Feb. 21, 2013
BELLINGHAM, Wash. - Western Washington University scored four runs in the bottom of the third inning and held on for a 5-3 win in its home opener over University of British Columbia in a non-conference softball game Thursday at Viking Field.
The Vikings improved to 8-6 and the Thunderbirds fell to 6-8.
Catcher Jackie Rothenberger (Sr., Coquitlam, B.C.) and shortstop Haylee Baker (Jr., Poulsbo/Bainbridge) each had run-scoring singles for WWU during its four-run explosion. Rothenberger scored on a passed ball and Cheyenne Best (So., Big Lake/Sedro-Woolley) plated the other run on a ground out.
First baseman Alexie Levin (Fr., Everett) and designated hitter Jordan Walley (Fr., Maple Valley/Tahoma) opened the inning by drawing walks. Levin was 2-for-2, her sixth multiple-hit game of the young season.
WWU scored its other run in the fourth as second baseman Kristen Allen (Sr., Arlington) drew a one-out walk, advanced to second on a walk to Levin, stole third and scored on a throwing error by the catcher.
UBC got its first run off Viking starter Jenna DeRosier (Jr., Kelso) in the top of the fourth. Lindsay McElroy hit a one-out double and scored on a single by Molly Gosnell.
The Thunderbirds scored twice more in the seventh off reliever Anisa Wingsness (Fr., North Bend/Mount Si), who picked up her first victory in four decisions, as Alana Westerhof hit a two-run homer.
Baker stretched her hitting streak to seven games, and Allen and Levin have now hit in six straight.
Dypchey, McElroy and Gosnell each had two of UBC's nine hits.
WWU next opens Great Northwest Athletic Conference play at home with a doubleheader on Wednesday, March 6 (1 p.m.) against Montana State Billings.
WWU Softball 2018 Season in Review
Junior Shearyna Labasan highlights season as First Team All-GNAC selection
Shearyna Labasan Named NFCA All-West Region
Labasan was selected to the team as Utility-Pitcher after strong junior season
Three Vikings Named to GNAC Softball All-Academic Team
Kylisa Hull, Anna Kasner and Morgan VanRiper named All-GNAC Academic
Amy Suiter Steps Down as WWU Softball Head Coach
Suiter led WWU for eight seasons from 2011-2018 and leaves with 2nd-most wins in program history
Shearyna Labasan Named First Team All-GNAC Softball
Senior Carlie Richards earns honorable mention All-GNAC for second consecutive season
Softball Ends Season Being Swept at Western Oregon
WWU drops 11-10 slugfest in the first game, ends season with 11-2 loss in the nightcap
Vikings Sweep GNAC Doubleheader at Concordia
Shearyna Labasan goes 5-for-7 and allows one unearned run in 5.0 innings pitching
Softball Closes Out 2018 Season With Oregon Road Trip
Vikings will play at Concordia on Saturday and Western Oregon on Sunday
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