News

WWU round-up: Keating named GNAC POW & women’s golf 14th after first-day action

WWU round-up: Keating named GNAC POW & women’s golf 14th after first-day action

Photo: KPUG

Softball

BELLINGHAM, Wash. – Western Washington University second baseman Kaleigh Keating has been named the Red Lion/Great Northwest Athletic Conference Softball Player of the Week for March 24-30.

Keating, a senior from Salinas, Calif. (graduate of Notre Dame Salinas High School), had seven hits in 17 at bats, including a game-ending two-out single in the ninth inning of a 4-3 win over Central Washington as the Vikings swept doubleheaders with the Wildcats and Simon Fraser.

Keating’s hit against Central was her third of the contest. Earlier, with the Vikings trailing 2-0 in the fifth, she singled to drive in WWU’s first run. She also had two stolen bases, increasing her career total to 35, which ranks 14th in GNAC history.

WWU, 17-8 overall and 9-5 in GNAC action, is riding a season-best six-game winning streak. The Vikings next play Sonoma State on Thursday (4 p.m.) at Turlock , Calif., before competing in the Cal State Stanislaus Tournament of Champions on Friday through Sunday.

Women’s Golf

GOODYEAR, Ari. – The Western Washington University women’s golf team is 14th after first-day action Monday at the Western New Mexico University Women’s Golf Spring Invitational being played at the Palm Valley Golf Club.

Final-round action Tuesday begins at 7:30 a.m.

The Vikings shot 325 in the 17-team tournament.

Chico State holds a four-stroke lead at 301. Cal Baptist is second at 305 and St. Edward’s TX third at 307.

WWU’s Anna Bourland (Jr., Bainbridge) and Brooke Branigan (Fr., Bellingham) are tied for 25th, each shooting 79. Kristen Hansen (So., Spokane/Mead) shot 82 and is tied for 52nd, and Audrey Orem (Fr., Bellingham) and Emily Koryto (So., East Lansing, MI) are tied for 66th, each shooting 85.

Cal Baptist’s Tina Yang is the medalist leader at 1-over-par 73. Three players are tied for second, one shot back at 74.

-WWU-

Recent Headlines

6 hours ago in Local

A foundation’s Bellingham office gives a “Miracle” gift

Updated
hearing loss difficulty

Father and daughter hear each other clearly for the first time

7 hours ago in Local

Click It or Ticket campaign is underway

Updated
cars rain

More officers will be out enforcing the seat belt laws over the next few weeks just focusing intensely on making sure all drivers are secured in their vehicles.

7 hours ago in Local

Closing costs for homes in Whatcom County among lowest in state

Updated
house for sale

Financial technology firm Smart-Asset shows in a survey that the average closing costs here are the sixth lowest in the state.

8 hours ago in Local

Garage door malfunction was reason behind Bellingham woman’s death

Updated
garage door

Catherine Preston was pinned underneath the door at her 32nd Street home last Thursday.

8 hours ago in Local

SUV hits two Bremerton teenagers after getting off school bus

Updated
school bus stop sign

Police Chief Steve Strachan says the driver of the SUV has been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence.