Freshman Aspen Ison pitched a no-hitter and Alexi Levin was 5 for 6, driving in five runs and scoring three, as Western Washington University made its home debut by sweeping a doubleheader with Northwest University, 9-0 in six innings, and 14-0 in five innings, both games ending early because of the eight-run mercy rule, on Saturday, Feb. 22, at Viking Field on the WWU campus.
The Vikings improved to 8-3 overall, scoring 23 runs on 26 hits.
WWU starting pitcher Jenna DeRosier, who improved to 3-1, allowed just two hits in five innings of work, striking out five and walking one. Shayna Adelstein threw one inning of relief.
In the second contest, the Vikings scored four runs in the first, the big blow being a Blauser two-run homer, and six in the second as Patterson doubled in a run and Arianna Barrio had a two-run triple. They also had two in the third and another two in the fourth on a two-run single by Jordan Walley.