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.
Softball 2017 Season in Review
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
WWU will play Sonoma State or Cal State Monterey Bay this afternoon at 4 pm in an elimination game
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
Softball Set For NCAA II Regional Trip to Monterey
Vikings are the No. 8 seed in the NCAA II West Regional and will open vs. top-seeded Cal State Monterey Bay
Softball Claims 2017 GNAC Championship
Freshman Anna Kasner fires 2-hit shutout to earn GNAC Tournament MVP honors
Vikings Advance to GNAC Title Game
WWU wins 10th straight game with Kali Patterson hitting walk-off double in bottom of 8th inning
GNAC Softball Tournament Schedule Changes
WWU will now play Saturday at 10 am vs. winner of CWU-WOU game
Vikings Open GNAC Tourney With Walk-Off Win
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
WWU will play Saint Martin's at 11 am in the opener of the 2017 GNAC Softball Championships
Five Vikings Named All-GNAC, Kasner Nets Awards
Anna Kasner named GNAC Co-Pitcher of the Year and GNAC Co-Freshman of the Year