Vikings have home opener Thursday against British Columbia
Feb. 20, 2013
BELLINGHAM, Wash. - Having won four of its last five games, Western Washington University makes its home debut Thursday (1 p.m.) with a single game against University of British Columbia at Viking Field.
In their last competition, the Vikings placed third among 28 teams at the Montana State Billings Desert Stinger Tournament.
WWU, 7-6 overall, is led by Alexie Levin (Fr., Everett), who is hitting .433 (13-for-30) and has a slugging percentage of .767. She has four doubles and three triples, driving in 11 runs and scoring eight.
In the circle, Levin has a 3-2 record with three complete games. In 34-1/3 innings, she has posted an earned run average of 2.45.
Levin was named to the Desert Stinger all-tournament team and earned Great Northwest Athletic Conference Player of the Week honors.
The Vikings are hitting .294 as a team. Also batting over .300, besides Levin, are shortstop Haylee Baker (Jr., Poulsbo/Bainbridge), .364 (12-for-33); outfielder Camille Depew (Sr., Seattle/Seattle Lutheran), .340 (16-for-47); second baseman Kristen Allen (Sr., Arlington), .333 (12-for-36); outfielder Meghan Carrillo (Jr., Prunedale, CA/North Monterey Country), .314 (11-for-35); and catcher Jackie Rothenberger (Sr., Coquitlam, B.C.) .308 (12-for-39).
Rothenberger has a team-best 14 RBI and Allen leads in runs scored with 12. Depew tops the squad in both hits with 16 and total bases with 26 and has a .553 slugging percentage.
Designated hitter Jordan Walley (Fr., Maple Valley/Tahoma) has a team-high three home runs, driving in nine runs.
Pitcher Jenna DeRosier (Jr., Kelso), who has appeared in eight games, is 4-1 with a 2.38 ERA.
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