Baseball team pushes winning streak to 11
The baseball team went 3-0 to extend its winning streak to 11 games last week. The Bears (27-4) swept a doubleheader April 5 at Maryville University. The Bears took Game 1, 11-2, led by junior Ryan Corning’s 2-for-2 day.
The Bears led, 4-3, in Game 2 until junior Adam Goslin hit his first career home run to put WUSTL ahead 7-3 in the fourth inning. Sophomore Brent Buffa pitched a complete game for the Bears in a 14-2 win at Westminster College on April 7.
Sophomore Sagartz keeps throwing strikes
The No. 2 softball team improved to 33-1 by posting a 6-0 record last week. WUSTL opened the week with 8-0 and 3-0 wins over Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology on April 7.
The Bears followed that with back-to-back 1-0 wins over Fontbonne University on April 9. Sophomore Laurel Sagartz picked up both victories on the mound to improve to 15-1 overall. On April 10, the Bears tied the school record for victories in a season by posting a doubleheader sweep at Blackburn College.
Men’s track and field nearly wins meet
The men’s track and field team (124.5 points) placed second at the WUSTL Select Meet on April 9, finishing 4.5 points behind Central College (129).
The Bears women (138) finished third, seven behind Central (145).
Senior Lance Moen took first place in the 400 meter dash to pace the men. He recorded a season-best time of 48.93.
On the women’s side, senior Hallie Hutchens won both hurdles events. She clocked a 15.00 in the 100-meter hurdles to take first, and followed that with a time of 1:04.34 in the 400-meter version.
Juniors Laura Ehret and Michelle McCully finished 1-2 in the 400 meter run.
Women’s tennis team sweeps Lindenwood
The women’s tennis team split its four matches last week.
WUSTL opened with a 9-0 sweep against Lindenwood University on April 6 at the Tao Tennis Center.
The Bears opened play in the Midwest Invitational in Madison, Wis., on April 8, where they defeated Carthage College, 5-4, in the quarterfinals.
WUSTL lost to Gustavus Adolphus College, 5-1, in the semifinals and also dropped a 5-3 decision to Denison University in the third-place match.
Men’s tennis keeps win streak alive
The No. 13 men’s tennis team notched its eight straight victory with a 4-3 win over Lindenwood University on April 7.
WUSTL swept all three doubles matches to take a 1-0 lead. The Bears and the Lions split the three singles matches as WU improved to 9-2 on the season.
Softball awards and accolades dished out
The softball team had six players named to the All-University Athletic Association (UAA) Team, as announced April 6 by the league office.
In addition, head coach Cindy Zelinsky and assistant coaches Brett Swip, Evan Beatty and Kim Slover earned UAA Coaching Staff of the Year honors.
Sagartz, was named the UAA Most Valuable Player for the second straight year. Joining Sagartz on the first team was senior pitcher Victoria Ramsey, senior first baseman Liz Swary, junior infielder Monica Hanono, junior outfielder Amanda Roberts, and freshman Amy Vukovich.
That same week, Sagartz was named the Louisville Slugger/-NFCA Division III Player of the Week.