Olivia Cook Tosses Two-Hitter in 4-0 Win over Harris-Stowe
St. Louis, Mo., March 31, 2012 – Senior Olivia Cook allowed two hits and tied a career-high with eight strikeouts in Washington University’s 4-0 win over Harris-Stowe State University on Saturday afternoon at the WU Softball Field in St. Louis. Game two of the doubleheader was cancelled.
Cook, who took a no-hitter into the sixth inning for the second-straight game, also struck out eight in a 6-3 win over Hope College on April 17, 2009. The Waterford, Mich., native has allowed just seven hits in the last 21 2/3 innings pitched.
An RBI fly-out by senior Corissa Santos put the Bears up 1-0 in the bottom of the first inning. Junior Ashley Janssen and senior Alyssa Abramoski opened the inning with back-to-back singles, and then Janssen scored on the fly out by Santos. The RBI by Santos was the 100th of her career, fifth most in school history.
Washington U. added three runs on two hits and took advantage of two errors by Harris-Stowe in the fourth inning. Freshman Sydney Caldwell drove in a run with an infield single, while Janssen added an RBI single to left. Janssen finished the day 2-for-3 and upper her team-leading batting average to .463.
Washington University (14-6) concludes its eight-game homestand with a doubleheader against local-rival Fontbonne University on Sunday, April 1. Game one is set to begin at Noon.
Bear Notebook: Abramoski and Santos each started their 149th-straight game on Saturday … Washington U. was ranked 31st this week after picking up two votes in the NFCA Top-25 Poll.