Amy Fahnestock No Hits the Lady Govs
April 7, 2004
Southeast split a doubleheader with Austin Peay this afternoon, losing the first 5-2, but coming back strong on the arm of junior Amy Fahnestock to win it 8-0. Fahnestock pitched a no-hitter to lead the Otahkians to the victory and to a 10-22 (5-2 OVC) record.
The Lady Govs got off to a quick start in the first game scoring two runs in the first. Catcher, Amy Hale reached on an error with one out in the inning. The very next batter Brianna Venable hit a dinger over the left field wall to take advantage of the freebie Southeast gave them. The next two batters for Austin Peay walked and singled chasing pitcher Kelly Birk after only one-third of an inning. Jessica Hunter came on to pitch getting out of the inning with no more damage done.
Southeast would get one in the bottom of the first. Suzi Lair led off the inning with a walk. She was sacrificed over by Lyndsey Webb before advancing on a ground out by Kelly Birk. Jamie Birk then singled Lair home to cut the lead to one.
Hunter sailed smoothly on the mound for the next four innings before hitting some bumps in the road in the top of the sixth. Austin Peay's Hale reached on an error and then advanced to second on a wild pitch. Venable then singled moving Hale to third. She then scored on an error by the shortstop on a hard hit ground ball. The Lady Govs would get two more unearned runs in the inning cushioning their lead a little more.
The Otahkians would get one more in the bottom of the inning but it would not be enough as Austin Peay outlasts Southeast.
The bats really came out in the second game as Southeast would get eight runs on 14 hits. They gave Amy Fahnestock an early lead by plating 5 in the first inning. Victoria Torrez started it off with an RBI single. Alana Bagby-Leonard then doubled with the bases loaded to drive in two. Torrez then scored on an error committed by the shortstop. Suzi Lair would finish the scoring off in the first by singling home Mata.
The Otahkians really only needed to plate one in the affair as Fahnestock pitched a gem. She finished with a no-hit complete-game shutout. She also struck out six in the contest. Southeast would plate three more, the last one coming in the bottom of the sixth to end the game.
The Otahkians next affair will be on the road this Friday against Tennessee Tech, in Cookeville. They will have a doubleheader Friday before ending the series on Saturday with one.