Haley Chambers tosses second career no-hitter in SIU-Edwardsville win
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. -- Haley Chambers tossed her second career no-hitter and the SIU-Edwardsville remained perfect in Ohio Valley Conference play with a doubleheader sweep against Tennessee Tech Saturday afternoon.
The Cougars (10-15, 4-0 OVC) defeated the Golden Eagles 8-2 in the first game before Chambers led the visitors to a 1-0 victory in the second game.
Chambers handcuffed TTU (8-23, 0-5 OVC) for seven innings, allowing no hits while recording 10 strikeouts. The no-hitter is the 30th in school history.
"I felt as confident today as I have all season, and I pitched the way I know I can," Chambers said. "We've had some good days of practice recently, and we performed well today."
Not only did Chambers lead the Cougars from the circle, she also knocked in the game's only run. The sophomore laid down a bunt single in the fourth inning to score Jordan LaFave.
Head coach Sandy Montgomery was impressed with what she saw from the reigning OVC freshman of the year.
"Haley threw great today," Montgomery said. "She had great command and presence, and she got the job done. You can't do much better than throwing a no-hitter."
In the first game, SIUE scored seven runs in the first three innings to jump out to an early 7-1 lead. Alex McDavid led the charge offensively for the Cougars, going 2-4 with a pair of RBIs and two runs scored. She capped the game off with her first home run of the season, a solo blast in the seventh inning.
In the circle, Erin Greenwalt allowed one run on two hits while striking out five in five innings of work. Alexis Robison-Kohrs shut the door on the Golden Eagles, allowing one run in the final two innings of play.