Game 1 of the Stanford Super Regional was Friday evening, and Oregon State took down the home team 3-1 to move within one win of a Women’s College World Series appearance. The Beavers will get two shots to advance against the Cardinal tomorrow, with the first game set for a 3:00 start time.
All of Oregon State’s runs came in the top of the second inning. Frankie Hammoude opened the frame with a double, and advanced to third on a grounder. She reached home thanks to a Grace Messmer single for the first run of the day. Right after that, Madison Simon knocked a ball over the left field wall for a two run homer and a 3-0 Beavers lead.
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Stanford got one run back in the bottom of the fourth, thanks to a Sydney Steele double, but other than that Oregon State’s pitching and fielding shut down the Cardinal. Mariah Mazon pitched all 7 innings for the Beavers, allowing just 5 hits and 1 run, while striking out 11 Stanford batters. During the third inning, Mazon became the Beavers all time leader in strikeouts, finishing the night with 859 total Ks over her 5 year career.
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Tomorrow afternoon the Beavers will have the chance to book their trip to their second ever College World Series appearance, and their first since 2006. First pitch for Game 2 is set for 3:00, and the game will be aired on ESPNU.