Big Fifth Inning Lifts Softball over Loyola Marymount

March 6, 2010

Box Score

Fullerton, Calif. – A big fifth inning lifted the Oregon State softball team (8-11) to a 5-3 victory over the Loyola Marymount Lions (3-5) on Saturday afternoon.


The Beavers collected four runs on four hits and a hit by pitch to come from behind to take the lead.


Loyola Marymount scored first with one out after back-to-back singles to put runners on the corners. A ground out RBI by Darcy Pagnini gave the Lions a quick 1-0 lead after one.


The Lions tacked on another pair in the bottom of the fourth, but Oregon State answered back in a big way in the top of the fifth.


With one out, senior Dani Chisholm (Boring, Ore.) tallied a single before sophomore Nikki Chandler (Houston, Texas) earned a single through the left side. Freshman Lea Cavestany (Pittsburg, Calif.) recorded her first hit of the game with a single, advancing on the throw, to score Chisholm. Junior McKenna Lowe (Tustin, Calif.) loaded the bases after being hit by pitch. But sophomore Paige Hall (Portland, Ore.) belted a double to left center to score two. A wild pitch put the fourth run on the board to score the go-ahead run in Lowe, giving Oregon State the 4-3 edge.


The Beavers put another run on the board in the top of the sixth on a sacrifice fly by Chisholm to right field, scoring sophomore Mary Claire Brenner (Portland, Ore.), who singled to begin the inning.


Hall earned the win after throwing four innings in relief for senior Kelly Dyer (Eugene, Ore.), scattering three hits and fanning one. Loyola Marymount pitcher Melissa Dykema threw five innings, giving up all five runs and was charged with the loss.


Oregon State will take on host Cal State Fullerton on Sunday at 1:30 p.m. to close out the tournament. Follow these games live through GameTracker or on Twitter – OregonStateSB.


Oregon State 5, Loyola Marymount 3 (Mar 06, 2010 at Fullerton, Calif.)


Oregon State........ 000 041 0 -  5  9  0      (8-11)

Loyola Marymount.... 100 200 0 -  3  8  0      (3-5)


Pitchers: Oregon State - Dyer, Kelly; Hall, Paige(4) and Roderfeld, Audrey; Black, Tarah.

Loyola Marymount - DYKEMA, Melissa; MEDEIROS, Molly(6) and PAGNINI, Darcy.

Win-Hall, Paige(6-10)  Loss-DYKEMA, Melissa(2-3)  T-1:49  A-0

Weather: Rainy, Dark Clouds, 60 Degrees

Dyer faced 2 batters in the 4th.

DYKEMA, M. faced 2 batters in the 6th.


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