CORVALLIS – The No. 25 Oregon State University softball team opened up Pac-12 play with a series win against No. 16 California (24-5, 1-2). After splitting the first two games the Beavers won game three on Sunday afternoon 8-3 at the OSU Softball Complex.
The Beavers won the for seventh time in nine games, and improve to 19-10, 2-1 Pac-12.
It was Oregon State who scored in the first period taking a 1-0 lead early. In the following inning Cal scored two and added another in the fourth leading 3-1.
Hope Brandner had the equalizer, a two-run homer run that barely missed the scoreboard in left field, in the bottom of the fourth inning. It was her team-leading seventh home run of the year.
With the game tied at 3-3 Oregon State put five runs on the board in the fifth inning. Down 0-2 in multiple at bats the Beavers hung tough and hit their way back into the at bat and extend the inning. OSU got two runs thanks to bases loaded walks.
The Beavers travel to Los Angeles to battle the Bruins of UCLA on March 24-26.
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Tickets to select Oregon State softball games are now on sale at BeaverTickets.com/softball, and can be purchased for the Civil War series (March 29-31) and the Oklahoma series (April 20-21). More information can be found here.
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