TEMPE, Ariz. — The Oregon State softball team opened its season on Thursday with a 6-2 victory over North Carolina State before suffering a 6-3 loss to San Diego State in the Kajikawa/ASU Classic.
The Beavers got off to a good start in the opener against N.C. State with a 3-0 lead by the second inning.
CJ Chirichigno, a transfer from Boston College, collected an RBI single to score Dani Gilmore and freshman Kylie Padilla later hit in Ya Garcia for a 2-0 lead in the first.
In the second, Hannah Bouska scored when Alexis Gonzales reached on a fielder’s choice.
OSU went up 5-1 in the fifth on an RBI triple by Chirichigno to score Amee Aarhus. Chirichigno later scored on a sac fly by Kori Nishitomi.
The Beavers scored another run in the sixth on Christie Langlois’ single to center to score Gilmore.
At the plate, Gilmore went 3 for 4 while Garcia, Langlois, Chirichigno and Padilla each had two hits.
Freshman Alleyah Armendariz went the distance in the circle with 10 hits and three walks allowed to go with five strikeouts.
In OSU’s second game, the Beavers went up 2-0 in the third inning on a two-run home run by Gilmore that scored Bouska, who had reached base on a walk.
The Beavers later went up 3-1 in the fifth inning on a solo shot by Garcia.
But San Diego State countered with a five-run outburst in the top of the sixth. Homers by Patrica Jackson and Kaitlyn Connors were responsible for three of those runs.
OSU threatened in the bottom of the seventh but SDSU escaped.
Amanda Najdek suffered the loss at pitcher.
Oregon State 6, N.C. State 2
OREGON STATE 210 021 0 — 6 12 2
NORTH CAROLINA STATE 001 010 0 — 2 10 1
Armendariz and Padilla. Weiman, Mirabella (6) and Grant. WP: Armendariz (1-0). LP: Weiman (0-1). 2B: Grant (NCS) 3, Bouska (OSU), Gilmore (OSU). 3B: Chirichigno (OSU). HR: Hutchison
Hits: OSU 12 (Gilmore 3, Garcia 2, Langlois 2, Chirichigno 2, Padilla 2, Bouska). NCS 10 (Grant 3, Hutchison 2, Tate, Davis, Jones, Lippard, Van Dyken)
RBIs: OSU 6 (Chirichigno 2, Gonzalez, Langlois, Padilla, Nishitomi). NCS 2 (Hutchison 2)
San Diego State 6, Oregon State 3
SAN DIEGO STATE 000 105 0 — 6 10 1
OREGON STATE 002 010 0 — 3 6 3
O’Toole and Ignacio, Orlando. Najdek, Dembinski (6) and Padilla. WP: O’Toole (1-0). LP: Najdek (0-1). 2B:
3B: Cable (SDS). HR: Gilmore (OSU), Garcia (OSU), Jackson (SDS), Connors (SDS)
Hits: SDS 10 (Cable 3, Mathis 2, Jackson 2, Dinner, Orlando, Connors). OSU 6 (Gilmore 2, Garcia, Langlois, Chirichigno, Armendariz)
RBIs: SDS 5 (Jackson 2, Connors 2, Cable). OSU 3 (Gilmore 2, Garcia)