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So here's something we'd never seen before: The Oregon softball team cancelled an appearance in a tournament this weekend because ... they were out of pitchers.

No, really. "Senior Amy Harris is expected to miss a month with Bicipital Tendinitis while freshman Elise Orange has taken an indefinite leave of absence due to personal reasons. Oregon is already with out the services of sophomore Alicia Cook, who was declared academically ineligible for winter term. Harris is hopeful to return for the start of the Pac-10 season, which opens Mar. 31 vs. Arizona State at Howe Field."

We know the budget for Ducks softball is probably not on a par with the football program. But nobody can pitch? There's gotta be somebody on that campus who can throw a ball, right? Sure, they wouldn't be any good, but that's hardly stopping the SWAC.

Softball To Miss Tournament This Weekend [GoDucks.com]
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