Softball Swept in Doubleheader at Case

Softball Swept in Doubleheader at Case

Cleveland, Ohio, April 20, 2018– The Washington University in St. Louis softball team was limited to just a pair of runs as the Bears were swept in a doubleheader at Case Western Reserve University Friday in Cleveland, Ohio.

Case Western Reserve improved to 22-7 and 9-5 in the University Athletic Association (UAA), while WashU dropped to 8-12 and 0-6 in the conference.

Case 2, WashU 1 – Game One
The Bears were limited to just two hits in the opener. Senior Anna McKee (5-5) took the loss on the mound allowing seven hits and two runs (one earned) in six innings pitched. McKee has allowed just four earned runs in 18 innings pitched in conference play.

WashU took the 1-0 in its first at-bat after sophomore Amy Walsh led off the game with a triple and then scored after senior Maggie Clapp reached on an error. The Spartans answered back with an unearned run in the third to tie the game.

Case took the lead for good in the bottom of the sixth after Nicole Carty doubled to right field with one out scoring Sarah Miller.

Case 7, WashU 1 – Game Two
The Spartans jumped all over the Bears scoring seven runs in the first four innings to build a commanding 7-0 advantage. 

The Bears scored their lone run in the sixth on an RBI double to left center by freshman Kendall Schwartz. The hit for Schwartz was the second of her career.

Freshman Natasha Ramakrishnan was 3-for-3 in the loss, while junior Taylor Arends was 2-for-4. The Bears had nine hits in the game two defeat.

Clapp (3-5) took the loss allowing seven hits and six earned runs in 2 2/3 innings, while freshman Abby Graegin allowed one earned in 2 1/3 innings. Schwartz allowed one hit in an inning pitched. 

WashU closes out the four-game series with a doubleheader at Case on Saturday, April 21. Game one is set for 1 p.m. (ET). 

BEAR NOTEBOOK
• WashU leads the all-time series with Case 30-10, but have lost the last three meetings
• Ramakrishnan is 6-for-11 in the last four games, and upped her average to .264