Bossom Throws No Hitter; Tigers Allow Just Two Hits in Doubleheader
March 12, 2008
For Immediate Release
Game One Memphis 023 004 - 9 11 1 Alabama A&M 000 000 - 0 0 0 WP: Bossom (5-4) LP: Borcherding 2B: (MEM) Dolfo (4), Kelso (6), Gross (1)
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - Freshman Kimber Bossom threw a no hitter against Alabama A&M as the University of Memphis softball team swept a midweek doubleheader from the Bulldogs by a combined score of 25-1 on Wednesday.
Bossom struck out eight in six innings of work in a 9-0 victory for her first collegiate no hitter. It is the first for Memphis since Jenna Kubesch no hit Alcorn State last season. Bossom improves to 5-4 on the season.
Freshman Rayna McClinton (2-1) picked up the win in game two, allowing two hits and striking out six in a five inning 16-1 victory.
The Tigers had 29 hits on the day and were led by junior infielder Leila Dolfo who went 6-for-7 with five RBI, four runs scored, two doubles and her team-leading sixth home run.
Memphis had seven players with at least two hits. Junior second baseman Tori Gross went 5-for-6 with three RBI and three runs scored. Senior centerfielder Lindsay Kelso went 5-for-6 with five RBI, four runs scored, two doubles and a home run. Redshirt-freshman shortstop Heather Mott hit her third triple of the season in the second game, setting a Memphis season record.
Dolfo knocked in the game-winning runs with a double in the second inning of game one. Memphis then scored three more runs in the third inning on a bases loaded walk to junior Lyndsey Sterling and a two-run single by freshman Kim Sirman. The Tigers completed the eight-run rule with four runs in the sixth inning on a three-run double by Gross and a RBI double by Kelso.
In game two, Memphis scored 11 runs in the opening innings led by a two-run home run and two-run double by Kelso and a three-run home run by freshman Kailey Kassner. The Tigers then scored three more runs in the second inning on a three-run dinger by Dolfo, and added two runs in the fifth inning on freshman Maddie McKinley's first career home run and an RBI by junior Brittany Gooch.
Memphis matched its single game record for home runs with four, matching the total the Tigers' put up earlier in the season against the Bulldogs at the Blues City Classic.
The Tigers will next compete in the Winthrop/Adidas Invitational in Rick Hills, S.C., beginning Friday. Memphis will play Gardner-Webb and Providence on the opening day and Vermont and Furman on Saturday.