UNLV Throws No Hitter, Defeats UMass Softball 5-0
March 17, 2013
SANTEE, Calif. - UNLV threw a no hitter and walked only one batter to defeat UMass Softball 5-0 in the last game of the weekend at the SDSU Classic II. UMass will play at Dayton on Friday at 3 p.m. and Saturday at noon in their first Atlantic 10 matchups of the season.
The Minutewomen (2-15) were able to get six runners on base in the contest, Quianna Diaz-Patterson got on twice via a walk and a hit by pitch. The Rebels tallied five hits against UMass and saw three Minutewomen errors. UNLV committed two errors.
Emma Mendoker was the starting pitcher for the Minutewomen and split even time with Bridget Lemire. Mendoker tallied two walks while Lemire walked only one batter and neither pitcher recorded a strikeout. The Minutewomen were struck out five times on the day.
The Rebels started the game with three ground outs but started a rally in the top of the second, earning two runs off a hit and an error. The first batter hit a line drive past Teea Rogers at third base, who failed to get behind the ball and allowed the runner to get on. The next batter walked and a sacrifice bunt got both runners in scoring position. A single up the middle was what UNLV needed to get their game-winning run to score.
In the top of the fourth, Mendoker walked her first batter of the inning, who advanced two bases off a sacrifice bunt. The Minutewomen threw the batter out at first but didn't get the ball back into the circle in time and the runner advanced to third base. She then scored when Meeks made a throwing error off a bunt to tag her out at home, giving UNLV a three-run advantage.
Teea Rogers made a double play in the top of the sixth to end the inning when she caught a line drive that looked like it would get past her and threw to first to catch the runner off the bag.
With two outs in the top of the seventh, the Rebels hit a two-run homer to far right field to put the final two runs on the board and pad their win. The Minutewomen were unable to answer in the bottom of the inning and were held hitless in the contest.
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