April 6, 2014
TURLOCK, Calif. - Matching the school's best run for the second time in 13 years competing at the Tournament of Champions, the Western Washington University softball team fell 6-0 to Sonoma State University in the semifinals of the Gold Bracket on Sunday afternoon at the Pedretti Sports Complex.
The Vikings, who fell to 22-10, had won their first five tourney games, three on Friday and two on Saturday. They also reached the Gold Bracket semifinals in 2003 and 2011.
Sonoma State, 30-11, scored all six of its runs in the bottom of the first inning. Megan Konieczka hit a two-run homer to give the Seawolves a 3-0 lead and they took advantage of a throwing error to score three more runs, all unearned.
The Vikings managed just four hits off Sonoma State pitcher Amanda Llerena (18-7), who struck out five and walked two.
WWU loaded the bases with one out in the fourth on a walk and two hit batters, but Llerena ended the threat with two strikeouts.
Emma Blauser (So., Federal Way/Todd Beamer) got the Vikings' only extra-base hit, a double, in the third.
WWU pitcher Shayna Adelstein (Fr., Tucson, AZ/Marana Mountain View), who had three wins and a save in five tourney appearances, was tagged with the loss.
Jordan Walley (So., Maple Valley/Tahoma) led the Vikings with a .417 (5-for-12) batting average, driving in five runs. Meghan Carrillo (Sr., Prunedale, CA/North Monterey County) hit .375 (6-for-16) and had six runs batted in and Kaleigh Keating (Sr., Salinas, CA/Notre Dame Salinas) hit .350 (7-for-20) and scored seven runs.
The Vikings, who have won 11 of their last 13 games, return to Great Northwest Athletic Conference action on Friday (1 p.m.), entertaining Western Oregon.
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