Ducks rally past Beavers in softball Civil War
CORVALLIS — The 16th-ranked Oregon softball team rallied to score three runs in the sixth inning to knock off No. 13 Oregon State, 6-5, in Wednesday's Civil War.
The Beavers (34-16; 6-6 Pac-10) held a 5-3 edge when the Ducks' (39-8; 4-8 Pac-10) offense kicked it into high gear with six hits on the way to scoring three runs in the sixth to take the lead for good. Three straight hits, including the ones that knocked in the tying and what proved to be the game-winning run, were two-out infield singles.
Oregon State loaded the bases in the bottom of the seventh after freshman Kelly Dyer reached on a two-out infield single, but the Beavers couldn't push any runs across.
The Beavers stranded 11 runners on base in the game, while the Ducks stranded seven.
Mia Longfellow matched the Oregon State school record for hits when she belted a first inning double, tying Jodi Chmielewski (1996-99) with 225 career hits.
Galvan finished with a 2-for-2 clip from the plate and a pair of walks, while Cambria Miranda and McGowan had two hits each.