Beavers Down Huskies, 3-2, On Walk-off Home Run
May 8, 2008
CORVALLIS, Ore. - A walk-off home run by Cambria Miranda propelled Oregon State past No. 24 Washington, 3-2, on Thursday in Pac-10 softball action at the OSU Softball Complex.
The game was tied at 2-2 after two innings and it remained that way until Miranda delivered the game-winning hit with one out for OSU. The Beavers improved to 27-30 and 5-14 in the Pac-10, while the Huskies lost their fifth straight and fell to 26-22-1 and 5-13 in the conference.
Washington opened the scoring with a run in the first inning. With two outs, Bailey Stenson was hit by a pitch before Ashlyn Watson drew a four-pitch walk to put runners on first and second. Jace Williams then hit a double down the left field line to score Stenson.
After Oregon State scored two runs in the bottom of the first, the Huskies tied it up in the second inning on an RBI-single by Alicia Blake that scored Amanda Fleischman from second. Fleischman had reached base with two outs on a bunt single and then stole second with Blake at the plate.
Fleischman led the Huskies offensively, going 2-for-3. Washington's one through five hitters each had a hit, as the Huskies tallied seven hits off of the Beavers Kelly Dyer (18-24).
Aleah Macon (15-14) went the distance for the UW, striking out three, walking two and giving up six hits.
Washington now heads south to Eugene to close out Pac-10 play with three games at Oregon. The Huskies and Ducks play a doubleheader tomorrow, starting at 1:30 p.m. Washington will be the home team in the first game, as it is a makeup from a game that was rained out in Seattle on March 28. The final game of the series is on Saturday at 1:30 p.m. That game will air live on FSN Northwest.
Notes: Oregon State took two of three from the Huskies this season, but Washington still has a 40-16 lead all-time ... Blake has hit safely in 11 of the past 13 games ... Williams double was her team-leading 11th of the year ... the five-game losing streak is the Huskies longest since they lost five straight in 1995.