St. Louis, Mo., April 7, 2019 – The Washington University in St. Louis softball team concluded a four-game series with Emory University by dropping a pair of five-inning games Sunday at the WU Softball Field in St. Louis.
Emory defeated WashU 9-0 in the opener, and then the Eagles recorded a 13-3 victory in the night cap to win the series. Emory totaled 18 hits and 22 runs scored in the doubleheader sweep Sunday.
Emory improved to 21-5 and 7-1 in the University Athletic Association (UAA) with the two wins, while WashU dropped to 9-10 and 1-3 in the conference.
Emory 9, WashU 0 (Five Innings) – Game One
The Bears were limited to just three hits in game one. Senior Josi Elder had the lone extra-base hit for WashU with a double off the center field fence.
Emory scored two runs in the fourth and batted around in the fifth scoring seven runs. Mattie Ryan went 2-for-3 with a pair of homeruns and four RBIs.
Freshman Madison Denton (6-4) took the loss allowing five hits and five runs (four earned) in five innings pitched.
Emory 13, WashU 3 (Five Innings) – Game Two
Emory scored four runs in its first at-bat and built a commanding 4-0 lead. The Bears answered back with three-straight infield hits in the bottom of the first, and then junior Amy Walshstole home for the first run of the game for the Bears.
The Eagles added a tally in the second inning to push the lead to 5-1, but the top of the lineup for WashU produced two runs after a sac fly by senior Taylor Arends and an RBI grounding by junior Mikaela Arredondo.
Emory scored six runs in the fourth and two in the fifth to put the game out of reach. Ryan went 2-for-2 with a homerun and four RBIs.
Walsh was 2-for-3 with two runs scored and a pair of stolen bases, while freshman Katie Gould was 2-for-3 with a run scored and two stolen bases. WashU was limited to five hits.
Sophomore Kendall Schwartz (1-1) took the loss for WashU allowing six hits and eight earned runs in three innings pitched.
WashU opens a four-game series at Carnegie Mellon University (6-14, 1-7 UAA) on Friday, April 12. Game one is set for 2 p.m. in (ET) in Pittsburgh.
• Emory leads the all-time series 24-22 and have won seven of the last eight meetings
• Walsh moved into 10th place all-time in stolen bases (31)
• Arends is now in ninth place all-time in runs scored (114)