WashU (6-10) at Greenville (7-12)
Thursday, April 12 – 3/5 p.m. – Greenville, Ill.
BEAR HEADLINES – The Washington University in St. Louis softball team steps out of conference play by opening 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. in Greenville, Ill.
SCOUTING GREENVILLE – The Panthers had its three-game winning streak snapped with a loss to Spalding University in the second game of a doubleheader April 6 in Louisville. Greenville leads the SLIAC in stolen bases (44) and is hitting .305 as a team.
The Panthers have eight players hitting above .300, including freshman Kendall Farr (.368, one homerun, eight RBI), senior Jordyn Wieland (.364), junior Cayla Speaks (.343, one homerun, seven RBI) and senior Kate Joliff Rosado (.340, two home runs, 17 RBI).
Greenville has had six different pitchers make a start in 2018. Speaks (0-3, 4.50 ERA) and junior Caitie Opp (3-3, 7.20 ERA) have a team-best 23 1/3 innings pitched.
SERIES HISTORY – WashU leads the all-time series with Greenville, 22-1, and the Bears have won five-straight in the series. The Bears defeated the Panthers 12-0 in five innings in the only meeting in 2017.
CLAPP STAYS HOT AT PLATE – Senior infielder/pitcher Maggie Clapp went 5-of-10 with a walk in 11 plate appearances in the four-series against Emory University last weekend. Clapp ranks second in the conference in batting average in UAA games, and has hit safely in six of the last seven games.
UAA PLAY – WashU has a 115-45 (.739) all-time record in UAA play, and has won a conference-best 10 titles: 2000, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2014, 2015, 2017.
LIVE COVERAGE – All home games will be broadcast live at no cost on the WashU Sports Network. Jay Murry will provide play-by-play. Live stats will also be available on the WashU Athletics website.