Softball Routs MacMurray and Dallas at Warrior Spring Fling
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Conway, Ark., March 5, 2011 – The No. 19 ranked Washington University in St. Louis softball team picked up two wins on day one of the Warrior Spring Fling held at Hendrix College in Conway, Ark.
The Bears defeated MacMurray College, 9-0, in five innings in game one, and then picked up a 21-6 victory in five innings over the University of Dallas in game two.
Washington U. scored first against MacMurray, scoring a run on two hits in the top of the first inning. Junior Corissa Santos walked with two outs, and then advanced to second on a passed ball. Senior Ally Berenter followed with a single to center driving in Santos for the first run of the game.
Senior pitcher Claire Voris struck out eight batters in the first three innings of play, and finished the day with a season-high 12 strikeouts. Voris allowed just one hit in the five-inning victory over MacMurray.
The Bears pushed the lead to 4-0 with three runs in the third. Junior Alyssa Abramoski had a RBI single with no one out, and then scored on a passed ball. Washington U. put the game out of reach with five more runs on three hits in the fifth. Santos drove in the first run after reaching on an error, and Voris singled to left for another run. Sophomore Alex Fjeldheim delivered the big hit of the inning, a single to right field, which pushed across two more runs.
Washington University had eight hits in the win against MacMurray, led by a 2-for-3 performance by sophomore Ashley Janssen and a 2-for-2 with two runs scored outing by sophomore Rebecca Salisbury.
Washington U. scored nine runs in the top of the first inning against Dallas to build a commanding lead. A one-out RBI by Berenter made it 1-0, and then a three-run home run by freshman Maggie Mullen pushed the lead to 4-0. The Bears were not done yet, as sophomore Kathy Peter and Abramoski each drove in two with a triple to make it 8-0. Abramoski had a pair of triples in the first inning for the Bears, tying a school record for triples in a game.
After Dallas scored a run in the bottom of the first, the Bears score six runs on five hits in the top of the second to push the advantage to 15-1. Fjeldheim’s first-career home-run highlighted the five-run inning for Washington University.
The Bears pounded out a season-high 19 hits in the win, including eight extra-base hits. Peter picked up the win on the mound allowing four hits and three earned runs in three innings pitched. Junior Olivia Cook pitched in relief giving up two hits and three unearned runs. Abramoski was 3-for-4 with four RBIs and four runs scored, while Berenter was 3-for-5 with three RBIs. Salisbury and Peter also had three hits in the win.
Washington University (2-1-1) concludes round-robin play at the Warrior Spring Fling by taking on host Hendrix College on Sunday, March 6, at 11 a.m. The two teams will meet again at 3 p.m. in the championship game.