Fredonia St.'s Kelsey Gannett tosses no-hitter against Framingham St.
CLERMONT, Fla. -- Fredonia State junior right-hander Kelsey Gannett pitched a no-hitter Thursday in a 3-0 victory against Framingham State at the Dot Richardson Spring Games.
Sophomore second baseman Kim Lotocki made a diving stop in the sixth inning to preserve Gannett's no-hitter. Lotocki also led the Blue Devil offense with three hits.
The Blue Devils fell to West Connecticut State 4-1 earlier Thursday.
Gannett walked six and struck out seven while producing her no-hit gem. She improved her record this spring to 2-1.
The Blue Devils broke on top in the top of the first inning on a walk to freshman Maddy Stavish, a two-out double by junior Cherise Gunnell, and an RBI single by junior Jess Lauck. Lotocki led off the third inning and scored by stealing third and advancing to the plate when the catcher's throw sailed into left field.
Gannett pitched into and out of a bases-loaded jam in the Framingham State fourth inning. A lead-off walk and an error put runners on first and second with no outs. Gannett then misplayed a ball hit back to her to load the bases. The Blue Devils recorded the first out when the runner at third tried to score on a wild pitch. Gannett struck out the next two batters to end the threat.
Following a lead-off walk in the Framingham sixth, Lotocki made a diving stop of a ball head up the middle and flipped to sophomore shortstop Alyssa Morgan for a force out. It was the best defensive play of the day behind Gannett.
In the opener, Western Connecticut State took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning and tacked on three more runs in the third inning on a bases-clearing triple by Michaela Rocha. The Blue Devils scored their only run in the the last of the fourth on a double by Gunnell, a ground out, an an infield error.
Senior right-hander Alyssa Brognano recorded 10 strikeouts in defeat.