SATURDAY COLLEGE SOFTBALL ROUNDUP/No. 3 Oregon falls 1-0 in 9 innings to No. 15 Mississippi


Oregon State 2, Louisiana Tech 0

LSU 3, Oregon State 2

• The Beavers split two games, nearly upsetting No. 7 Louisiana State at Baton Rouge.NELSON

OSU began the day with Meehra Nelson raising her record to 5-0. She gave up three hits and no runs with one walk and two strikeouts in five innings. Kayleen Shafer's two-run single in the bottom of the first gave Oregon State a 2-0 lead.

In the LSU game, the Beavers scored twice in the top of the first inning, getting an RBI single from Shelby Weeks followed by Alysha Everett's sacrifice fly.

LSU scored three runs in the fourth.

OSU's Nerissa Eason went 3 1/3 innings. then gave way to Mariah Mazon, who had picked up a save earlier in the day.

In the top of the seventh, Camryn Ybarra led off with a single, and pinch runner Michelle Sass stole second. The next batters struck out and popped out to second, but Sass went to third on a wild pitch before the game ended on a groundout to the shortstop.

Mississippi 1, Oregon 0

• Third-ranked Oregon suffered its first loss of the season in a nine-inning pitchers' duel against No. 15 Mississippi at Puerto Vallarta.

Megan Kleist was on the mound for the Ducks, and she fell to 3-1, going the distance. She gave up three hits and no walks while striking out 16.

Each team had one hit going into the seventh inning. The Ducks (9-1) put runners on first and second to start the seventh on a single and hit batter, but couldn't score.

Kaitlin Lee (4-0) of Ole Miss (6-2) allowed four hits, with one walk and five strikeouts.

With a runner placed on second to start the bottom of the ninth, Mississippi was able to score on a one-out single through the right side.

Northwest Christian 13, CONCORDIA 11

CONCORDIA 7, Northwest Christian 1

• The Cavaliers gave up 16 hits in the opener at Porter Park. Mary Besuyen had four RBIs in the loss, and Courtney Somers hit a solo home run.

In the second game, leadoff batter Elena Cook blasted two home runs for the Cavs (8-5), and Samantha Byron turned in a six-hit complete game.

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