Feb. 8, 2014
LAS VEGAS, Nevada -
Western Washington University shortstop Haylee Baker (Sr., Poulsbo/Bainbridge hit a grand-slam home run, just the 15th in school history, in a six-run third inning that powered the Vikings to a 13-5 win over Colorado School of Mines on Saturday at the Montana State Billings Desert Stinger Softball Tournament being held at Majestic Park.
It was the second straight double-figure scoring game for the Vikings, who improved to 5-2. On Friday, they routed Black Hills State, 17-7, as Amanda Flores (Sr., Ferndale) tied a school record with two home runs.
Flores also had a homer in the Colorado Mines contest, a two-out, three-run shot in the top of the first when WWU scored four runs. The Vikings also got a home run from Taylor Clark (So., Tacoma/Wilson) to lead off a two-run second.
WWU's Jordan Walley (So., Maple Valley/Tahoma) was 4-for-4, and Clark and Alexie Levin (So., Everett) each had two hits.
Getting her first collegiate win for the Vikings was freshman Shayna Adelstein (Tucson, AZ/Marana Mountain View), who pitched 3-2/3 innings of relief.
Colorado Mines fell to 0-3.
WWU plays Adams State at 4:30 p.m., and on Sunday meets Colorado State Pueblo at 11:30 a.m.