COURTESY: OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY - Meehra Nelson delivers a pitch for the Oregon State Beavers.Oregon State pitcher Meehra Nelson, from Simi Valley, Calif., has been named Pac-12 softball freshman of the week.

She went 3-0 with a 0.98 ERA as the Beavers went 4-1 on opening weekend in Tempe, Ariz. She threw six scoreless innings in an 9-8 victory over No. 18 Kentucky, then won in starts against Cal State Northridge and New Mexico, both with complete games.

The 5-8 Nelson leads the conference in innings (21.1) and batting average against (.123), and ranks second in strikeouts (29), one behind the leader, and second in ERA.

OSU-Colorado State football games set

• Oregon State has set up a home-and-home football series with Colorado State. The Beavers will play at Fort Collins, Colo., on Sept. 23, 2017, and OSU will play host to CSU on Sept. 12, 2020.

Also, Oregon State has added a home game against Cal Poly to its 2019 schedule That game is slated for Sept. 14, 2019.

Coach Gary Andersen’s Beavers have three nonconference games in place to start the 2016 season. OSU will be at Minnesota on Sept. 1, then welcome Idaho State to Reser Stadium on Sept. 17, and play host to Boise State in Corvallis on Sept. 24.

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