Feb. 7, 2014
LAS VEGAS, Nevada - Western Washington University third baseman Amanda Flores (Sr., Ferndale) tied a school record with two home runs as the Vikings set a school mark with 32 total bases in a 17-7 win over Black Hills State University on Friday at the Montana State Billings Desert Stinger Softball Tournament being held at Majestic Park.
The Vikings, who lost 10-5 to Cal State Dominguez Hills (4-2) in their tourney opener, are 4-2. Against BHSU, they scored four runs in the top of the second inning, one in the fourth and six each in the sixth and seventh.
Flores was 3-for-3, driving in four runs and scoring two. She hit a solo home run in the second and a two-run shot in the seventh, both over the center field fence. Flores also had a run-scoring single in the fourth and walked twice.
Outfielder Alexie Levin (So., Everett) and Emma Blauser (So., Maple Valley/Tahoma) each had five runs batted in, two runs scored and three hits. Levin hit a three-run homer in the seventh and Blauser a two-run blow in the second.
Freshman pitcher Aspen Ison (Fr., Gig Harbor/Peninsula) got the win (2-1), allowing three earned runs in five innings.
Walley hit a pinch-hit, two-run homer for the Vikings in the seventh against CSUDH.
WWU scored single runs in the second on an error, in the third on a run-scoring double by Levin and in the fourth when Isaacson got one of her three hits and eventually reached home on a wild pitch.
On the day, Isaacson was 5-for-8, Levin 4-for-7, Blauser 4-for-8 and Bennett 4-for-9.
On Saturday, WWU plays Colorado Mines (11:30 a.m.) and Adams State (4:30 p.m.), and on Sunday the Vikings meet Colorado State Pueblo (11:30 a.m.).
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