Feb. 2, 2014
SAND ISLAND, Hawaii - Jenna DeRosier (Sr., Kelso) gave up just two runs in pitching a complete game and third baseman Emma Blauser (So., Federal Way) highlighted a five-run, third-inning rally with a two-run single as Western Washington University won 6-2 over University of Hawaii Hilo in the opening game of a non-conference doubleheader Sunday at Sand Island Field.
The Vikings lost the nightcap, 9-4, putting their overall record at 3-1. The games were the first of the season for UHH.
DeRosier, 2-0, scattered seven hits in the first game, allowing single runs in the first and fifth innings. She struck out three and walked two.
The third inning outburst broke a 1-1 tie.
The Vikings' Autumn Isaacson (Jr., Lake Stevens) had three hits in the contest, while Kaleigh Keating (Sr., Salinas, CA/Notre Dame Salinas), Blauser and Haylee Baker (Sr., Poulsbo/Bainbridge) each had two.
In the second game, UHH took a 9-0 lead, scoring five runs in the first and four in the third.
WWU, which had 12 hits, plated three runs in the third, two on a single by Kali Patterson (Fr., Bonney Lake). The Vikings also scored a run in the fourth.
Baker had three hits, and Keating, Patterson and Jordan Walley (So., Maple Valley/Tahoma) two each.
Baker finished 5-for-6 on the day.
WWU completes its eight-game Hawaiian road trip with doubleheaders against Hawaii Pacific on Monday and Chaminade on Tuesday.
Vikings Split Doubleheader at Central Washington
WWU wins game one 3-1, falls in no-hitter 8-0 in nightcap
Softball Endures Pair of One-Run Losses at Saint Martin's
WWU lets lead slip away in pair of close defeats in GNAC play
Vikings Fall to MSUB 4-1 in GNAC Play
Rylie Wales goes 1-for-2 with a Sac Fly to extend hitting streak
Softball Takes to the Road for Five GNAC Games
WWU returns to action Friday night vs. Montana State Billings in Portland
Softball Adds Game Friday vs. MSUB in Portland
Game will serve as makeup contest from snowed out March 31 game in Billings
Softball Drops a Pair of One-Run Games to Saint Martin's
Vikings close out home schedule with close games vs. Saint Martin's in GNAC play
Vikings Earn Split vs. CWU With Solid Performance
WWU falls 5-3 in extra innings in the first game vs. CWU, rebounds with 8-0 win in the nightcap
Expected Rain Shuffles Softball Schedule this Weekend
Vikings will now host GNAC doubleheaders on Friday (CWU) and
Softball Snowed Out at Montana State Billings
WWU returns home to host CWU and Saint Martin's next weekend
Vikings Swept in Tripleheader at Montana State Billings
Freshman Kira Doan goes 5-for-11 with her first home run during the tripleheader
Softball Returns to GNAC Play at MSU Billings
WWU will play three games Friday beginning at 10 am MT and one on Saturday (weather permitting)
Vikings Earn Doubleheader Split at Stanislaus State
WWU earns 3-2 extra-inning victory in nightcap behind strong performance from Anna Kasner and 2-run double from Rylie Wales
Vikings Earn Split During Final Day of Tournament of Champions
Freshman duo of Doan and Lo leads WWU to 1-0 win over Cal State East Bay
Vikings Drop Pair of Games in Tournament of Champions
WWU falls to Cal State San Bernardino 6-1 and San Francisco State 8-4 on Saturday
Vikings Earn Split During First Day of Tournament of Champions
WWU defeats Hawaii Hilo 4-2, after dropping heartbreaker to Cal State Monterey Bay 1-0