No. 14 Oregon State Edges Softball, 1-0
April 2, 2002
EUGENE, Ore. - Oregon State sophomore hurler Monica Hoffman pitched her third career no-hitter on Tuesday afternoon as the Beavers beat in-state rival University of Oregon, 1-0.
With the victory, Oregon State sweeps the season series with Oregon for the second consecutive year and improves to 30-9 overall and 3-0 in Pacific-10 Conference action. Oregon falls to 18-21 and 0-3 in Pac-10 play.
'I have to give credit to Oregon State,' Oregon head coach Brent Rincon said. 'They are a quality ball club with quality pitching. I thought we did a nice job defensively, we just weren't able to get it going on the offensive side.'
Oregon State senior Jenni Jodoin gave the Beavers the only run that they would need when she belted a first inning double to right-center field that plated Kelly Petersen who led off the frame with a walk.
Oregon was unable to get things going offensively and OSU junior Brynnen Guthrie helped keep Hoffman's no-hitter intact in the third inning when she backhanded a shot by Lynsey Haij and tossed it to Jodoin at first for the final out.
The Ducks registered their lone baserunner of the day when catcher Jenn Poore reached base on a leadoff walk in the fifth inning. Hoffman was credited with a pair of walks in the contest after Amber Hutchison reached base on balls 16 days earlier, prior to the game being halted because of snow.
GAME RESULTS:Oregon State - 010 000 0 - 1 5 0Oregon - 000 000 0 - 0 0 0Hoffman and Prochaska (OSU), McMurren and Poore (UO). WP - Hoffman (10-4), LP - McMurren. 2B - J. Jodoin (OSU). SB - Burnum (OSU), Hutchison (UO).