March 19, 2014
BELLINGHAM, Wash. - Ranked seventh nationally in NCAA Division II with a .362 batting average, Western Washington University travels to Montana State University Billings for a pair of Great Northwest Athletic Conference softball doubleheaders on Saturday (1 p.m. MT) and Sunday (12 noon MT).
The Vikings are 11-6 overall and fourth in the GNAC standings at 3-3. MSUB, which has not played a home game this season, is 7-10 overall and fifth in the conference at 2-6.
WWU had a Sunday doubleheader with league-leading Western Oregon postponed because of rain after splitting a twinbill with defending GNAC champion Saint Martin's last Saturday. The Vikings did not have a hit in generating the only run of a 1-0 win in the first game, then gave up six unearned runs in the final inning of a 7-3 loss in the second contest.
Jenna DeRosier (Sr., Kelso) (5-2) scattered seven hits in pitching the shutout for WWU. That earned her GNAC Pitcher of the Week honors for the second time this season.
Besides being ranked seven nationally in hitting, WWU is 17th in slugging percentage at .523 and 20th in scoring at 6.71.
Alexie Levin (So., Everett) ranks 12th nationally in runs batted in at 1.47. She also is 17th with a .519 batting average, 23rd in on-base percentage at .574 and 30th in slugging percentage at .889.
Autumn Isaacson (Jr., Lake Stevens) ranks seventh in stolen bases at 1.00 and 28th in runs scored at 1.18. Isaacson, a transfer from Bellevue CC, has reached base in all 17 games this season.
Vikings Earn Split During First Day of Tournament of Champions
WWU defeats Hawaii Hilo 4-2, after dropping heartbreaker to Cal State Monterey Bay 1-0
Softball's Thursday Game vs. Sonoma State Rained Out
The Vikings are hoping for improved weather with 6 games over the next 3 days at the Tournament of Champions
Softball Heads to Tournament of Champions
WWU will play 9 games in California before returning to GNAC play
WWU Softball Splits Doubleheader at Simon Fraser
Anna Kasner records 20th career victory with 2-0 shutout in the first game of Sunday's doubleheader
Vikings Swept in Softball Doubleheader vs. Simon Fraser
WWU limited to one run in doubleheader falling 2-0 and 3-1 to the Clan
Softball Faces Simon Fraser in Home-and-Away Doubleheaders
Vikings host SFU Saturday at Viking Field, Travel to Burnaby on Sunday in GNAC play
Vikings Split Softball Doubleheader vs. Concordia
Vikings win the first game 3-0, comeback falls short in 4-3 loss in second game
Vikings Come Up Short in GNAC Doubleheader vs. Western Oregon
WWU falls 6-3 in the first game and edged 4-3 in the nightcap
WWU Softball Continues Homestand Hosting Oregon Schools
Vikings have won 6 of their last 8 games and are 3-1 in GNAC play
Shearyna Labasan Named GNAC Pitcher of the Week
Western junior earns second GNAC Pitcher of the Week honor of her career going 2-0 vs. NNU
Vikings Continue Hot Streak with DH Sweep of NNU
Anna Kasner and Shearyna Labasan limit NNU to 3 runs, Carlie Richards delivers walk-off in nightcap
Vikings Split Doubleheader vs. NNU to Open GNAC Play
WWU drops the first game 4-1, rebounds for 4-3 victory in nightcap
Softball Opens GNAC Play Hosting Northwest Nazarene
WWU plays home doubleheaders vs. NNU Thursday and Friday at Viking Field
Home-Opening WWU Softball Series Moved Up to Begin Thursday
WWU will host NNU for a pair of doubleheaders on Thursday and Friday with a 12 pm first pitch each day
Softball Splits Final Day of Easton Classic in Utah
WWU handles Colorado Mines 17-6, falls to Fort Lewis College 14-9