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Oregon State suffered an enormous blow before the start of the Women’s College World Series as the school announced that pitcher Mariah Mazon is out for Thursday’s opener against Florida.

OSU did not give a reason for Mazon’s absence other than to say she’s unavailable.

Mazon is the Beavers’ top pitcher and the school’s career strikeout leader. The first-team all-Pac-12 pitcher was expected to start the 4 p.m. opener against Florida. Mazon is 17-11 with 220 strikeouts this season.

In addition, Mazon is one of Oregon State’s top hitters. Mazon leads the team with 40 RBI, and she is hitting .366 with 12 home runs this season.

Freshman pitcher Sarah Haendiges (13-6) will start against Florida.

–Nick Daschel | | @nickdaschel

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