In order to win the program’s first national championship, top-seeded Oregon will have to essentially win the Pac-12 softball title again.

This time in Oklahoma City.

The Ducks (52-8), one of four Pac-12 teams in the eight-team Women’s College World Series field, open double-elimination bracket play against conference rival Arizona State on Thursday at USA Softball Hall of Fame Stadium (12 p.m. ET, ESPN).

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