Softball Falls to Creighton, 5-3
Feb. 13, 2010
Tempe, Ariz. – Despite another three-run shot by sophomore Mary Claire Brenner (Portland, Ore.), the Oregon State softball team fell 5-3 to Creighton on Saturday afternoon in the team’s third game of the Kajikawa Classic.
The Beavers tallied four runs, leaving five on base, but the Bluejays chalked up seven hits despite counting a pair of errors.
Creighton struck first, scoring a run in the first inning on Renae Sinkler’s solo shot over center field, holding a 1-0 advantage through two.
Junior McKenna Lowe (Tustin, Calif.) went 2-for-4, earning singles on each of her first two at bats. In the third inning, Lowe advanced to second on freshman Lea Cavestany’s (Pittsburg, Calif.) sacrifice bunt, but it didn’t matter Brenner cleared the bases on her three-run homer over left field, also scoring sophomore Paige Hall (Portland, Ore.), who reached on a four-pitch walk.
The Bluejays tied things up in the bottom of the fourth behind two RBI singles by Sara Loeffelholz and Danie Brinkmann, moving Hall from designated player to pitcher, relieving senior Kelly Dyer (Eugene, Ore.), who three 3.1 innings, facing three in the fourth.
The two teams went through a scoreless fifth before pinch hitter Amy Baker and designated player Jessi Jadlowski both earned RBI singles to boost Creighton over Oregon State.
Creighton’s Sammy Snygg earned the win, improving to 1-1, while Tara Oltman earned the save. Hall was charged with the loss, dropping her record to 0-3.
Oregon State finishes play in day two of the Kajikawa Classic on Saturday against Notre Dame at 6:00 p.m. PT. Follow the game live through GameTracker or on Twitter – OregonStateSB.
Oregon State Notes – Sophomore Mary Claire Brenner hit her second home run of the season, second career; Brenner now has eight RBI on the season to lead the team.
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