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February 06, 2013
LA JOLLA, Calif. -- Talk about a nice start to the season.
The Western Oregon University softball team traveled to play the nation's defending national runner-up and stole a game from UC San Diego Friday, winning the opener of a doubleheader, 5-1.
WOU's Hannah Pomeroy pitched a complete game in the victory, allowing just one unearned run and five hits in the circle.
Teammate Amanda Evola gave the Wolves a 2-0 lead with her two-run home run in the first inning and Ashlie Gardner's double in the sixth scored two more runs to fuel WOU's offense against the No. 2-ranked Tritons.
WOU would drop Friday's second game, 6-2, and then fall twice more to UCSD in Saturday's doubleheader, 10-8 and 7-0.
WOU (1-3) returns to action Friday, when the Wolves open play at the Desert Stinger Invitational in Las Vegas against Metro State.
BASEBALL REBOUNDS TO WIN SERIES: The Western Oregon University baseball team rebounded from an extra-inning defeat Friday to take both games from Cal State Stanislaus in Saturday's doubleheader to win the three-game series. WOU (2-1) defeated the Warriors 4-0 in Saturday's opener behind seven innings from pitcher Spenser Watkins, who allowed just six hits and struck out five. In Game 2, it would take a Scott David RBI to break a 4-all tie heading into the bottom of the ninth, where WOU's Kody Stone would retire the Warriors in order to give Western a 5-4 victory.
MEN'S HOOPS TOPS SMU: Rodney Webster scored 22 points to lead the Western Oregon University men's basketball team to a 72-68 Great Northwest Athletic Conference win over Saint Martin's Saturday. Kolton Nelson added 12 points to help WOU (9-9, 4-6) avenge an earlier-season loss to the Saints.
WOMEN DROP PAIR OF GNAC GAMES: The Western Oregon University women's team sustained setbacks to Montana State Billings (62-55) and Seattle Pacific (64-55) Thursday and Saturday, respectively, to complete a tough road trip last week. Melissa Fowler scored 20 points to lead the Wolves against MSU Billings and then scored a team-high 16 points in Saturday's loss to lead the Wolves.