Feb. 22, 2014
BELLINGHAM, Wash. - Freshman Aspen Ison (Gig Harbor/Peninsula) pitched a no-hitter and Alexie Levin (So., Everett) was 5-for-6, driving in five runs and scoring three, as Western Washington University made its home debut by sweeping a doubleheader with Northwest University, 9-0 in six innings, and 14-0 in five innings, both games ending early because of the eight-run mercy rule, on Saturday at Viking Field on the WWU campus.
The Vikings improved to 8-3 overall, scoring 23 runs on 26 hits. The games were exhibitions for Northwest, which had just two hits.
In the first game, WWU scored three times in the bottom of the first as Autumn Isaacson (Jr., Lake Stevens) led off with a triple and scored on a single by Haylee Baker (Sr., Poulsbo/Bainbridge). Lauren Bennett (So., Tustin, CA/Beckham) followed with a two-run homer.
Isaacson had a two-out, two-run single in the sixth as the Vikings took a 7-0 lead. Scoring were Patterson, who had doubled, and Emma Blauser (So., Federal Way/Todd Beamer), who got on via an error.
Levin ended the contest with a two-run homer in the sixth.
WWU starting pitcher Jenna DeRosier (Sr., Kelso), who improved to 3-1, allowed just two hits in five innings of work, striking out five and walking one. Shayna Adelstein (Fr., Tucson, AZ/Marana Mountain View) threw one inning of relief.
In the second contest, the Vikings scored four runs in the first, the big blow being a Blauser two-run homer, and six in the second as Patterson doubled in a run and Arianna Barrio (So., Stanwood/Lakewood) had a two-run triple. They also had two in the third and another two in the fourth on a two-run single by Jordan Walley (So., Maple Valley/Tahoma).
Ison, now 4-1, did not allow a hit in five innings. The only Eagle base runners got on via a hit by pitch and walk.
WWU's next action is Sun., March 2 (12 noon) when it hosts University of British Columbia.
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Vikings win GNAC Tournament to Return to NCAA II Championships
Kasner and Labasan Earn All-Region Honors
Freshman Anna Kasner (Pitcher) and sophomore Shearyna Labasan (Utility) named All-West Region
Historic Softball Season Comes To An End
Vikings late comeback vs. Sonoma State ends up short in 6-4 loss in elimination game
Vikings Fall to Dixie State 5-0
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Vikings Rally for 5-3 Win Over Monterey Bay
WWU opens NCAA Regional play with comeback win to continue late-season surge
Three Vikings Named NFCA All-West Region
Carlie Richards (1st Team), Emily Benson (2nd Team) and Makinlee Sellevold (2nd Team) earn all-region honors
Vikings Set for NCAA II Softball Championships
WWU will face No. 1 West Region seed Cal State Monterey Bay Thursday to open tournament play
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Softball Claims 2017 GNAC Championship
Freshman Anna Kasner fires 2-hit shutout to earn GNAC Tournament MVP honors
Vikings Advance to GNAC Title Game
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GNAC Softball Tournament Schedule Changes
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WWU extends winning streak to 9 consecutive games with 5-4 win over Saint Martin’s
Vikings Open Quest for GNAC Tournament Title
WWU heads into the GNAC Championships with a current 8-game winning streak
GNAC Tournament Opener Changed to 11 am
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Five Vikings Named All-GNAC, Kasner Nets Awards
Anna Kasner named GNAC Co-Pitcher of the Year and GNAC Co-Freshman of the Year