WWU's Anna Kasner records 20th career victory with 2-0 shutout in the first game of Sunday’s doubleheader. Photo: WWU Athletics

WWU Softball splits doubleheader at Simon Fraser

BURNABY, B.C. – The Western Washington University softball team splits its Great Northwest Athletic Conference doubleheader on Sunday at Beedie Field, winning the first game 2-0 and falling 4-2 in the nightcap.

WWU is now 8-15 overall and 5-7 in league play. Simon Fraser improved to 11-4 overall and 8-4 in GNAC play.

Freshman catcher Erica Hardy (Henderson, NV/Coronado) and junior third baseman/pitcher Shearyna Labasan (Mililani, HI/Maryknoll) led the Vikings at the plate, each recording 3 hits on the day. Labasan recorded a multi-hit game going 2-for-4 with 2 stolen bases in the first game and Hardy was 2-for-3 with a double in the nightcap. 

Sophomore pitcher Anna Kasner (Milton, WA/Fife) led the Vikings to victory in the opening game, tossing a 4-hit shutout. Kasner became the 14th pitcher in program history to join the 20-win club and moved into a tie for 6th place with her eighth career shutout. 

The Vikings continue on the road next week beginning a 9-game trip to California that includes six games in the annual Tournament of Champions hosted by Stanislaus State in Turlock, California. WWU opens the trip with a non-conference game Thursday vs. Sonoma State at Warrior Field on the Stanislaus State campus in Turlock with first pitch scheduled for 4 pm.

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