WashU Softball Picks Up Pair of Wins in Florida

Photo by Mary Butkus/WUSTL Photo
Photo by Mary Butkus/WUSTL Photo

Kissimmee, Fla., March 11, 2019 – After a day off Sunday, the Washington University in St. Louis softball team picked up a pair of three-run victories Monday at The Spring Games in Kissimmee, Fla.

WashU scored four runs in the top of the seventh to win the opener 6-3 over Susquehanna University, and then scored four runs in the fourth in a 7-4 win over Nebraska Wesleyan University in the nightcap.

Senior Josi Elder went 4-for-5 with a double, an RBI and a run scored in the two games, while junior Mikaela Arredondo was 4-for-7 with two triples, two RBIs and three runs scored. 

WashU 6, Susquehanna 3 – Game One
Freshman Madison Denton (2-0) tossed her second complete game in as many starts allowing 10 hits and three earned runs in the game one victory. Denton struck out four and walked four.

Trailing 1-0 in the fourth, freshman Katie Gould drove in a run with an infield single. Susquehanna added two runs in the fourth, and then a sac fly by Arredondo trimmed the advantage to 3-2.

The Bears entered the seventh trailing but one, but scored four runs on six hits. Freshman Kendall Schwartz drove in the tying run with a single to left, and then sophomore Julia Flores gave WashU the lead with a sac fly. With two outs, Elder drove in a run with an infield single and then Gould singled to right to drive in Schwartz.

Arredondo was 3-for-3 with two triples and an RBI, while Elder was 3-for-3 with an RBI and a walk. Junior Amy Walsh (2-for-3, walk) and Gould (2-for-4, two RBI, walk) also had multi-hit games. The Bears had a season-high 15 hits.

WashU 7, Nebraska Wesleyan 4 – Game Two
WashU had nine hits in the win in game two, as six Bears drove in a run. Senior Taylor Arends was 2-for-2 with an RBI and two walks, while Gould was 2-for-4 with an RBI and a pair of stolen bases.

The Bears jumped in front 3-0 after two innings of play following RBI singles by sophomore Natasha Ramakrishnan, Walsh and Gould. 

WashU added four more runs in the fourth to take a commanding 7-1 lead. Arends, Arredondo and freshman Kirsten Drabek each drove in runs in the inning.

Freshman Holly Stoner (1-0) picked up the win allowing three hits and one earned run in four innings. Stoner also struck out eight batters.

WashU (3-1) closes out its Spring Break Trip with a pair of games Tuesday: vs. Gettysburg at 1:15 p.m. (ET) and Thomas More at 3:30 p.m.

• Arends has started 124-consecutive games
• Elder moved into 10th place in school history in walks with 44
• Arredondo two triples in a game tied a school record
• Arends leads the UAA with a .643 batting average through four games