Softball Defeats Oregon State, 4-2
April 30, 2004
CORVALLIS, Ore.- The seventh-ranked Washington softball team (33-11, 7-4 Pac-10) defeated 18th-ranked Oregon State (39-19, 3-10 Pac-10), 4-2, this afternoon at the OSU Softball Stadium. The Huskies out hit the Beavers six to three and UW hurler Ashley Boek stuck out nine en route to the victory.
Oregon State stuck first with a run in the first inning on a sacrifice fly by Lisa Allen.
Washington evened the score in the top of the second when senior Amanda Oleson smacked her first home run of the season over the right field fence. It was the eighth home run of her career.
The Huskies scored the go-ahead run in the fourth inning on one hit and a Beaver error. Kristen Rivera led off the frame with a line drive into deep left field that was dropped, allowing Rivera to take second base. Dena Tyson then sacrifice Rivera to third base where she was replaced by pinch runner Jamie Rau. Kathy Fiske followed with a hit down the left field line to score Rau and put the Huskies on top 2-1.
Washington posted two more runs in the seventh inning on two hits and an OSU error. Dominique Lastrapes led off with a double over the right fielders head. Aimee Minor then dropped a sacrifice bunt down the third base line and all runners were safe when the throw to third was late. Minor broke for an open second base on the play, which drew the throw. The throw back to first base was in the dirt and spun off behind the bag allowing Laptrapes to score and Minor to take second.
After a Husky fly out, Oregon State intentionally walked Rivera to put runners on first and second with one out. Tyson then grounded out the third baseman to move Minor and Rivera up to second and third base.
Fiske then singled through the left side to score Minor and give UW the 4-2 lead.
The Beavers battled back in the bottom of the seventh with one run on a leadoff walk and outfield single but Boek tallied her ninth strikeout of the day to end the game
Boek earned the win as she held the Beavers to just three hits. OSU's Monica Hoffman (18-12) took the loss as she allowed six hits and struck out five.
The Huskies continue Pac-10 action Saturday when Washington takes on Oregon in Eugene at 3 p.m.