Oregon State Falls in Final Stanford Game
STANFORD, Calif. - The Oregon State softball team fell to Stanford in the final game of the 2021 series, Sunday.
"We had a tough weekend," said head coach Laura Berg. "The team hit well today, they just hit right at [the fielders]."
Junior Missy Nunes hit the first single of the day in the first inning. Junior Mariah Mazon followed with a hit to the same location and got on base from the result of a fielding error.
In the first and second innings, the Cardinal put a runner on base but Oregon State halted their advance at first. Stanford took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the third with an unearned run.
OSU put together a couple of good connections but the Cardinal defense would not allow the Beavers to get on base throughout the second, third, and fourth innings.
In the fifth, junior Chance Burden put together a long at-bat with nine foul balls eventually drawing a walk to gain a base but Oregon State was unable to take advantage of the runner.
The Cardinal followed with a second run in the bottom of the inning.
Nunes hit the second, and final, Beavers single in the sixth. Mazon followed with a connection but Stanford went for the force out at second. Hammoude drew a walk to put a second runner on base but Stanford struck out the final OSU batter to leave two stranded.
Oregon State went three up, three down in the sixth but was unable to get on base and score in the final inning.
Mazon threw a complete game, collecting five strikeouts in six innings pitched. She allowed one walk, one earned run, and four hits.
The Beavers will return home for their final regular-season series at Kelly Field. OSU will host Arizona State for their senior series (May 7-9).
For more information on the Oregon State softball team, visit OSUBeavers.com or follow the team on Twitter and Instagram, @BeaverSoftball.
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