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Bears Rally Late To Upend Griffins

Photo credit: Anthony LaRocca
Photo credit: Anthony LaRocca

ST. LOUIS, Mo.—The Fontbonne University softball team led late against WashU on Tuesday, however, the Bears plated three runs in the sixth to hang on for the 3-2 win.

Score: WashU 3, Fontbonne 2

Location: WashU Softball Field

Records: WashU 13-11, Fontbonne 7-20

How It Happened

It was a scoreless game up until the top of the third. Daisy Watkins singled and advanced to second on a Bears throwing error. After a sacrifice-bunt, she touched home on Gracie Morris' RBI sacrifice-fly to make it 1-0.

However, the Bears answered in the bottom of the sixth. With two on and two outs, Julia Flores doubled to right-center, plating Kristen Drabek and Taylor Arends to take the 2-1 lead. Kendall Schwartze added an RBI single of her own to extend the Bears advantage to 3-1.

In the seventh, Melanie Russo led off and belted her fourth on the year to trim the deficit down to 3-2. The Griffins, though were held scoreless the rest of the way with the Bears going on for the win.

Fontbonne Notables

  • Starter Lexi Becker go the no-decision going 3.0 innings, allowing no runs and one hit.
  • Diamond Thomas fell to 3-8 after allowing three runs in 3.0 innings.
  • Thomas has reached safely in her last 10 games at the plate going 2-for-3.
  • Russo and Watkins added the other hits.

WashU Notables

  • Abby Graegin got the win allowing one run on two hits and striking out one in 3.0 innings.
  • Schwartz led at the plate going 2-for-3 with an RBI.

Up Next

  • The team returns to action tomorrow back at ABC Ballpark when they'll take on Westminster. First-pitch at 3.

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