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.
Blauser, Levin and Jordan Walley (So., Maple Valley/Tahoma) had doubles for WWU as did Autumn Isaacson (Jr., Lake Stevens). Lauren Bennett (So., Tustin, CA/Beckman) drove in two runs and scored two.
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.).