TUCSON, Ariz. – Nikki Udria and Lauren Lindvall both belted solo home runs in the sixth inning and the No. 6 ranked Ducks handed No. 3 Arizona its first home loss of the season, 4-3, on Sunday at Hillenbrand Stadium.
The Ducks (38-6, 11-6 Pac-12) tallied four runs on five hits with one error while the Wildcats (45-4, 15-3) posted three runs on six hits with a pair of errors.
Arizona took an early lead with a run on a RBI single in the first inning. The Ducks wasted little time tying the game as freshman Shannon Rhodes belted a solo homer in the top of the second to make it a 1-1 game. Arizona went up 2-1 in the bottom of the second on a solo home run.
The Ducks tied it up again, 2-2, when Alexis Mack scored from third on an Arizona throwing error. Oregon found itself down, 3-2, as Arizona scored on a RBI single in the fourth.
Down 3-2 going into the sixth inning, two big swings changed the game for the Ducks. Udria smashed her team-leading 10th home run of the season to tie the game and two batters later, Lindvall sent one over the fence in right to give the Ducks a 4-3 lead.