Softball Wins Warrior Spring Fling With 34 Hits in Two Games
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Conway, Ark., March 4, 2012 – The Washington University in St. Louis softball team posted a pair of victories on Sunday afternoon over Spalding University and host Hendrix College to win the Warrior Spring Fling in Conway, Ark.
The Bears pounded out 17 hits in a 12-0 win in five innings over Spalding in game one, and then had 17 base hits in a 15-6 win over Hendrix in the tournament finale. Washington U. scored 47 runs and had 62 hits in the four games.
Washington U. 12, Spalding 0
Senior Olivia Cook (2-0) tossed a four-hit complete-game shutout in the game one victory over Spalding. The Bears scored two runs in the first and third inning to jump out to a commanding 4-0 lead.
Washington U. scored five runs on seven hits in the fourth inning to make it 9-0. Senior Corissa Santos tripled to right center driving in two runs, and senior Alyssa Abramoski, sophomore Maggie Mullen and freshman Adrienne White added RBIs in the five-run inning. In the fifth, Santos homered and White had a two run triple to round out the scoring.
White (3-for-4, four RBIs), junior Ashley Janssen (3-for-3), Mullen (2-for-3, two RBIs), sophomore Kelsey Neal (2-for-3), junior Sondra Polonsky (2-for-3, two RBIs) and Santos (2-for-3, three RBIs) all recorded two more hits in the win for the Bears.
Washington U. 15, Hendrix 6
Washington U. scored 10 unanswered runs in the final two innings to rally for a 15-6 win over Hendrix in game two. A home run by Mullen tied the score at 1-1 in the second, and then freshman Sydney Caldwell recorded the first home run of her career in the third to put Washington up 3-2.
Hendrix (1-3) answered back with three runs in the bottom half of the inning to make it 4-2, but the Bears put three more on the board following a two RBI double by junior Alex Fjeldheim.
The Bears trailed 6-5 after five innings of play, but scored eight runs on nine hits in the sixth inning to take a commanding lead. White drove in three runs with a double to center, while Caldwell singled to left driving in two. Fjeldheim, Janssen and Polonsky also drove in a run in the sixth inning.
Mullen drove in the final two runs of the game with a two-run home run in the seventh. The multi home run game for Mullen was the second of her career, and upped her career home run total to 11 in two seasons.
Caldwell was 3-for-4 with a career-high four RBIs and two runs scored, while Polonsky was 3-for-4 with an RBI. Fjeldheim, Mullen and White also drove in three runs in the victory. Cook (3-0) picked up the win allowing two earned runs in five innings in relief.
Washington University (4-0) begins a 12-game road trip to Florida with a pair of games on Saturday, March 10, at the NTC Games. The Bears take on John Carroll University at 12:30 p.m. (ET) and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute at 2:30 p.m. (ET).
Bear Notebook: Washington U. is 4-0 for the first time since 2010 and for the seventh time in school history … The Bears hit .443 in the opening week of the season … Polonsky hit a team-best .625 (10-for-16) with six runs scored, while White batted .588 (10-for-17) with a team-high nine RBIs … The home run for Santos was the 13th of her career, tied for eighth most in school history.