Webster University’s baseball team defeated one of its toughest opponents of the regular season on April 17 at GCS Ballpark in Sauget, Ill. Currently the No. 25-ranked team in the nation, Washington University was caught off guard early and failed to climb back. The Gorloks beat the Bears 12-9 for their 18th win of the season.
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Webster sent out junior pitcher Steven Dooley, who had a 1-3 record and an ERA above 3.00. He went up against a WashU team that was 11-1 in its last 12 contests and the Bears’ top starter — Stephen Bonser.
Dooley finished the game with four earned runs and two strikeouts. His only sign of struggle came when he hit two batters. However, Dooley did not allow a walk.
WashU’s Bonser was hit early and often. The Gorloks pieced together four runs against him in the bottom of the first. Webster went 5-for-13 off the right-hander, scoring eight runs and earning five walks.
Webster got offensive production from every starter. All but one starting player recorded a hit and scored a run, and all but two starters had an RBI. Junior Alex Kazmierski reached base all five at-bats and scored two runs.
Webster looked like a team in postseason form and proved it can beat highly-touted opponents. This upcoming week, Webster is scheduled to play six games in as many days. The Gorloks have the chance to separate themselves at the top of the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference standings with their upcoming conference games.