Softball Takes Civil War Series with 2-1 Finale Win

April 11, 2009

Eugene, Ore. – Sophomore Audrey Roderfeld (Vista, Calif.) went 2-for-3 with a run and RBI as the Oregon State softball team took the Civil War Series against Oregon on Saturday afternoon, 2-1, at Howe Field.


Senior Paige Lowe (Tustin, Calif.) also recorded a multi-hit game with a pair of singles, going 2-for-4 on the day.


Junior pitcher Kelly Dyer (Eugene, Ore.) scattered a pair of hits through the first three innings, while the Beavers collected a pair. Both the Ducks and the Beavers got a runner to third in the first couple of innings on two outs but the runners were left stranded.


But sophomore Audrey Roderfeld (Vista, Calif.) ended the scoreless streak by nailing a one-out solo shot over left field in the top of the fourth. Two batters later, junior Tarah Black (Portland, Ore.) ripped one to the gap in right center, scoring on senior DeAnn Young’s (Camarillo, Calif.) RBI-single to right field, to give the Beavers a 2-0 edge in the middle of the fourth.


Oregon closed the gap to within one on Neena Bryant’s solo homer over left field in the bottom of the inning.


Dyer earned the win after throwing a three-hitter in five innings, fanning five, tallying her ninth win of the season. Freshman Paige Hall (Portland, Ore.) recorded her first career save, throwing two scoreless innings in relief, striking out a pair, including the final batter.


Oregon’s Bryant led the Duck offense, tallying two of the team’s hits and chalking up the only run and RBI. Pitcher Melissa Rice was charged with the loss after pitching 3.2 innings, facing four in the fourth, making her overall record now 0-5.


With Oregon State’s win, Oregon State (20-19, 3-6) and Oregon (13-23, 2-7) tied in the overall Civil War Series with each team counting 9.5 points.


Oregon State returns home to host Portland State in a doubleheader on Tuesday, Apr. 14, beginning at 2:00 p.m.


Oregon State 2, Oregon 1 (Apr 11, 2009 at Eugene, Ore.)


Oregon State........ 000 200 0 -  2  6  1      (20-19, 3-6 Pac-10)

Oregon.............. 000 100 0 -  1  4  1      (13-23, 2-7 Pac-10)


Skillingstad, Sam(4).

Win-Dyer, Kelly(9-12)  Save-Hall, Paige(1)  Loss-Rice, Melissa(0-5)  T-1:42  A-409

HR OSU - Roderfeld, Audrey (9).

HR ORE - Bryant, Neena (5).

Weather: Clouds & more clouds; 55 Degrees


Oregon State Notes – Sophomore Audrey Roderfeld hit her ninth home run of the season, 17th career … Junior Kelly Dyer won her second Civil War Series, after winning both games last season at pitcher … Oregon State has taken the last two Civil War Series and four of the last five.

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