Tampa's Julia Morrow throws first perfect game in win vs. Chadron State
CLEARWATER, Fla. -- The 17th-ranked Tampa (3-0) softball team continued its dominance in the Eckerd College Spring Invitational with a victory against Chadron State (0-4) 4-0 on Saturday.
Julia Morrow started in the circle for the Spartans and tossed 7 innings while striking out 15 and allowing no runs on no hits. Morrow recorded her first career perfect game and improves her record to 2-0 to start the season. Morrow, a senior, retired the first nine Eagles on strikeouts to begin the game. Her perfect game is the seventh in school history and 25th no-hitter.
Bre Setree put UT on the board in the top of the first with a clutch two-out RBI single to plate Meagan Burke for a 1-0 lead.
The Tampa offense tallied three runs in the top of the fifth to extend the lead against Chadron State. The Spartans drew three consecutive walks with two outs to load the bases and set the stage for Lindsay Dring. Dring delivered a two-run RBI base hit as designated player Jen Sittloh followed with an RBI single to give UT a 4-0 advantage.
Dring led the team with three hits on the afternoon. Meagan Brislin, Kelsey Humphrey, and Taylor Collins each chipped in with one hit each to give Tampa 10 in the game.