Nevada Softball Loses Close Game To Oregon State
May 19, 2006
Corvallis, Ore. - The Nevada softball team lost a close game to Oregon State, 2-1, on Friday. The Pack will now move on to play Portland State at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday.
Jordan McPherson got the start for Nevada. She pitched 6.1 innings, gave up five hits, 2 runs (one earned) and struck out five.
Reno native Brianne McGowan pitched for Oregon State. She pitched seven innings, gave up three hits, one earned run and struck out 10.
The Pack put the first point on the board when center-fielder Cindy Elkins hit a solo homerun in the third. Elkins went one for two with a walk. Oregon State answered with its own solo homerun in the fifth when Cambria Miranda blasted one to right-center.
The Beavers won the game in the bottom of the seventh when Adrienne Alo hit a ground ball to the shortstop with the bases loaded. Brittany Lorenzen couldn't make a play on the ball and Kellie Roberts scored from third. McPherson started the inning by hitting DeAnn Young with a pitch. Young advanced to second on a sac by Paige Lowe. The Pack then intentionally walked Miranda. McPherson then walked Mia Longfellow to load the bases. The game ended with one out in the bottom of the seventh.
Nevada has lost to Portland State three times this season, 2-1, 2-0 and 3-1, with the last meeting being April 2 at the Nevada Tournament. The winner of this game will play the loser of the Baylor/Oregon State match-up.