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WWU sweeps doubleheader at BYU Hawaii

Western Washington University got solid pitching performances from Aspen Ison and Shayna Adelstein as it swept a softball doubleheader at Brigham Young University Hawaii, 8-1 and 2-1, on Monday, Feb. 9, at the BYUH campus field.

WWU improved to 3-1 and BYU Hawaii fell to 0-4.

Both Ison and Adelstein had complete-game efforts for the Vikings, who scored five runs in the third inning to break open the first game and plated two in the fifth in coming back to win the second contest.

WWU’s Makinlee Sellevold had the big hit in the opener, a two-run double in the third that broke a 1-1 tie. Sellevold scored on a wild pitch and Emily Benson and Emma Blauser each had run-scoring singles in the frame as the Vikings took a 6-1 lead.

BYUH scored its only run in the first on a single by Lizabelle Talataina.

WWU tied it up in the second as Mackenzie Hughes singled across a run.

The Vikings’ Alexie Levin hit a two-run homer in the sixth, her first of the season and 13th of her three-year career.

WWU had 11 hits with Benson going 3-for-3, Levin 2-for-2 and Blauser 2-for-3.

Ison allowed nine hits and walked four, but held BYUH scoreless the last six innings.

In the nightcap, BYUH took an early 1-0 lead with a run in the second, but that was it for the Seasiders. Adelstein scattered five hits, did not walk a batter and struck out four.

Lynsey Amundson and Blauser each had two of WWU’s eight hits.

The Vikings conclude their road trip with a twinbill at Hawaii Pacific on Tuesday, Feb. 10 (1 p.m.).