Vander Lugt tosses no-hit performance
Softball wins 5-0March 16, 2010 · Christian Lemon
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - Lindsey Vander Lugt tossed a seven inning complete game no-hitter as the Blue Raiders moved to 7-10 on the season defeating the Evansville Purple Aces 5-0.
Vander Lugt allowed just two base runners en route to her sixth win of the season walking one and one runner reaching on error. The Olympia, Wash., native struck out six batters in the contest.
Natalie Ysais gave the Blue Raiders a 3-0 lead after the top of the first launching a three-run homer to straight away centerfield driving in Kelsey Dortch and Corrie Abel. Dortch extended her current hitting streak to five games.
Jessi Couch would blast her second homerun of the season in the fifth inning to give the Raiders a 5-0 lead and Couch her sixth and seventh RBIs of the game. Couch would drive home Ysais who singled giving her three hits on the day.
Brittney Banania kept the no-hitter intact by making a spectacular diving stop to put out the runner at first with an out-stretched Popham at first.
The Blue Raiders will play the second game of their doubleheader at 3:00 with full livestats and coverage available at GoBlueRaiders.com.
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