Beavers No-Hit Mountaineers in Season Opener

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Beavers No-Hit Mountaineers in Season Opener

Feb. 10, 2011

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TEMPE, Ariz. - The Oregon State softball team, behind a combined no-hitter by sophomore Marina Demore and junior Paige Hall, take down Appalachian State in the season opener by a score of 8-0 in five innings at the Kajikawa Classic in Tempe, Ariz.

"It was a good team win for us," head coach Kirk Walker said following the game. "I'm really proud of the solid performance we had from our pitchers."

After setting down the Appalachian State (0-1 overall) batters in order to start the game, Oregon State (1-0) put five runs on the board in the bottom half of the inning. McKenna Lowe doubled with one out for the first hit of the game for the Beavers. Erin Guzy followed her up with a single scoring Low from second.

After Desiree Beltran walked with two outs advancing Guzy to second, Audrey Roderfeld doubled to clear the bases. Ally Kutz followed up Roderfeld's double with one of her own scoring Roderfeld from second. Nikki Chandler then singled scoring Kutz from second giving the Beavers an early 5-0 lead.

Five runs would prove to be all the Oregon State pitching staff would need. Demore started the game and went four perfect innings with seven strikeouts and only faced 13 total batters. Hall came into the game as a pinch hitter in the top of the fourth inning and then pitched the fifth and final inning of the game to secure the win for the Beavers.

Oregon State added an unearned run in the fifth and another in the sixth on two Mountaineer errors before adding an eighth and final run in the bottom of the fifth to call the game early due to runs.

Chandler was 2-for-3 with and led the team with 2 RBI in the game. Kutz and Lowe were also 2-for-3 and each scored two run apiece. Demore was credited with the win.

The Beavers play Western Michigan tomorrow starting at 11:30 a.m. in their second game at the Kajikawa Classic in Tempe, Ariz.

Feb 10, 2011 at Tempe, Arizona
Appalachian State... 000 00 - 0 0 2 (0-1)
Oregon State.........501 11 - 8 11 0 (1-0)
WP-Demore, Marina (1-0) LP-Wainright (0-1) T-1:21 A-83

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