Lady Ducks Advance
Lady Duck Shannon Rhodes’ three-run homer in the sixth inning helped top-seeded Oregon defeat Arizona State 11-6 on Thursday at the Women’s Softball College World Series. Oregon dominated Giselle “G” Juarez, Arizona State’s All-American pitcher. Juarez pitched a complete game, but she gave up 14 hits and 10 earned runs. Oregon pitcher Miranda Elish recovered from a rough start against the Ducks’ Pac-12 rival and increased her career record to 37-1. Oregon plays Washington this afternoon. Arizona State faces two-time defending champion Oklahoma on Saturday in an elimination game.
Corvallis Regionals Begin This Evening
The number three seeded Oregon State men host #4 seeded Northwestern this evening in the Corvallis Regionals. The 44 – 10 and 1 Beavers will take on the 37 and 55 Wildcats in a game that airs at 7:00 on KCFM. First pitch from Goss Stadium’s Coleman Field is at 7:30. The winner will play the victor in the San Diego State / LSU game Saturday evening. The losers of both games face off Saturday afternoon at 1 o’clock. Seven of the eight West Coast teams in the field are on the same side of the bracket. A maximum of two Pac-12 teams can make it to Omaha as Stanford and Washington could also meet in the super regionals. It’s the seventh time OSU has been awarded a home regional in program history. The Beavers have won five.