Softball Ends Spring Break Trip With a Pair of Wins at NTC Games
BOX 1 | BOX 2
Clermont, Fla., March 15, 2011 – The Washington University in St. Louis softball team concluded its 10-game Spring Break Trip with a pair of victories at the National Training Center (NTC) Games on Tuesday in Clermont, Fla.
The Bears had 17 hits in a 16-2 five-inning victory over Oswego State University in game one, and then posted a 6-1 win over Keene State University in the second contest.
Washington U. scored five runs in the first, two in the second and four in the third to jump out to an 11-0 lead against Oswego State. Sophomores Sondra Polonsky and Alex Fjeldheim each had RBI single in the top of the first. Fjeldheim drove in another run in the run in the second with a walk, and senior Claire Voris added an RBI groundout in the second.
The Bears loaded the bases with no one out in the third, and then junior Alyssa Abramoski singled to right for the first run of the inning. Mullen singled to left and then Polonsky had an RBI groundout to make it 10-0. Voris also added an RBI single in the four-run inning for the Bears.
Washington U. scored four runs in the fourth and one in the fifth inning to round out the scoring. The Bears had 17 hits, all singles, in the victory. Voris picked up the win on the mound allowing two hits and one earned run.
Polonsky went 3-for-4 with a career-high three RBIs and two runs scored, while Abramoski, junior Olivia Cook, Mullen, freshman Kelsey Neal and Voris added two hits apiece.
Sophomore Ashley Janssen set the tone early in the game two victory over Keene State after leading off the first with a bunt single. Janssen scored on a triple from Abramoski, and then a wild pitch on the ensuing pitch allowed Abramoski to score.
Cook cruised through the first four innings on the mound, allowing just one hit. She gave up an earned run in the top of the fifth to trim the lead to 2-1. Washington U. answered with four runs in the bottom half of the inning on just two hits. The Bears took advantage of four errors in the inning by Keene State.
Cook (4-1) tossed a complete-game victory allowing four hits and one unearned run. She also struck out six and walked two in the win. Janssen went 4-for-4 with two runs scored, while Mullen added two hits. Polonsky extended her hitting streak to 10 games with a single in the fifth inning. The Bears had nine hits against Keene State, but also committed three errors.
Washington University (11-4-1) returns to action on Saturday-Sunday, March 19-20, hosting the Washington University Tournament. The Bears take on Fontbonne University at 11 a.m., followed by a 3 p.m. contest with No. 24 ranked Coe College.