Jayhawks Fall To Oregon State To Conclude Day One of Cathedral City Classic
Feb. 19, 2009
PALM SPRINGS, Calif. –
Despite matching Oregon State with seven hits during the game, the Kansas softball team fell 4-1 to the Beavers to conclude day one of the Cathedral City Classic.
With the loss, KU fell to 4-7 overall, while OSU improved its record to 7-4.
Oregon State’s Audrey Roderfeld knocked her second home run of the season, a solo shot, in the fourth inning to put the Beavers on the scoreboard first. Before the end of the inning, OSU would add two more runs off an RBI single and RBI double to take a 3-0 lead.
Kansas answered back in its next at bat but its rally fell short as Liz Kocon was the only Jayhawk to score. Kocon led off the top of the fifth with a walk before Allie Clark moved her over to scoring position on a single to third base. Kocon advanced again when Stevie Crisosto reached safely on an error. Dougie McCaulley finally plated Kocon with a sacrifice fly to left field. Unfortunately, Crisisto was thrown out at second on the play after tagging up at first to end the inning for Kansas.
The Beavers tacked on one more run in the bottom of the fifth inning to make the final score 4-1.
Clark finished with two of KU’s seven hits. Crisosto, Kocon, Elle Pottorf and Amanda Jobe all recorded one hit in the game as did McCaulley, who extended a four game hitting streak.
Val George took the loss from the circle going four full innings for KU. The senior hurler struck out four batters in the contest and walked two while allowing five hits. Junior Sarah Vertelka relieved George in the final two innings of the game.
KU continues play in the Cathedral City Classic tomorrow with a 2:30 p.m. (CST) contest against BYU and plays again on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. (CST) versus UC Santa Barbara.