BEAR HEADLINES – Washington University in St. Louis continues its 12-game homestand by hosting six games this week. The Bears battle Fontbonne University in the Wydown Showdown on Tuesday, April 18, followed by a four-game series with Brandeis University on Friday-Saturday, April 21-22.
SERIES HISTORY – WashU leads the all-time series with Fontbonne 25-14, but the Griffins have won the last three meetings. The Bears lead the all-time series with Brandeis 27-7, and the Bears have won five-straight games between the two teams.
CLASS OF 2017 – The senior class (Kenzie James, Hannah Mehrle, Halle Steinberg, Janet Taylor) has helped guide the Bears to a 115-53 (.685) overall record with three NCAA Tournament appearances and the 2014 and 2015 University Athletic Association (UAA) Championship.
WALK IT OUT – Senior Janet Taylor was issued four walks during the Case Western Reserve series a week ago to set the WashU all-time mark with 68. Taylor ranks 16th in NCAA Division III active players in bases on balls.
STRENGTH OF SCHEDULE – WashU ranks second out of 415 teams in NCAA Division III in toughest schedule. The Bears past opposition has a .668 winning percentage (259-129).
LIVE COVERAGE – All 16 home games will be broadcast live at no cost on the Bear Sports Network. Jay Murry will provide play-by-play. Live stats will also be available on the WashU Athletics website.