St. Louis, Mo., April 18, 2017 – Junior Anna McKee tossed a one-hitter in game one and picked up the save in game two as the Washington University in St. Louis softball team recorded a doubleheader sweep over Fontbonne University Tuesday in the Wydown Showdown at home.
McKee struck out 12 in the 5-0 victory in game one, and then tossed three innings in relief to pick up her third career save in the Bears' 3-1 victory in the nightcap.
WashU improved to 18-11 with the sweep, while Fontbonne fell to 11-13.
WashU 5, Fontbonne 0 – Game One
McKee (11-3) did not allow a hit until the final inning in game one, giving up an infield single to Emelia Modglin with one out in the seventh. She picked up her sixth shutout and 11th complete game of the year.
WashU scored a run in the first and the fourth inning, taking advantage of three errors by Fontbonne. The Bears put the game out of reach with three runs in the fifth. Senior Hannah Mehrle launched a two-run homerun to right to make it 5-0.
Mehrle was 2-for-3 with a homerun, two runs scored and two RBIs as WashU had eight hits in the game one victory.
WashU 3, Fontbonne 1 – Game Two
Junior Maggie Clapp (6-8) picked up the win in game two tossing four shutout innings allowing four hits with two strikeouts. McKee came in the fifth and picked up her first save of the season allowing one earned run with five strikeouts.
WashU opened the scoring in the second inning after freshman Mikaela Arredondo tripled down the right field line with two outs scoring senior Janet Taylor. The Bears added an unearned run in the third, and then senior Kenzie James drove in a run with a bunt single in the fourth.
Arredondo was 2-for-3 with a run scored and an RBI, while James was 2-for-4 with an RBI. Taylor was 2-for-2 with a walk and a run scored as WashU had seven hits.
WashU opens a four-game series with Brandeis University (9-10, 4-5 UAA) at home on Friday. Game one of the doubleheader is set for 3 p.m.
BEAR NOTEBOOK: WashU leads the all-time series with Fontbonne 27-14, and the Bears snapped a three-game losing skid to the Griffins … WashU is 17-3 when scoring first … Mehrle is nine hits shy of tying the school record … James moved into fourth all-time in runs scored (127), while Mehrle is tied for seventh (120) … Mehrle also moved into a tie for sixth all-time in RBIs (131) … McKee is tied for the conference lead in wins.