The broadcaster's jinx continues to rear its ugly head. This time it comes from the first game of the Blacksburg Regional in the 2022 DI softball tournament between No. 3 Virginia Tech and Saint Francis (PA).
Hokies pitcher Keely Rochard was rolling into the seventh inning with a perfect game. On the television broadcast, the commentators directed viewers' attention to the score bug in the top left of the screen that read "K. Rochard (VT): Perfect Through 6 IP." As she finished her sentence, Rochard hit Saint Francis' Mekenzie Saban by a pitch.
Rochard went on to walk the next better, but then closed out the game with two more strikeouts and a fly out to complete her ninth no-hitter. The Hokies ace struck out 17 of the 23 batters she faced on Friday to lift Virginia Tech to a 4-0 win in its first game of the regional.