Softball Weekly Report

April 15, 2015 www.gnacsports.com (503-305-8756) Contact: Bob Guptill (bguptill@gnacsports.com) GNAC Softball Race: 5 Teams Playing for 4 Post-Season Berths GNAC Standings Saint Martin’s Western Washington Montana State Billings Western Oregon Central Washington Simon Fraser Northwest Nazarene W L 12 4 13 7 13 7 10 6 9 7 5 15 2 18 W 32 24 23 18 18 16 7 L 16 16 18 23 17 26 33 H A N 14-4 6-8 12-4 7-3 9-7 8-6 6-2 9-8 8-8 8-2 5-5 5-16 6-2 6-11 6-4 5-11 6-9 5-6 3-13 2-13 2-7 ALL-TOURNAMENT: MSUB Stinger (Feb. 13-15) – Taylor Hoke, MSUB. CSUS (March 27-29) – Sam Munger, SMU; Makinlee Sellevold, WWU; Kailyn Campbell, CWU. Saints, Vikings Regionally Ranked PORTLAND, Ore. – Saint Martin’s is ranked sixth and Western Washington is ranked 10th in the inaugural NCAA Division II West Regional softball poll of the 2015 season. LAST WEEK: Monday – Simon Fraser 6-2 at Saint Martin’s 10-8. Wednesday - Western Washington 9-6 at Simon Fraser 3-1. Friday – MSU Billings 10-11 at Northwest Nazarene 1-4. Saturday – MSU Billings 13-21 at Northwest Nazarene 7-6; Saint Martin’s 15-10 at Simon Fraser 3-4; Western Oregon 5-8 at Western Washington 9-5. Sunday – Saint Martin’s 4-1 at Western Washington 5-4; Western Oregon 21-5 at Simon Fraser 4-4. The poll will eventually determine which five at-large teams join the GNAC, PacWest and CCAA champions in the eight-team regional tournament in May. If the three conference champions all wind up in the top eight in the final poll, the top eight teams will advance to the regional tournament, which will be divided into two four-team sub-regionals. THIS WEEK: Friday – Saint Martin’s at Western Oregon, 2 p.m.; Great Falls at MSU Billings, 1 p.m. Saturday – Central Washington at Saint Martin’s, 1 p.m.; Great Falls at MSU Billings, 1 p.m. Sunday – Central Washington at Western Oregon, noon. Dixie State, which is the defending West Regional champion, is the No. 1 ranked team in the inaugural poll followed by Cal State Monterey Bay, Humboldt State, Sonoma State and Cal Baptist. NEXT WEEK: Friday (April 24) – Western Washington at Central Washington, 1 p.m.; Western Oregon at MSU Billings, 1 p.m.; Saint Martin’s at Northwest Nazarene, 2 p.m. Saturday (April 25) – Western Oregon at MSU Billings, noon; Saint Martin’s at Northwest Nazarene, noon; Simon Fraser at Western Washington, noon. Sunday (April 26) – Simon Fraser at Central Washington, 1 p.m. GNAC Tournament: April 30, May 1-2. Saint Martin’s (32-16, 12-4), which hosts defending GNAC champion Western Oregon (18-23, 10-6) Friday and Central Washington (18-17, 9-7) Saturday, currently has a 1 ½ game lead over Western Washington (24-16, 13-7) and Montana State Billings (23-18, 13-7) in the GNAC race. Western Oregon is in fourth place, two games back of the Saints and one game ahead of fifth-place Central Washington as five teams compete for the GNAC’s four berths in the conference tournament which will be played April 30-May 2 at Yakima, Wash. HITTING STREAKS (10 or more): 17 – *Sam Munger, Saint Martin’s. 14 - Amanda Evola, WOU. 11 - Sam Munger, SMU; Amanda Evola, WOU; *Sammy Morris, SMU. 10 – Austin Wilkerson, CWU; Lindsay Miller, SMU; Kailyn Campbell, CWU; Sammy Morris, CWU; Kali Patterson, WWU. *Current. The winner of the tournament will earn the GNAC’s automatic berth in the NCAA West Regionals. West Region – 1. Dixie State (38-6); 2. Cal State Monterey Bay (37-9); 3. Humboldt State (36-10); 4. Sonoma State (31-14); 5. Cal Baptist (36-9); 6. Saint Martin’s (24-13); 7. Chico State (20-16); 8. Hawaii Hilo (28-16); 9. Cal State East Bay (23-20); 10. Western Washington (224-16). All-TIME: 40 - Danielle Monson, Central Washington (2010). 27 - Sam Munger, Saint Martin’s (26 in 2013, 1 in 2014). 20 - Brandi Harrison, Humboldt State (2005). 18 Natalie Galletly, Humboldt State (2006); Michelle Wrigley, Western Washington (1 in 2010, 17 in 2011). 17 – Sam Munger, Saint Martin’s. 1