No. 8 Softball Stumbles Against No. 2 Arizona, 9-0
April 30, 2005
CORVALLIS, Ore. - Junior outfielder Adrienne Alo collected Oregon State's lone hit as the No. 8 ranked Beavers were shutout by No. 2 ranked University of Arizona, 9-0, in five innings on Saturday in front of 887 fans at the OSU Softball Complex.
Arizona (34-7; 8-5 Pac-10) showed why they are the No. 2 ranked team in the country, using a 3-run home run in the first and second innings to take a 6-0 advantage before Oregon State (37-10; 10-4 Pac-10) had a chance to react.
Six of the Wildcats' 11 hits went for extra bases and junior All-American pitcher Alicia Hollowell held the Beavers without a hit until Alo's lead-off single up the middle in the fifth inning. The game ended when Arizona second baseman Callista Balko made a diving catch of Brianne McGowan's line drive and tossed it to first for a double play.
The Beavers are searching for their first victory against the Wildcats in Corvallis since 1989.
No. 2 Arizona - 330 03 - 9 11 0
No. 8 Oregon State - 000 00 - 0 1 0
Klever, McElroy (5) and Allen (OSU), Hollowell and Coburn (UA). WP - Hollowell (23-6). LP - Klever (3-3). HR - Coburn (UA), Fox (UA). 2B - Fox (UA), Martinez (UA), Coburn (UA), Balko (UA).