The softball team (6-7, 2-2 in MIAA play) took a four-game road trip over the weekend to open up MIAA conference play.
The team drove into Jefferson City , Missouri Friday, sweeping a two-game series against Lincoln University of Missouri.
On Saturday Washburn traveled to St. Charles, Missouri for another two-game MIAA series against Lindenwood University.
In game one, the Bods scored the game’s first five runs, taking the lead and never looking back with the Blue Tigers only putting up one run in the game total.
The Ichabods struck first when Erin Keeney doubled to send Megan Stegman home. Marina Quimby then singled in Sierra Kemp in the second inning making the score 2-0.
Washburn’s next three innings were big, scoring two or more runs in every inning, which was too much for Lincoln to handle.
Taylor Zimmerman’s three-run shot in the third inning pushed WU’s lead to 5-0.
In the fourth, the Ichabods exploded for six runs.
Zimmerman ended the game with her third home and seventh RBI leading Washburn to a 13-1 win. She tied a school record with 7 RBI and hitting three home runs.
The second game WU scored four first-inning runs from sac-fly RBI from Cassidy Merriman and RBI double from Keeney, followed by Zimmerman’s fourth multi-run home run of the day.
Lincoln scored its only run in the second inning, cutting the Ichabod lead 4-1. Washburn would score five more runs and take game two, 9-1.
Saturday, WU was swept by Lindenwood.
In the first game Washburn did not get their first hit until the fifth inning when Haylee Marsteller singled with one out, the scored remained 3-0 Lindenwood.
The Lions would add two more runs before the Ichabods finally put two runs up in the sixth inning, cutting the deficit 5-2.
Lindenwood would score two more runs and win the game 7-2.
In game two, Washburn led 1-0 after the first when Cassidy Merriman was able to steal home. Two runs by the Lions helped snatch the lead before the Ichabods took the lead back in. Lindenwood took the lead for good in the third inning scoring two more runs of its own.
With the score 5-3, the Ichabods tried for a rally in the seventh but came up one run short. Washburn fell 5-4.