MARION, Ind. – Freshman pitcher McKenzey Ridge recorded the first no-hitter for the Wildcats since February 2013. Ridge went the distance facing 22 batters, striking out six while walking just three in the 6-0 victory. The Wildcats also took game one of the doubleheader. Kristen Exposito recorded her 17th home run of the season in game one, she hit just 15 last season.
The last no-hitter was recorded on February 15, 2013, by Tanna Hinthorne. Hinthorne finished the day with five strikeouts in 5.0 innings of work. She walked one and two unearned runs crossed the plate.
Game 1 Score: Indiana Wesleyan – 7 | Grace (Ind.) – 3
Game 2 Score: Indiana Wesleyan – 6 | Grace (Ind.) – 0
Records: Indiana Wesleyan – 37-6,18-4 Crossroads League | Grace (Ind.) – 10-24, 4-16 Crossroads League
NAIA Top 25 Rank: Indiana Wesleyan – #11 | Spring Arbor (Mich.) – #Unranked
Location: Grace College | Winona Lake, Indiana | Miller Field Softball Complex
GAME 1 HIGHLIGHTS
Alex Springer: 2 H, 2 RBI, R
Kristen Exposito: HR, 3 RBI, 2 BB
Victoria Boyer: 2 H, RBI, R, 2B, SB
Carlie Munn: 6 IP, 2 K,
GAME 2 HIGHLIGHTS
Alex Springer: 3-3, 3 RBI, R, HR, 2 2B
Lauren Buckey: H, R, RBI, BB, SB
Kristen Exposito: H, R, 3 BB
Victoria Boyer: H, R, RBI
NEXT TIME OUT
Indiana Wesleyan faces Saint Francis at home tomorrow with game one of the doubleheader slated for a 3 p.m. start.
The Wildcats split with USF earlier in the season, dropping game one 3-2 but fought back to take game two by a score of 4-1.