Softball Breaks Into Top 10 With A #9 Ranking In ESPN.com/USA Softball Poll

April 19, 2005

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. - Oregon State's softball team moved up one spot in the April 11-17 ESPN.com/USA Softball Collegiate Top 25 Poll to garner a No. 9 national ranking. The ranking is the highest for the Beavers in the USA Softball Poll since its inception in 2004 and the highest in any poll since May of 1999.

OSU (29-8) remains in sole possession of first place in the Pacific-10 Conference standings with an 8-2 record. The Beavers have faced 10 consecutive opponents ranked in the Top 25, going 8-2 in the stretch.

Oregon State travels to the Bay Area for a non-conference double-header on Wednesday at Saint Mary's College. The Beavers will face San Jose State in a double-header on Thursday.

OSU entered last week ranked No. 10 in the USA Today/NFCA Top 25 Poll. The new rankings are released on Wednesday afternoon.

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