Softball Weekly Report

Feb. 26, 2015 www.gnacsports.com (503-305-8756) Contact: Bob Guptill (bguptill@gnacsports.com) Montana State Billings Goes On Road for 14 Games in 9 Days GNAC Standings Simon Fraser Western Washington Central Washington Saint Martin’s Montana State Billings Western Oregon Northwest Nazarene W 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 W 7 7 6 9 3 3 1 L 5 5 5 8 6 11 6 H 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 A 4-2 3-3 2-4 2-4 0-3 0-0 0-2 N 3-3 4-2 4-1 6-3 3-3 3-11 1-4 All that is just a prelude to the beginning of the conference season as the Yellowjackets play four-game series next week at Western Washington (March 3-4) and Saint Martin’s (March 6-7). Northwest Nazarene plays four games in this weekend’s tournament taking on Concordia, Carroll, Eastern Oregon and British Columbia. LAST WEEK: Tuesday – MSU Billings 0 at Dixie State 6. Wednesday – MSU Billings 2-0 at Dixie State 3-9. Friday Concordia Northwest Cup at Clackamas (Western Oregon 5, Oregon Tech 1; Concordia 9, Western Oregon 2). Saturday Central Washington 6-0 at Dominican 0-3; Saint Martin’s 9-7 at Pacific Lutheran 0-2. Sunday – Central Washington 13-5 at Holy Names 1-6; Concordia Northwest Cup (Saint Martin’s 6, College of Idaho 4; Saint Martin’s 12, Oregon Tech 5; Saint Martin’s 10, Northwest Christian 3). Saint Martin’s is the only other GNAC team in action this weekend. The Saints host Northwest Saturday. SMU has won six straight games, including five last week in which it outscored its opponents 44-14. Sam Munger led the way batting .476 and posting two victories. She had 10 hits in 21 at bats and drove in 10 runs. She also allowed just four runs in 13 innings in the circle recording her 64th and 65th career victories. THIS WEEK: Monday – Central Washington 2-7 at Academy of Art 5-8. Tuesday – British Columbia vs. Simon Fraser, postponed until March 3. Friday – C of I / NNU Classic (At Caldwell: Concordia vs. MSU Billings, 10 a.m.; British Columbia vs. MSU Billings, noon. At Nampa: Concordia vs. Northwest Nazarene, 2 p.m.; Carroll vs. Northwest Nazarene, 4 p.m.). Saturday – C of I / NNU Classic (At Nampa: Eastern Oregon vs. Northwest Nazarene, 10 a.m.; British Columbia vs. Northwest Nazarene, 2 p.m. At Caldwell: College of Idaho vs. MSU Billings, 10 a.m.; Eastern Oregon vs. MSU Billings, 4 p.m.); Northwest at Saint Martin’s, noon. Sunday - C of I / NNU Classic (At Nampa: Eastern Oregon vs. MSU Billings, 10 a.m.; Concordia vs. MSU Billings, noon). Tuesday (March 3) – MSU Billings at Western Washington, 1 p.m.; Saint Martin’s at Concordia, 2 p.m.; British Columbia vs. Simon Fraser, 5 p.m. Wednesday (March 4) – MSU Billings at Western Washington, 1 p.m. Team Notes Central Washington: The Wildcats went 2-4 on a six-game road trip in the Bay Area splitting games at Dominican and Holy Names Saturday and Sunday before being swept by Academy of Art on Monday. Kailyn Campbell, who has hit in eight consecutive games, batted .476 (10-of-21) and Sammy Morris hit .409 (9-of-22) on the six-game journey. Morris also had a team-best five RBI. In Saturday and Sunday’s games, Kiana Wood allowed just one run in 11 innings to earn GNAC Pitcher of the Week honors. She finished the trip with a 2-1 record and a 1.31 ERA, allowing 13 hits and six runs (three earned) in 16 innings. HITTING STREAKS: 11 – Amanda Evola, WOU. 8 – *Kaitlyn Campbell, CWU. Taylor Gillis, SFU; Megan Miller, SMU; Taviah Jenkins, SMU. 7 – *Ashley Pesek, NNU; *Taviah Jenkins, SMU; Sarah Morrow, WWU. *Current Montana State Billings: After its long road journey, the Yellowjackets will spend most of the rest of the season at home playing only a four-game series at Northwest Nazarene April 10-11 and in the Cal State Stanislaus Tournament of Champions March 27-29 at Turlock, Calif. Last week, MSUB dropped a three-game series at Dixie State. Aubrey Conceicao and Cori Gammon led MSUB with three hits in eight at bats, respectively. MSU Billings Begins 14-Game Road Trip Friday PORTLAND, Ore. – Montana State Billings begins a 14game, 9-day road trip Friday at Caldwell, Idaho, competing in the College of Idaho/Northwest Nazarene Classic. The Yellowjackets play six tournament games over three days against Concordia, British Columbia, College of Idaho, and Eastern Oregon. They face Eastern Oregon and Concordia twice. Northwest Nazarene: NNU’s Ashley Pesek takes a sevengame hitting streak into the Crusaders’ four games of the College of Idaho/Northwest Nazarene Classic. All four of its game will be played at Nampa. NNU then opens its 1