Feb. 4, 2012
TURLOCK, Calif. - Making its earliest start in the 20-year history of the program, Western Washington University opened the 2012 season by losing all three games Friday in first-day action at the Best of the West Invitational.
The Vikings fell 4-1 to San Francisco State, then were blanked 8-0 in five innings by nationally No.15-ranked Chico State, and lost 9-3 to Cal State Monterey Bay.
Outfielder Meghan Carrillo (So., Prunedale, CA/North Monterey County) led WWU with four hits in the three games, one a double, in nine at bats for a .444 batting average.
In all, WWU was outscored, 21-4, with its pitchers walking 15 and not striking out a batter.
WWU managed just one run against San Francisco State, that on a double by outfielder Jessica Carey (Sr., Everett) in the fifth inning.
The Gators' Marisa Ibarra pitched a complete-game victory, scattering six hits.
SFSU had nine hits, two each by Heather Jensen, Jordan Brenner, Torrey Rook and Jenna Robertson.
A two-run single by Kylie Herrada in the fourth put the Gators ahead 3-0.
Chico State scored three runs in the first, four in the third and one in the fifth, the contest ended by the eight-run mercy rule.
Wildcats' pitcher Jessica McDermott allowed just three hits, all singles, in getting the win.
Samantha Quadt drove in five runs, having a three-run single in the first and a two-run double in the third. Both hits came with two outs.
CSUMB broke a scoreless tie in the fourth with two runs on a double by Nina Villanueva. The Otters added four more in the fifth and three in the sixth.
Villanueva and Jamie Moon each had two hits and drove in three runs for CSUMB.
Pitcher Kylie Linnane went the distance for the Otters, striking out seven.
WWU meets Humboldt State at 10 a.m. and Cal State Dominguez Hills at 12:15 p.m. in final-day tourney action Saturday.
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