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OREGON, HAWAII SPLIT SOFTBALL 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 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 Southern Division baseball games 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 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 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 training school for athletes.
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Title Annotation:Local side; Sports
Publication:The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
Date:May 1, 2002
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