Despite no-hitter, No. 8 Wayne State loses on controversial call
Winter Haven, Fla. -- Eighth-ranked Wayne State University (19-4 overall) fell victim to two poor calls at home plate in a 1-0 loss to Florida Southern College (16-7 overall) on Saturday despite a no-hitter (and near perfect game) from redshirt freshman pitcher Lyndsay Butler.
In the top of the first, the Warriors had back-to-back singles by Jade McGarr and Logan White to start the game. A sacrifice bunt by Butler advanced both runners. On a strikeout swinging passed ball, McGarr was ruled out at the home despite beating the catcher's throw to the plate.
In the bottom of the first, the Moccasins leadoff batter, Jordan Alexander, went to second on a two-base error by WSU. After a strikeout, she advanced to third on a ground out. Alexander was ruled safe at home despite Butler having the ball waiting for her to get to home plate.
Butler continued her streak of dominating the FSC batters concluding the game by retiring the final 18 Moccasin hitters after Alexander reached to start the home half of the first inning.
FSC pitcher Brandi Jones improved to 9-3 by blanking the Warriors on six hits with five strikeouts and no walks.
Butler struck out 10 and did not allow a walk or hit but was tagged with the loss.
White led Wayne State with a pair of hits, while McGarr, Julie Ingratta, Emily Cava and Amanda Burnard each hits as well.