Softball Weekly Report

March 31, 2015 www.gnacsports.com (503-305-8756) Contact: Bob Guptill (bguptill@gnacsports.com) After a 50-50 Tourney, GNAC Teams Head Back to Conference Play GNAC Standings Saint Martin’s Central Washington Western Oregon Western Washington Montana State Billings Simon Fraser Northwest Nazarene W 7 8 5 7 6 2 1 L 1 4 3 5 6 6 11 W 27 17 13 18 16 13 6 L 13 14 20 14 17 17 25 H 11-3 6-2 7-1 4-2 3-1 2-4 3-9 A 4-6 5-8 1-3 6-6 5-8 6-7 1-10 N 12-6 6-4 5-16 6-6 8-8 5-6 2-7 HITTING STREAKS (10 or more): 14 - Amanda Evola, WOU. 11 – Sam Munger, SMU; Amanda Evola, WOU; Sammy Morris, SMU. 10 – Austin Wilkerson, CWU; Lindsay Miller, SMU; Kailyn Campbell, CWU. Current – Sam Munger, SMU, 9. ALL-TOURNAMENT: CSUS (March 27-29) – Sam Munger, SMU; Makinlee Sellevold, WWU; Kailyn Campbell, CWU. GNAC Splits 42 Games With PacWest, CCAA LAST WEEK: Tuesday – Willamette 3 at Northwest Nazarene 9; College of Idaho 3 at Northwest Nazarene 2. Wednesday – Willamette 10-21 at Northwest Nazarene 6-12; Central Washington 1-1 at CSU Monterey Bay 8-4; Western Oregon 0-9 at San Francisco State 3-5. Thursday – Sonoma State 14, Western Washington 2 (at Turlock). Friday – CSU Stanislaus Tournament of Champions (Hawaii Pacific 5, Saint Martin’s 3; Hawaii Hilo 10, Simon Fraser 2; Western Washington 4, CSU Dominguez Hills 3; Northwest Nazarene 8, Academy of Art 3; Chico State 10, Central Washington 1; Saint Martin’s 2, Azusa Pacific 1, 8 inn.; Humboldt State 8, Western Washington 0; Simon Fraser 5, Chico State 2; Central Washington 8, Academy of Art 3; Sonoma State 8, Western Oregon 0; MSU Billings 3, CSU Monterey Bay 0; Northwest Nazarene 6, CSU Stanislaus 5; Academy of Art 2, Western Oregon 1, 8 inn.; CSU East Bay 1, Western Washington 0, 8 inn.; Sonoma State 8, MSU Billings 7; CSU Monterey Bay 9, Northwest Nazarene 0; CSU Stanislaus 8, Simon Fraser 1; Saint Martin’s 9, Notre Dame de Namur 4; Chico State 4, Western Oregon 3; MSUB Billings 9, CSU Stanislaus 1). Saturday – CSU Stanislaus Tournament of Champions (Sonoma State 9, Northwest Nazarene 8; Hawaii Hilo 11, Western Oregon 0; Western Washington 5, UC San Diego 4; Simon Fraser 4, Sonoma State 3; Cal St. Monterey Bay 4, Central Washington 2; Western Washington 5, San Francisco State 4; Hawaii Hilo 6, Northwest Nazarene 5; Hawaii Hilo 6, Northwest Nazarene 5; CSU Monterey Bay 6, Western Oregon 0; Chico State 9, MSU Billings 1; Saint Martin’s 3, Dominican 0; Central Washington 13, Hawaii Hilo 1; Academy of Art 7, Simon Fraser 2; Saint Martin’s 12, Chaminade 0; Central Washington 5, CSU Stanislaus 3; MSU Billings 3, Academy of Art 1). Sunday – CSU Stanislaus Tournament of Champions (Gold Bracket – Western Washington 3, Chico State 2; Humboldt State 6, MSU Billings 3; Humboldt State 6, Western Washington 1. Silver Bracket – Saint Martin’s, 6, Central Washington 3; Saint Martin’s 6, CSU Monterey Bay 5. Consolation Bracket – CSU Dominguez Hills 7, Simon Fraser 0; Western Oregon 4, UC San Diego 3; Western Oregon 3, Academy of Art 1). PORTLAND, Ore. – After a weekend in which GNAC teams split 42 games (21-21) with PacWest and CCAA rivals, the race for the GNAC’s four conference playoff berths resumes Thursday with the makeup of a doubleheader at Monmouth between Western Washington and Western Oregon. The first pitch is scheduled for 2 p.m. The Wolves and Vikings are in a virtual tie for third place in the GNAC, one game back of second-place Central Washington and one ahead of fifth-place Montana State Billings. WWU is coming off a second-place finish in the Cal State Stanislaus Tournament of Champions at Turlock. The Vikings won four of seven games losing twice to Humboldt State including 6-1 to the Lumberjacks in the championship game. It was another in a long series of solid performances for the Vikings at Turlock. In the 14-year history of the conference WWU (45-44) is the only GNAC team to have a winning record in the annual event. Lately, Saint Martin’s has performed the best at Turlock, posting a 21-7 record over the past four seasons, including 6-1 last week to earn the Silver Bracket championship. The Saints (27-13, 7-1) go into April leading Central Washington (17-14, 8-4) by one game in the conference race. THIS WEEK: Thursday – Western Washington at Western Oregon, 2 p.m. Friday – Central Washington at MSU Billings, 1 p.m.; Northwest Nazarene at Simon Fraser, 4 p.m. Saturday– Central Washington at MSU Billings, noon; Northwest Nazarene at Simon Fraser, 2 p.m.; Western Oregon at Saint Martin’s, 1 p.m. SMU hosts defending champion Western Oregon (13-20, 5-3) Saturday at 1 p.m. 1