Monica Hoffman Throws Perfect Game As Softball Tops Hawai'i, 1-0

March 8, 2002

HONOLULU, HI - Sophomore pitcher Monica Hoffman threw a perfect game as Oregon State's softball team beat University of Hawaii, 1-0 late Friday night at the Malihini Tournament in Honolulu.

The perfect game was the first in Hoffman's career and just the third in OSU history. The Vancouver, WA, native pitched her first no-hitter last week against Oklahoma State (Mar. 2).

'It was a very exciting, great game for Monica,' said OSU head coach Kirk Walker. 'She threw well and into a groove as the game went on. Our defense was very strong and solid behind her - it was a great team-defense and pitching win.'

Hoffman struck-out five on her way to improving to 8-2 on the season.

Oregon State scored the game's lone run in the second inning when Shelly Prochaska led off the inning with a single, and two batters later, crossed the plate after a Hawaii error.

The Beavers put together six hits in the contest as Steph Adams was 1-for-1, and Alana Mendoza and Traci Feldt each went 1-for-2.

'We had a lot of runners on base, and offensively we felt like we dominated the game even though we didn't put a lot of runners across the plate,' said Walker.

With the victory, Oregon State improves to 22-7 overall and garners the top seed in Saturday's tournament bracket. OSU will face No. 4 seed New Mexico State at 2 p.m. PST. If the Beavers win, they will play again on Saturday at 6 p.m. PST.

Senior Crystal Draper, a probable starter on Saturday, holds the Oregon State record with three no-hitters in her career.

Hawai'i - 000 000 0 - 0 0 1
Oregon State - 010 000 x - 1 6 0
Hoffman and Feldt (OSU), Oronoz and Tandarich (UH). WP - Hoffman (8-2), LP - Oronoz.

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