Softball Falls to No. 2 UCLA in Series Finale

May 3, 2009

Box Score

Los Angeles, Calif. – Senior Paige Lowe (Tustin, Calif.) finished the weekend batting .600 after earning the Beaver softball team’s sole hit in Sunday’s 9-1 loss to No. 2 UCLA at Easton Stadium.


UCLA (38-9, 13-5) jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the bottom of the third behind RBI by first baseman Megan Langenfeld and right fielder GiOnna DiSalvatore.


Freshman Mary Claire Brenner (Portland, Ore.) broke up UCLA pitcher Donna Kerr’s perfect game through three after being hit by pitch. Senior Paige Lowe (Tustin, Calif.) followed right behind her, ruining the no-hitter with a single through the left side. Senior Stefanie Ewing (Scottsdale, Ariz.) loaded the bases after being hit by pitch before Brenner was able to score on a passed ball by catcher Kaila Shull to make the score 3-1.


The Bruins added three more runs throughout the next three innings to widen the gap to a five run lead before second baseman Amanda Kamekona hit a walk off three-run homer over left field.


Junior Kelly Dyer (Eugene, Ore.) was charged with the loss after pitching two innings, facing two in the third inning to make her overall record now 10-17. Freshman Paige Hall (Portland, Ore.) made a short appearance in the circle, pitching 0.2 and facing five. Redshirt freshman Karmen Holladay (Corvallis, Ore.) also entered the game for the Beavers, getting the final out in the three-run third inning.


UCLA’s Kamekona and Katie Schroeder both tallied home runs with both coming in the sixth inning. Kerr improved to 17-6 after throwing the complete game.


Oregon State finishes the regular season at home against No. 6 Arizona State on Thursday at 3:00 p.m. before hosting No. 7 Arizona on Friday and Saturday at 3:00 and 12:00 p.m.


UCLA 9, Oregon State 1 (May 03, 2009 at Los Angeles, Calif.)


Oregon State........ 000 100  -  1  1  1      (24-28, 3-15 Pac-10)

UCLA................ 003 114  -  9 14  0      (38-9, 13-5 Pac-10)


Win-Kerr, Donna(17-6)  Loss-Dyer, Kelly(10-17)  T-1:56  A-877

HR UCLA - Schroeder, Katie; Kamekona, Amanda.

Weather: Sunny; 69 Degrees

Dyer faced 2 batters in the 3rd.


Oregon State Notes – Oregon State turned its 30th double play of the season with sophomore Erin Guzy turning her 13th and freshman Nikki Chandler turning her 10th.

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