St. Louis, Mo., March 1, 2016 – Twelve different players recorded RBIs as the Washington University in St. Louis baseball team posted a 27-0 win over Principia College Tuesday afternoon at Kelly Field.
WashU improved to 4-2 with its fourth win in a row, while Principia dropped to 0-3 on the season. The Bears finish their five-game home stand by hosting a doubleheader against Augustana College (Ill.) Friday, March 4. First pitch is scheduled for 1 p.m.
WashU scored three runs in the first and two in the second before sending 11 batters to the plate in an eight-run third inning to take a 13-0 lead. The Bears were limited to one hit over the next three innings, but batted around again in both the seventh and eighth innings to add 14 more runs to their total.
WashU had 17 hits in the game by 10 different players, and also took advantage of 16 walks issued by the Principia pitching staff, including four walks with the bases loaded. The four WashU pitchers who appeared in the game combined to scatter five hits and issue just one walk while recording 10 strikeouts.
Junior Austin Darmawan finished 3-for-4 with two walks, two RBIs and four runs scored to lead six players with multi-hit games for WashU. Sophomore Auggie Mense (2-for-3, two walks, three runs, four RBIs) and junior Tate Maider (2-for-3, four RBIs, two runs) each had a team-high four RBIs.
Junior Bill Heisler made his first career start and threw a career-high five strikeouts in four innings of work. Freshman Curtis Hoffman (1-0) got the win in his first career appearance with four strikeouts in his three innings of relief. Junior Max Cormier and freshman Dylan Brambora also threw one inning each.
Bear Notebook: WashU improved to 33-4 against Principia since 1985 … It was the 10th time WashU has topped the 20-run mark in a game since the 1985 season, and the highest runs total for the Bears since a 27-6 win over Blackburn College April 5, 1986 … Junior Spencer Egly extended his hitting streak to six games with an RBI single in the first inning … Senior Max Golembo made the 115th start of his career, while Darmawan made his 50th start … It was the 105th game in Golembo's career that he has reached base safely.