Oregon St. has moved to replace long time softball coach Kirk Walker, who resigned earlier this month after 18 years as the coach of the Beavers, to become an assistant coach at UCLA, by promoting Laura Berg to become the 8th. head coach in the program's history. Berg, who has been an assistant for Oregon St. the last 2 years, has been widely credited as a key factor on the Beavers' return to the NCAA playoffs this past spring. "In the world of softball, this is a home run for Oregon State," Athletic Director Bob De Carolis said. "Coach Berg is an accomplished player and coach at the highest levels of the sport. I'm very impressed with her approach to the game, and I look forward to many great seasons for our program with her at the helm." The Pac-12 is the most accomplished and deepest conference in college softball.