Homers Lift Softball to Saturday Split

Feb. 14, 2009


Henderson, Nev. – Solo homers by sophomore Audrey Roderfeld (Vista, Calif.) and senior Paige Lowe (Tustin, Calif.) lifted the Oregon State softball team to win its nightcap over UC Davis, 2-0, splitting the day after a 2-0 loss to Utah on Saturday in the Louisville Slugger Desert Classic.

 

On the day, P. Lowe went 3-for-5 with a home run, RBI and sacrifice hit to lead the Beavers offensively. Defensively she also led the team with six putouts and five assists at second base.

 

Roderfeld broke the scoreless game in the top of the fourth on a two-out solo shot over left center to give the Beavers the 1-0 edge. Roderfeld earned the only other hit in the game at that time for Oregon State in the top of the second with a single to right field.

 

A one-out solo homer by P. Lowe widened the gap to 2-0 in the top of the sixth. On a 2-1 pitch count, Lowe ripped one to left field to tally the third hit of the game for the Beavers.

 

Making her first start of the season, junior Tarah Black (Portland, Ore.) picked up a leadoff single in the top of the seventh before advancing on junior Alana Ford’s (Chula Vista, Calif.) single.

 

Freshman Paige Hall (Portland, Ore.) tallied the complete game shutout with three strikeouts, including the final out of the game, the first of the season for the Beavers, improving her record to 2-1.

 

Sarah Axelson led the Aggies, going 2-for-2, reaching on all three plate appearances. Pitcher Alex Holmes was charged with the complete game loss, making her record 2-1 on the season.

 

The Beavers opened up the day against Utah, chalking up four hits but unable to score on any chances. Junior Dani Chisholm (Boring, Ore.) hit the team’s only extra base hit in the fourth inning on a double down the left field line. And P. Lowe went 2-for-2 adding a sacrifice hit in the fourth.

 

But a pair of solo shots over left field by Utah’s Whitney Holm and Angie Boardman gave the Utes the 2-0 win with Ashley Smuda picking up the complete game shutout.

 

Junior Kelly Dyer (Eugene, Ore.) was the pitcher of record in the loss, throwing eight strikeouts, including striking out the last three batters of the game. She now posts a 2-3 overall record.

 

Oregon State will face UC Davis later in the day at 6:00 p.m. at Stephanie Lynn Craig Park on field 2.

 

Utah 2, Oregon State 0 (Feb 14, 2009 at Henderson, Nev.)

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Utah................ 001 000 1 -  2  4  0      (5-3)

Oregon State........ 000 000 0 -  0  4  1      (3-4)

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Win-SMUDA, Ashley(5-0)  Loss-Dyer, Kelly(2-3)  T-1:45  A-0

HR UT - HOLM, Whitney; BOARDMAN, Angie.

Weather: Blue Sky with a Slight Breeze

 

Oregon State 2, UC Davis 0 (Feb 14, 2009 at Henderson, Nev.)

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Oregon State........ 000 101 0 -  2  5  1      (4-4)

UC Davis............ 000 000 0 -  0  6  2      (4-2)

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Win-Hall, Paige(2-1)  Loss-Holmes, Alex(2-1)  T-1:47  A-0

HR OSU - Lowe, Paige; Roderfeld, Audrey.

Weather: Clear Skies; 45 Degrees

 

Oregon State Notes – Junior Dani Chisholm hit her second double of the season, 11th career … Oregon State has hit at least one double in five of the eight games … Sophomore Audrey Roderfeld hit her first home run of the season, ninth career; Roderfeld leads the team in RBI with 7 … Senior Paige Lowe hit her second home run of the season, sixth career … Oregon State is now 2-0 all-time against UC Davis.

 

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