March 7, 2010

Fisher Tosses Second No-Hitter of Season in Softball Sweep

ORLANDO,FL-Shavaun Fisher (Coplay/Allentown Central Catholic) tossed her second no-hitter of the season to lead the Bloomsburg University softball team to a sweep of its games on Sunday at the National Training Center in Orlando, FL. The Huskies beat American International, 8-4, then, got a five-inning no-hitter from Fisher in an 8-0 win over Assumption.

Fisher's no-hitter comes one week after she beat Chowan for her first career no-hitter. Against Assumption Fisher struck out eight and walked two. The Huskies gave all the offense Fisher would need in the first inning. After the first two batters were retired, Lacy Mauro (Jersey Shore/Jersey Shore) doubled and then scored on a single by Jenna Hampton (Catawissa/Southern Columbia). Sinea Gallagher (Clarks Summit/Abington Heights) then pinch-ran for Hampton and moved to second on a passed ball. Mandy Koch (Dauphin/Central Dauphin) then singled home Gallagher. After Lori Neyhard (Bloomsburg/Central Columbia) singled to put runners at first and second, Emily Young (Nescopeck/Central Columbia) delivered a two-run double for a 4-0 lead. Bloomsburg added two runs in the fourth and two more in the fifth to earn the five-inning victory.

Koch finished 3-3 with an RBI, while Hampton was 2-3 with an RBI.

In the game one the Huskies beat American International, 8-4 behind a complete-game effort from Cait Paine (Lebanon/Lebanon). The freshman allowed four hits and struck out four in the win.

The Huskies scored three times in the second with Casey Massimini (Downingtown/Downingtown West) getting an RBI single and Danielle Lazorka (Williamsport/Jersey Shore) adding a two-run single. In the fourth the Huskies made it a 7-0 game with Lazorka, Mauro and Hampton all driving in runs.

Koch finished 3-3 with a triple and two runs scored, while Lazorka was 2-2 with three RBI. Massimini finished 3-4 with two runs scored.

Bloomsburg, 8-0, will play Merrimack in a doubleheader starting at 3:30 p.m.