Big First Inning Boosts Beavers Past No. 22 Bulldogs

Feb. 7, 2009

Box Score


Cathedral City, Calif. - After a rain delay and cancellation of the Oregon State softball team's second game of the day, the Beavers scored three runs in the first inning, boosting the team to a 3-2 win over the No. 22 Georgia Bulldogs on Saturday afternoon.

 

Sophomore Audrey Roderfeld (Vista, Calif.) led the Beaver offense with a perfect 2-for-2 performance, including the team's only extra base hit. Senior Stefanie Ewing (Scottsdale, Ariz.) also picked up a pair of hits, going 2-for-3 with an RBI.

 

The Beavers jumped out to an early 3-0 in the first inning behind five hits with sophomore McKenna Lowe (Tustin, Calif.) starting things off. Ewing scored the first run on her infield single before a shot to right field by senior DeAnn Young (Camarillo, Calif.) drove in M. Lowe and sophomore Erin Guzy (Beaverton, Ore.).

 

Oregon State tallied a couple more hits including Roderfeld's double in the fifth, followed by Ewing's second hit. Senior Kellie Roberts (Stayton, Ore.) pinch ran for Ewing and freshman Nicole Luchanski (Edmonton, Alberta) stepped in for Roderfeld. A short sacrifice fly ended the inning as Luchanski was thrown out at home.

 

Junior Kelly Dyer (Eugene, Ore.) threw the complete game, fanning five and tallying her first win of the season to make her record 1-1. Georgia Sarah McCloud was charged with the loss, making her record 2-1.

 

The Bulldogs were led by Brittney Hubbard and Taylor Schlopy with a home run each with Hubbard's coming in the second and Schlopy's in the fifth.

 

Oregon State improves to 2-1, while Georgia falls to 3-1.

 

Oregon State will wrap up the Cathedral City Kickoff against No. 13 Houston on Sunday at 9:00 a.m.

 

Oregon State 3, Georgia 2 (Feb 7, 2009 at Cathedral City, CA)

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Georgia............. 010 010 0 -  2  6  2      (3-1)

Oregon State........ 300 000 X -  3  7  0      (2-1)

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Win-Dyer, Kelly(1-1)  Loss-Sarah McCloud(2-1)  T-1:45  A-337

HR UG - Taylor Schlopy; Brittney Hubbard.

Weather: Partly Cloudy with Sprinkles

 

Oregon State Notes - Senior Stefanie Ewing is currently on a three-game winning streak ... Oregon State is now 1-1 when outhitting its opponents ... The Beavers are 2-2 all-time against Georgia, ending a two-game winning streak by the Bulldogs ... Oregon State is still errorless.

 

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Oregon State Department of Athletics:

Oregon State University is a member of the 'Conference of Champions' the Pac-10 Conference and supports approximately 500 student-athletes in 17 intercollegiate sports. The accomplishments of these student-athletes excelling in the classroom, in the community, in competition and in life are displayed in the innovative 'everyday champions' program.  Beaver student-athletes have graduated and gone on to be business leaders, physicians, engineers, foresters, teachers, counselors, scientists and much more. Some have even won medals in the Olympics or made it to the NFL, NBA, WNBA, Major League Baseball and to other professional leagues.

 

Since 2000 over $115 million in facility and program enhancements have been completed for Beaver sports with another $40 million currently planned.

 

Oregon State is located in Corvallis, which is ranked in the top-15 nationally for livability, education, safety and sustainability.

 

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