Softball Falls Short at No. 2 UCLA

May 2, 2009

Box Score

Los Angeles, Calif. – Sophomore Audrey Roderfeld (Vista, Calif.) scored and batted in a pair on Saturday afternoon, but the Oregon State softball team fell short against the No. 2 UCLA Bruins, 4-3, at Easton Stadium.


Senior Paige Lowe (Tustin, Calif.) had her second multi-hit game of the weekend, going 2-for-3 with a pair of singles.


UCLA took the early 3-0 lead behind a GiOnna DiSalvatore RBI single and Kaila Shull’s two-RBI double, but  Roderfeld scored the Beavers first run in the top of the second after leading off with a walk. Roderfeld advanced on a sacrifice bunt by senior Stefanie Ewing (Scottsdale, Ariz.) before senior DeAnn Young (Camarillo, Calif.) scored her on a single, helped by an error by right fielder DiSalvatore.


Down 0-2 in the count, Roderfeld found a changeup that hung over the plate, tying the game in the top of the third on her 13th home run of the season over left center, scoring Lowe, who reached on a two-out single to the right side.


Freshman Paige Hall (Portland, Ore.) came in the game in the middle of the third to relieve starting pitcher redshirt freshman Karmen Holladay (Corvallis, Ore.), who made her first career start and second appearance of the weekend.


And the Bruins also mixed things up in the top of the fourth, making defensive changes that included relieving pitcher Whitney Baker and replacing her with Megan Langenfeld. Baker threw three full innings, giving up four hits and all three runs earned.


DiSalvatore broke the 3-3 tie in the bottom of the fifth on her RBI single to right field, scoring Andrea Harrison, who led off the inning, reaching after being hit by pitch. A two-out double by Amanda Kamekona drew another pitching change for the Beavers, reentering Holladay to the circle, who retired Shull on first pitch seen.


But the Beavers were unable to score, despite getting three more base runners on in the final three innings.


Hall was charged with the loss after pitching 2.2 innings. Her record is now 14-11.


Oregon State is now 24-27, 3-14, while UCLA improves to 37-9, 12-5.


UCLA’s DiSalvatore was the only Bruin to record a mulit-hit game, going 2-for-3. Langenfeld tallied her 12th win of the season, improving to 12-1 after throwing four complete.


Oregon State wraps up the weekend at No. 2 UCLA on Sunday at 12:00 p.m.


UCLA 4, Oregon State 3 (May 02, 2009 at Los Angeles, Calif.)


Oregon State........ 012 000 0 -  3  6  0      (24-27, 3-14 Pac-10)

UCLA................ 300 010 X -  4  7  2      (37-9, 12-5 Pac-10)


Win-Langenfeld, Megan(12-1)  Loss-Hall, Paige(14-11)  T-1:50  A-895

HR OSU - Roderfeld, Audrey.

Weather: Partly Sunny; 66 Degrees


Oregon State Notes – Redshirt freshman Karmen Holladay made her first career start ... Sophomore Audrey Roderfeld hit her 13th home run of the season, 21st career, tying the third most in a single season.

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