Sophomore pitcher Lilah Demmy was the star of the show on Thursday, tossing her first career no-hitter on only 53 pitches as the Keene State softball team drilled the State University of New York-Polytechnic Institute 9-0 in five innings in the opener of two games in North Myrtle Beach, S.C.
It marked the program’s first no-hitter in seven years.
The Owls dropped the second contest 12-4 to Utica University on Thursday, splitting a pair of games for the fourth consecutive day.
Demmy (2-0) faced only 18 batters and needed only 53 pitches in the no-no She walked two and struck out three. The Wayne, Pa., native has a 2.14 earned run average with 15 strikeouts over 16.1 innings.
Only three base runners reached against Demmy — on walks in the first and second and a hit batsman in the fifth.
Keene State got two-hit games from Molly Murray, Sara Cote, and Grace Hallett as well as singles from four others. Hallett drove in three runs on the day while Mia Ferry plated two and now has a team-best 12 RBI. She singled and walked while also scoring twice.
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