WWU bounce back for 8-0 win, earn split at Saint Martin's
April 14, 2012
LACEY, Wash. - Stephanie Fox (Sr., Sammamish/Eastlake) pitched her fourth shutout in her last five starts as Western Washington University bounced back for a 8-0 win over Saint Martin's University in the nightcap of a Great Northwest Athletic Conference softball doubleheader Saturday at the SMU Softball Field.
Saint Martin's won the opener, 8-0 in five innings, the eight-run mercy rule ending the contest. Sam Munger tossed a one-hit shutout for the Saints.
WWU, which has split its last 12 games, is 12-29 overall and 8-15 in conference action. SMU, which snapped a three-game losing streak in the first contest, is 25-15-1 overall and 15-10 in GNAC play.
Fox, had a school-record 29-inning scoreless streak snapped Thursday, evened her record at 6-6. She scattered five hits, striking out three and not issuing a walk.
The Vikings got another run in the second as Amanda Flores (So., Ferndale) led off with a single and scored on a two-out single by Kristen Allen (Jr., Arlington). They scored five more in the seventh, the big blow a three-run homer by Flores, her team-leading fifth of the season.
In the opener, Munger improved to 12-6, walking two and striking out three. The Vikings' only hit came in the second, a lead-off single by Rachelle Berry (Jr., Alger/Burlington-Edison).
The Saints scored one run in the first, six in the second and another in the fourth.
Megan Antonovich and Morgan Klemm led SMU, ach going 2-for-3, scoring two runs and driving in one.
Berry extended her hitting streak to 13 games, the longest by a Viking this season. The school record is 18.
WWU ends its six-game road trip with a GNAC doubleheader at Western Oregon on Sunday (11 a.m.).
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