Hummel Tosses One-Hit Shutout as Tigers Complete Sweep of Hornets 5-0
April 14, 2010
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Carly Hummel tossed a one-hit shutout as the University of Memphis softball team defeated the Alabama State Hornets 5-0 in game two of Wednesday’s doubleheader.
Hummel tied her own record for the most strikeouts in a single game (15). She had previously set the record against Mississippi Valley State on March 30. She improves to 12-7 with the victory and now has the second most strikeouts in a single season in school history.
This is the third time Memphis has lost a no-hitter in the seventh inning this season. Lauren Carley had a no-hitter through 6 1/3 innings in game one of Wednesday’s doubleheader before Quaniesha Limbrick’s seventh-inning single broke it up.
Limbrick played spoiler again in game two, connecting on a two-strike, two-out pitch from Hummel and sending it into left field for the Hornets’ first hit of the game.
Memphis added one more run in the third inning when Jessica Phillips scored on a single by Palmieri.
This is the eighth shutout of the season for Memphis, which recorded its third sweep of a midweek doubleheader. The Tigers have another doubleheader tomorrow, April 15 against Middle Tennessee. Games are scheduled for 2 and 4 p.m.
Game Two Notes: Memphis is now 24-0 all-time against teams from the Southwestern Athletic Conference … Nikki Moreno made her second start of the season at catcher … Alyssa Palmieri (2-for-3) had her first career multi-hit game with a career best two singles … Carly Hummel moved into third all-time in career strikeouts with 164 … She also moved into second in the school season K record book … Maddie McKinley had her team leading fifth multi-RBI game with a two-run double in the second inning … Carly Hummel had her fifth 10+ strikeout game. She has struck out nine or more batters in 10 of her 16 starts. Hummel tied her school record with 15 strikeouts … Jessica Phillips tied a career high and had a season best two doubles. Phillips (2-for-2) also had her fifth multi-hit game of the season … The game marked the second time this season Carly Hummel needed one more out for a no hitter.