Beavers Sweep Sunday's New Mexico Doubleheader
LAS CRUCES, N.M. – In Sunday's doubleheader at New Mexico State, junior Frankie Hammoude went perfect from the plate in game one while freshman Sarah Haendiges earned her first victory in the circle in the finale as Oregon State defeated Texas State (6-1) and New Mexico State (12-0).
Mariah Mazon (1-2) was dominant against Texas State, allowing eight hits in a complete game after striking out 13 batters in seven frames.
The Beavers (2-2) used eight hits to get the win, with one of them coming on Hammoude's third home run of the season. Freshman Kiki Escobar and Mazon also added three apiece while Eliana Gottlieb used two hits to grab three RBIs.
In the finale versus the Aggies, the Beaver (3-2) offense exploded for a season-high 15 hits from nine different players. In addition to Gottlieb's three-hit performance, Lici Campbell, Escobar, Hammoude and Mazon had two hits.
In the circle, Haenidges (1-0) picked up the win allowing just four hits in a complete-game shutout. In addition, Haenidges delivered a career-high seven strikeouts in five innings.
The Orange & Black scattered a run in the second, three in the third, five in the fourth and three in the final frame.
The Beavers conclude the five-game opening weekend and are back in action next weekend at the San Diego Tournament. The five-game three-day tournament is scheduled to begin on Friday, Feb. 18 against South Dakota State at 9 a.m. PT.
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