Local report: CWU fastpitch salvages split to end five-game skid

March 26, 2012 by  

BELLINGHAM, Wash. — Heidy Wells threw a complete-game five-hitter and went 2 for 3 at the plate to help Central Washington beat Western Washington 6-1 in the second game of their GNAC fastpitch doubleheader Monday.

Central (8-11 GNAC, 9-15 overall), which lost the opener 5-0, ended a five-game losing streak with the second-game victory.

Jen Schwartz went 3 for 3 with a double and two RBI, and Cassi Ellis had a two-run double in the second game for Central, which capitalized on five Western errors in the game, with all six of Central’s runs unearned.

Jenna DeRoiser threw a three-hit shutout and Kristen Allen hit a two-run double in the opener, and Amanda Flores homered in the second game for Western (4-12, 6-20).

Game 1

Central Washington 000 000 0 — 0 3 0

Western Washington 320 000 x — 5 9 0

Gau and Ellis; DeRosier and Rothenberger. W—DeRosier (3-8). L—Gau (5-8).

CWU highlights: Cassi Ellis 2-3.

Game 2

Central Washington 002 040 0 — 6 10 1

Western Washington 000 100 0 — 1 5 5

Wells and Ellis; Fox and Rothenberger. W—Wells (2-5). L—Fox (2-4).

CWU highlights: Jen Schwartz 3-3, 2b, 2 RBI; Heidy Wells 2-3; Molly Coppinger 2-4, RBI; Ellis 2-run 2b.



Prosser bull solid at PBR event

Buckey, Craig Wentz’s bucking bull out of Prosser, did his job over the weekend at the Professional Bull Riders’ “15/15 Bucking Battle” in Albuquerque, even if it wasn’t up to the lofty standards the bull has established for itself over the last few months.

The rider who drew Buckey, Renato Nunes, lasted only 3.06 seconds before Buckey deposited him on the arena floor in the Saturday event (which was televised live on CBS on Sunday morning).

That helps Buckey’s “buckoff percentage,” which is over 77 percent, but his judges’ score was 43.75 (22.0 from one judge, 21.75 from the other). But it won’t help his status as a legitimate contender for the PBR’s Bull of the Year honors, as it ended his run of five straight 45-or-better outs — including one at last October’s PBR Finals. Buckey’s score was not one of the top 15 in the event.



Woodcock records ace at YCC

YAKIMA, Wash. — Woody Woodcock recorded his first hole-in-one on Saturday by using a 6-iron to ace the par-3 sixth hole at Yakima Country Club.

The shot was witnessed by Charlie Eglin, Art Giussi, Joe Buchanan and Rob O’Brien.

Filed under All, CWU Fastpitch, Local Golf, Rodeo

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