Oregon starter Megan Kleist struck out 10 in a complete game 1-0 shutout against Houston in Session 2’s opener on Thursday afternoon in Puerto Vallarta.
Kleist (3-0) faced 23 batters and threw 84 pitches, 11 first-pitch strikes.
The Ducks, who entered the game averaging over 12 runs per game, struggled to find their offense against Houston pitchers Presley Bell and Savannah Heebner. Shannon Rhodes singled with two outs in the bottom of the first inning, stole second and came around to score an RBI single up the middle from Gwen Svekis. The RBI was Svekis’ 13th of the season.
Oregon’s five hits was a season low through its first seven games of the season.