St. Louis, Mo., April 22, 2016 — Junior Brad Margolin tossed the first complete-game shutout of his career to lead the Washington University in St. Louis baseball team to a 6-0 win over MacMurray College Friday in non-conference action at Kelly Field.
Margolin (5-1) allowed eight hits and struck out four and did not walk a batter. The complete game was his third of the season.
WashU improved to 23-13 with the win, while MacMurray fell to 18-16. The Bears also improved to 13-2 this season at home.
The game was scoreless after two innings, but WashU scored four runs with two outs in the third to jump in front 4-0. The Bears recorded three singles in a row with two outs to load the bases, and then junior Ben Browdy laced a triple to right to clear the bases. Browdy upped his NCAA Division III best RBI total to 58.
The Bears were not done yet in the third as sophomore Conor O'Hara ripped a single to left center to drive in Browdy to make it 4-0. Junior Austin Darmawan drove in his 26th run of the year in the fourth with a sacrifice fly to extend the lead to 5-0.
Senior Kyle Kozak added an RBI single to left in the eighth to round out the scoring.
Browdy was 2-for-4 with a run scored and three RBIs, while junior Christian Santos was 2-for-3 with a run scored.
WashU plays three games in the next two days on the road. The Bears travel to Elsah, Ill., take on Principia College (8-22) Saturday, April 23, at Noon, and then play a doubleheader at Spalding University (20-11) in Louisville Sunday, April 24, at Noon.
BEAR NOTEBOOK: Margolin improved his career record to 11-2 … Darmawan extended his season-long 12-game hit streak with a bunt single in the third … The Bears did not commit an error in a game for just the sixth time this season … The shutout for WashU was its third of the season.