Nevins throws no-hitter in Bulls' 10-0 win
Sophomore Sara Nevins of Pinellas Park threw her first collegiate no-hitter on Saturday, leading USF to a 10-0, six-inning victory against Central Connecticut State in Clearwater.
Nevins (8-2) struck out six and walked none, with two batters reaching on errors and one that was hit by a pitch; in all, she faced just two batters more than the minimum 18. The mercy rule was invoked when Janine Richardson hit a 3-run home run in the bottom of the sixth.
USF (18-4) had 15 hits, getting three each from Richardson, Gina Kafalas and Ashli Goff.
It's USF's first no-hitter since Leigh Ann Ellis did so against Ball State in 2003. USF's official softball page on Twitter.com had reported that Central Connecticut State had a hit to break up the no-hitter, but it was officially ruled an error by Bulls third baseman Jessica Mouse. Nevins struck out the side in the top of the sixth, and Richardson's blast ended the game an inning early.