March 7, 2014
BELLINGHAM, Wash. - Western Washington University showed its versatility, using the big inning to win the opener and manufacturing runs to take the nightcap, in beginning Great Northwest Athletic Conference softball play with a doubleheader sweep of Simon Fraser University, 13-3 in five innings and 3-0, on Friday at Viking Field on the WWU campus.
WWU, which has won seven of its last eight games, improved to 10-3. SFU fell to 0-11 overall and 0-2 in conference play.
The Vikings' Alexie Levin (So., Everett) (1-0) made her first extended pitching performance of the season in the second game, scattering four hits in six innings. She also had a three-run homer in the first game.
WWU took a 1-0 lead in the second inning of the nightcap. Lynsey Amundson had a one-out infield single. Pinch runner Taylor Clark (Sr., Tacoma/Wilson) advanced to second on a groundout, to third on a passed ball and scored on a two-out single through the right side by Kaleigh Keating (Sr., Salinas, CA/Notre Dame Salinas).
The Vikings made it 2-0 in the fifth. Autumn Isaacson (Jr., Lake Stevens) walked, stole second and third, and came home on an infield hit by Levin.
Arianna Barrio (So., Stanwood/Lakewood) doubled home another run in the sixth.
Levin struck out two and walked two. Shayna Adelstein (Fr., Tucson, AZ/Marana Mountain View) earned a save with a three ground-out seventh.
WWU scored 11 runs on nine hits in the first inning of the opener. The big blows were a three-run double by Haylee Baker (Sr., Poulsbo/Bainbridge) and a three-run homer by Levin.
Emma Blauser (So., Federal Way/Todd Beamer) had an RBI double as the Vikings added two runs in the fourth.
Simon Fraser scored all three of its runs in the fourth. Nicole Ratel had a two-run single for the Clan.
Isaacson, a transfer from Bellevue CC, has reached base in every game this season.
The Vikings are at Central Washington on Sunday (12 noon) for a GNAC doubleheader.
Softball 2017 Season in Review
Vikings win GNAC Tournament to Return to NCAA II Championships
Kasner and Labasan Earn All-Region Honors
Freshman Anna Kasner (Pitcher) and sophomore Shearyna Labasan (Utility) named All-West Region
Historic Softball Season Comes To An End
Vikings late comeback vs. Sonoma State ends up short in 6-4 loss in elimination game
Vikings Fall to Dixie State 5-0
WWU will play Sonoma State or Cal State Monterey Bay this afternoon at 4 pm in an elimination game
Vikings Rally for 5-3 Win Over Monterey Bay
WWU opens NCAA Regional play with comeback win to continue late-season surge
Three Vikings Named NFCA All-West Region
Carlie Richards (1st Team), Emily Benson (2nd Team) and Makinlee Sellevold (2nd Team) earn all-region honors
Vikings Set for NCAA II Softball Championships
WWU will face No. 1 West Region seed Cal State Monterey Bay Thursday to open tournament play
Softball Set For NCAA II Regional Trip to Monterey
Vikings are the No. 8 seed in the NCAA II West Regional and will open vs. top-seeded Cal State Monterey Bay
Softball Claims 2017 GNAC Championship
Freshman Anna Kasner fires 2-hit shutout to earn GNAC Tournament MVP honors
Vikings Advance to GNAC Title Game
WWU wins 10th straight game with Kali Patterson hitting walk-off double in bottom of 8th inning
GNAC Softball Tournament Schedule Changes
WWU will now play Saturday at 10 am vs. winner of CWU-WOU game
Vikings Open GNAC Tourney With Walk-Off Win
WWU extends winning streak to 9 consecutive games with 5-4 win over Saint Martin’s
Vikings Open Quest for GNAC Tournament Title
WWU heads into the GNAC Championships with a current 8-game winning streak
GNAC Tournament Opener Changed to 11 am
WWU will play Saint Martin's at 11 am in the opener of the 2017 GNAC Softball Championships
Five Vikings Named All-GNAC, Kasner Nets Awards
Anna Kasner named GNAC Co-Pitcher of the Year and GNAC Co-Freshman of the Year