Hammoude Homers, Beavers Edged by Huskies
SEATTLE, Wash. – Frankie Hammoude hit her 12th home run of the season and Sarah Haendiges struck out six, but the No. 18 Oregon State softball team fell to No. 11 Washington 2-1 Friday evening in Seattle.
Hammoude's dinger was the 40th longball of her career, making her the third player in program history to reach that mark. She is two short of Cambria Miranda for second in the Oregon State record book.
Haendiges went the distance in the circle, allowing just five hits and two runs to go along with her six strikeouts.
Madison Simon recorded a single and Savanah Whatley notched a double in the contest. Des Rivera found her way to second base on a line-drive that was ultimately ruled an error.
Washington struck first, plating a pair in the third to take the lead. Hammoude launched a no-doubter over the left-field wall in the fourth. The Beavers looked as though they might tie it in the fifth when Rivera reached second, but she was stranded there.
Whatley doubled to right-center in the sixth, and advanced to third as the fielder mis-played the ball to put the Beavers within striking distance with none out in the frame. Oregon State was unable to bring her home, as the Huskies held on for the narrow victory.
The Beavers and Huskies will wrap up their series Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m.
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