Softball Shutout by No. 19 Oregon State, 6-0

May 7, 2004

TEMPE, Ariz. - The Arizona State softball team (31-28; 1-14 Pac-10) could only muster a leadoff double by Kristin Farber, as they were shutout 6-0 by No. 19 Oregon State (40-21; 4-12 Pac-10) Friday night at Farrington Stadium.

After OSU posted two hits in the first inning and leaving two stranded, ASU managed the lone hit of the night as Farber leadoff the game with a double into the left centerfield gap. But OSU's Monica Hoffman (19-13) got ASU's Valerie Sevilla to fly out, Phelan Wright to ground out and Ashley Werschky to also fly out to end the inning.

OSU got on the board in the third inning off two hits and one error. With two outs and Adrienne Alo on second, Vanessa Iapala singled to left, moving Alo to third. Lisa Allen then hit a hard single to Himmita Hixson at second, but she misplayed the ball allowing Alo to score.

The Beavers then unloaded five more unearned runs in the fourth inning. With one out Ingrid Lochelt ground her ball to Wright at third, but ASU first baseman Sharee Zaleski pulled her foot from the base, as Lochelt was called safe.

After walk to Alana Mendoza and another out, Mia Longfellow singled to right field. Trisha Tornberg then scooped up the ball and fired home to cut down Mendoza, but as the ball came home it hit Longfellow's bat that was sitting front of the plate and shot off behind home plate allowing Mendoza to score and Carrie Syphers, who was pinch running, to score for the 3-0 lead. Allen then followed with a three-run home run well over the 210-foot fence for the final 6-0 score.

Werschky (7-8) started the game going three and two-thirds innings, allowing seven hits and six runs, all unearned. Desiree Serrano replaced Werschky in the fourth and pitched two and a third innings of no hit ball with three strikeouts. Bre DeSanta pitched the final inning as she struck out the side.

Up next, the Sun Devils will host Oregon on Saturday at 7:00 p.m.

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