St. Louis, Mo., April 7, 2018– The Washington University in St. Louis softball team closed out a four-game series with Emory University by dropping the final two contests Saturday at the WU Softball Field in St. Louis
Emory won game one 9-0 in five innings, and then used a solo homerun by Janelle Turnquest in the sixth for the 4-2 victory in the nightcap.
Emory extended its winning streak to 10 games and improved to 17-7 and 8-0 in the University Athletic Association (UAA), while WashU dropped to 6-10 and 0-4 in the UAA.
Emory 9, WashU 0 (Five Innings) – Game One
WashU was limited to two hits in the game one and the Bears made three errors.
Emory took advantage of a two-out error in the third to score five unearned runs to take the commanding 5-0 lead. The Eagles added four runs in the fourth to make it 9-0.
Senior Anna McKee (4-4) took the loss allowing six hits and six runs (one earned) in three innings pitched. Freshman Abby Graegin tossed the final two innings allowing five hits and three earned runs.
Emory 4, WashU 2 – Game Two
WashU had seven hits in game two, led by a 2-for-2 performance with a walk and a run scored by senior Maggie Clapp.
Emory scored a run in the second and the third off Clapp to take the 2-0 advantage. The Bears answered right back with two runs on three hits in the third, highlighted by senior Hera Tang's RBI double to right with two outs.
The game remained tied until the sixth when Turnquest led off with a towering homerun to right center. The Eagles added a run off McKee in the seventh on a squeeze bunt.
Clapp (2-4) took the loss allowing eight hits and three runs (two earned) in six innings. McKee tossed the final inning allowing two hits and one earned run.
WashU opens a 10-game road trip with a doubleheader at Greenville University (5-12) on Thursday, April 12. Game one is set for 3 p.m.
• WashU and Emory have now split 42 all-time meetings
• Freshman Kendall Schwartz recorded the first hit of her WashU career in game two
• Emory freshman pitcher Jacqueline Spizizen recorded three wins in the series