EUGENE, Ore. — Oregon forced extra innings in the opener with an unearned run and won in the 11th to force the deciding game.
With two on and one out in the 11th, Oregon's Sam Pappas hit a sharp chopper that got past Armstrong, allowing Janie Takeda to score from second.
The Huskers led 3-1 after two unearned runs in the fourth broke a 1-1 tie. The Ducks got within a run on Janelle Lindvall's sixth-inning homer, then tied it in the top of the seventh when Courtney Ceo led off with a bunt single, went to third after Nebraska catcher Taylor Edwards' throw went into the right-field corner and scored on a fielder's choice.
Nebraska was the home team for Sunday's middle game of the series.
Junior Tatum Edwards (30-9) went the distance on 172 pitches and took the loss for the Huskers, after winning Saturday's game. She also homered to lead off the bottom of the first Sunday.
Oregon's Hawkins (19-5) relieved Moore and threw seven shutout innings, allowing two hits with no walks while striking out 11. The Ducks outhit Nebraska 14-6.
The Ducks tied it 1-1 in the second, but Nebraska scored two unearned runs in the fourth. Brooke Thomason, whose grand slam was the big blow Saturday, doubled in Gabby Banda, who was beaten by a throw to the plate but broke up the play with a feet-first slide. Thomason came around on a throwing error.
Thomason denied the Ducks a chance to win in the ninth by throwing out Kaylan Howard at second after the Ducks' No. 3 hitter missed a home run to right field by about 6 inches.
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