April 5, 2014
TURLOCK, Calif. - The Western Washington University softball team takes a perfect 5-0 record into bracket play Sunday after blanking Cal State East Bay, 5-0, and edging Chico State, 5-3, in second-day action Saturday at the 13th Annual Tournament of Champions.
The Vikings, 22-9, who opened the tourney with three victories Friday, have won 11 of their last 12 decisions. They will face Sonoma State, the only team to defeat them during that stretch, on Sunday in the Gold Bracket semifinals at 12:15 p.m. with the winner advancing to the championship game against either Humboldt State or Dominican at 2:30 p.m.
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).
Baker finished 2-for-3 with two RBI and two runs scored, and Emma Blauser (So., Federal Way/Todd Beamer) was 2-for-3.
A four-run fourth inning proved to be the difference for WWU over Chico State. The big hit was a two-run, bases-loaded double by Alexie Levin (So., Everett), who also had a double when the Vikings scored in the sixth.
All three of the Wildcats' runs were driven in by Desiree Gonzalez. She had a solo home run in the seventh.
WWU pitcher Shayna Adelstein (Fr., Tucson, AZ/Marana Mountain View) improved to 4-3, three of the wins coming in the tourney, as she went the distance. Chico State left 10 runners on base.
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