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Softball vs. WashU Preview

Softball vs. WashU Preview

ST. LOUIS, Mo.—The Fontbonne University softball team has its home opener tomorrow when they'll take on WashU for a single game contest. First-pitch at 4 p.m.

WashU (7-7) at Fontbonne (4-11)

When: March 26th, 2019

Where: ABC Ballpark

Time: 4 p.m.

Live Video: HERE

Live Stats: HERE

 

A Look At The Griffins

  • Fontbonne earned a split in its last time out after falling in game one 11-3 (5 inn.) against Monmouth, but the team bounced back with a 6-1 victory in game two.
  • In its last five games, the Griffins are 4-1. The offense has stepped up with a .395 clip, two homers and 35 RBI.
  • Maddy Strickland during the stretch is batting .733, to go along with her 11 hits, four runs scored, one homer, six RBI, and 1.067 slugging percentage.
  • Diamond Thomas owns a .500 batting average in the last five, while Lexi Becker (.421) and Emelia Modglin (.421) are both hitting over the .400 mark and combined for nine RBI.
  • Inside the circle, the duo of Becker and Thomas have a 5.40 ERA in its last 30.0 innings.
  • Becker is 2-0 with a 3.00 ERA, while Thomas is 2-1 and leads the way with nine strikeouts.

 

A Look At The WashU Bears

  • The Bears are coming off a 2-2 week against two top-10 teams. On Saturday, the Bears fell 2-0 against No. 8 Coe, but responded with a 1-0 win over No. 4 Illinois Wesleyan.
  • On Sunday, they fell 7-1 in the opener against Coe, though closed out the weekend on a high note with a 7-6 victory over Illinois Wesleyan.
  • On the year, the Bears are batting .291 and they're led by Taylor Arends .455 average. She leads the team in hits (20), slugging percentage (.545), and on-base percentage (.538).
  • Katie Gould is hitting .360, while Amy Walsh has scored a team-high 10 runs and is hitting .340.
  • On the rubber, the staff has a 3.20 ERA and 61 strikeouts.
  • Holly Stone has made seven appearances, including three starts, and she's 1-0 with a 2.88 ERA and 21 strikeouts.
  • Starter Madison Denton is 4-3 with a 3.00 ERA and leads the Bears with 23 strikeouts.

 

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