WashU Softball Drops Extra-Inning Contest to Case

WashU Softball Drops Extra-Inning Contest to Case

St. Louis, Mo., April 27, 2019 – The Washington University in St. Louis softball team committed three errors which led to four unearned runs as the Bears dropped the second game of the series 6-4 in 10 innings to Case Western Reserve University Saturday at home. The Bears held their annual team banquet immediately following the contest.

Freshman Katie Gould went 4-for-5 with a run scored, while junior Amy Walsh was 3-for-5 with an RBI. Senior Josi Elder was 2-for-5 with two RBIs as WashU recorded 12 hits.

Case improved to 21-14 and 8-8 in the University Athletic Association (UAA), while WashU dropped to 15-16 and 4-9 in the conference.

Sophomore Abby Graegin (2-6) took the loss despite allowing four hits and four runs (one earned) in six innings in relief. Freshman Holly Stoner made the start and allowed seven hits and two runs (one earned) in four innings.

An RBI single by Walsh put WashU up 1-0 after the first inning, and then the lead grew to 4-1 with three-run in the third. Sophomore Natasha Ramakrishnan drove in a run with a sacrifice fly to right with the bases loaded, and then Elder delivered a two-out, two run RBI single to right. 

Arisa Cleaveland led off the fifth with a solo homerun, and then the Spartans loaded the bases with no outs. Graegin entered the game and got a fielder's choice, a lineout and a strikeout to end the threat.

Case loaded the bases again in the sixth with two outs, and Liv Thomas delivered an RBI single to right and then the second run scored on an error to tie the contest. The Spartans added two unearned runs in the 10th to round out the scoring.

WashU closes out the four-game series against Case with a doubleheader Sunday at 9 a.m. 

BEAR NOTEBOOK:
• WashU leads the all-time series with Case 31-13, but have lost six of the last seven games
• The Bears played their first extra inning game of the year
• The game last 3:09, the longest since May 14, 2011 (3:10) – 2-1 loss to UW-Whitewater in 14 innings