Softball Picks Up Two Wins In Las Vegas

Feb. 17, 2001

LAS VEGAS - Shelly Prochaska went 5-for-7 at the plate, while the Beaver pitchers gave up just four hits in two games to give the 16th-ranked Oregon State softball team two wins at the UNLV Tournament on Saturday. The Beavers (12-2) defeated Florida International, 4-0, early in the day before closing out the evening with a 12-1 win over Fordham in five innings.

Crystal Draper threw a one-hitter against FIU (11-3) for her third complete game shutout of the year. Draper improved to 8-1 with the victory.

'Crystal threw a great game this morning. She had control of the game the entire time,' coach Kirk Walker said. 'Offensively, we supported her with some good run production, and it was definitely nice to see her go out and dominate and take control of the game.'

Prochaska had three of her five hits in the game against FIU, while teammate Clare Burnum also pounded out three hits - including a triple - and scored twice in the win. Draper had a 1-for-2 effort at the plate and picked up an RBI as well.

The Beavers got on the board early in the game against Fordham (0-3), scoring four runs in the first inning. They added two more in the third and scored six in the fourth inning to put the eight-run rule into effect.

Prochaska had two hits and scored a run, while Traci Feldt scored three times on one hit and two walks. Brooke Rutschman also scored twice and went 2-for-4 with a double, and Steph Adams was 1-for-2 with an RBI and two runs scored. Shannon Sorg added two hits as well.

Kaitlin Wilson threw a three-hitter and improved her record to 2-0 with the victory.

'Kaitlin pitched a nice ballgame. She only gave up a few hits and was very effective,' Walker said. 'We hit the ball solid throughout the lineup and did a great job on the basepath.'

The Beavers wrap up the tournament with a game against Utah at noon, Sunday, February 18, 2001.

Game Results

Game OneOregon State		020 200 0 - 4  11  0Florida International	000 000 0 - 0   1  1

Draper and Prochaska. Nelson, Preston (6) and Pardo. WP- Draper (7-1). LP- Nelson (5-2). 3B- Burnum (OSU)

Game TwoFordham		001 00 -  1  3  2Oregon State	402 6x - 12 11  1

Collins and Chastain. Wilson and T. Feldt. WP- Wilson (2-0). LP- Collins (0-2). 2B- Rutschman.

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