The Washington University baseball team is fed up with late-inning, come-from-behind nailbiters; Sunday’s 25-run outburst against Knox College was proof enough. “We got down early in a bunch of games, and we basically did the same thing for four games in a row.
The Washington University baseball team has gone 10-6 since the start of spring break, bringing their season record over .500. The Bears are now 13-11 on the season after sweeping a doubleheader against the University of Wisconsin-Platteville Thursday at Kelly Field.
Senior Ben Harmon and juniors Dan Davis and Tyler Jackson each garnered All-America Honors at the 2011 NCAA Division III Men’s and Women’s Track and Field Indoor Championships, leading the Washington University men’s team to an eighth-place finish, besting a previous top finish of 15 in 2000. Wash. U. picked up 18 points in total at the March 12 meet in Columbus, Ohio, the most in team history.
Just two weeks into its 2011 season, the Washington University baseball team feels that it has already faced off against, and survived, some of the best talent around. The Bears have already taken on a Division-I opponent in St. Louis University, played a two-game series against No.
The No. 12 Washington University women’s basketball team toppled No. 10 Denison University 71-55 in the first round of the 2011 Division III NCAA Women’s Basketball Championship tournament on Friday night in Holland, Mich.
The Washington University baseball team’s pitching staff has surpassed expectations to start the season. Entering Thursday’s game against No. 5 University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, the Bear’s pitchers had held their previous four opponents to an average of 2.27 runs per game. While an 11-1 loss to the Warhawks has inflated the team earned run average to 3.
If senior Ben Harmon and junior Dan Davis competed alone, as their own team at the 2011 University Athletic Association Indoor Track & Field Championships last weekend, they would’ve taken second overall.
With a new coach at the helm and a multitude of returning starters, the baseball team is expecting a major upswing in 2011. The team finished last season 17-15 and surrendered an average of 7.56 runs a game.
Junior co-captain Liz Phillips set a provisional qualifying mark in the mile run, to go along with the Washington University track and field team’s five first-place finishes on Saturday at the Monmouth Fighting Scot Invitational.
The Washington University men’s basketball team relied on physical play, strong defense and a balanced offense to record victories this past weekend over Carnegie Mellon University and Case Western Reserve University.
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