Oregon State Battles, but Comes up Short against No. 12 Northwestern

Feb. 20, 2009

Box Score


Cathedral City, Calif. - The Oregon State softball team (7-5) battled against No. 12 Northwestern (7-3), but came up short, 7-3, Friday morning in day two of the Cathedral City Classic.

 

Five different batters earned hits, drawing three walks with sophomore Audrey Roderfeld (Vista, Calif.) and freshman Ashley Sanchez (Alameda, Calif.) chalking up the pair of RBI.

 

Northwestern scored first, picking up a run in the first inning before the Beavers answered back with a pair of runs behind Roderfeld's one-out single down the right field line. Senior Paige Lowe (Tustin, Calif.) scored after reaching on a sacrifice bunt turned single to give Oregon State a 2-1 edge.

 

The Wildcats tied things up at two all, but the Beavers regained the lead on Sanchez's RBI single to left field, scoring freshman Nikki Chandler (Houston, Texas), who reached on a walk.

 

But the lead wouldn't last for long as Northwestern tallied a run in the third to tie the game at 3-3. A pair of two-run home runs in the fifth and seventh innings closed the game in favor of the Wildcats.

 

Oregon State junior Kelly Dyer (Eugene, Ore.) was charged with the loss, making her record 4-4, after pitching 6.2 innings facing six total batters in the top of the seventh. Dyer fanned six.

 

Two Wildcat batters went a perfect 4-for-4, led by designated player Michelle Batts, who had a two-run home run in the top of the seventh and had four RBI. Robin Thompson had four singles and four runs. Lauren Delaney earned the complete game win, improving her record to 6-3.

 

Oregon State faces No. 20 North Carolina at 12:30 p.m. and No. 9 Tennessee at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday.

 

Northwestern 7, Oregon State 3 (Feb 20, 2009 at Cathedral City, CA)

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Northwestern........ 111 020 20 -  7 12  1      (7-3)

Oregon State........ 210 000 0X -  3  5  0      (7-5)

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Win-Delaney, L.(6-3)  Loss-Dyer, Kelly(4-4)  T-1:58  A-281

HR NW - Pauly, N.; Batts, M..

Weather: Sunny with Cloud Patterns

 

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