Sanford, Fla., March 12, 2016 – The Washington University in St. Louis baseball team had its five-game win streak come to an end with a 2-0 loss to the University of Rochester Saturday morning at the University Athletic Association (UAA) Championship.
WashU dropped to 11-4 overall and 5-2 in the UAA with the loss, while Rochester improved to 4-3 overall and in the conference. The Bears can still clinch at least a share of the UAA title if Case Western Reserve University loses to Emory University Saturday afternoon. WashU finishes the UAA Championship by taking on New York University at 1 p.m. (ET) Sunday.
The Yellowjackets got on the scoreboard in the bottom of the second after putting together two one-out hits and a pair of two-out singles to take a 1-0 lead. Junior Scott Nelson got out of the bases-loaded jam with a flyout. In the top of the fourth, juniors Ben Browdy and Christian Santos hit back-to-back one-out singles, but Rochester got two strikeouts to keep it a one-run game.
Rochester turned a leadoff triple into a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the fifth. Browdy and Santos again got back-to-back one-out hits in the top of the sixth, but a popup and strikeout kept the Bears off the scoreboard. WashU put together its best scoring threat of the game in the top of the seventh when junior Ted Daley led off with an infield single and junior Spencer Egly followed with a single up the middle. Junior Austin Darmawan then got a one-out single to load the bases, but Rochester was able to throw a runner out at home on a fielder's choice, then got a groundout to get out of the inning with the shutout intact.
WashU finished with 10 hits, but left 12 runners on base in the game. Rochester had nine hits in the contest. Senior Max Golembo, Browdy and Santos finished with two hits each. Nelson (1-3) took the loss after allowing two runs on nine hits and striking out four. Sophomore Alex Truss pitched a scoreless 2.1 innings of relief.
Bear Notebook: WashU fell to 85-76 all-time in the UAA Championship … Golembo and sophomore Conor O'Hara both extended their hitting streaks to a career-long eight games.