Chicago (8-6) at WashU (5-5)
Friday-Saturday, March 30-31 – WU Softball Field – St. Louis, Mo.
Live Video: https://portal.stretchinternet.com/wustl/
Live Stats: http://bearsports-livestats.wustl.edu/softball/xlive.htm
Download the complete WASHU game notes by clicking HERE (PDF).
BEAR HEADLINES – The Washington University in St. Louis softball team returns from an 11-day layoff by hosting former University Athletic Association (UAA) rival University of Chicago (8-6) in a four-game series Friday-Saturday, March 30-31, at the WU Softball Field.
SERIES HISTORY – WashU leads the all-time series with Chicago 9-5, but the Maroons won three of four games a year ago in the Windy City.
BEARS UPSET TOP-5 OPPONENT – WashU returned to the Midwest after a six-game road trip to Florida and picked up a pair of victories March 18 at the DePauw Invitational in Westfield, Ind. The Bears posted a 3-2 eight-inning win over host DePauw in game one, and then recorded an 11-3 six-inning victory over then No. 5-ranked Trine in game two.
MCKEE EARNS PRESEASON HONOR – Senior Anna McKee was selected as a 2018 Preseason Honorable-Mention All-America by Fastpitch News. McKee, the 2017 UAA Pitcher of the Year, posted a 17-4 record with a 1.70 earned run average with six shutouts and 16 complete games. She also earned first-team all-UAA and second-team National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) All-Midwest Region honors, and was named to the NCAA Division III Pella, Iowa Regional All-Tournament Team.
COFFMAN AND SAGARTZ ADDED TO STAFF – Head coach Michelle Venturella has announced the addition of Dan Coffman and Laurel Sagartz to the coaching staff for the 2018 season. Coffman has nine years of coaching experience, including stops at William Jewell College (2010-11) and University of Missouri (2011-14). Sagartz, a four-time All-American at WashU, spent the last year as pitching coach at Lindenwood-Belleville.
LIVE COVERAGE – All home games will be broadcast live at no cost on the WashU Sports Network. Jay Murry will provide play-by-play. Live stats will also be available on the WashU Athletics website.