Beavers Sweep Vikings with Seven Homers in Wednesday Doubleheader

April 8, 2009

Box Score

Portland, Ore. – Seniors Paige Lowe (Tustin, Calif.) and Stefanie Ewing (Scottsdale, Ariz.) both had a pair of home runs on the day as the Oregon State softball team swept Wednesday’s doubleheader at Portland State in 10-3 and 5-0 decisions.


Overall, Ewing hit .571, going 4-for-7 with five RBI and three putouts. Junior Tarah Black (Portland, Ore.) hit 3-for-6 with two runs. On the day, the Beavers tallied 18 hits and 15 runs.


After a scoreless first inning in game two, Black led off the second inning with a solo shot over right center. Sophomore Erin Guzy (Beaverton, Ore.) was the next to reach on a one-out walk, advancing to second on a passed ball before reaching third on a wild pitch. Two batters later, Lowe cleared the bases with a long ball over dead centerfield, giving the Beavers a 3-0 advantage.


Oregon State (19-18) racked up a couple more in the top of the third behind Ewing’s two-run homer to left center, scoring sophomore Audrey Roderfeld (Vista, Calif.), who reached on  one-out single up the middle.


Junior Kelly Dyer (Eugene, Ore.) worked to preserve the two-hitter through six innings, recording her fourth assist of the game on the leadoff batter after it tipped off her glove. She recovered quickly, making the throw in time to get Brandi Campos out at first before back-to-back outs closed out the inning. Dyer completed the shutout in the seventh, ending the game by catching a pop up.


Dyer threw her third complete game shutout of the season, scattering four hits and fanning five. She tallied her eighth win of the season.


Sanchez and Ewing led the Beavers to victory in the first game behind 3-for-4 performances with five combined RBI and three runs.


Oregon State jumped on the board early in the first inning behind Sanchez’s first career home run, scoring Lowe, who led off with a four-pitch walk and advanced on a sacrifice bunt by junior Dani Chisholm (Boring, Ore.).


Freshman pitcher Paige Hall (Portland, Ore.) threw four perfect innings in the game with only one rough inning coming in the third, where the Vikings scored all three of their runs, unearned, after a leadoff error. The runs gave Portland State a one-run advantage after three full.


But the Beavers broke the game open from there, matching the Vikings’ three runs in the top of the fourth behind Hall’s one-out RBI double to right center to score Black from second, followed by two-run shot over left center.


Oregon State continued to tack on the runs with another one coming from Roderfeld’s solo long ball over left field in the fifth before Ewing’s homer over left center, scoring three.


Hall earned the complete game win, improving her record to 11-7, giving up only four hits with a pair of strikeouts and facing only 26 batters in the seven innings.


Portland State was led by Brandi Campos and Brandi Scoggins with two hits each. Pitchers Nichole Latham and Jessi Even were charged with the losses. Latham pitched 4.0 innings, giving up six runs, while Even pitched 2.1 innings and giving up all five runs in game two.


Oregon State wraps up the Civil War Series in Eugene on Friday and Saturday with games beginning at 4:00 and 1:00 p.m. The Beavers need just one more win to not only win the softball series, but to tie the overall Civil War Series.


Oregon State 10, Portland State 3 (Apr 08, 2009 at Portland, Ore.) (Game 1)


Oregon State........ 200 310 4 - 10 13  2      (18-18)

Portland State...... 003 000 0 -  3  4  2      (18-14)


Win-Hall, Paige(11-7)  Loss-LATHAM, Nichole(11-7)  T-1:55  A-0

HR OSU - Lowe, Paige (7); Sanchez, Ashley (1); Roderfeld, Audrey (8); Ewing, Stefanie (4).

Weather: Heavy Clouds; 56 Degrees

LATHAM, N. faced 1 batter in the 5th.


Oregon State 5, Portland State 0 (Apr 08, 2009 at Portland, Ore.) (Game 2)


Oregon State........ 032 000 0 -  5  5  0      (19-18)

Portland State...... 000 000 0 -  0  4  2      (18-15)


Win-Dyer, Kelly(8-11)  Loss-EVEN, Jessi(1-4)  T-1:45  A-180

HR OSU - Lowe, Paige (8); Ewing, Stefanie (5); Black, Tarah (1).

Weather: Cloudy with Breaks; 56 Degrees


Oregon State Notes – Freshman Ashley Sanchez hit her first career home run … Senior Paige Lowe hit her seventh and eighth home runs of the season, 12total career … Sophomore Audrey Roderfeld hit her eighth home run of the season, 16th career … Senior Stefanie Ewing hit her fourth and fifth home runs of the season, 13 total career … Junior Tarah Black hit her first home run of the season, sixth career … Oregon State’s 10 runs in the first game of the doubleheader are the most in a single game this season … The Beavers’ 13 hits in the first game tie for the second most in a single game this season … Oregon State’s seven home runs ties the season-high for most in a doubleheader … Oregon State is now 76-31-1 all-time against Portland State.

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