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TEMPE, Ariz. — Sophomore Missy Nunes recorded her third home run of the season and the Beavers captured two more victories at the Kajikawa Classic on Saturday.

OSU held off Seattle University 6-4 in the first game and defeated Missouri 4-3 in eight innings in the second game.

The Beavers fell behind the Redhawks 2-0 the bottom of the first.

The Beavers tied it when Kayleen Shafer hit an RBI double that was just under the top of the outfield fence. Izzy Owen grounded out to shortstop but advanced Shafer to third who was able to score when Shelby Weeks singled down the right field line.

Seattle University added a home run to regain the lead in the third.

The Beavers wouldn't stay behind long as Owen and Maia Rader started the top of the fourth off with singles. Owen would score when Sara Lillie came in to pinch hit for Jessica Garcia and singled through the right side. Nunes then hit her third homer in three games to score three more and give the Beavers a 6-3 lead and they held on from there.

Senior Meehra Nelson started in the circle for OSU and recorded three strikeouts in 2.1 innings before sophomore Mariah Mazon stepped in and stuck out five batters.

The Beavers battled Missouri in back-and-forth game.

Oregon State got on base early as both Weeks and Garcia got on base to lead off the first inning. Frankie Hammoude's sacrifice fly to left field knocked in Weeks for a 1-0 lead.

The Tigers tied it in the bottom of the second.

Garcia would get on in the top of the third off a fielder's choice and then steal second. Nunes would single to center field that allowed Garcia to score, making it 2-1 in favor of the Beavers.

Missouri scored off a wild pitch and sac-fly to even it at 2-2.

Weeks would get on base in the top of the fifth. Nunes came in clutch with a RBI double to center field.

Oregon State nearly kept the Tigers from scoring with a double play from Mazon to Nunes to Hammoude in the bottom of the fifth, but Missouri's next batter would hit a home run to make it 3-3.

Both teams would go scoreless in the sixth and seventh inning to take the game to extra innings.

Garcia would start at second base in the top of the eighth to follow international tie-breaker rules. Hammoude knocked her in with a single.

Two strikeouts from Mazon and an unassisted out for Hammoude in the bottom of the eighth gave OSU the 4-3 win.

Mazon finished with game with nine strikeouts, while Nunes led the offense with two hits.

The Beavers will conclude action at the Kajikawa Classic on Sunday against Western Michigan.

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