Atlanta, Ga. March 31, 2017 — The Washington University in St. Louis softball team opened University Athletic Association (UAA) play by dropping a pair of games on Friday at Emory University in Atlanta.
Emory posted a 5-0 win in game one and a 7-0 victory in game two. The Bears were limited to five hits in each game, and did not record an extra-base hit.
Emory improved to 21-9 and 4-2 in the UAA with the two wins, while WashU fell to 11-6, 0-2 in the conference. The two teams close out a four-game series with a doubleheader Saturday. Game one is set for 1 p.m. (ET).
Emory 5, WashU 0 – Game One
The Eagles got all the scoring they needed off junior Anna McKee in the third inning by scoring five runs on six hits and sent 10 batters to the plate.
McKee (5-2) took the loss allowing eight hits and five earned runs in three innings pitched. Junior Maggie Clapp allowed one hit in three innings of relief.
WashU had second and third with no outs in the first, but did not score after leaving the bases loaded. The Bears left the bases loaded again in the third, and finished the game with eight runners left on base.
Emory 7, WashU 0 – Game Two
The Eagles jumped out to a commanding 7-0 lead after scoring two runs in the first and five runs in the second off Clapp.
Clapp (5-4) took the loss allowing four hits and seven runs (six earned) in 1 1/3 innings pitched. McKee allowed six hits and kept Emory scoreless in 4 2/3 innings out of the pen.
BEAR NOTEBOOK: WashU leads the all-time series with Emory 19-17, and the Eagles have won five-straight … The Bears were shutout in back-to-back games for the first time since 2009 … Junior Mackenzie Gauden recorded the first hit of her career in game two … Mehrle is two hits shy of 200 for her career … Taylor walked three times to up her career total to 62, two shy of the school record.