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Baylor Athletics | February 27, 2016

College softball: Baylor throws back-to-back no-hitters

  Senior ace Heather Stearns struck out 11 in just five innings of work in Baylor's second win of the day.

GULFPORT, Miss. – No. 24 Baylor softball (8-3) picked up the 19th and 20th no-hitters in school history, with sophomore Kendall Potts (4-0) and senior ace Heather Stearns (2-1) each blanking their opponents in five innings.

BU started the day with a 12-0 win over Southeastern Louisiana, highlighted by the no-hit, seven strikeout outing from Potts.

Most of the pressure on Potts was alleviated with seven, first-inning runs from a Baylor offense that would finish with 12 runs and 15 hits on the day.

Every Lady Bear with an at-bat would record a hit, with Caitlin Charlton going 3-for-3, with two RBI.

Shelby Friudenberg notched her second home run of the season and Linsey Hays got her fourth, tied for the team-best.

In the game with Southern Miss, BU got another early lift from its offense, with the Lady Bears taking a 5-0 lead before Stearns even entered the circle.

After allowing a lead-off walk, Stearns settled in to a groove, striking out 11 in just five innings of work.

Big offensive performances carried over to the second game, with Sarah Smith tying Hays for her fourth home run on the season.

BU would finish off its third consecutive five-inning victory, downing Southern Miss 8-0 in five and piling on 12 hits to help put the game away.

“I’m extremely proud of this pitching staff," head coach Glenn Moore said. "They performed at a high level and have the results to show for it. But I’m also pleased with how our offense has started swinging the bats and to see some of the girls really start to hit the ball well.”

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