After a successful two-game outing at Greenville University, the Washington University softball team suffered three losses against Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH, before salvaging the final game of the set, 3-0.
The Washington University softball team bounced back from last weekend’s four-game sweep at the hands of Emory University, completing a sweep of its own at Greenville University Thursday in Greenville, Ill.
The Washington University baseball and softball teams had rough outings this weekend as both teams dropped their series against Emory University.
The St. Louis spring weather dictated a Saturday of inaction at the Washington University softball field, but the softball team was able to complete two games with the University of Chicago Friday.
It’s been a busy spring for Washington University athletics. But, for the most part, scheduled spring games are over, and Wash. U. athletes, just like the rest of us, are now strapping in for the push through finals week, all the while preparing for playoff matches on the other side of their exams.
The Washington University baseball and softball teams must have been given the same script this weekend, because each went win-loss-win-loss against Case Western Reserve University Friday and Saturday, with each respective pair of wins and losses following a similar pattern.
Venturella returned to the city where she spent eight seasons and won 195 games as the head coach of the University of Illinois at Chicago, when the Bears travelled to the Windy City to take on the University of Chicago. The series, however, was largely disappointing for Wash. U., which dropped three out of four games.
With their offense stagnating and three outs to go in Atlanta Saturday afternoon, the Washington University softball team faced the possibility of letting Emory University send them home with an unsatisfactory 1-3 record. Less than an hour later, the Bears were heading home with their most thrilling victory of the season and a wholly satisfying four-game split.
When the Washington University softball team surged through its spring break schedule, the team did so riding a hot-handed offense. The question then became whether the Bears hitters could do the same against top caliber pitching.
Facing opponents with a combined 17-47-1 record heading into the weekend, the No. 18 Washington University softball team dominated and earned six victories.