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TEMPE, Ariz. — The Oregon State softball team was blanked 7-0 by No. 25 Georgia and dropped its first game of the season Saturday at the Kajikawa Classic.

The Beavers (3-1) opened the day with a 14-9 win over BYU.

Against the Bulldogs, Oregon State managed just four hits and gave up three runs in the top of the first. The Beavers struck out 10 times and did not have an extra base hit.

Mariah Mazon went the distance, allowing 11 hits to fall to 1-1 in the season.

In the opener, BYU smacked five home runs in the contest while the Beavers had two.

But OSU responded with a deluge of hits as every player in the starting lineup ended up on base in the high-scoring affair at Tempe Sports Complex.

“I thought our kids were relentless,” coach Laura Berg said. “Every time BYU scored we responded with runs of our own, so it was great to see them do that.

“This was a great confidence booster to know they can respond.”

In total, OSU had 19 hits as a team with Jessica Garcia (4 for 4), McKenna Arriola (3 for 4), Hope Brandner (3 for 5), Missy Nunes (2 for 4) and Alysha Everett (2 for 5) all finishing with a multi-hit game.

Junior Meehra Nelson took the win after coming on in relief of sophomore Nerissa Eason in the fourth inning.


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