Softball Drops First Game of San Diego Classic II to Long Beach State

March 20, 2010


San Diego, Calif. – The Oregon State softball team (10-12) was unable to overcome a big third inning by Long Beach State (13-13), falling 12-4 in five innings to open up the San Diego Classic II at the SDSU Softball Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

 

Freshman Lea Cavestany (Pittsburg, Calif.) extended her hitting streak to eight, the longest on the team, with her 1-for-1 performance with two RBI, adding a pair of walks and a stolen base. And sophomore Paige Hall (Portland, Ore.) and junior Audrey Roderfeld (Vista, Calif.) earned the only multi-hit games for the Beavers, both going 2-for-3.

 

Long Beach State took the early 1-0 lead after Nalani St. Germain led off the game with a double. Brandy Reyes tallied the RBI single to score Germain.

 

But Cavestany garnered the 2-1 lead for the Beavers in the bottom of the second on her two-out first pitch seen long ball over center field, scoring senior Tarah Black (Portland, Ore.), who reached right before her on a single through the left side.

 

The 49ers were able to score nine in the top of the third inning to give them a 10-2 advantage, but freshman Ally Kutz (Mt. Vernon, Wash.) cut that to a seven-run lead with her solo home run in the bottom of the fourth.

 

Two more runs in the top of the fifth clinched the early win for Long Beach State with the 49ers giving up one more in the bottom half of the inning on a Kutz groundout RBI, but the Beavers were unable rally to overcome the deficit.

 

Senior Kelly Dyer (Eugene, Ore.) was charged with the loss after facing four batters in the third. Her record is now 3-2. Long Beach State’s Taylor Petty earns the complete game win to improve to 6-7 on the season.

 

Oregon State continues play in the San Diego Classic II at 4:30 p.m. today against No. 25 UMass at the San Diego State Softball Stadium. Follow these games live through GameTracker or on Twitter – OregonStateSB.

 

Long Beach State 12, Oregon State 4 (Mar 20, 2010 at San Diego, Calif.)

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Long Beach State.... 109 02 - 12 12  0      (13-13)

Oregon State........ 020 11 -  4  8  1      (10-12)

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Pitchers: Long Beach State - Petty, Taylor and . Oregon State - Hall, Paige; Dyer, Kelly (3);

Demore, Marina(3); Holladay, Karmen(3) and .

Win-Petty, Taylor (6-7)  Loss-Dyer, Kelly (3-2)  T-1:43  A-168

HR LBSU - Reyes, Brandy.

HR OSU - Cavestany, Lea; Kutz, Ally.

Weather: 71 degrees, sunny

 

Oregon State Notes – Freshman Lea Cavestany hit her third home run of the season; Cavestany now has 13 RBI on the season, marking her second multi-RBI game … Freshman Ally Kutz hit her third home run of the season … Sophomore Paige Hall earned her seventh multi-hit game of the season; Hall is on a four-game hitting streak … Junior Audrey Roderfeld tallied her seventh multi-hit game of the season.

 

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