ST. LOUIS, Mo. – The Ohio Dominican softball team were shutout 8-0 by host and No. 1 seed Missouri-St. Louis in the second round of the NCAA Division II Midwest Regional Softball tournament Saturday afternoon.
In the bottom of the first, Jena Boudreau laced a one-out single up the middle and advanced to third on a double by Brianna Butler. Junior Rachael Stanzel (Angleton, Texas) got out of the jam, forcing the next two batters to ground out.
In the bottom of the third, the Tritons broke open the scoreless game with two runs. Alex Stupek hit a two-out, two-RBI down the left field line to score Katie Schultz and Brianna Butler, both who singled.
UMSL continued to stay hot in the bottom of the fourth, tacking on another run thanks to a two-out double by Hannah Wessels.
The Triton's threatened to extend their lead in the bottom of the fifth, loading the bases with two outs. Junior pitcher Brandis Fishel (Gahanna, Ohio) worked her way out the jam with a strikeout to end the inning with no damage done.
In the bottom of the sixth, Boudreau roped the 0-0 pitch for an RBI double to give the Tritons a 4-0 lead, followed by Butler's single that knocked in two more runs for a 6-0 lead.
A two run shot by Katie Wood sealed the 8-0 win for the Triton's due to the run rule.
Missouri St. Louis's Hannah Perryman had herself a day, pitching her first career perfect game. Perryman's line was impressive as she allowed no runs on zero hits, walked no one and fanned 14 batters. The no-hitter was her third of the season and fourth of her career.
Ohio Dominican will face the winner of No. 4 Truman State and No. 8 Bellarmine at 4 p.m. CST.
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