February 25, 2011
Golden Eagles no-hit Jaguars, fall to Panthers in extras
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – The Tennessee Tech softball team
began the day on the high note with a no-hit victory against IUPUI,
but fell in its second contest of the day in extra innings to
The first game was the Holly Thomas
as she put on a clinic in Tech's 7-0 victory over the Jaguars as
she posted her second career no-hitter, allowing only four runners
to reach base.
A pitches duel ensued for the first four innings as Thomas
allowed only one walk, setting the stage for the pivotal fifth
opened the fifth with a single and stole second.
drove in Christian with a single the center field to
put Tech up 1-0. Senior Lacie
stepped in next and belted her first home run of the
season over the left field fence to make it 3-0.
The Golden Eagles managed three more runs in the inning, two
of which came off a single from junior Brooke Basten
increases Tech's lead to 6-0.
With a six-run lead, Thomas locked in for the final three
innings, letting just three runners on via a walk, an error and a
hit batsman as she wrapped up the game for Tech 7-0.
Thomas' no-hitter is just the 16th in the programs history and
the first since the 2009 season, when Thomas threw her first career
no-hitter against Tennessee Wesleyan. Thomas, who struck out nine
batters, imporved to 3-2 on the season.
The Golden Eagles seemed to carry the momentum over into their
second game against Northern Iowa, but a three-run, seventh-inning
rally by the Panthers for extra innings. UNI would go on to take
the game in the eighth inning.
took the loss, giving up three runs, two earned, over
4.2 innings pitched.
Tennessee Tech takes part in day two of the Frost Classic
Saturday as it faces Toledo and Northwestern State. Game times are
set for 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.