Flores hits two homers as WWU softball cruises


Western Washington University third baseman Amanda Flores tied a school record with two home runs as Vikings set a school mark with 32 total bases in a 17-7 win over Black Hills State University on Friday at the Montana State Billings Desert Stinger Softball Tournament in Las Vegas.

The Vikings, who lost 10-5 to Cal State Dominguez Hills (4-2) earlier in the day, are 4-2. Against BHSU, they scored four runs in the top of the second inning, one in the fourth and six each in the sixth and seventh.

Flores was 3 for 3, driving in four runs and scoring two. She hit a solo home run in the second and a two-run shot in the seventh, both over the center field fence. Flores also had a run-scoring single in the fourth and walked twice.

Outfielder Alexie Levin and Emma Blauser each had five runs batted in, two runs scored and three hits. Levin hit a three-run homer in the seventh and Blauser a two-run blow in the second.

Blauser, Levin and Walley each had doubles for WWU as did Autumn Isaacson. Lauren Bennett drove in two runs and scored two.

Freshman pitcher Aspen Ison got the win (2-1), allowing three earned runs in five innings.

Jordan Walley hit a pinch-hit, two-run homer for the Vikings in the seventh against CSUDH.

WWU scored single runs in the second on an error, in the third on a run-scoring double by Levin and in the fourth when Isaacson got one of her three hits and eventually reached home on a wild pitch.

On the day, Isaacson was 5 for 8, Levin 4 for 7, Blauser 4 for 8 and Bennett 4 for 9.

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