No. 6 Softball Stopped By No. 12 UCLA, 9-0
May 13, 2005
LOS ANGELES, Calif. - The No. 6 ranked Oregon State softball team dropped a 9-0 5-inning decision to No. 12 ranked UCLA in Friday's Pacific-10 Conference showdown.
Oregon State (40-13; 13-7 Pac-10) has dropped three straight games for just the second time this season, and the first time since February.
Caitlin Benyi's 2-RBI home run over the center field fence in the first inning set the tone for the day and the Beavers were unable to recover.
UCLA (29-16; 9-11 Pac-10) pushed its lead to 5-0 behind three more extra base hits in the bottom of the second and Andrea Duran's three-run homer to left made the score 8-0 in the third.
Benyi's second home run of the day capped off the scoring with a solo shot in the bottom of the fourth.
OSU senior Alana Mendoza went 2-for-2 from the plate.
The Beavers and Bruins wrap-up the regular season on Saturday at 1 p.m. With a victory, Oregon State would capture its first ever season series from UCLA.
No. 6 Oregon State - 000 00 - 0 3 0
No. 12 UCLA - 233 1x - 9 11 1
McElroy, Klever (3) and Allen (OSU), Seldon and Zaplatosch (UCLA). WP - Seldon (18-10). LP - McElroy (4-3). HR - Benyi, 2 (UCLA), Duran (UCLA). 2B - Legaspi (UCLA), Dodd (UCLA), Herrera (UCLA).
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