St. Louis, Mo., March 18, 2016 — The Washington University in St. Louis softball team had two student-athletes named to the 2016 University Athletic Association (UAA) Championship All-Tournament Team, as announced by the Association Friday.
Emory University's Brittany File was named the Tournament's Most Valuable Player after posting a 6-0 record with a save and a 0.97 earned run average in eight appearances on the mound. Emory won its seventh-straight UAA title with a 10-0 record.
Mehrle was fourth in the tournament with a .429 batting average (15-for-35), and led the tournament in hits (15). She hit safely in nine of 10 games played, and had three multi-hit games. Mehrle went 3-for-3 with a homerun and three RBIs in a 14-1 over New York University March 8, and 4-for-4 with two runs scored in a 7-3 victory over Case Western Reserve University March 10.
Pitkin, who earned the honor for the third-straight year, posted a 4-2 mark with a 2.67 earned run average in six starts. She struck out 55 in 39 1/3 innings pitched, and tossed five complete games. Pitkin did not allow an earned run in a 10-2 victory over Brandeis University March 8, and then allowed one earned run in a 4-1 win over Case Western Reserve March 13. She led the tournament in innings pitched and was second in strikeouts.
WashU posted a 6-4 record at the 2016 UAA Championship Tournament to finish in a tie for second place with Brandeis. The Bears have finished first or second in the UAA in 16 of 17 seasons.