HONOLULU — Montana held the nation’s No. 5-ranked softball team to one run and just five hits, but the Grizzlies couldn’t come up with a timely hit of their own and fell to Oregon on Friday afternoon at the Bank of Hawaii Invitational.
Colleen Driscoll (1-3) got the start and limited the Ducks (11-0) to one run, a season low for Oregon, through four innings. Maddy Stensby pitched two innings of one-hit relief.
Montana (4-6) had a runner on second in the first, sixth and seventh innings, the sixth and seventh with fewer than two outs, but all were stranded as Oregon remained unbeaten on the season.
“I was ecstatic with the pitching staff and the defense today,” said coach Jamie Pinkerton. “They gave us an opportunity to win."
Oregon, held to two hits through the first three innings, scored the game’s only run in the bottom of the fourth.
Montana is scheduled to face Oregon again at 1 p.m. MST Saturday, then play UNLV at 3 p.m. MST.
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