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.
For 12 straight games, the Washington University softball team (24-6) could not be beaten. Then came unlucky number 13, a 4-1 loss, against Division II Maryville University on Thursday night. Co-captain senior Megan Fieser singled to start off the third inning before stealing second and tying the 58 steal career mark of Amanda Roberts (2002-’06).
An 8-0 drubbing at the beginning of a tournament might spoil the weekend for many softball teams. But the No. 15 Washington University Bears did not let their Friday loss to No. 8 Augustana College get them down. Wash. U. recorded only one hit and three errors in the defeat, but Saturday was a different story for the Bears, as they toppled Augustana 10-8 in nine innings and thrashed Fontbonne University 14-2 in five innings.
Stay up to date with everything happening as Washington University returns to campus.Subscribe