March 28, 2014
BELLINGHAM, Wash. - Mackenzie Hughes (Fr., Ellensburg) provided the winning hit in the opener and Kaleigh Keating (Sr., Salinas, CA/Notre Dame Salinas) had a walk-off single in the nightcap as Western Washington University swept a doubleheader with arch-rival Central Washington University, 2-1 and 4-3 in nine innings, in a Great Northwest Athletic Conference softball doubleheader Friday at Viking Field on the WWU campus.
WWU, which matched its season-high winning streak of four, improved to 15-8 overall and 7-5 in GNAC action. The Vikings, who scored all six of their runs on two-out hits, are 7-1 at home this season.
Central fell to 15-10 overall and 8-6 in conference play.
With the second game tied at 3-3 in the bottom of the ninth inning, Autumn Isaacson (Jr., Lake Stevens) drew a walk, stole her 21st base of the year and scored the game-ending run on Keating's single up the middle.
Keating finished 3-for-5 in the game. She also had a hit in the opener. Central had taken an early 2-0 lead, scoring single runs in the first and second innings.
WWU rallied to tie the contest at 2-2, Keating driving in a run in the fifth with a single and Alexie Levin (So., Everett) leading off the sixth with a double and scoring on a single by Emma Blauser (So., Federal Way/Todd Beamer).
The Wildcats went in front again, 3-2, after scoring an unearned run in the seventh off reliever Jenna DeRosier (Sr., Kelso).
WWU continued its clutch hitting by tying the game at 3-3 in the bottom of that frame on a single by Haylee Baker (Sr., Poulsbo/Bainbridge) that scored Isaacson. Isaacson has reached base in every game this season.
Shayna Adelstein (Fr., Tucson, AZ) pitched the first six innings for the Vikings, allowing two runs.
In the first game, Hughes lined a two-run single to center field to give WWU a 2-1 lead in the bottom of the fourth.
DeRosier pitched a complete-game victory, allowing just three hits and retiring 13 of the last 14 batters she faced. Central's run came in the third inning.
Central's Maria Gau (8-4) got the loss despite giving up just two unearned runs.
DeRosier is now 9-3 on the year with wins in her last four appearances.
WWU next travels to Simon Fraser University on Sunday (1 p.m.) for a GNAC twinbill.
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