Make us your home page
Instagram

Get the quickest, smartest news, analysis and photos from the Bucs game emailed to you shortly after the final whistle.

(View our Privacy Policy)

3A-10 softball: SPC's Fudge throws no-hitter vs. Berkeley

TAMPA — St. Petersburg Catholic sophomore pitcher Kristy Fudge was fully aware that she missed out on a no-hitter by the slimmest of margins the last time she faced Berkeley Prep. The one hit came in the seventh inning with two outs.

Fudge had no such troubles Wednesday night, striking out nine while no-hitting the Buccaneers in a 2-0 win in the Class 3A, District 10 semifinals. Top-seeded St. Petersburg Catholic advances to today's final against No. 2 Tampa Catholic.

Fudge's dominant outing featured five innings where she retired Berkeley batters in order and came with just two walks. Though the Bucs hit several balls hard to the outfield, the Barons' defense helped keep the no-hitter alive.

"We have such a good defense, I feel I can throw what I want," said Fudge, 7-3 on the season. "(Berkeley) hit a lot of balls but my defense was really great."

St. Petersburg Catholic got all the scoring it needed in the third inning.

After Alex Troyer reached base on an error, Madison Saganowich crushed a pitch from Berkeley Prep pitcher Jenny Weissman over the fence at the deepest part of centerfield.

It was one of the few mistakes made by Weissman, who allowed just four hits while striking out five.

Fudge, meanwhile, made her 2-0 lead stand up. She had at least one strikeout in each inning, including the game's final batter.

"I wasn't really worried about it this time," she said of losing another no-hitter. "As long as we win. As long as we advance, I'm happy."

3A-10 softball: SPC's Fudge throws no-hitter vs. Berkeley 04/21/10 [Last modified: Wednesday, April 21, 2010 11:36pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Five undrafted rookies to watch in Bucs training camp

    Blogs

    Rookies report today for Bucs training camp, with veterans joining in Thursday and the first practice Friday morning, and with HBO's "Hard Knocks" chronicling this year's camp, there's always an interest in the underdog storyline of undrafted rookies trying to make the 53-man roster.

    Bucs linebacker Richie Brown, an undrafted rookie trying to make Tampa Bay's roster this preseason, is shown during last year's St. Petersburg Bowl after he recovered a fumble for Mississippi State.
  2. Rays morning after: The bats have disappeared

    Blogs

     

    Center fielder Mallex Smith reacts after striking out swinging in the seventh inning.
  3. Bryan Harper's path to the majors, where his brother is a star, has been bumpy

    The Heater

    He has thrown 215 professional innings over 168 minor-league outings, and at various points the kid from Las Vegas has called Viera and Hagerstown, Md., and Harrisburg, Pa. and Syracuse, N.Y., and even Arlington, Va. home. During that summer he lived in the D.C. suburbs, he would rise some mornings with his brother in …

  4. Blake Snell steps up, but Rays lose to Orioles anyway (w/video)

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — Blake Snell stepped up when he had to Monday and delivered an impressive career-high seven-plus innings for the Rays. That it wasn't enough in what ended up a 5-0 loss to the Orioles that was their season-high fifth straight is symptomatic of the mess they are in right now.

    Tim Beckham stands hands on hips after being doubled off first.
  5. Rays vs. Orioles, 7:10 p.m. Tuesday, Tropicana Field

    The Heater

    Tonight: vs. Orioles

    7:10, Tropicana Field

    TV/radio: Fox Sports Sun; 620-AM, 680-AM (Spanish)