St. Ann, Mo., March 26, 2019 – Junior Amy Walsh went 3-for-3 with three RBIs, a run scored and a stolen base to lead the Washington University in St. Louis softball team to a 7-1 win at Fontbonne University Tuesday in the Wydown Showdown in St. Ann, Mo.
WashU improved to 8-7 with the win, while Fontbonne dropped to 4-12. The Bears have won three of their last four games.
Sophomore Natasha Ramakrishnan had her second-consecutive multi-hit game following a 2-for-4 performance with a double. The Bears had seven hits in the win, and took advantage of six Fontbonne errors.
Freshman Madison Denton (5-3) picked up the win in relief shutting out the Griffins in four innings with two strikeouts. Freshman Holly Stoner made the start and allowed two hits and a solo homerun in three innings.
WashU jumped in front 3-0 after scoring three unearned runs in the second inning off three Fontbonne errors. Walsh delivered the big hit of the inning with a sharp single up the middle scoring two.
Freshman Nicole Hay added an RBI groundout in the seventh to round out the scoring.
Melanie Russo had a long home run in the second for the lone tally for Fontbonne. Denton and Stoner limited Fontbonne to just two hits.
WashU opens a four-game series against Brandeis University (10-0) on Friday, March 29. Game one is set for 2 p.m. Brandeis is one of three undefeated teams remaining in NCAA Division III.
• WashU leads the all-time series 28-14
• The Bears entered the contest with the top strength of schedule in Division III (.745)
• Walsh's third three-hit game of the season upped her average to .377