March 12, 2014
BELLINGHAM, Wash. - Needing some much-needed conference wins, Western Washington University plays host to defending Great Northwest Athletic Conference champion Saint Martin's University on Saturday (1 p.m.) and Western Oregon University on Sunday (12 noon) in league softball action at Viking Field on the WWU campus.
The Vikings are 10-5 overall, but 2-2 in GNAC action following a pair of one-run losses at Central Washington last Sunday. WWU has yet to lose at home in four games this season.
Saint Martin's is 7-7 overall and 3-0 in conference play, while Western Oregon is 13-10 overall and 4-0 in GNAC action.
WWU, which is hitting a league-leading .366 as a team, boasts the GNAC's top three in batting average. They are Alexie Levin (So., Everett) at .542 (26-for-48), Jordan Walley (So., Maple Valley/Tahoma) .452 (14-for-31) and Autumn Isaacson (Jr., Lake Stevens) .449 (22-for-49).
Levin has already driven in 24 runs with 26 hits, including five home runs and five doubles. All those are team-leading figures and the homer total tops the conference.
Levin, who is working on a six-game hitting streak, has nine multi-hit games and six multi-RBI contests.
Isaacson, a transfer from Bellevue CC, has reached base in all 15 games this season. Besides 22 hits and 10 walks, she has scored 18 runs and been successful on 15-of-17 stolen base attempts.
The Vikings' combined earned run average of 2.84 ranks third in the GNAC. Jenna DeRosier (Sr., Kelso) and Aspen Ison (Fr., Gig Harbor/Peninsula) each have 4-2 records, and Levin, 1-0, has not given up a run in seven innings.
Prior to the two setbacks at Central, WWU won seven of eight games.
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