Pittsburgh, Pa., April 12, 2019 – The Washington University in St. Louis softball team had two big innings which lifted the Bears to a doubleheader sweep at Carnegie Mellon University Friday in Pittsburgh, Pa.
WashU scored four runs in the seventh in a 5-3 win in game one, and the Bears scored five runs in the third inning in a 7-3 victory in game two. Freshman Katie Gould was 4-for-7 with three runs scored and four stolen bases in the doubleheader sweep.
WashU improved its overall record to 11-10 and 3-3 in the University Athletic Association (UAA), while Carnegie Mellon dropped to 8-16 and 1-9 in the conference.
WashU 5, Carnegie Mellon 3 – Game One
Trailing 3-1 in the seventh, Gould drove in a run with an infield single and then senior Taylor Arends singled through the right side to drive in a pair of tallies to make it 4-3. Freshman Kirsten Drabek added a sacrifice fly RBI in the four-run seventh.
Gould was 2-for-3 with three stolen bases, two runs scored and an RBI, while Arends was 1-for-3 with a run scored and two RBIs. The three stolen bases for Gould tied a WashU single-game record.
Freshman Madison Denton (7-4) tossed her sixth complete game of the year allowing five hits and three runs (one earned) with three strikeouts.
WashU 7, Carnegie Mellon 3 (Six Innings) – Game Two
Freshman Holly Stoner (2-0) picked up the win in relief tossing 4 2/3 innings allowing two hits and zero runs scored.
Senior Mikaela Arredondo drove in a run with an RBI in the first, but CMU added a tally in the first and two in the second to take a 3-1 lead for the second-straight game.
WashU scored five runs on five hits in the third to gain the 6-3 advantage. Junior Amy Walsh doubled to right center scoring Gould, and then Arends singled to drive in Walsh. Sophomore Natasha Ramakrishnan kept the big inning alive with an RBI triple to left.
WashU had five student-athletes have multi-hit games: Gould (2-for-4, run), Walsh (2-for-3, two runs, RBI), Arends (2-for-4, two runs, RBI), Arredondo (2-for-4, 2 RBIs) and Ramakrishnan (2-for-2, run, RBI). The Bears had five extra-base hits in the win.
WashU closes out a four-game series with a doubleheader at Carnegie Mellon on Saturday, April 13. Game one of the doubleheader is set for 1 p.m. (ET).
• The teams met for the first time in school history
• Arends is now fourth all-time in school history in triples (10), ninth in hits (176) and runs scored (117) and 10th in RBIs (108)
• Walsh moved into ninth place all-time in stolen bases (32)