Softball team ties school wins mark

The No. 3 softball team tied a school record with 30 wins by winning all six games it played last week. On April 12, the Bears swept a doubleheader at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. On April 16, freshman Laurel Sagartz picked up her 10th and 11th wins of the season in a sweep at Millikin University.

The next day, the Bears swept No. 8 Illinois Wesleyan University and No. 12 University of Chicago at the Illinois Wesleyan Invitational in Bloomington, Ill. Against Chicago, Sagartz and Hannah Roberts faced off against each other in Game 2 in a meeting of two of the top pitchers in Division III. Roberts entered the game with a Division III-best 0.14 ERA, while Sagartz had a 0.30 ERA. Sagartz struck out 11 and allowed just two hits in the 1-0 win, making an unearned run in the fifth inning stand up.

The baseball team dropped three games last week. The Bears opened play April 15 at Illinois Wesleyan and lost, 14-3. Sophomore Ryan Corning and senior Ryan Argo each homered, providing WUSTL’s only three runs of the day. The Bears dropped both ends of a home doubleheader against DePauw University on April 18. WUSTL led the first, 12-6, after five innings before DePauw rallied for a 13-12 win. In Game 2, the Bears led 9-4 after the third inning, but the Tigers rallied again for an 11-9 win.

The No. 12 women’s tennis team swept McKendree College, 9-0, on April 13 at the Tao Tennis Center, giving head coach Lynn Imergoot career win No. 425. With the win, the Bears improved to 16-3 overall; they have won 13 of their past 14 matches. Imergoot is 425-155 in her 28-plus seasons at the helm for a .733 winning percentage.

The No. 7 men’s tennis team posted a 2-1 record last week. On April 14, against McKendree College, the Bears won all six singles and all three doubles matches. WUSTL then traveled to No. 22 DePauw and Carthage College. The Bears defeated DePauw, 4-3, but lost to Carthage by the same score.

The track and field teams had a busy weekend, sending representatives to both the Kansas Relays in Lawrence, Kan., and the Millikin University Classic in Decatur, Ill. The women’s squad had a strong outing at the classic, placing fifth of 14 teams; the men took sixth place of 14 squads. Seniors Kammie Holt and Lindsey Clark-Ryan took home first-place honors to lead the women at the classic. Holt won the long jump with a mark of 5.33 meters (17-6), and Clark-Ryan won the triple jump with a mark of 11.04 meters (36-2 3/4). On the men’s side, sophomore Greg Reindl took home the Bears’ only individual title at the classic, clocking a season-best 1:55.01 in the 800-meter run.

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