April 5, 2014
TURLOCK, Calif. -
Jenna DeRosier (Sr., Kelso) pitched a four-hit shutout and Haylee Baker (Sr., Poulsbo/Bainbridge) hit her sixth home run of the season as the Western Washington University softball team blanked Cal State East Bay, 5-0, in second-day action Saturday at the 13th Annual Tournament of Champions.
The 21-9 Vikings, who wrap up pool play against Chico State at 3:45 p.m., are unbeaten in four tourney games. Overall, they have won 10 of their last 11 contests.
DeRosier, who has won her last seven decisions, improved to 12-3. After working out of a first-inning jam, she retired 19 of the last 21 batters she faced.
Baker gave WWU a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning with a homer to left following a single by Kaleigh Keating (Sr., Salinas, CA/Notre Dame Salinas).
The Vikings scored two more in the fourth on a two-run double by Kali Patterson (Fr., Bonney Lake), and Jordan Walley (So., Maple Valley/Tahoma) singled home another run in the fifth.
Baker finished 2-for-3 with two RBI and two runs scored, and Emma Blauser (So., Federal Way/Todd Beamer) was 2-for-3.