Softball Weekly Report

Feb. 12, 2015 www.gnacsports.com (503-305-8756) Contact: Bob Guptill (bguptill@gnacsports.com) GNAC Teams Head to Las Vegas for MSUB Desert Stinger Tournament GNAC Standings Simon Fraser Western Washington Western Oregon Saint Martin’s Central Washington Montana State Billings Nortthwest Nazarene W 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 W 4 3 2 1 0 0 0 L 2 3 4 5 0 0 2 H 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 A 4-2 3-3 0-0 0-4 0-0 0-0 0-2 N 0-0 0-0 2-4 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 Fraser vs. New Mexico Highlands; MSU Billings vs. UT Permian Basin). 31 Teams To Compete at Majestic Park PORTLAND, Ore. – All seven Great Northwest Athletic softball teams head to Las Vegas this weekend to compete in the sixth annual Desert Stinger collegiate softball tournament. LAST WEEK: Friday – Tucson Division II Lead-Off Classic (St. Mary’s, Tex. 4, Western Oregon 1; Western Oregon 11, New Haven 6). Saturday – Western Washington 2-3 at Chaminade 7-0; Saint Martin’s 0-2 at UC-San Diego 3-3; Simon Fraser 1-2 at Hawaii Pacific 3-6; Tucson Division II Lead-Off Classic (West Texas A&M 5, Western Oregon 1; Fort Lewis 10, Western Oregon 7, 8 inn.). Sunday – Saint Martin’s 1-1 at UC San Diego 3-2; Tucson Division II Lead-Off Classic (East Central Oklahoma 13, Western Oregon 12, 8 inn.; Western Oregon 4, Molloy 2). The tournament is hosted by GNAC member Montana State University Billings. The GNAC schools are among 31 teams from seven different conferences which begin play Friday at Majestic Park. In addition to the seven GNAC teams the tournament will also feature six teams from the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference and five from the California Collegiate Athletic Association. THIS WEEK: Monday – Simon Fraser 4-10 at Chaminade 3-0 (1st game, 10 inn.); Western Washington 8-2 at BYU-Hawaii 1-1. Tuesday – Simon Fraser 9-10 at BYU-Hawaii 1-6; Western Washington 8-1 at Hawaii Pacific 9-5 (1st game, 8 inn.). Wednesday – Concordia 2-3 at Saint Martin’s 3-11; Northwest Nazarene 0-4 at William Jessup 4-6. Friday – MSUB Las Vegas Desert Stringer (11:30 a.m. – Humboldt State vs. MSU Billings; Cal Baptist vs. Western Washington; New Mexico Highlands vs. Central Washington; UC-Colorado Springs vs. Simon Fraser. 2 p.m. – Cal Baptist vs. Western Oregon; Fort Lewis vs. Western Washington; CSU San Bernardino vs. Simon Fraser. 4:30 p.m. – Sonoma State vs. MSU Billings; Humboldt State vs. Central Washington; CSU Dominguez Hills vs. Saint Martin’s; Notre Dame de Namur vs. Northwest Nazarene. 7 p.m. – Minot State vs. Northwest Nazarene; Azusa Pacific vs. Saint Martin’s; Western New Mexico vs. Western Washington, CSU Monterey Bay vs. Western Oregon.). Saturday – MSUB Las Vegas Desert Stringer (11:30 a.m. – Augustana vs. MSU Billings; Western New Mexico vs. Northwest Nazarene; Dixie State vs. Central Washington; Saint Martin’s vs. Regis, 11:30 a.m. 2 p.m. – CSU San Marcos vs. MSU Billings; Sonoma State vs. Northwest Nazarene; Dixie State vs. Western Washington; Western Oregon vs. Augustana. 4:30 p.m. – Humboldt State vs. Western Oregon; Azusa Pacific vs. Simon Fraser; Cal Baptist vs. Saint Martin’s; CSU Dominguez Hills vs. Central Washington. 7 p.m. – CSU San Bernardino vs. Northwest Nazarene; CSU Monterey Bay vs. Western Washington; Sonoma State vs. Saint Martin’s, Mary vs. Simon Fraser). Sunday – MSUB Las Vegas Desert Stringer (11:30 a.m. – CSU Dominguez Hills vs. MSU Billings; Eastern New Mexico vs. Central Washington; Notre Dame de Namur vs. Western Washington; Simon Fraser vs. CSU San Marcos; UT Permian Basin vs. Western Oregon. 2 p.m. – Minot State vs. Saint Martin’s; Regis vs. Western Oregon; Simon Also entered are four teams from the PacWest and Northern Sun conferences, three teams from the Heartland Conference and one from the Lone Star Conference. Five nationally-ranked schools are entered including the PacWest’s Dixie State which reached the national championship game last season and are ranked third in the NFCA pre-season poll. For Central Washington and Montana State Billings the games will be their season openers. The other five GNAC teams all made their season debuts last week and earlier this week in California and Arizona. Western Oregon began its season at the Tucson Lead-Off Classic winning two of six games. Two of the losses were in extra innings. Saint Martin’s opened its campaign last weekend with a four-game series at UC-San Diego. The Saints, who split two home games Wednesday with Concordia (Ore.), lost all four, but allowed just 11 runs to the CCAA team. 1