April 28, 2014
BELLINGHAM, Wash. -
Western Washington University outfielder Kaleigh Keating has been named the Red Lion/Great Northwest Athletic Conference Softball co-Player of the Week for Apr. 21-27.
Keating, a senior from Salinas, Calif. (graduate of Notre Dame Salinas High School), helped the Vikings won three of their last four regular-season games with seven hits in 16 at bats and no errors in 11 fielding chances. Among her hits were two doubles and a triple, and she had five runs batted in.
WWU, 30-12 overall, finished second in the GNAC regular-season standings at 17-7. That earned the Vikings the No.2 seed at the GNAC Tournament which will be played this weekend at Richland. The winner of the double-elimination tourney earns an automatic berth in the NCAA Division II West Regional.
Keating shared the GNAC weekly honor with Northwest Nazarene infielder Alyssa Nitschelm.