CATHEDRAL CITY, Cailf. — The Oregon State softball team snapped a seven-game losing streak on Friday night with a 9-1 victory over Virginia in the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic.
Alexis Gonzalez went 2 for 3 with two RBIs, including a run-scoring double in the first for the early lead.
Meanwhile, pitcher Amanda Najdek rebounded with a complete-game three-hitter with four strikeouts and no walks.
OSU (4-10) scored four runs in the fifth inning on bases-loaded walks.
The Beavers play today against Pacific (noon) and Tennessee (7:30 p.m.).
Oregon State 9, Virginia 1
VIRGINIA 000 10 — 1 3 1
OREGON STATE 202 05 — 9 8 2
Bowdren, Chapdelaine (1) and Park. Najdek and Padilla. WP: Najdek (2-4). Chapdelaine (2-9). 2B: Gonzalez (OSU), Garcia (OSU)
Hits: Virginia 3 (Velk, Labshere, Johnson). OSU 8 (Gonzalez 3, Nishitomi, Bouska, Gilmore, Chirichigno, Garcia)
RBIs: Virginia 1 (Labshere). OSU 7 (Gonzalez 2, Nishitomi, Chirichigno, Garcia, Armendariz, Niehus)