No. 15 WashU Closes Out Regular Season at Home Against Chicago

Photo by Scott Margolin
Photo by Scott Margolin

Fri.-Sun., May 12-14 – St. Louis, Mo. (Kelly Field)
Chicago Series (22-11)

Friday, May 12 Game One: 3 p.m.
Saturday, May 13 Doubleheader: 12 p.m. & 3 p.m.

Sunday, May 14 Game Four: 11 a.m. (Senior day celebration prior to first pitch)
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CHICAGO SERIES WashU enters the week with a 22-8 record while Chicago is 22-11. The Bears will honor 10 seniors prior to Sunday's 11 a.m. contest.  WashU took two of three games from Chicago last season in a three-game set.

ALL-UAA Six Bears were honored by the University Athletic Association on Wednesday, not including Pat Bloom and assistants that were named the UAA Coaching Staff of the Year. Also earning honors were Brad Margolin as Co-Pitcher of the Year, and First Team all-UAA. Joining him on the first team were Ben Browdy and Austin Darmawan, while Jake Mintz, Christian Santos and Zack Kotin earned all-UAA Second Team accolades.

UAA CHAMPIONS The Bears were crowned the 2017 UAA Champions after a four-game series against New York University was rained out. WashU possessed the best winning percentage after posting an 8-2 record within UAA play.

WELCOME BACK SUNSHINE After six games were cancelled due to weather, WashU added a doubleheader against Millikin University on May 7. The Bears defeated the Big Blue in both contests, 13-1 and 5-4.

STRENGTH OF SCHEDULE WashU possesses the second best strength of schedule (.594). The Bears are ranked No. 1 in the Central Region and have a 9-6 record against regionally ranked opponents.

PITCHING DEPTH The Bears lead the UAA in earned run average, with a 3.16 ERA. The Bears rank 12th in the country with that figure, but more impressively is WashU ranks second in WHIP (Walks+Hits allowed per inning pitched), 1.13. Castleton leads the country with a 1.08 WHIP. Senior Brad Margolin has the third best WHIP in Division III, 0.77. In addition, WashU has the fourth fewest hits allowed per nine innings (7.55) and the fifth most shutouts (seven) in Division III.

UAA PITCHER OF THE WEEK Senior pitcher Brad Margolin was named UAA Pitcher of the Week after tossing his fourth straight complete game. This past Sunday, he pitched seven innings allowing just one run on four hits with zero walks and seven strikeouts vs. Millikin. Margolin earned the honor for the fifth time this season and eighth of his career. With his eighth victory of the season and 22nd of his career he moved into sole possession of sixth place in WashU career wins. He also moved into the top-10 in innings pitched in school history, currently holding the ninth most with 220 1/3 innings pitched. Margolin's 2.41 ERA ranks seventh in the WashU record book.

TOP-25 POLL STANDINGS WashU powered its way up the ranks to No. 15 in the poll and No. 18 by the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA).

ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT V Seniors Austin Darmawan and  Jake Mintz were both selected to the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District Five Division III Baseball Team. Darmawan majors in chemical engineering and has a 3.66 grade point average, while Mintz double majors in history and Islamic studies with a 3.72 grade point average.