Kelly Petersen Powers No. 22 Softball Past Ohio State, 2-0
Feb. 26, 2005
CATHEDRAL CITY, Calif. - Senior second baseman Kelly Petersen hit a home run and drove in another run to help lead No. 22 ranked Oregon State to a 2-0 victory against Ohio State University in Saturday night's softball action at the Palm Springs Classic at Big League Dreams.
Petersen became the only player in Oregon State (9-6) history to record 100 RBI and score 100 runs when she crossed the plate after her home run in the second inning against the Buckeyes.
In her career, the San Diego, Calif., native has tallied 100 runs scored, 105 RBI, and 20 home runs - she ranks in third place in the OSU career record book in all three categories and is now just four runs shy of breaking the school record held by Shawna Feldt (1999-01).
OSU sophomore pitcher Brianne McGowan (7-2) picked up her second victory of the day with a dominating performance in the circle. McGowan scattered three hits and struck out a season-best eight batters in the complete game win.
The Beavers cushioned their lead in the bottom of the sixth inning. Vanessa Iapala doubled to start the frame and pinch runner Stephanie Wagoner advanced to third base after a sacrifice bunt from McGowan and eventually scored on Petersen's sac-fly to right field.
Oregon State played well defensively, gunning down a pair of runners at the plate to secure the shutout.
The Beavers ride a three-game winning streak into Sunday's tournament finale against Mississippi State. First pitch is scheduled for 9:30 a.m.