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SUNDAY COLLEGE SOFTBALL ROUNDUP/Oregon State pulls out 3-1 victory over Missouri to return with 4-1 record from opening weekend

COLLEGE SOFTBALL

Kajikawa Classic

At Tempe, Ariz.

Oregon 14, New Mexico 1

• The Ducks broke it open with a six-run second inning that gave them a 7-0 lead. Gwen Svekis' grand slam was the biggest blow.

Oregon, ranked third in the nation, ended its opening weekend with a 6-0 record. Total runs: Oregon 73, opponents 12.SVEKIS

Svekis, the senior catcher, totaled five home runs, 12 RBIs and was 8 for 14 at the plate (.571).

On Sunday, Lauren Burke hit a solo HR in the fourth.

And, in a five-run fourth, transfer shortstop DJ Sanders smacked a three-run homer and Jenna Lilly hit one out with one aboard.

Sanders, who came from Louisiana-Lafayette, was 5 for 11 (.455), with four home runs and 10 RBIs for the weekend.

Oregon State 3, Missouri 1

• The Beavers (4-1) bounced back from their first loss by beating Mizzou on Sunday morning.

A two-run single by Camryn Ybarra in the fifth inning broke a 1-1 tie.

Meehra Nelson (3-0) got the win with a five-inning stint, and freshman Mariah Mazon went the final two frames for her first save.

Oregon State, which lost 7-0 to No. 25 Georgia on Saturday, also had wins in the tournament over No. 21 Oklahoma State, Indiana and No. 22 BYU. In five games, the Beavers totaled 29 runs and gave up 20.

Other games

Concordia 9 La Sierra 8

Concordia 6 La Sierra 3

• The Cavaliers (7-4) swept a doubleheader at Riverside, California.

Elana Cook's three-run home run keyed an eight-run second inning for the Cavs in the opener. Cook, the leadoff hitter, was 3 for 4 with four RBIs.

La Sierra (2-7-1) scored two runs in the fourth, sixth and seventh innings to pull within one run, but Concordia reliever Kayla Lagerquist (2-2) got a fly out to end the game.

In the nightcap, the Cavaliers snapped a 3-3 tie with three runs in the sixth on Kelsie Merritt's two-RBI single and a throwing error that allowed Merritt to score.

Samanthan Byron (2-1) gave up 11 hits and two earned runs in seven innings for Concordia.

LA VERNE 1, Lewis & Clark 0

• L&C's Megan Anderson (0-3) allowed only five hits and one run, but lost when the home team scored on an RBI double in the bottom of the sixth inning.

The Pioneers (1-3) matched La Verne with five hits.

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