Devyn Netz, Hanah Bowen power Arizona past Oregon State at the WCWS
Needing a win Friday night to stay alive at the Women’s College World Series, Arizona got brilliance from its pitching staff on the mound.
Devyn Netz and Hanah Bowen combined to fan four Oregon State batters while allowing only three hits all game and keeping the Beavers scoreless over the final five innings to walk out with a win, 3-1.
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Netz allowed only three hits and one earned—a sac fly in the second inning that gave the Beavers their only run of the game—while striking out four. She induced seven groundouts and hit the strike zone tough all evening.
Bowen replaced her to close the game’s final two innings. Though she walked two, Oregon State didn’t get a hit off her as she picked up her 14th win of the season.
In the fourth, fifth, and sixth innings, Oregon State went three-up, three-down.
Carlie Scupin went a season-best 3-for-3 with one RBI. In the bottom of the second, Sophia Carroll cracked her sixth double of the season to drive in one run for the Cats, tying the game early at 1-1.
The separation came in the sixth when Izzy Pacho drew a walk to open things up in the bottom of the inning. Scupin then doubled to left-center, driving in one run. With one away, Blaise Biringer singled down the right-field line to put Arizona’s third run on the board. And that proved to be enough.
Arizona moves on to face the loser of Saturday’s contest between No. 1 seed Oklahoma and Texas. The Wildcats will play next on Sunday at 4 p.m. PT for a chance to play in the WCWS semifinal. Oregon State has been knocked out.