Softball Tallies 17 Hits in Thursday Split

March 5, 2009

Box Score


Manoa, Hawai'i. - The Oregon State softball team tallied 17 total hits, splitting on Thursday in a 4-1 win over Mount Saint Mary's before falling 2-1 to Florida Gulf Coast at the Pepsi Malihini Kipa Aloha Tournament.


Senior Paige Lowe (Tustin, Calif.) led the team's batting average, hitting .600 with a 3-for-5 performance, but junior Dani Chisholm (Boring, Ore.) and sophomore McKenna Lowe (Tustin, Calif.) both had four hits on the day.


In the second game of the day against Florida Gulf Coast, it was a pitcher's duel as junior Kelly Dyer (Eugene, Ore.) and Catherine McDaniel, until the Eagles scored a pair of runs in the top of the sixth on a two-out two-RBI double to right center.


Oregon State picked up a run in the bottom of the inning on an RBI single by senior Stefanie Ewing (Scottsdale, Ariz.) leaving runners on the corners. But a sacrifice fly to right field turned double play by sophomore Erin Guzy (Beaverton, Ore.) closed the inning with the Beavers still trailing by one.


But a strikeout closed the game in favor of Florida Gulf Coast, despite a leadoff single by senior DeAnn Young (Camarillo, Calif.) and a sacrifice bunt by freshman Nikki Chandler (Houston, Texas).


Dyer's record now sits at 4-8 after throwing the complete game, fanning five. McDaniel now is 10-0, giving up only six hits and one earned run. Jessica Carter hit the game-winning two-RBI double.


Against Mount Saint Mary's, Oregon State jumped on the board first, leading off with a hit before scoring the first run on a wild pitch with the bases loaded and two outs. P.  Lowe, who reached on a two-out single, scored the solo run.


Mount Saint Mary's tied up the game in the top of the fourth after Liz Christansen hit a one-out double before scoring on a throwing error with two outs.


But the Beavers opened up the game in the bottom of the inning with three runs on four hits, including a two-out two-RBI double by Chisholm. M.  Lowe followed right behind her with a RBI single before stealing second, giving Oregon State the 4-1 edge after four full.


Dyer replaced freshman Paige Hall (Portland, Ore.) in the circle after the fourth to capture her third save of the season. Both pitchers only gave up one hit each and each fanned three. Hall improved to 7-3 on the season.


Christiansen and Gina Deannuntis each had a hit, and pitcher Jaime Fowler was charged with the loss after throwing 4.2 innings, giving up 10 hits and all four earned runs, making her record 1-3 on the season.


Oregon State faces off against No. 25 Mississippi State on Friday at 5:00 p.m. PT.

Oregon State 4, Mount Saint Mary's 1 (Mar 05, 2009 at Manoa, Hawai'i)


Mount Saint Mary's.. 000 100 0 -  1  2  1      (1-5)

Oregon State........ 100 300 X -  4 11  2      (11-10)


Win-Hall, Paige(7-3)  Save-Dyer, Kelly(3)  Loss-FOWLER, Jaime(1-3)  T-1:39  A-0

Weather: Partly Cloudy; 76 Degrees


Florida Gulf Coast 2, Oregon State 1 (Mar 05, 2009 at Manoa, Hawai'i)


Florida Gulf Coast.. 000 002 0 -  2  6  1      (20-4)

Oregon State........ 000 001 0 -  1  6  0      (11-11)


Win-MCDANIEL(10-0)  Loss-Dyer, Kelly(4-8)  T-1:37  A-0

Weather: Sunny; 78 Degrees


Oregon State Notes - Junior Dani Chisholm tied the school record for most hits in one game with four against Mount Saint Mary's; Chisholm was the last Oregon State player to record hit, collecting four last year against Florida International ... Oregon State's 11 hits is the third most hits in a single game this season, fourth double-digit hit game.


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