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CORVALLIS, Ore. - The No. 15 University of Oregon softball team (19-5, 1-1) came back from a 4-0 deficit to Oregon State (22-8, 1-1) to tie the game, 4-4 in the sixth inning, but ultimately fell 5-4 in 8 innings Monday afternoon.

The game initially began Sunday but was delayed in the second inning due to rain, and re-started Monday afternoon with the Beavers leading, 4-0, thanks to their four-run first inning.

After not pitching Sunday, Duck freshman Karissa Hovinga (6-1) retired all but but one of Monday's outs, and unfortunately suffered her first loss of the season. In her 6.1 innings, she struck out five, walked four, gave up five hits, and her one run allowed was earned. 

UO scored its first run in the fourth after it loaded the bases with one out on a single by freshman Janie Takeda, double by senior Kelsey Chambers and walk by sophomore Kailee Cuico. Junior Kaylan Howard followed with an infield ground-out to score the first run.

In the sixth, Oregon tied the game wth three runs. Takeda led off with a one-out walk, and after a strikeout, singles by Cuico and Howard led to a a pitching change. Senior Christie Nieto followed with a 2-RBI double off reliever Paige Hall that tied the game.

OSU opened the eighth with a pair of singles, and after a sacrifice bunt moved them to third base, a four-pitch walk reloaded the bases. Oregon's Jessica Moore - Sunday's starter - came back to pitch, and after a pop-out in foul territory, a two-out hit by pitch forced in the deciding run. 

The Beavers scored the rest of their runs in the first inning. The first three OSU hitters all reached on singles, followed by a wild pitch and an infield error. After a strikeout, the Beavers added a walk and hit by pitch and infield ground-out to score their fourth and final run off Moore.

OSU starter Marina Demore pitched the first 5.2 innings, struck out five, walked two, allowed six hits, and all four runs allowed were earned.

Hall (9-1), worked the final 2.1 innings, struck out two, walked one, allowed one hit, and wasn't crediting with giving up any runs.

In the series' first game Saturday, Oregon staked its fifth straight series win the last three years, thanks to its 8-2 win in the series sponsored by PacificSource Health Plans and Northwest Dodge Dealers.

In the circle, Moore (13-4) struck out six Beavers, walked two, allowed two hits, and neither of her runs allowed were earned in her 14th complete game of the campaign.

At the plate for the Ducks, Howard hit a three-run homer in the fourth inning, and senior Kelsey Chambers hit a two run-shot in the seventh inning. At game’s end, Chambers (2-for-4) and Ceo (2-for-3, walk) had multiple hits, and four others had single hits.

Looking ahead, the two teams will meet for their third and final game of the series immediately after on Monday afternoon at the OSU Softball Complex.

 

#15 Oregon at Oregon State
Mar 25, 2012 at Corvallis, Ore. (OSU Softball Complex)

Oregon 4 (19-5,1-1 Pac-12)

Player   ab    r    h  rbi   bb   so   po    a  lob 
Ceo, Courtney 3b 
Takeda, Janie cf 
Chambers, Kelsey ss 
Cuico, Kailee 1b 
Howard, Kaylan 2b 
Nieto, Christie dp 
Pappas, Samantha rf 
Peterson, Alexa
Burger, Allie lf 
Moore, Jessica
   Hovinga, Karissa
Totals  29  23 
  

Oregon State 5 (22-8,1-1 Pac-12)

Player   ab    r    h  rbi   bb   so   po    a  lob 
Gilmore, Dani cf 
Bouska, Hannah rf 
Santana, Elizabeth ss 
Beltran, Desiree 3b 
   Bundy, Madison pr 
Hall, Paige dp/p 
Guzy, Erin 1b 
Kutz, Ally c 
   Batayola, Isabelle pr 
Cavestany, Lea lf/dp 
Garcia, Ya 2b 
Demore, Marina p 
   Doremus, Maggie lf 
Totals  31  24  13  11 

Score by Innings                   R  H  E
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Oregon.............. 000 103 00 -  4  7  1
Oregon State........ 400 000 01 -  5  8  1
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Note: 2 outs, 3 runners LOB when the game ended.

E - Ceo, C; Guzy, E. DP - OSU 1. LOB - ORE 4; OSU 11. 2B - Chambers, K; Nieto, C. HBP - Santana, E; Kutz, A. SH - Garcia, Y. SB - Ceo, C; Takeda, J; Cavestany, L. CS - Pappas, S.

Oregon   ip  er  bb  so  wp  bk  hbp  ibb  ab  bf  fo  go  np 
Moore, Jessica   1.1  11  45 
Hovinga, Karissa L,6-1  6.1  23  28  105 
  
Oregon State   ip  er  bb  so  wp  bk  hbp  ibb  ab  bf  fo  go  np 
Demore, Marina   5.2  21  23  83 
Hall, Paige W,9-1  2.1  36 

Win - Hall, P (9-1). Loss - Hovinga, K (6-1). Save - None. WP - Moore, J; Hall, P. HBP - by Moore, J (Kutz, A); by Moore, J (Santana, E). Pitches/strikes: Moore, J 45/30; Hovinga, K 105/64; Demore, M 83/51; Hall, P 36/21.

Umpires - HP: Rick Cowan 1B: Brandon Bluhm 3B: Kevin Davis
Start: 2:57 pm Time: 2:38 Attendance: 437
Weather: 52 degrees, rain showers

 
Play-by-Play
 

2012 OREGON SOFTBALL
#15 Oregon at Oregon State
Mar 25, 2012 at Corvallis, Ore. (OSU Softball Complex)

Oregon starters: 22/3b Ceo, C; 19/cf Takeda, J; 8/ss Chambers, K; 33/1b Cuico, K; 3/2b Howard, K; 17/dp Nieto, C; 0/rf Pappas, S; 14/c Peterson, A; 2/lf Burger, A; 12/p Moore, J;

Oregon State starters: 24/cf Gilmore, D; 7/rf Bouska, H; 4/ss Santana, E; 13/3b Beltran, D; 22/dp Hall, P; 6/1b Guzy, E; 9/c Kutz, A; 32/lf Cavestany, L; 1/2b Garcia, Y; 8/p Demore, M;

Oregon 1st - Ceo, C struck out looking (1-2 KBFK). Takeda, J out at first 1b to 2b, bunt (0-0). Chambers, K popped up to rf (2-2 BFBKFF). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Oregon State 1st - Gilmore, D singled to right field (3-2 FKBBB). Bouska, H singled to third base, bunt (0-0); Gilmore, D advanced to second. Santana, E singled down the rf line, advanced to second on the throw, RBI; Bouska, H advanced to third; Gilmore, D scored. Santana, E advanced to third on a wild pitch; Bouska, H scored on a wild pitch. Beltran, D reached on an error by 3b (1-2 KFFBF); Santana, E scored, unearned. Hall, P struck out looking (3-2 BKBFFBK). Guzy, E walked (3-1 BKBBB); Beltran, D advanced to second. Kutz, A hit by pitch (0-1 K); Guzy, E advanced to second; Beltran, D advanced to third. Cavestany, L grounded out to ss unassisted, reached on a fielder's choice, RBI (0-2 KKF); Kutz, A out on the play; Guzy, E advanced to third; Beltran, D scored, unearned. Cavestany, L stole second. Garcia, Y struck out swinging (0-2 KFK). 4 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB.

Oregon 2nd - Cuico, K grounded out to 3b (2-1 BFB). Howard, K lined out to cf (2-1 BBK). Nieto, C struck out looking (1-2 KBFK). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Oregon State 2nd - Hovinga, K to p for Moore, J. Gilmore, D lined out to 2b (3-2 BBBKK). Bouska, H out at first p to 2b, bunt (2-1 BKB). Santana, E singled to shortstop (3-2 BBBKF). Beltran, D popped up to 1b (0-1 K). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Oregon 3rd - Pappas, S singled to shortstop (3-2 KBKBB). Peterson, A flied out to lf (0-0). Pappas, S out at second c to 2b, caught stealing. Burger, A fouled out to c (2-2 KBFFB). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Oregon State 3rd - Hall, P walked (3-2 BKBBKB). Guzy, E grounded out to 3b (1-1 KB); Hall, P advanced to second. Kutz, A popped up to 1b (1-0 B). Cavestany, L popped up to ss (1-1 FB). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Oregon 4th - Ceo, C struck out looking (3-2 BBBKKK). Takeda, J singled to shortstop (0-0). Chambers, K doubled to left field (0-1 F); Takeda, J advanced to third. Cuico, K walked (3-1 KBBBB). Howard, K grounded out to p, RBI (0-1 F); Cuico, K advanced to second; Chambers, K advanced to third; Takeda, J scored. Nieto, C grounded out to 2b (0-1 K). 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Oregon State 4th - Garcia, Y out at first 3b to 2b, bunt (2-1 KBB). Gilmore, D walked (3-1 FBBBB). Bouska, H lined out to rf (0-1 F). Santana, E singled down the rf line (0-0); Gilmore, D advanced to third. Beltran, D lined out to cf (1-2 KBF). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Oregon 5th - Pappas, S singled through the right side (0-0). Peterson, A hit into double play 3b to 2b to 1b (1-0 B); Pappas, S out on the play. Burger, A grounded out to 2b (2-1 FBB). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Oregon State 5th - Hall, P grounded out to 2b (1-1 BK). Guzy, E grounded out to 1b unassisted (2-2 FKFBB). Kutz, A popped up to ss (0-0). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Oregon 6th - Ceo, C struck out swinging (1-2 KBKK). Takeda, J walked (3-0 BBBB). Chambers, K struck out swinging (2-2 KFBFBK). Cuico, K singled through the left side (2-2 KBFFB); Takeda, J advanced to second. Howard, K singled up the middle, RBI (0-0); Cuico, K advanced to second; Takeda, J scored. Hall, P to p. Cavestany, L to dp. Doremus, M to lf for Demore, M. Nieto, C doubled to left field, 2 RBI (3-0 BBB); Howard, K scored; Cuico, K scored. Pappas, S flied out to cf (0-0). 3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Oregon State 6th - Cavestany, L struck out swinging (1-2 KKBK). Garcia, Y struck out looking (0-2 KFK). Gilmore, D struck out swinging (1-2 KFBK). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Oregon 7th - Peterson, A grounded out to ss (1-0 B). Burger, A struck out looking (2-2 KFBBFK). Ceo, C reached on an error by 1b (0-0). Ceo, C stole second. Ceo, C advanced to third on a wild pitch. Takeda, J walked (3-0 BBBB). Takeda, J stole second; Ceo, C out at home c to ss to c. 0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB.

Oregon State 7th - Bouska, H struck out swinging (2-2 KFBBK). Santana, E walked (3-1 BBFBB). Beltran, D singled through the left side (0-1 F); Santana, E advanced to second. Bundy, M pinch ran for Beltran, D. Hall, P grounded out to p (0-2 KKF); Bundy, M advanced to second; Santana, E advanced to third. Guzy, E struck out looking (2-2 BKBKFK). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Oregon 8th - Beltran, D to 3b for Bundy, M. Chambers, K grounded out to ss (1-1 KB). Cuico, K grounded out to 2b (1-1 BK). Howard, K struck out swinging (2-2 BKBFFK). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Oregon State 8th - Kutz, A singled to right center (2-2 KBFBF). Batayola, I pinch ran for Kutz, A. Cavestany, L singled to shortstop (0-2 KK); Batayola, I advanced to second. Garcia, Y out at first 1b to 2b, SAC, bunt (0-0); Cavestany, L advanced to second; Batayola, I advanced to third. Gilmore, D walked (3-0 BBBB). Moore, J to p for Hovinga, K. Bouska, H fouled out to 3b (2-2 KBBF). Santana, E hit by pitch, RBI (2-2 KKBB); Gilmore, D advanced to second; Cavestany, L advanced to third; Batayola, I scored. 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB.

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