Tartans and Bears Play Two One-Run Games
(ST. LOUIS, Mo.) – The Carnegie Mellon University softball team faced Washington University in St. Louis in a doubleheader on Saturday, April 8. Both games were decided by one run with the Bears defending their home field in both by 2-1 and 4-3 scores. Tartans are now 14-15 overall and 4-7 in the UAA while the Bears move to 12-15 and 4-7.
- The Tartans held a 1-0 lead until the bottom of the sixth inning when WashU was able to string together three hits to score two runs.
- Freshman Grace Fujino had scattered four hits and struck out six batters before the sixth inning.
- The Tartans scored their run in the first inning on a first and third steal which plated junior Kiera Boucher who walked with one out and stole second before senior Piper Johnson reached on an error by the first basemen.
- The Tartans recorded three singles in the game by Johnson, sophomore Faith Lawrence, and freshman Koko Sagae.
- WashU took the early lead with three runs in the second inning.
- The Tartans scored one run in the third inning when a bunt single by Boucher and a throwing error led to junior Erika Heffernen scoring.
- In the sixth inning, the Tartans added two runs to tie the score when sophomore Libby Eichberger tripled to score Sagae and Johnson doubled to score Eichberger. Sagae reached on a single with one out.
- A double by Tami Wong with two outs scored Maggie Baumstark from first to give the Bears back the lead at 4-3 in the bottom of the sixth inning.
- Boucher singled with one out in the seventh but was stranded to end the game.
- Both Boucher and Heffernen recorded two hits in the game.
The Tartans and Bears will finish the series with an 11:00 a.m. CT game on Sunday, April 9.