Softball Drops Season Opener to Ole Miss

Feb. 12, 2010

Box Score

Tempe, Ariz. – Despite striking early, the Oregon State softball team dropped its season opener to Ole Miss, 6-3, on Friday in the Kajikawa Classic.


Sophomore Mary Claire Brenner (Portland, Ore.) put the Beavers on the board early in the first, crushing a two-out homer over the left field fence to score freshman Lea Cavestany (Pittsburg, Calif.) and junior Audrey Roderfeld (Vista, Calif.), who reached on a walk and hit by pitch.


Ole Miss catcher Amber Tramp cut the Oregon State lead to two on her one-out solo home run over the same spot in left field in the top of the second before adding another run in the third to make it 3-2 Oregon State in the middle of the third.


Roderfeld recorded her first hit of the season on a two-out single up the middle in the bottom of the third, also stealing a base, but was left stranded. Sophomore pitcher Paige Hall (Portland, Ore.) had a solid fourth inning, retiring the side before earning her first hit of the season in the form of a 10-pitch single.


Ole Miss continued to tack on runs in the fifth and sixth innings to take the three-run advantage going into the final inning of the game.


Cavestany earned her first career hit with two outs in the seventh, cutting one to right field, but she was left stranded as the game ended on a foul pop up to Aly Presswood.


Rebels’ pitcher Becky Nye recorded the win, improving to 1-0, while Hall was charged with the loss.


Oregon State wraps up day one of the Kajikawa Classic against the Creighton Bluejays at 1:30 p.m. PT. Follow the game live through GameTracker or on Twitter – OregonStateSB.


Ole Miss 6, Oregon State 3 (Feb 12, 2010 at Tempe, Ariz.)


Ole Miss............ 011 031 0 -  6  9  1      (1-2)

Oregon State........ 300 000 0 -  3  5  3      (0-1)


Pitchers: Ole Miss - Nye, Becky and Tramp, Amber. Oregon State - Dyer, Kelly; Hall, Paige(4)

and Roderfeld, Audrey.

Win-Nye, Becky(1-2)  Loss-Hall, Paige(0-1)  T-11:35 am  A-0

HR UM - Tramp, Amber.

HR OSU - Brenner, Mary Claire.

Weather: Sunnier than Oregon


Oregon State Notes – Sophomore Mary Claire Brenner hit her first career home run, setting a new career best for RBI with three.


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