|No-Hitter, Strikeout Record and 20th Win All In a Night's Work For Amanda Lindsey As Hatters Sweep Jacksonville|
Amanda Lindsey's Thursday night: a no-hitter, her 20th win and the Stetson single-season strikeout record.
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Lindsey, who had tossed a one-hitter and three two-hitters this season, allowed only one ball out of the infield and three walks in her no-no, throwing 89 total pitches and striking out three of the last four hitters she faced. Her fifth strikeout of the game, a swinging sitdown of second baseman Kelly McKeon leading off the top of the fifth inning, was her 224th K of the 2008 season and put her past Kelli Lightner’s total from 2001. Lindsey’s strikeout tally stands at 227 after the night’s work.
Tonight's doubleheader sweep clinched a berth for Stetson in the Atlantic Sun conference tournament May 8-10 at Patricia Wilson Field. The Hatters moved past idle Kennesaw State into fifth place in the conference standings and are currently in position for the #2 seed behind Lipscomb in the tournament (Florida Gulf Coast, USC Upstate and North Florida, who occupy three of the top four places in the A-Sun standings, are ineligible while they re-classify to Division I.)
Stetson is now 6-0 all-time against
Despite Lindsey’s tremendous work in the circle, the Hatters had to work hard for their victory against
Iveson allowed one run on six hits and two walks in six innings, striking out five. Carreño and Golden had two hits apiece for the Hatters, who picked up their fifth shutout victory in their last six games. Remarkably, Stetson has shut out its opponent in each of its last seven wins.
Demers also kept the Dolphins off the scoreboard entirely in the first game, scattering five hits and a walk while striking out six. Five of the first six Stetson batters against JU starter Shannon Jensen reached base safely as the Hatters scored twice in the first inning. Golden came up with an RBI single while the second run scored on a Dolphin error.
Stetson scored two more runs off
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