Softball Sweeps Rochester and Brandeis at UAA Championship
BOX 1 | BOX 2
Altamonte Springs, Fla., March 11, 2011 – The Washington University in St. Louis softball team picked up two victories on Friday afternoon at the 2011 University Athletic Association (UAA) Championship held at the Seminole County Softball Complex in Altamonte Springs, Fla.
Washington U. posted a 6-0 win over the University of Rochester in the first game of the day, and then posted an 8-1 victory over Brandeis University in game two.
The Bears took a 1-0 lead in the second inning of game one after an RBI groundout by senior Claire Voris. Washington U. pushed the advantage to 2-0 following an RBI single by sophomore Sondra Polonsky. The Bears had six hits through the first three innings of play, but left seven runners on base.
Washington U. pushed the advantage to 4-0 in the top of the fourth following a two-run home run by junior Alyssa Abramoski. Sophomore Ashley Janssen led off the inning with a bunt single, her second of the game, and then scored on the home run to right field by Abramoski.
Santos singled to center to keep the fourth inning alive, and then senior Ally Berenter walked moving Santos to second. With two outs, freshman Maggie Mullen singled to left field scoring Santos to make it 5-0. Abramoski added her second home run of the game in the top of the seventh inning to round out the scoring.
The Bears had 14 hits in the game one victory, including a 4-for-4 performance with a run scored and an RBI by Mullen. Abramoski was 2-for-4 with three RBIs and two runs scored, while Berenter and Janssen added two hits apiece for the Bears.
Junior Olivia Cook picked up her first win of the year allowing three hits in a complete-game victory. She struck out three and walked one.
Sophomore Alex Feldheim was the story in game two victory over Brandeis. She had a two-RBI single in the first inning as the Bears scored three runs on three hits in their first at-bat. In the third inning, Fjeldheim blasted a two-run home run to right center to push the lead to 6-1. The home run for Fjeldheim traveled 235 feet.
The Bears added two runs in the bottom of the fourth inning, as junior Corissa Santos had an RBI triple and Berenter added an RBI single. That was all that Voris needed, as she tossed a complete-game victory allowing four hits and one earned run. She also struck one nine in the win.
Fjeldheim was 2-for-4 with a career-high four RBIs in the victory for the Bears, who had 12 hits. Abramoski, Santos and Voris also added two hits apiece for Washington University.
Washington U. (5-3-1, 2-1 UAA) continues conference tournament play against Case Western Reserve University on Saturday, March 12, at 10 a.m. (ET).