WashU Drops Non-Conference Matchup at Webster

WashU Drops Non-Conference Matchup at Webster

Sauget, Ill., April 4, 2018 — The Washington University in St. Louis baseball team stepped out of conference play on Wednesday and suffered a 3-0 loss at Webster University held at GCS Ballpark in Sauget, Ill.

Webster extended its winning streak to three games and improved to 12-6, while WashU fell to 14-9. The two teams were scheduled to meet April 11 at WashU, but the game was cancelled earlier today.

Sophomore Matt Ashbaugh made the start and got the no-decision after tossing four scoreless innings allowing three hits with six strikeouts. Freshman Troy Bauer (0-1) took the loss allowing two hits and one earned run in an inning out of the bullpen.

After a scoreless five innings of play, Ben Dinter homered to left off Bauer to give Webster the 1-0 lead. The Gorloks added a run in the seventh off sophomore Brian Schutter to make it 2-0.

Sophomore John Brinkman was 2-for-2 with a pair of singles and a walk, while freshman Mitchell Black was 1-for-3 with a double. The Bears were limited to a season-low three hits in the loss.

WashU opens a four-game series at Emory University (10-13, 1-3 UAA) on Friday, April 6. Game one is set for 3 p.m. (ET) in Atlanta.

BEAR NOTEBOOK:
• WashU has lost three-straight meetings against Webster
• The Bears remained in the top-15 in NCAA Division III in SOS (0.593) despite the loss
• WashU was shut out for just the second time this season