WashU Splits at Carnegie Mellon to Win Series

WashU Splits at Carnegie Mellon to Win Series

Pittsburgh, Pa., April 13, 2019 – The Washington University in St. Louis softball team picked up a doubleheader split Saturday at Carnegie Mellon University to win the four-game series in Pittsburgh.

Carnegie Mellon won the first game 5-3, and the Bears rebounded with a 7-1 victory in the finale. 

WashU fell to 12-11 and 4-4 in the University Athletic Association (UAA) with the split, while Carnegie Mellon dropped to 9-17 and 2-10 in the conference. 

Carnegie Mellon 5, WashU 3 – Game One
WashU trailed 5-0 after four innings after Carnegie Mellon scored three runs in the first and added two in the fourth.

The Bears chipped away at the lead by scoring two runs in the fifth. Sophomore Natasha Ramakrishnan scored on an error, and then junior pinch-hitter Michaela Morhaus drove in a run with a groundout.

Junior Mikaela Arredondo added an RBI single to left in the sixth to round out the scoring.

Ramakrishnan was 2-for-3 with a run scored as WashU had eight hits. Freshman Madison Denton (7-5) tossed her seventh complete game of the season allowing 10 hits and five earned runs.

WashU 7, Carnegie Mellon 1 – Game Two
Freshman Holly Stoner (3-0) tossed the first complete game of her career allowing five hits and one unearned run. Stoner had a career-high eight strikeouts and did not walk a batter.

The Bears jumped in front 2-0 after two innings behind an RBI single by Arredondo in the first and an RBI single by junior Amy Walsh in the second. Senior Josi Elder added a sacrifice fly in the third inning to make it 3-1.

In the sixth, WashU pushed across two more runs on a sac fly by Arredondo and an RBI single by freshman Kirsten Drabek. The Bears added two runs in the seventh on RBI singles by freshman Katie Gould and Arredondo.

WashU had 13 hits in the victory, led by Walsh's 4-for-5 performance with three runs scored and an RBI. Arredondo went 3-for-4 with a run scored and three RBIs, while Gould was 3-for-5 with two runs scored, three stolen bases and an RBI. The three stolen bases for Gould tied a single-game school record.

WashU hosts Fontbonne University (7-19) in a single game on Tuesday, April 16, at 4 p.m. The Bears won at Fontbonne 7-1 on March 26. 

BEAR NOTEBOOK:
• WashU leads the all-time series 3-1
• Arends and Walsh moved into a tie for second in school history in triples (11)
• Elder is now ninth all-time in walks (46)
• Walsh is fourth in the UAA in batting average (.418)
• Gould is second in the conference in stolen bases (17)