Kathryn Riley '10 Pitches Third Career No-Hitter in Season Opener

Mark Anskis

Kathryn Riley '10 Pitches Third
Career No-Hitter in Season Opener

by Mark Anskis
3/09/2010

Kathryn Riley '10
Kathryn Riley '10

Opening-season nerves weren't a problem for Kathryn Riley '10, from Dagsboro, Del., as Riley dominated the Morrisville State Mustangs, throwing her third career no-hitter to lead the Garnet to a 13-0 win in the first game of a doubleheader. Swarthmore finished the sweep in the second game with a 12-10 win.

Riley's no-hitter - only the 11th in Centennial Conference history - came in a five-inning shortened game due to run discrepancy. She was perfect through three and two-thirds, ultimately striking out 10 and walking only three. She also managed to go one-for-one at the plate with two RBI's, two runs scored, and a walk.

In game two, Riley picked up the save, retiring the side with three strikeouts to end the game.  She also went two-for-two with her first career triple and scored a run in the 12-10 victory. For her efforts, Riley, a McCabe Scholar, was named Centennial Conference Softball Pitcher of the Week.