Beavers’ Season Comes to an End at WCWS
OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oregon State softball team's season came to an end in the second game of the Women's College World Series, as the Beavers fell to Arizona 3-1 Friday evening in Oklahoma City.
"I told the team that there are a lot of positive things we can take away from this season," said Oregon State head coach Laura Berg. "There are some things we can still improve on moving forward to continue these seasons on. But now this team has a taste of what it is like to be here. I told all of them how proud I am of them – not just as athletes but as student-athletes."
Mariah Mazon made her return for the Beavers, going the distance in the circle, striking out four and allowing six hits. Frankie Hammoude, Kaylah Nelsen and Des Rivera all had hits in the contest. Madison Simon drove in OSU's only run.
The Beavers drew first blood in the second, as Simon drove in the game's first run on a sacrifice fly. The Wildcats answered in the bottom of the frame, leveling the score with an RBI double.
Oregon State threatened in the top of the first, putting a pair of runners on with two out, but both players were stranded. Arizona put a pair on in the fourth, but Mazon came up with a strikeout to end the inning.
Savanah Whatley made a pair of outstanding plays in the field to keep Arizona off the board in the fifth. The Wildcats took the lead in the bottom of the sixth, plating a pair to go in front 3-1. Simon and Whatley both walked in the seventh to put the tying run on base, but the Beavers were unable to score.
Oregon State ends the season with a record of 39-22. The Beavers made the Women's College World Series for the second time in program history, and the first time since 2006.
Oregon State Athletics strives to Build Excellent Authentic Visionary Student-Athletes (Go BEAVS).