Softball Swings Past BYU 7-0 Behind Monica Hoffman's No-Hitter

Feb. 5, 2004

Scoring five runs in the top of the first inning with no outs,Oregon State used that momentum to cruise past Brigham Young 7-0 on Thursday evening to kick off the Paradise Classic, hosted by the University of Hawai'i.

'We started off with four hits and a hit by pitch,' Beavers assistant coach Crissy Buck said. 'That's a pretty momentous start.'

The first inning was highlighted by runners reaching first and second, with a wild pitch moving them over, and junior Kelly Petersen's double plating both. Petersen and sophomore Adrienne Alo both went two of four on the day with a solo fence-clearing blast apiece.

'We looked very focused and disciplined at the plate,' OSU head coach Kirk Walker said. 'Unfortunately, we weren't able to put that eighth run across the plate. We definitely came out and exploded in the first inning.'

Senior Monica Hoffman hurled a no-hitter and very nearly had a perfect game, save a walk produced in the sixth inning.

'Monica pitched a tremendous ballgame,' Walker said. 'She kept their offense completely at bay. It was a great way to start the tournament, hopefully we can carry that momentum over the next few days.'

Hoffman finished with eight strikeouts and improved her record to 4-0 on the year. She has yet to allow a run on the season, boasting a perfect 0.00 ERA.

Freshman pitcher Brianne McGowan entered the game in the seventh inning allowing two hits before the Oregon State closed out the contest.

The Beavers return to play Friday afternoon, facing Saint Mary's at 4 p.m. and host school Hawai'i at 8 p.m. All times are PST.

Game 1 results:

Oregon State - 510 100 0 - 7 13 0Brigham Young - 000 000 0 - 0 2 2

Hoffman, McGowan (7) and Allen (OSU). Anderson and Paramore, Boyce (4), Carpa (4) and Watson (BYU). WP - Hoffman (4-0). LP - Anderson (0-1). 2B - Petersen (OSU). HR - Petersen, Alo (OSU).

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