Softball’s Sagartz tosses perfect game

From April 1-3, the No. 3 softball team went 2-1, suffering its first defeat of the season.

On April 1, freshman pitcher Laurel Sagartz threw the first perfect game in WUSTL history on her 19th birthday as the Bears won at Missouri Baptist University, 3-0. Sagartz struck out six as she improved to 7-0.

On April 3, the Bears suffered their first loss by splitting a doubleheader with Fontbonne University. Kelly Morris of Fontbonne ended the Bears’ 22-game winning streak in the opener by pitching a one-hit shutout en route to a 3-0 win. Sagartz got the Bears back on the winning track in the nightcap with a two-hit shutout in a 4-0 win.

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The baseball team split four games at Kelly Field. On April 3, the Bears lost to Thomas More College, 4-1, before bouncing back to defeat Knox College, 11-3. One day later, the Bears lost to the University of Dallas, 8-2, before defeating Knox, 4-3, in the nightcap on sophomore Ryan Corning’s walkoff home run.

The No. 12 women’s tennis team continued its winning ways last week, picking up three wins to improve to 13-2 on the season. WUSTL opened the week with an 8-0 win April 1 against city rival Maryville University. The Bears followed that up with a 9-0 win against Nebraska Wesleyan University and a 6-1 win against NCAA Division I Wright State University, both on April 3.

The No. 7 men’s tennis team went 2-1 to improve to 7-6. On March 30, No. 2 Williams College invaded the Tao Tennis Center and posted a 6-1 win against the Bears. On April 3, WUSTL posted wins over Nebraska Wesleyan (7-0) and Wright State (6-1).

The track and field team opened the outdoor season by hosting the WU Invitational April 3. Though no team scores were kept, the Bears turned in a number of impressive performances as four student-athletes took first place.

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