Western Washington University scored three unearned runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to beat Great Northwest Athletic Conference leading and No. 21-ranked Saint Martin's University 5-2 in the nightcap of a GNAC doubleheader Saturday, April 20, at Viking Field on WWU's campus.
The Vikings (20-20, 9-9 GNAC) lost the opener 3-1 to Saint Martin's.
With the second game tied at 2-2, WWU's Camille Depew led off the sixth inning with a single and stole second as Rachelle Berry reached on catcher interference. They both advanced on a sacrifice bunt by Meghan Carrillo.
Cheyenne Best then hit a grounder to the shortstop who threw home and had Depew hung up. But the catcher's throw to third hit Depew and bounced away, allowing her to score, and the third baseman's errant throw to second allowed Berry to come home. Later, Kristen Allen doubled in Best.
WWU's Alexie Levin (8-6) pitched 6 2/3 innings to earn the win. Anisa Wingsness got the save.
Jordan Walley was 2 for 3 for the Vikings, driving in two runs with a first-inning single.
Saint Martin's Dani Wall, who was 5 for 5 on the afternoon, had a run-scoring single in the fourth as did Taviah Jenkins to tie the game.
In the first contest, Dani Wall was 3 for 3 and drove in all three Saint Martin's runs, doubling in two in the first and singling in another in the second. Both of those hits came with two outs.
Saints' pitcher Sam Munger (16-6) limited WWU to three hits, all singles, not allowing a hit for the last 4 1/3 innings.
The Vikings scored their only run in the third on a two-out single by Walley. That scored Kaleigh Keating, who led off with a single and stole second.
Jenna DeRosier (7-8) pitched the first six innings for WWU.
WWU will host Western Oregon at noon Sunday, April 21.