the Minnesota Golden Gophers in the second game of super regionals at Howe Field in Eugene, Oregon on Sunday, May 25, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Oregon first baseman Kailee Cuico (33) catches the ball too late as Minnesota’s Erika Smyth (6) takes first base in the bottom of the seventh inning. The Oregon Ducks play the Minnesota Golden Gophers in the second game of super regionals at Howe Field in Eugene, Oregon on Sunday, May 25, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

The Oregon softball team screams in excitement after beating the Minnesota Golden Gophers to advance to the Women's College World Series. The Oregon Ducks play the Minnesota Golden Gophers in the second game of super regionals at Howe Field in Eugene, Oregon on Sunday, May 25, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

The Oregon softball team screams in excitement after beating the Minnesota Golden Gophers to advance to the Women’s College World Series. The Oregon Ducks play the Minnesota Golden Gophers in the second game of super regionals at Howe Field in Eugene, Oregon on Sunday, May 25, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Oregon pitcher Cheridan Hawkins (11) smiles brightly after beating the Minnesota Golden Gophers. The Oregon Ducks play the Minnesota Golden Gophers in the second game of super regionals at Howe Field in Eugene, Oregon on Sunday, May 25, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Oregon pitcher Cheridan Hawkins (11) smiles brightly after beating the Minnesota Golden Gophers. The Oregon Ducks play the Minnesota Golden Gophers in the second game of super regionals at Howe Field in Eugene, Oregon on Sunday, May 25, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

The Oregon softball team acknowledges the home crowd one last time before heading to Oklahoma City for the Women's College World Series . The Oregon Ducks play the Minnesota Golden Gophers in the second game of super regionals at Howe Field in Eugene, Oregon on Sunday, May 25, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

The Oregon softball team acknowledges the home crowd one last time before heading to Oklahoma City for the Women’s College World Series . The Oregon Ducks play the Minnesota Golden Gophers in the second game of super regionals at Howe Field in Eugene, Oregon on Sunday, May 25, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)