Raiders pull off sweep of Eastern Oregon

LA GRANDE — The Southern Oregon University softball team swept a Cascade Collegiate Conference doubleheader against Eastern Oregon on Saturday. The scores were 2-1 and 9-3.

The Raiders (20-17, 10-11 CCC) next play a makeup doubleheader against Northwest Christian next Saturday.

Jordyn Kurtz picked up the pitching win in Game 1, giving up two hits in the complete-game effort.

Sierra Anderson had two of SOU's six hits, while Stephanie Vandenbusch lifted a solo homer that tied the game at 1-all in the fourth inning.

The Raiders scored the game-winner in the seventh when Anderson singled and moved to second on an error. Sarah Silbowitz entered as pinch-runner and scored on a Mountaineers' error.

In Game 2, Karlie Stephens earned the win on the mound for SOU.

Alyssa Miller and Kara Kelsey each finished with three hits atop the SOU lineup, and Kurtz and Melissa Corn each added a pair of hits.

OREGON STATE 3, UCLA 0 — At Corvallis, Jace Fry held No. 11 UCLA to six hits in a complete-game shutout as Oregon State evened a best-of-three series with the Bruins and 1-all.

Fry needed just 107 pitches for his first career shutout, the final one going for a strikeout of Trevor Brown to end the game. Fry tossed six strikeouts and walked two, allowing the Bruins to place a runner at third just once.

Fry became the first OSU freshman to throw a complete-game shutout since Sam Gaviglio accomplished the feat May 22, 2009 at Stanford, which was a 5-0 Beavers win.

Ryan Dunn and Tyler Smith each had three hits for the Beavers (25-12 overall, 7-7 Pac-12 Conference) as the club finished with 11 overall, just a day after tallying two in a 4-0 loss to UCLA's Adam Plutko.

Dunn homered in the sixth, his fifth round-tripper of the season, and drove in the game's first run with a double to right center in the third.

Smith went 3-for-4, singling three times, to regain the league's lead in batting average at .425. The junior now has 17 multi-hit games on the year.

WASHINGTON STATE 8, OREGON 3 — At Eugene, a six-run eighth inning for Washington State helped the Cougars upset eighth-ranked Oregon, and even the series at 1-1.

In front of a season-best crowd of 2,478, the Ducks (27-11, 11-6) lost their one-run lead in the eighth as WSU (19-16, 6-7) scored six runs on three hits and one Oregon error with UO relievers Tommy Thorpe, Jimmie Sherfy and Joey Housey on the mound.

Oregon starter Jake Reed was in line for the win after holding the Cougars to two runs on six hits, while striking out five, but the bullpen couldn't hold off WSU in the eighth.

Brett Hambright led the Ducks with a 3-for-3 effort and a walk, while Brett Thomas was 2-for-4 at the plate.

The series finale is today at noon at PK Park.

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