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Thunder get up after first fall.

Byline: The Register-Guard

REGIONAL ROUNDUP

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. - The Eugene Thunder stayed alive after suffering their first loss in the ASA 14-and-under national softball tournament Friday.

A squeeze bunt in the bottom of the ninth inning gave the Nighthawks of Nashville, Tenn., a 4-3 victory over the Thunder, who came back to beat the Katy (Texas) Express 3-1 to remain in the double-elimination tournament.

Morgan Barnes' RBI single in the eighth inning gave the Thunder a 3-2 lead against the Nighthawks, who scored in the bottom half to force another extra inning.

Shannon Morgan was 2-for-3 with a double and a solo home run for the Thunder, and Nyree White took the loss despite striking out 10 and not allowing an earned run.

The Thunder improved to 2-1 in tournament bracket play and 39-8 overall with the victory over the Express.

Barnes struck out nine in a two-hitter and snapped a 1-1 tie with a two-run double in the third inning.

Morgan and Megan Harvey added two hits apiece for the Thunder, who play the Flash of Mesquite, Texas, in a loser-out game today at 6 a.m. PDT.

Monaco captures golf championship

NAPLES, Fla. - Bobby Monaco of Eugene shot a final-round 70 Friday to finish first in the Class of 2010 division at the U.S. Kids Golf Teen World Championship.

Monaco finished with a 218 total for a two-stroke win over Jarrett Foote of Woodinville, Wash., who closed with a 76.

Oregon's Larsen joins U.S. team's staff

Oregon lacrosse coach Jen Larsen has been named as an assistant coach for the U.S. Developmental Team, U.S. Lacrosse announced this week.

Larsen is one of three assistant coaches under Dartmouth College's Amy Patton, who was named the developmental team's head coach earlier.

In other news involving the Duck lacrosse team, Larsen announced that Beth Ames has been promoted to full-time assistant coach.

Ames, a former all-America midfielder at North Carolina, has been a graduate assistant coach at Oregon for the past two seasons.

Oregon seeking PA announcer for soccer

The University of Oregon is looking for a public address announcer for the 2006 women's soccer season.

Applications are due by Aug. 11, and applicants must commit to the nine-game home schedule that begins Aug. 25 and runs through Nov. 5.

Information: Greg Walker (gswalker@uoregon.edu or 346-5488) or director of marketing Angie Sit (angies@ uoregon.edu or 346-5417).
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