WWU splits two games on first day at Desert Stinger, Carey hits two home runs
Feb. 10, 2012
LAS VEGAS, NV - There were nine homers and 25 runs scored as Western Washington University split its first two games, defeating Dixie State 9-6 following a 7-3 loss to Cal State San Bernardino, in first-day action Friday at the third annual Desert Stinger Softball Tournament being held at Majestic Park.
The win was the Vikings' first of the year after opening with six losses.
WWU broke the Dixie State (1-2) game open with five runs in the top of the fifth inning. The big blows were a two-run homer by Kirsten Allen (Jr., Arlington) and a two-run triple by Kaleigh Keating (So., Salinas, CA), Tayler Blumenfeld (Fr., Lake Stevens) completed the scoring, driving in Keating with a single.
Dixie State opened the scoring on a three-run homer by Kelsey Mendenhall in the first, but the Vikings matched it with a three-run blast in the third by Jessica Carey (Sr., Everett).
WWU pitcher Stephanie Fox (Sr., Sammamish/Eastlake) (1-2) got the win with 3-1/3 innings of scoreless relief.
In the CSUSB contest, six of the Coyotes' runs were scored on home runs.
Alyssa Flores had a solo shot in the second inning and a three-run blast in the third, and Britney Butler had a two-run homer in the first.
Carey had a leadoff homer in the seventh.
On Saturday, the Vikings face Grand Canyon at 11:30 a.m. and Academy of Art at 4:30 p.m., and on Sunday they meet Sonoma State at 11:30 a.m.
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