No. 14 Ranked Softball Falls To No. 18 Pacific, 4-1
March 28, 2001
STOCKTON, Calif. - The No. 14 ranked Oregon State softball team had its 10-game winning streak broken on Wednesday afternoon with a 4-1 loss to No. 18 Pacific.
The Beavers fall to 29-11-1 on the season while the Tigers, winners of 16 straight, improve to 29-5 on the year.
OSU struggled both offensively and defensively on the day, managing just four hits and committing five errors in the contest.
'It was a tough environment to play in,' commented OSU head coach Kirk Walker. 'We came out flat and when we finally focused later in the game, it was too late against a quality team.'
Pacific jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the bottom of the third inning behind four hits and a sacrifice bunt.
Shawna Feldt finished the day 1-for-3 while Rutschman went 1-for-2.
'It's imperative that we regroup quickly,' said Walker.
Oregon State finished its six-day, nine-game road trip with an 8-1 record.
The Beavers open Pac-10 Conference action this Friday when they host No. 9 Arizona State at Wallace Marine Sports Park in Salem. First pitch is scheduled for 2 p.m.
Oregon State - 000 010 0 - 1 4 5
Pacific - 003 010 x - 4 7 1
Draper, Hoffman (5) and T. Feldt (OSU), Ball and Lowery (UP). WP - Ball (18-3), LP - Draper (16-6). 2B - Alves (UP).