St. Louis, Mo. - Fontbonne softball fell in today's doubleheader of the annual Wydown Showdown. The Griffins were shutout by WashU 5-0 in game one and lost game two by a score of 3-1. Fontbonne is now 11-13 on the year. WashU improves to 18-11.
They head right back out to the diamond tomorrow afternoon with a Big Bend Rivalry at Webster (Blackburn Park). First pitch of the doubleheader is scheduled for 5 p.m.
Emelia Modglin took away a no-hitter from Anna McKee in the final inning of game one. While McKee did walk two batters, the Griffins only got on base via hit in the final at-bats of the game. Modglin would later score the only run for Fontbonne, this time in the sixth inning.
WashU scored a run early, thanks to two throwing errors from Griffin freshman Beth Fields. The Bears then scored another run in the third and had a big fourth inning with a two-run home run and another run on a sacrifice bunt.
Fontbonne struggled at the plate as McKee recorded 12 strikeouts, her second highest of the season.
Sophomore Maddy Strickland struck out four Bears in her complete-game loss. She falls to 6-7 in the circle.
Errors again doomed the Griffins as the Bears scored one unearned run on three Fontbonne errors.
WashU got off to a hot start in game two with a triple to right. That batter ended up scoring, followed by two more off of bunts including a throwing error by the Griffins.
Modglin got on base in the sixth when she was hit by a pitch. She advanced to second as Sam Brown grounded out to second, and took third on a wild pitch. Alleigh Kruse recorded the only RBI of the game for Fontbonne on a sacrifice fly to right field.
Diamond Thomas suffered the loss in the circle.
McKee added another five strikeouts as she earned her first save of the year and totaled a season-high 17 strikeouts on the day. She allowed just one hit over 10 innings and struck out the side to finish the game.