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OREGON, HAWAII SPLIT SOFTBALL softball, variant of baseball played with a larger ball on a smaller field. Invented (1888) in Chicago as an indoor game, it was at various times called indoor baseball, mush ball, playground ball, kitten ball, and, because it was also played by women, ladies'  DOUBLEHEADER: Oregon came out of a three-run deficit in the second game to secure a split in a nonconference doubleheader against Hawaii on Tuesday at Howe Field.

After falling 5-4 in the first game, the Ducks (23-25) rallied to win the second game, 5-4. It wasn't without controversy, however, as a two-out home run by Janell Bergstrom in the bottom of the seventh was ruled a single after Bergstrom passed Erin Goodell, who was on first base, thus accounting for the third out because of runner interference.

Junior Andrea Vidlund was on third base, and it was ruled that Vidlund touched home plate before the runner interference, which was the third out and could have erased e·rase  
tr.v. e·rased, e·ras·ing, e·ras·es
a. To remove (something written, for example) by rubbing, wiping, or scraping.

 Vidlund's run if it occurred before she scored.

Vidlund, Lynsey Haij, Jen Poore and Ashley Richards had two hits each for Oregon in the second game. Richards and Mari Lyn Petrick had two hits each for the Ducks in the first game.

LANE SWEEPS CHEMEKETA: Lane improved to 17-3 in Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges The Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges commonly called the NWAACC (pronounced N-Wack)is a sports association for Community Colleges in the states Washington, Oregon, Idaho and British Columbia.  Southern Division baseball games Noun 1. baseball game - a ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players; teams take turns at bat trying to score runs; "he played baseball in high school"; "there was a baseball game on every empty lot"; "there was a desire for National League  by sweeping Chemeketa in a Monday doubleheader at Lane.

Porter Smith and Mitch Wade had three hits each for Lane (25-9 overall) in a 5-4 first-game win, and Aaron Mills Aaron Scott Mills (born July 8 1972) is an American former Arena Football League (AFL) kicker who, in a career lasting two years, played for the San Jose SaberCats. He holds the AFL league record for the longest field goal, with a 63-yard field goal in a 1996 game.  threw a one-hitter for the Titans in a 3-0 second-game win.

UO WOMEN'S GOLF SIGNS TWO: Coach Shannon Rouillard announced the Oregon women's golf team has signed Michelle Timpani timpani: see kettledrum.
 or kettledrums

Large bowl-shaped drums with pedal mechanisms for altering their pitch by changing the membrane's tension. The timpani are the principal orchestral percussion instruments.
 and Therese Wenslow to national letters of intent to compete for the Ducks next season.

Timpani, a Gig Harbor, Wash., native who is a cousin of Duck offensive lineman Joey Forster, finished third in the International Junior Golf Tour's 2002 Southwest Junior Championships. Wenslow, a native of Bunkeflostrand, Sweden, has spent the past three years competing for Klippan's High School, a specialized spe·cial·ize  
v. spe·cial·ized, spe·cial·iz·ing, spe·cial·iz·es

1. To pursue a special activity, occupation, or field of study.

 training school for athletes.
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Publication:The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
Date:May 1, 2002
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