CATHEDRAL CITY, Calif. -- Senior Meghan Gregg's RBI double in the first inning proved to be enough offense to back a strong effort in the circle by junior pitcher Matty Moss as No. 11 Tennessee took a 1-0 win over No. 5 Oregon on Saturday at the Mary Nutter Classic.
The Lady Vols (15-1) scattered six hits over seven innings as Moss (8-1) struck out six Ducks over six scoreless frames. Sophomore Caylan Arnold struck out two while tossing a perfect seventh inning to earn the save.
Oregon (10-3) suffered its second-straight loss to an SEC team in the Mary Nutter Classic. The Ducks fell to No. 6 Texas A&M on Friday, 3-1.
Gregg recorded her team-best 24th RBI of the season. With one out in the first inning and a 2-2 count, Gregg knocked a double down the left field line to drive in sophomore Jenna Holcomb from first base. Holcomb was a perfect 3-for-3 in the win.
Maggie Balint (3-1) took the loss for Oregon after allowing one run over four innings. Miranda Elish followed with two scoreless relief frames for the Ducks.
Chelsea Seggern drove in three runs, and Caylan Arnold struck out a season-high 13, as the No. 11 Tennessee softball team defeated Northwestern 6-1 on Saturday in the Mary Nutter Classic.The Lady Vols improved to 16-1 on the season.
Jenna Holcomb got the scoring started in the bottom of the third with an RBI single, before Seggern delivered later in the frame. With the bases loaded, she raked a double to right center, clearing the bases and giving Tennessee a 4-0 lead.
Northwestern got on the board in the top of the sixth, but the Lady Vols answered with a pair in the bottom of the frame.
Two singles and a walk loaded the bases once again, before an Aubrey Leach single up the middle brought home Amanda Ayala and Brooke Langston to give the Lady Vols a 6-1 lead.
Arnold went the distance, giving up just three hits and one run in picking up her sixth win of the season.
Holcomb was 2-for-4 at the plate, while Leach had two RBIs.