Feb. 15, 2013
Final: Indiana 10, Miami (Ohio
ATLANTA, Ga. - Meaghan Murphy did what no IU pitcher has accomplished since the 2009 season. The lefty hurler held Miami (Ohio) hitless to help lift the Hoosiers past the RedHawks in game one of the Georgia Tech Classic in Atlanta, Ga. Murphy's first career no-no is Indiana's 24th no-hit effort in program history. She becomes one of 10 to accomplish such a feat and is the first IU pitcher to toss a no-hitter for Indiana since 2009 when Sara Olson blanked Ohio State back on April 8, 2009.
Murphy (2-2) received plenty of offensive support in the win, as Indiana's cranked out 10 hits and used a seven-run first inning to help itself to an eventual 10-0 win over the RedHawks. The victory improves the Hoosiers to 3-3 on the year, while Miami falls to 0-1. The win is also Indiana's ninth consecutive against the RedHawks and improves their all-time record with MU to 21-5.
Indiana had multiple-hit games from Breanna Saucedo, Shannon Cawley and Kelsey Dotson. Saucedo's 2-for-3 performance increases her hit-streak to five games. Saucedo has also recorded multiple-hits in each of those contests and has reached base at least twice in every game so far this season.
Kassi Farmer continued to impress in her rookie campaign, going 1-for-2 with a two-run homerun in the fifth.
The Hoosiers wasted no time to get their offense going this morning, as they scored seven in the first on three hits and two costly Miami errors. Saucedo led things off with a single to left, and Miami's Bree Lipscomb misplayed the ball to allow Saucedo to head into second. Back-to-back one out walks of Kassi Farmer and Amanda Wagner loaded the bases for Shannon Cawley, who successfully drove in the Hoosiers' first run on an infield single. Another Miami error allowed two additional runs to cross for Indiana and the RedHawks pitching staff followed with four consecutive walks to help the Hoosiers increase their lead to seven.
Indiana added another three in the top of the fifth. With Brianna Meyer at first, Farmer blasted a two-run shot over the left field fence to increase the Hoosiers' lead to nine. Dotson plated IU's 10th and final run of the ballgame on an infield single to third base.
In the bottom of the fifth, Miami looked to put a hit on the scoreboard, but Murphy would not falter, retiring the final batter and clinching the no-hit performance for IU.
Indiana will take on Marshall in its second game of the Georgia Tech Classic at approximately 12:30 p.m. EST.