Beavers Split on Day One of CSUF DiMarini Invitational

Feb. 27, 2009

Fullerton, Calif. - Junior Dani Chisholm (Boring, Ore.) hit her first career home run as Oregon State softball team (8-9) chalked up 15 hits to shutout the  UC Riverside Highlanders (3-10), 9-0, in the Beavers' second game of the day after falling 3-0 to the Cal Poly Mustangs (5-5) on Friday.


Chisholm went 3-for-7 with a pair of doubles and the home run to lead the Beaver offense on the day. Senior Paige Lowe (Tustin, Calif.) also tallied three hits between the two games.


Oregon State took the early lead against the Highlanders, scoring a run in the top of the second on Chisholm's first double of the day that dropped in just fair down the left field line, with sophomore Erin Guzy (Beaverton, Ore.) picking up the run after leading off the inning with a single.


Chisholm racked up her second double of the game, fifth of the season in a Beaver four-run third inning to pick up her second RBI of the game. Lowe picked up her second hit of the game with a leadoff single, advancing on an error by second baseman Taylor Thomas before scoring the first run of the inning on an error by first baseman Katie Curtis. Sophomore Audrey Roderfeld (Vista, Calif.) and Guzy scored a run each with Guzy picking up an RBI to give the Beavers a 5-0 edge after two and a half.


The Beavers tallied a pair of runs in the top of the sixth on a two-out rally, led by freshman Ashley Sanchez (Alameda, Calif.), who started the rally with a double to left center. Junior Alana Ford (Chula Vista, Calif.) followed with a single before an error by third baseman Brittany Keeney scored Sanchez, leaving runners on first and second. An RBI-single by Roderfeld gave Oregon State the 7-0 lead after six.


Chisholm hit her first career home run in the top of the seventh with two outs, widening the Oregon State lead to 9-0. Pinch hitting, junior Katelyn Miller (Camarillo, Calif.) started the second two-out rally of the game with an infield single to shortstop Brooke Hebenton.


Freshman Paige Hall (Portland, Ore.) tallied her second complete game shutout of the season, throwing four strikeouts and allowing only five hits with no walks.


Five different Highlanders each earned a hit. Pitcher Stephanie Marshall picked up the loss after throwing six innings, giving up seven runs, only one earned, and two walks. Amanda Klimzcak threw one inning giving up two earned runs on three hits.


In the Beavers' first game, the team struggled offensively only earning three hits. Roderfeld, Lowe and freshman Nikki Chandler (Houston, Texas) each earned a single.


Two Cal Poly solo home runs and a sacrifice fly by Stephanie Correia completed the 3-0 decision in favor of the Mustangs.


Junior Kelly Dyer (Eugene, Ore.) was charged with the loss after pitching 5.1 innings, facing three batters in the sixth inning. Redshirt freshman Karmen Holladay (Corvallis, Ore.) made her first collegiate appearance, throwing 0.2 innings.


Cal Poly pitcher Anna Cahn went 2-for-3 to lead the Mustangs, while throwing five strikeouts on the complete game shutout.


Oregon State faces Indiana and Nevada on Saturday beginning at 3:45 p.m. on the Anderson Family Field.


Cal Poly 3, Oregon State 0 (Feb 27, 2009 at Fullerton, Calif.)


Oregon State........ 000 000 0 -  0  3  1      (7-9)

Cal Poly............ 010 002 X -  3  6  1      (5-5)


Win-Cahn, Anna(4-2)  Loss-Dyer, Kelly(4-6)  T-1:43  A-269

HR CP - Pura, Melissa (2); Correia, Stephanie (1).

Weather: Hazy; 65 Degrees


Oregon State 9, UC Riverside 0 (Feb 27, 2009 at Fullerton, Calif.)


Oregon State........ 014 002 2 -  9 15  2      (8-9)

UC Riverside........ 000 000 0 -  0  5  3      (3-10)


Win-Hall, Paige(4-3)  Loss-Marshall, Stephanie(0-4)  T-1:54  A-371

HR OSU - Chisholm, Dani (1).

Weather: Partly Cloudy; 67 Degrees


Oregon State Notes - Junior Dani Chisholm hit her first career home run against UC Riverside ... Oregon State turned two double plays against UC Riverside, 14 total on the season to continue to lead the Pac-10.


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