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Western Oregon Roundup: Baseball Sweeps Saint Martin's

LACEY, Wash. — Western Oregon’s baseball team went 6-0 against Saint Martin’s last week.

The Wolves opened with 11-1 and 8-4 wins on April 13 before winning 20-6 and 4-2 on Sunday, and 8-0 and 7-4 on Sunday.

Saturday’s opener saw the Wolves set a school record for most hits in a single game (29) and most doubles (14). Every member of the starting lineup had at least one hit.

Kyle Vanderkin hit a two-run home run. Vanderkin, Brock Pradere and Joey Crunkilton each had four hits.

Pitcher Brady Miller earned the win to improve to 8-0 on the season.

Cody Sullivan hit a home run in the series finale on Sunday as WOU extended its win streak to 14.

Western Oregon (24-13 overall, 19-8 Great Northwest Athletic Conference) entered the week leading the conference — two weeks after being in fifth.

The Wolves play at Northwest Nazarene on Friday at 2 p.m. and Saturday at noon before hosting Montana State, Billings on April 27 at 2 p.m.

SOFTBALL SPLITS WITH NORTHWEST NAZARENE: Western Oregon’s softball squad split a four-game series with Northwest Nazarene. The Wolves dropped the opening game 6-5 before earning a 5-3 win on Friday. WOU took the first game of a doubleheader on Saturday 6-0 before losing the series finale 8-1. Pitcher Alyson Boytz earned a complete game shutout win on Saturday as Ashlee Lynch hit a solo home run.

Western Oregon hosted Northwest Christian Tuesday after press time. The Wolves host Concordia for a doubleheader Friday at 2 p.m. before playing at Concordia on Saturday to close out the regular season.

WOU entered the week in fourth place in the conference standings with a two-game lead over Western Washington.

The top four teams advance to the GNAC championships next week.

RIBICH SETS RECORD IN 1,500: Western Oregon sophomore David Ribich set a new school record in the men’s 1,500-meter run Saturday at the Bryan Clay Invitational in Azusa, Calif. Ribich finished the race in 3 minutes, 43.41 seconds, which breaks the previous school mark of 3:44.27 set in 1987 by Wes Tilgner.

At the Mt. Sac relays in Norwalk, Calif., Cody Warner ran the second-fastest time in program history in the 200 in 21.15 seconds.

WOU will compete at the Raider Invitational in Ashland Saturday at 10 a.m.

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