No. 16 Softball Drops A Pair Of Games At Campbell-Cartier Classic

Feb. 19, 2005

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SAN DIEGO, Calif. - The No. 16 ranked Oregon State softball team dropped a pair of games in Friday's action at the Campbell-Cartier Classic hosted by San Diego State University. The Beavers' comeback bid fell short against No. 7 ranked Georgia, 8-7, and OSU lost a 5-2 rain-shortened six-inning contest to Florida International.

Oregon State (6-5) continued its torrid hitting streak with 14 hits against Georgia. The Beavers took a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning behind sophomore Mia Longfellow's first career home run. The 5-1 speedster belted a two-run shot over the right field fence.

The Bulldogs (6-5) took over the lead with a four-run third inning behind three hits, including a grand slam home run. Georgia extended its advantage with four more runs in the fifth inning.

OSU closed the gap when junior Lisa Allen ripped her third home run of the year in the bottom of the fifth. The Beavers added two more runs in the bottom of the sixth, but left the bases loaded in the seventh as Georgia snuck away with the win.

Four players finished with a pair of hits in the game - Adrienne Alo, Kelly Petersen, Vanessa Iapala, and Allen. Sophomore pitcher Brianne McGowan finished with a 3-for-4 clip from the plate.

Junior hurler Amy Klever (1-2) suffered the loss after entering the game in relief during the fourth inning.

OSU fell behind early against Florida International. FIU used a three-run first inning home run by Jennifer Powell to take the lead for good.

An RBI double by Iapala in the bottom of the first got the Beavers on the board, but OSU managed just one more hit in the game with an RBI infield single by Longfellow in the bottom of the fifth.

The game was called with two outs in the bottom of the sixth inning due to severe rain.

Weather permitting, Oregon State continues tournament action on Saturday with a 9 a.m. game against University of Utah.

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