Hummel Throws Third No Hitter in 8-0 Blanking of Tennessee State
April 13, 2011
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Sophomore RHP Carly Hummel threw her third no hitter of the season in an 8-0 five-inning victory over Tennessee State to complete a doubleheader sweep on Wednesday.
The three no hitters for the season breaks a school record. Hummel struck out 13 of a possible 15 outs and has struck out at least 10 batters in her last three starts. It is her fourth 10 strikeout or more performance of the season. Hummel improves to 15-4 on the season.
Memphis (27-10) has now won sixth-straight games and has compiled 10 or more hits in all six of those contests. Prior to the winning streak, the Tigers had 10 hits or more in two of their first 31 games.
Heather Mott, Lelani Bernardino, Jessica Phillips and Libby Goranson all had multiple-hit games for Memphis. Maddie McKinley led the team with two RBI and Phillips drove in the walk-off game winner with a one-out RBI single in the fifth inning. Eight different players scored in the game and all but one starter recorded at least one hit.
Mott has now hit safely in the last eight games and finished 5-for-6 in the doubleheader with four RBI. Phillips has registered six-straight multiple hit games and went 4-for-5 with two RBI in the two games.
After a scoreless two innings to begin the game, Memphis opened up with a four-run third. Phillips led off the inning with a double to right and pinch runner Shanna Brown scored when Kamri Chester followed with a single up the middle. A double by Goranson brought in Chester on the fourth-straight hit by the Tigers. Nikki Moreno later came around to score on a groundout by Morgan Mosby. Mott ended the scoring with her second single in the game to bring in Goranson.
Memphis ended the game by scoring four more runs in the bottom of the fifth to complete the run rule. Goranson led off with her second hit of the game and two walks loaded the bases with one out. Bernardino then singled up the middle to score pinch runner Ijiah Hargrove, and Maddie McKinley followed with a single to score Alex Marshall. Phillips ended the game with the Tigers' third-straight hit in the inning with a single to score Mott.
The U of M Tigers will next play a doubleheader on Friday at Ohio Valley State foe Murray State in the two teams first ever meeting. First pitch is scheduled for a 2 p.m. start.