Alabama-Huntsville sweeps Stillman
Boczek fires 22nd no-hitter in school history as Chargers cruise
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- Christina Boczek tossed the 22nd no-hitter in program history, and second-ranked Alabama-Huntsville cruised to a doubleheader sweep of Stillman as the Chargers picked up a 10-2 win in the first game before turning around for the 21-0 victory in which Boczek made history. UAH now sits at 4-0 on the year, while Stillman drops to 2-2.
Throwing the first no-hitter since Whitney Gilbert accomplished the feat on April 30, 2010, Boczek faced just two batters over the minimum in her five innings of work. The Huntsville native struck out five and issued two free passes as she did not give anything good for Stillman's offensive leader Aubree Holt to hit in walking her twice.
Boczek stole the show from an offense that again was quite impressive.
|TOP 25 SCORES|
|No. 2 Alabama-Hunstville 10, Stillman 2|
|No. 2 Alabama-Hunstville 21, Stillman 0|
|No. 9 Lenoir-Rhyne 4, Queens (N.C.) 3|
|No. 9 Lenoir-Rhyne 17, Queens (N.C.) 4|
The Chargers registered 32 hits in the two games, including 13 which went for extra bases.
Cortney McNett led the way as she picked up four hits -- a pair of doubles and two homers -- en route to collecting a team-best five RBIs. Also recording four hits on the day were DeAnna White, who did so going 4-for-4 in the first contest, and Mallory McNeal.
Stephanie Needham and Kelli Long each tallied three hits and four RBIs in the offensive outburst.
Falling behind 2-0 in the first inning of game one, the Chargers answered with two runs in both the first and second innings while tacking on another in the third. A four-run fifth busted the game open, and the Blue and White ended the contest with a run in the sixth to produce the 10-2 final.
Whitney Toler (2-0) tossed all six innings to pick up her second consecutive win to start the season, scattering six hits while striking out six and giving up just two runs -- only one of which was earned.
The second contest was completely controlled by the Chargers from the start as the team scored four times in the first and crossed the plate five times in the second to build up a 9-0 advantage, and after a two-run third, the game was put out of reach with a 10-run fourth.
In the 21-0 win, each member of the starting nine recorded a hit, and all but two of the eight additional batters notched base knocks as well.