April 3, 2014
TURLOCK, Calif. -
The Western Washington University softball team battled back from a five-run deficit to tie only to fall 6-5 on a unearned run in the seventh to Sonoma State University in a non-conference women's softball game Thursday at Warrior Field on the campus of Cal State Stanslaus.
WWU had a season-best six-game victory streak snapped, falling to 17-9. SSU improved to 24-11 with its seventh straight triumph. Hayley Condon driving in the winning run with a two-out double to left field.
The Seawolves took a 5-0 lead, scoring all five runs in the bottom of the first inning. The big blow was a three-run double by Amanda Rosetta.
WWU's Alexie Levin (So., Everett) hit a leadoff home run in the second, her team-high eighth of the season. With the season just over halfway completed, she is just one short of the school record of nine set by Megan Flem in 2007.
The Vikings tied the game at 5-5 with four runs in the third. Levin had a two-out, two-run single following a sacrifice fly by Haylee Baker (Sr., Poulsbo/Bainbridge). Kali Patterson (Fr., Bonney Lake) doubled in the other run.
WWU pitcher Shayna Adelstein (Fr., Tucson, AZ/Marana Mountain View) (1-3), who entered the game with one out in the first inning, retired 18 of the last 22 SSU batters she faced.
Getting the win was SSU's Amanda Llerena, who went the distance to put her record at 15-7.
Autumn Isaacson (Jr., Lake Stevens) was 3-for-4 for the Vikings, continuing her streak of reaching base in every game this season.
This weekend, the Vikings compete in the 13th Annual Tournament of Champions.They play three games Friday, meeting Azusa Pacific at 10 a.m., host Cal State Stanislaus at 1:15 p.m. and Cal State Dominguez Hills at 8 p.m.