WWU softball rallies for a split with Simon Fraser


For the third straight time in its six-game home stand, Western Washington University earned a split, this one against Simon Fraser University, as it rallied for a 4-1 win in the nightcap of a Great Northwest Athletic Conference softball doubleheader Thursday, at Viking Field in Bellingham.

The Vikings, 22-22 overall and 11-11 in league play, kept their hopes of getting a berth in the GNAC Tournament alive. SFU, 23-20 overall and 13-8 in conference action, won the opener 4-2.

With the second game tied at 1-1, WWU scored two runs in the bottom of the fifth inning. Kristen Allen (So., Arlington) singled in the tiebreaker after Kaleigh Keating led off with a single and stole second. Alexie Levin then scored Allen with a single for a 3-1 lead.

Both Allen and Levin were 3 for 4 in the contest. The Vikings took a 1-0 lead in the first when Levin had a two-out single and scored on a triple by Jordan Walley.

WWU also scored an unearned run in the sixth. Melissa Becker was hit by a pitch, advanced to third on a single by Allen, and scored on a passed ball.

Viking pitcher Jenna DeRosier (8-9) allowed just six hits in going the distance. She gave up one run in the third, being helped by an inning-ending catch and throw-out at home by Levin in right field.

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