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Hood College | March 24, 2014

Robinson's no-hitter leads Hood to doubleheader sweep

FREDERICK, Md. -- Keerstie Robinson threw a five inning no-hitter in the opener as Hood swept Trinity (D.C.) in a non-conference doubleheader.

The Blazers won the first game 19-0 and took the nightcap 14-0, also in five innings.

Ashley Fourcade led the offense, going 6-for-7 with a home run, four doubles, seven runs batted in, and a walk in the twinbill. During the opener, she tied school records with four hits and three doubles, and her six RBI were one shy of the school record.

With the wins, Hood improved to 11-5 overall, while the Tigers fell to 4-4.

Robinson struck out a career-high nine batters in the first game and faced just one more than the minimum on her way to her first collegiate no-hitter.

While Robinson, a sophomore, was keeping Trinity off balance, the Blazer offense was running smoothly. Hood got on the board with a two-run first inning. Fourcade had an RBI double that drove in Carly Farr, and later came around to score on an error.

Amy Hagerdon extended her hitting streak to 13 games with a two-base hit that drove in Cady Baer to start a four-run second inning. Farr knocked in Hagerdon with a single, then scored on another RBI double by Fourcade. Jess Sedgwick had the final run producing hit of the inning with a double to knock in Fourcade.

After an error let one run in to start the third inning, Hagerdon hit her team-high third home run of the year, a two-run shot to make it 9-0. Fourcade's third run scoring double of the game put Hood ahead by 10 and another error brought in an additional run before the end of the inning.

Three-run homers by Fourcade and Roo Saglimbeni fueled an eight-run fourth for the Blazers. 

Fourcade finished 4-for-4 with four runs scored, six RBI, three doubles and a homer. Farr also scored four times and went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI. Hagerdon went 3-for-4, drove in four runs, scored three, doubled, and homered. Sedgwick reached base in all four of her plate appearances, going 3-for-3 with a walk. Baer tripled among her two hits and Jenkins singled twice.

The win was Robinson's sixth of the year.

The Blazers' 19 runs were the most since scoring 21 the first game of a doubleheader in 2011 at Wesley, while the no-hitter was the first for Hood since the second game of the same doubleheader.

Jade Perle threw a complete game for the Tigers, allowing 19 runs, only seven of which were earned due to eight errors.

Jennifer Rutherford and Kristin Ganderton teamed for a one-hit shutout as Hood pulled off the sweep.

The six strikeouts matched Rutherford's season high during the first four innings. Ganderton pitched a perfect fifth, striking out all three batters she faced.