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Laura Berg, head coach of the OSU Softball team, can be seen on the field. In Tokyo in July, Berg won silver in the 2020 Olympics—her fifth Olympic medal. 

Beaver Softball head coach, signees have successful Olympic run

Isabelle Taylor, Sports Contributor
August 14, 2021

Oregon State Softball Head Coach Laura Berg earned her fifth Olympic medal during the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games (delayed to 2021 due to the pandemic), while 2021 Beaver signee Tarni Stepto made her Olympic...

Sophomore shortstop Maya Raider shakes hands with freshman 3rd baseman Grace Messmer before the Ducks were up to bat at the top of the 3rd inning. The Beavers put up a fight against the Ducks but were just edged out by the University of Oregon with a final score of 4-3

Oregon State Softball’s series against third-ranked Oregon Ducks ends with one win

Claire Platt, Sports Contributor
April 25, 2021

Oregon State Softball took on their rival, the third-ranked Oregon ducks in a four-game series at Kelly field earlier this month, April 1 through April 3. The Beavers put in a strong performance against...

Junior infielder Mikela Manewa pulls back to let one fly toward home against Arizona at home April 4, 2015.

Wednesday Win: OSU Softball win versus No. 2 Arizona Wildcats (2005)

One of the most successful seasons in the history of the Oregon State Beavers’ softball program came back in 2005, where, by the middle of the season, the team was in the midst of a historic run.The...

OSU Baseball junior infielder/outfielder Tyler Malone takes the plate in the NCAA Regionals in June 2019 at Goss Stadium. 

Sports Breakdown: Baseball and Softball

Baseball and softball are bat-and-ball games played between two opposing teams who take turns between batting and fielding. While both sports are enjoyed worldwide, they are most popular in the United...

Oregon State Softball head coach Laura Berg is an Olympian champion who enjoys playing pranks, has bees and served as a Los Angeles police officer. Berg is in her eight season as head coach. 

Berg is “just like everybody else”

When you hear the word “Olympian,” what comes to mind?Perhaps it’s Michael Phelps’ 2008 performance in Beijing, Tommie Smith and John Carlos raising a fist in 1968, or even Simone Biles’ performance...


OSU Softball ends regular season with win over Utah

Matthew Brooks, Sports Contributor
May 11, 2019

Oregon State Softball won the final game of their regular season the OSU Softball Complex on Saturday afternoon, with a final score of 4-2.This game concluded regular season play for the Beavers, giving...


Softball swept by UCLA

Claire Nelson, News Contributor
April 22, 2019

Oregon State University Softball suffered a 7-0 loss against the UCLA Bruins on a sunny Saturday afternoon at the OSU Softball Complex, losing the series 3-0. UCLA is currently ranked No. 2 in the Pac-12,...

Sophomore pitcher Mariah Mazon throws a pitch during Sunday’s game against the ASU Sun Devils at the OSU Softball Complex. The Beaver’s lost 2-1 in the 15th inning after six extra innings.

Exploring the arsenal of softball pitches

Jarred Bierbrauer, Sports Reporter
April 23, 2018

How pitchers use physics for change-ups, curve balls and rise-ups to strikeout batters at the plate.Curve balls, fast balls and rise balls all seem to defy the laws of physics by traveling at such high...

The softball team huddles on the eld. They are currently 20-14.

Athletics spring into new season

Anna Weeks, Jarred Bierbrauer Sports Chief
April 2, 2018

Baseball, softball, golf, rowing and track and field begin season.BaseballNo. 1 Beaver baseball is looking to maintain its ranking as it continues into the season with a 21-4 overall record and 6-3 in...

Members of the Beaver softball team watch this weekends series from the dugout. 

Beaver softball opens conference play, wins series against California

Emmanuel Goicochea, Sports Reporter
March 19, 2018

Next game on the road against UCLA.The No. 25 Oregon State University softball team (19-10) swung open their Pac-12 conference with a three-game series win against the No. 16 University of California,...

Beavers lose on senior day, but still clinch series over Utah

Beavers lose on senior day, but still clinch series over Utah

Amy Schwartz, Multimedia Contributor
May 7, 2017

The Oregon State softball team clinched the series win over 10th ranked Utah this weekend. Despite dropping their home finale 6-0, the Beavers secured the series victory with wins on Friday and Saturday...

Beaver Softball Falls in Civil War

Beaver Softball Falls in Civil War

Amy Schwartz, Multimedia Contributor
April 30, 2017

The Oregon State University softball team came out flat to end the Civil War Series.The Beavers dropped Sunday’s game against the Ducks 8-0 in just five innings in Eugene. Senior pitcher Taylor Cotton...

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