Matching the school's best run for the second time in 13 years competing at the Tournament of Champions, the Western Washington University softball team fell 6-0 to Sonoma State University in the semifinals of the Gold Bracket on Sunday afternoon at the Pedretti Sports Complex.
Sonoma State, 30-11, scored all six of its runs in the bottom of the first inning. The Vikings managed just four hits off Sonoma State pitcher Amanda Llerena (18-7), who struck out five and walked two.
Emma Blauser got the Vikings' only extra-base hit, a double, in the third.
The Vikings, who fell to 22-10, return to Great Northwest Athletic Conference action on Friday (1 p.m.), entertaining Western Oregon.