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UCLA faces Oregon in softball World Series

UCLA faces Oregon in softball World Series

UCLA finds a familiar foe at Oklahoma City in its Women's College World Series softball opener. The Bruins (50-10) face Pac-12 Conference rival Oregon (51-6) on Thursday (6:30 p.m. PDT, ESPN2), in the fourth and final game of the day. UCLA and Oregon met three times this season during conference play, with the Ducks winning two of three games played at Easton Stadium in Los Angeles. Those losses accounted for half the games the Bruins lost on their home field in 31 games. The pitching matchup is between a pair of first-team All-Americans: Ally Carda for UCLA and Cheridan Hawkins of Oregon. Hawkins, a two-time first-team All-American, is 30-3 with a 1.41 earned-run average and...