Auburndale, Fla., March 18, 2016 – Playing its 13th game in 13 days, the No. 22-ranked Washington University in St. Louis baseball team finished its trip to Florida with a 13-0 loss to No. 7 Southern Maine University Friday at the Lake Myrtle Sports Complex.
WashU dropped to 13-8 with the loss, while Southern Maine improved to 3-0. The Bears return home to host a three-game series against Illinois Wesleyan University Friday-Saturday, March 25-26, at Kelly Field.
Southern Maine scored in each of the first four innings to jump out to a 9-0 lead. The Bears had their best scoring opportunity of the game in the first inning. Junior Austin Darmawan and senior Max Golembo hit back-to-back singles to start the game for the Bears, but a strikeout and a double play ended the threat. WashU was limited to four hits the remainder of the game as the Bears were shut out for the second time this season.
Freshman Wright Lindgren was the bright spot for the Bears offensively, accounting for two of the team's six hits. Southern Maine finished with 20 hits in the game. Junior Scott Nelson (1-4) took the loss after allowing nine runs, seven earned, on 10 hits in 3.1 innings. Freshman Curtis Hoffman and junior Chris McKee both pitched in relief for the Bears.
Bear Notebook: Golembo's hitting streak reached 14 games with his single in the first inning … It was Lindgren's fourth multi-hit game in five games this week … Five of WashU's eight losses are to teams ranked in the top-25.