(TRAFFORD, Pa.) - The Carnegie Mellon University softball team split the final doubleheader with Washington University in St. Louis on Saturday, April 13. The Tartans won game one by a 5-3 score before falling 7-1 in game two.
Game 1: Carnegie Mellon 5, WashU 3
Freshman Piper Johnson (Riverside, Calif. / Martin Luther King) tripled with the bases loaded in the first inning to put the Tartans up 3-0 before the home squad took a 5-0 lead with two runs in the fourth inning off Madison Denton. Senior Rae Lasko (Diamond Bar, Calif. / Diamond Bar) had a sacrifice fily while freshman Emily Song (Mount Arlington, N.J. / Roxbury) singled to right field, scoring freshman catcher Meghan Holquist (Ellicott City, Md. / Mount Hebron) who reached on a single to left center.
The Bears scored two in the fifth inning off two hits and one in the sixth off another pair of hits to chip into the lead but a three-up, three-down seventh inning by freshman Gwen Delacruz (Laguna Nigel, Calif. / Aliso Niguel) completed the game and earned the ninth win of the season for the Tartans.
Song was 3-for-4 in the game while Johnson connected for two extra-base hits. Delacruz scattered eight hits and struck out two.
Game 2: WashU 7, Carnegie Mellon 1
Freshman Scotty McGee (Huntington Beach, Calif. / Huntington Beach) surrendered 12 hits and all seven runs while the Tartans scored once off Holly Stoner in the second inning. Johnson doubled to lead off the inning and scored on a fielding error by the first baseman.
Freshman Io Jette-Kouri (Pasadena, Calif. / Westridge) had a pinch hit single in the seventh but was left strandeded as Stoner struckout the final two batters to end the game. Song, freshman Megan Hu (Katy, Texas / Seven Lakes) and McGee also collected hits for the Tartans.
The Tartans will next travel to Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, to face Geneva College on Wednesday, April 17 for a doubleheader starting at 3:30 p.m.