With a five-run comeback in the final inning, the No. 23 Washington University softball team won 11-7 against Simpson College in the second game of a doubleheader after falling, 3-2, earlier Friday afternoon. On Saturday, the Bears fell behind early in both of their games, but they were able to mount a determined comeback in a 9-5 victory against St.
Hitting a tough stretch of close games that end in losses can easily break a team. For the Washington University softball team, keeping its unwavering confidence helped end the Mizuno Invitational this weekend on a positive note. A 1-3 record in the invitational left the Bears with a 13-6 mark on the season and only five wins in their last 11 games.
Despite the cancellation of a Sunday doubleheader at DePauw University due to wet field conditions, the Washington University softball team came away from its weekend with three wins in four games. The Bears recovered from a tough start to the week with a two-game sweep of Monmouth College Saturday in Monmouth, Ill. Wash. U.
Unfortunately, a softball game is seven innings; two fewer and the Washington University softball team may have had a better weekend. The Bears lost two games on Saturday, 7-1 to Central College and 5-1 to Augustana College, and gave up 11 of the opposing teams’ 12 runs in the sixth inning of each game.
Junior Kelsey Neal made sure that the Washington University softball team got off to a perfect start to its 2013 season. Neal pitched a complete game and hit a two-run home run to help herself out in the season-opening 3-2 win over Rhodes College Saturday in Memphis, Tenn., at the Lynx Classic.
Junior Olivia Cook and senior Claire Voris pitched the Washington University softball team to four important wins this weekend. “They’ve done a tremendous job keeping the games close until we can get timely hitting from the offense,” head coach Leticia Pineda-Boutté said. “It’s a huge asset when they can keep the opponent’s run total down.