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SEATTLE — Oregon State had the bases loaded with no outs down two in the seventh but the Beavers were unable to pull off the comeback and dropped a 10-8 Pac-12 softball decision to No. 10 Washington on Sunday night.

The Beavers (19-17, 2-7) were looking to pick up the series win over the Huskies (29-9, 6-6) after a 2-1 win on Saturday.

Oregon State hosts UCLA at 2 p.m. Thursday in the first of a three-game series. The teams also play at 3 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday.

Down 10-8 in the seventh, Natalie Hampton and Lovie Lopez both walked and Katie McJunkin was hit by a pitch to load the bases with no outs.

Stephanie Merwin flew out to left but it was not deep enough for Michelle Sass, who was running for Hampton, to try to score.

Kayleen Shafer then flied out to right but again it was not deep enough for Sass to come home.

Alyssa Pelegrin came on to pinch hit but struck out to end the game.

The Huskies jumped on the board with four runs in the bottom of the first on four hits and a leadoff walk.

The Beavers got a run back in the second on a Huskies error before Washington made it 5-1 in the bottom of the frame.

Alysha Everett blasted a three-run homer in the top of the third that scored Jessica Garcia and Shelby Weeks. Both reached base on singles.

Washington got all three runs back in the bottom of the third, scoring three unearned runs on two hits and one OSU error.

The Beavers scored four times on five hits in the top of the fourth to get even at 8-all.

Merwin, Shafer and Garcia all singled to load the bases with one out. McKenna Arriola singled home a run, Weeks walked to force in a run and Everett drove in two with a single to match her career-high with five RBIs.

Two solo homers in the bottom of the inning gave the Huskies a 10-8 advantage.

Both teams failed to score in the fifth or the sixth before the Beavers had one last chance in the seventh.


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