Hammoude Goes Yard as OSU Downs No. 25 Stanford, 4-1, Securing the Series
CORVALLIS, Ore. – Junior Frankie Hammoude hit her eleventh home run of the season as Oregon State softball defeated No. 25 Stanford, 4-1, in Saturday's Pac-12 showdown to secure the series at Kelly Field. After the win, the Beavers improve to 25-7 overall and 2-3 during conference play.
In her first circle appearance since March 7, senior Mariah Mazon struck out six and allowed just one hit in the complete game moving to 9-3 overall.
Madison Simon hit her sixth bomb of the season going opposite right field to put Oregon State ahead 1-0 after two frames.
Stanford broke through the no-hitter performance in the sixth, evening the game off a hit with two Beaver fielding errors.
Freshman Eliana Gottlieb delivered a one-out single through the right side in the bottom of the sixth that led to Hammoude's left center field bomb that nearly went into the Oregon State track.
Hey Ann, I think Frankie heard you.
— Oregon State Softball (@BeaverSoftball) March 27, 2022
Grace Messmer also doubled in the game for the second time this season that drove home the Jade Soto insurance run in the sixth frame.
As a team, the Beavers compiled seven hits that were scattered around six different players. Kiki Escobar got back in the box score with an infield single while Charity Sevaaetasi also added a single in the sixth.
First pitch for the series finale of the OSU-Stanford series is scheduled for 12 p.m. PT tomorrow. The contest will be televised by the Pac-12 Networks.
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