Raiders gain split in softball with C of I
ASHLAND — Southern Oregon pitcher Brianne Craig hung in for a 132-pitch complete game and was rewarded with a 4-3 win over College of Idaho, giving the Raiders a split Friday in the Cascade Conference twin bill.
College of Idaho won the first game, 10-3, thanks to a five-run fourth inning that broke a 2-2 tie.
In Game 2, the Raiders (22-16 overall, 3-7 CCC) trailed 3-0 before rallying for all of their runs in the fourth inning. Tyler Burke lined an RBI single, Alexa Gonzalez hit a sacrifice fly, and Kristin Ahern tied it with a blooper to right field. SOU scored the go-ahead run on that same play on a throwing error from right field.
Craig worked around 11 hits, including nine in the first three innings.
Alexa Gonzalez, Ahern and Burke had two hits apiece for SOU.
In the opener, the Raiders got three hits from Ally Painter, including an RBI double.
OREGON 8, WASHINGTON 0: At Eugene, Cheridan Hawkins, a junior left-hander, threw her first career perfect game and fifth no-hitter as No. 2 Oregon beat No. 19 Washington in five innings.
Koral Costa's three-run homer capped a five-run first inning for the Ducks (29-3, 7-0 Pac-12).
Hawkins struck out three in a 56-pitch effort. It was UO's first perfect game since Jess Moore had one in 2013.
CAL POLY 8, OSU 1: At Corvallis, a six-run seventh inning propelled Cal Poly, sending No. 24 Oregon State to its first home loss of the season.
A grand slam by John Schuknecht highlighted the seventh and dropped OSU to 13-1 at Goss Stadium. The Beavers are 20-6, the Mustangs 8-14.
Andrew Moore took the loss to drop to 2-1. He finished with a quality start, allowing four runs — three earned — in 6 1/3 innings.