The Washington University softball team’s weekend was full of drama—walk-off wins, an explosive offense and Senior Day—mixed with an optimistic ending as the Bears came out with four exciting victories. Wash. U.
Behind freshman CJ Price batting 7-for-10 on Friday and senior Kyle Billig setting a school record for all-time career runs scored on Saturday, the Washington University baseball team bested DePauw University in three of four games at home.
A well-rounded team effort helped both the men’s and women’s sides of Washington University’s track-and-field team to second-place finishes in Friday’s Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology Twilight Meet. Wash. U.’s men scored 136 points, edging out Greenville College (127) for second place behind Rose-Hulman (159). The women (162.
On Senior Day, the Washington University No. 2 men’s tennis team cruised to a 9-0 victory over Westminster College (Mo.) at the Tao Tennis Center while the No. 9 women fell to Division II University of Missouri-St. Louis on the road. On the men’s side, the Red and Green were dominant in both doubles and singles.
All junior pitcher Kunal Patel wanted was a chance. Once he got it, he made a statement. With the Washington University baseball team in a 5-1 hole after three innings against Rhodes College on Feb. 23, head coach Steve Duncan made the call to the bullpen, and Patel made his collegiate debut in the third game of his third season with the Bears.
Playing eight games in four days, the Washington University softball team battled through fatigue and exhaustion to win five contests, including one against a ranked opponent. In the final game on Sunday, the Bears broke No. 21 Anderson University’s 12-game winning streak en route to a 4-3 victory.
Powering through 20-plus mile-per-hour winds and a match cancellation due to rain, the Washington University women’s tennis team picked up wins over Case Western Reserve University and the No. 12 University of Chicago in a series of matches over the weekend.
Although two matches were canceled due to weather conditions, the No. 2 Washington University men’s tennis team was not deterred as it rolled to a 6-3 victory over the No. 17 University of Chicago on the road Sunday. In doubles play, the Bears jumped out to an early 2-1 lead.
Strong winds greeted the Washington University track-and-field teams at Saint Louis University’s Billiken Invitational, but those gusts didn’t keep the Bears from taking care of business on Friday and Saturday as both the men’s and women’s teams finished first overall and combined for seven event winners. Competing against 14 teams, the men’s team scored 172.
From an early age, Washington University senior Corinne Rauck knew she wanted to play Division III tennis. Rauck has been passionate about the sport for years, and tying together with her love of medicine, she knew exactly where she wanted to be. “I’ve known since I was little that I wanted to be a physician, so I thought that Division III was the way to go for me.