Feb. 22, 2014
Box Score - Game 1
Box Score - Game 2
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.
The Vikings made it 5-0 in the fourth on a two-out, two-run double by Baker after Kali Patterson (Fr., Bonney Lake) and Kaleigh Keating (Sr., Salinas, CA/Notre Dame Salinas) reached base on singles.
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.