St. Louis, Mo., April 6, 2018– The Washington University in St. Louis softball team was limited to one run in a pair of losses to Emory University Friday in the opening of a four-games series at the WU Softball Field in St. Louis.
Emory won 1-0 in game one and then the Eagles rallied for a 4-1 victory in game two.
Emory improved to 15-7 and 6-0 in the University Athletic Association (UAA), while WashU dropped to 6-8 and 0-2 in the UAA.
Emory 1, WashU 0 – Game One
The Bears were limited to just two hits in the one-run loss in the opening game of the four-game series. Senior Maggie Clapp and sophomore Amy Walsh each had a hit in the loss. Walsh led off the sixth with a triple but did not score.
Senior Anna McKee (4-3) tossed a complete game allowing four hits and one earned run. McKee also struck out three and walked two.
Emory scored its lone run in the third on an RBI by Cassie Baca.
Emory 4, WashU 1 – Game Two
Clapp (2-3) took the loss in game two allowing five hits and two earned runs in 5 1/3 innings pitched. Freshman Abby Graegin tossed 1 2/3 innings in relief allowing two hits and two earned runs.
Clapp helped herself at the plate with a single to left in the fifth, and then advanced to second on an error. She came around to score on a RBI single to left by senior Hera Tang to put WashU up 1-0. Clapp was 2-for-3 with a run scored as WashU had four hits.
Emory tied the game in the fifth on an RBI single by Janelle Turnquest, and then a solo homerun by Greta Wilker in the sixth gave the Eagles the lead for good.
WashU and Emory take the field Saturday for a doubleheader beginning at 2 p.m.
• WashU leads the all-time series with Emory 21-19
• The teams met for the first time in St. Louis
• The Bears were shut out for the second time this season
• Clapp had three of WashU's six hits on the day, and is now batting .378