March 9, 2014
ELLENSBURG, Wash. - Western Washington University suffered a pair of one-run losses, 5-4 and 4-3, at Central Washington University in a Great Northwest Athletic Conference softball doubleheader Sunday at Frederick Field on the CWU campus.
WWU, which had a four-game winning streak snapped, fell to 10-5 overall and 2-2 in conference action. Central extended its winning streak to four games, improving to 11-4 overall and 4-0 in GNAC play.
Central won both contests with runs in the bottom of the seventh inning. The Wildcats overcame a 3-2 deficit with two runs in the opener and broke a 3-3 tie with a run in the nightcap.
In the second game, Central scored three unearned runs in the first.
WWU came back to tie it at 3-3 as Alexie Levin (So., Everett) smacked a two-run homer in the fourth and launched a solo shot in the sixth, giving her five on the season.
The Wildcats got the win on a one-out double by Maikala Galusha, her second two-bagger of the game.
Central pitcher Kiana Wood (5-2) was credited with the complete-game victory, giving up five hits and striking out six.
In the first game, WWU led 4-3 heading into the bottom of the seventh, only to have the Wildcats score two runs on back-to-back RBI singles by Taylor Ferleman and Kailyn Campbell.
Ferleman was 3-for-4 in the contest with two runs scored besides the RBI.
WWU's Autumn Isaacson (Jr., Lake Stevens) also was 3-for-4. She put the Vikings ahead by one with a two-out single in the top of the seventh after Emma Blauser (So., Federal Way/Todd Beamer) led off with a double.
Isaacson began the game with a single in the first, scoring on a two-out single by Levin, and she had a leadoff double in WWU's two-run sixth that tied the game at 3-3. Haylee Baker (Sr., Poulsbo/Bainbridge) doubled Issacson home and scored on a single by Lauren Bennett (So., Tustin, CA/Beckman).
Central's Maria Gau (6-1) pitched the complete-game victory, striking out seven.
Isaacson, a transfer from Bellevue CC, has reached base in all 15 games this season for WWU.
The Vikings host defending champion Saint Martin's in a GNAC Twinbill on Saturday (1 p.m.).
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