Softball Weekly Report

April 7, 2015 www.gnacsports.com (503-305-8756) Contact: Bob Guptill (bguptill@gnacsports.com) 4 Teams In Virtual Tie For 2nd, 3 Games Back of GNAC Leading Saints GNAC Standings Saint Martin’s Western Oregon Western Washington Central Washington Montana State Billings Simon Fraser Northwest Nazarene W 10 7 8 9 9 5 2 L 2 5 6 7 7 9 14 W 29 15 19 18 19 16 7 L 14 22 15 17 18 20 28 H 14-4 8-2 4-2 6-2 6-2 5-5 3-8 A 4-6 2-4 7-7 8-9 5-8 6-9 2-13 N 12-6 5-16 6-6 6-4 8-8 5-6 2-7 It’s a make or break week for the Clan as they play six more games this week, all at home. The homestand begins Wednesday against border-rival Western Washington. LAST WEEK: Thursday – Western Washington 2-7 at Western Oregon 4-5. Friday – Central Washington 1-10 at MSU Billings 712 (2nd game, 8 innings); Northwest Nazarene 6-5 at Simon Fraser 13-6. Saturday– Central Washington 8-17 at MSU Billings 12-11; Northwest Nazarene 11-5 at Simon Fraser 3-12; Western Oregon 5-6 at Saint Martin’s 9-1. The Wolves play four taking on SFU Sunday to complete a four-game road trip to Bellingham and Burnaby. The Vikings also play six contests, hosting Western Oregon and Saint Martin’s Saturday and Sunday. MSU Billings, which won three of four home games last weekend against Central Washington, also plays four as it takes its final road trip of the season traveling to Nampa to face Northwest Nazarene. THIS WEEK: Monday – Simon Fraser 6-2 at Saint Martin’s 10-8. Wednesday - Western Washington at Simon Fraser, 5 p.m. Friday – MSU Billings at Northwest Nazarene, 1 p.m. Saturday – MSU Billings at Northwest Nazarene, 1 p.m.; Saint Martin’s at Simon Fraser, 1 p.m.; Western Oregon at Western Washington, noon. Sunday – Saint Martin’s at Western Washington, noon; Western Oregon at Simon Fraser, 1 p.m. CWU is idle this week before finishing its regular-season the next two weeks with doubleheaders at Saint Martin’s and Western Oregon and home twin bills against Western Washington and Simon Fraser. Once the dust has cleared four teams will advance to the GNAC Championships April 30-May 2 at Yakima, Wash. HITTING STREAKS (10 or more): 14 - Amanda Evola, WOU. 13 – Sam Munger, SMU. 11 - Sam Munger, SMU; Amanda Evola, WOU; Sammy Morris, SMU. 10 – Austin Wilkerson, CWU; Lindsay Miller, SMU; Kailyn Campbell, CWU; Sammy Morris, CWU. Current: 13 – Munger. 10 – Morris. 9 – Evola. The winner of the double-elimination tournament earns an automatic berth in the NCAA West Regionals the following week. ALL-TOURNAMENT: CSUS (March 27-29) – Sam Munger, SMU; Makinlee Sellevold, WWU; Kailyn Campbell, CWU. Campbell Climbs Into 11th Place In RBIs with 46 WOU Percentage Points Ahead of WWU, CWU, MSUB A huge 15 RBI performance last weekend in a series against MSU Billings has catapulted Central Washington first baseman Kailyn Campbell into 11th place in NCAA Division II in RBIs with a total of 46. PORTLAND, Ore. – Saint Martin’s opened up a threegame lead in the GNAC softball race Monday with a 10-8, 8-2 doubleheader sweep of Simon Fraser. In addition to ranking 11th in total RBI, she also ranks 12th in RBI per game with a 1.35 average. The Saints lead four teams by the same three-game margin. MSUB’s Emily Osborn also had a big series slamming three home runs to raise her season total to 12. She ranks 13th in Division II. Western Oregon (15-22, 7-5) is percentage points ahead of Western Washington (19-15, 8-6), Central Washington (1817, 9-7) and Montana State Billings (19-18, 9-7) for second place as the four battle for the final three playoff spots. She also has 28 career slams and needs one more to jump from 13th into a tie for ninth along with Western Oregon’s Amanda Evola. Simon Fraser is also still in the hunt for the post-season trailing that quartet by two games. 1