Evvie Buehlman pitched the first no-hitter in her high school career and Mt. Hebron continued its late-season surge with a convincing 10-0 victory over Hammond on Thursday afternoon.
In the game that was ended by slaughter rule after the fifth inning, Buehlman came close to pitching a perfect game. She walked just one batter, with that free pass coming in the fourth inning, and struck out six of the 16 batters she faced.
In addition to her outstanding pitching, Buehlman also had two hits and two RBIs. Aaliyah Montague-Bass and Bridgette Vogan led the offense with triples. Bridgette Vogan and her sister, Erin, each had two RBIs.
Mt. Hebron jumped on the board with three runs in the first inning and added another two in the second. That was more than enough with the way Buehlman was rolling, but the Vikings added another five runs in the fourth.
Rachel Cadigan came up huge in terms of preserving the no-hitter, making a spectacular defensive play from her second base position in the top of the fifth inning. Cadigan also had a pair of stolen bases.
It was Mt. Hebron’s fourth straight victory this week.
Hammond had Samantha Speierman and Emily Speierman split the pitching duties. Samantha got the start and went two innings, striking out three and walking three. Emily then came in to pitch the last two frames, striking out three and walking one.
Mt. Hebron 10, Hammond 0
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