No. 17 CS-Fullerton Tops No. 11 Softball 6-3 In Nine Innings

March 3, 2002

FULLERTON, Calif. - -

Oregon State's 11th-ranked softball team rallied from three runs down to tie No. 17 Cal State-Fullerton and force extra innings, but gave up a three-run homerun in the ninth to fall 6-3 on Sunday in the CSUF Worth Tournament.

After giving up a solo homerun in the first inning and two runs in the third, OSU brought in a run in the fourth, fifth and sixth innings to tie it.

Junior Shelly Prochaska launched a solo homerun in the fourth to make it 3-1, then freshman Alana Mendoza singled in Clare Burnum from second to make it 3-2 in the fifth. Prochaska scored the tying run in the sixth on a Jessica King single.

OSU had a chance to put a run on the board in the ninth, when Kelly Petersen, who was placed on second in accordance with the international tiebreaker, was thrown out at home on a line-drive double play ball from Traci Feldt.

In the eighth, freshman Alana Mendoza started the inning on second and moved to third on a sacrifice by Brynnen Guthrie, but the next two batters couldn't bring her in.

Mendoza and King led the Beavers with 2-for-3 days at the plate, while Monica Hoffman took the loss to fall to 5-2 on the year.

RESULTS

Oregon State 000 111 000 - 3 6 0

CS-Fullerton 102 000 003 - 6 7 1

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