No-no! Wampler Dazzles With No-Hitter as No. 10 Tritons Split With Cougars
SAN MARCOS, Calif. – The No. 10 University of California San Diego softball team split with California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) foe Cal State San Marcos on Friday afternoon. After a 1-0 victory in game one behind Robyn Wampler’s no-hitter, the Tritons fell in game two, 2-0. With the outcome, the Tritons move to 27-10 on the season and 20-7 in CCAA play, while the Cougars move to 12-27 overall and 8-24 in conference play.
Game One: UC San Diego 1, Cal State San Marcos 0
Wampler dazzled in the pitcher’s circle in game one, coming away with her first collegiate no-hitter. In addition to holding the Cougars hitless and scoreless, the lefty racked up nine strikeouts over the course of her seven-inning complete game. Seven of those nine were swinging strikeouts.
Wampler was in total control throughout the game. Only three balls left the infield the entire game for the Cougars, as they recorded a trio of outfield fly outs.
The only minor blemish for the Tritons that kept the sophomore from a perfect game was a passed ball in the third inning. The Cougar batter was able to reach first despite a swinging strikeout.
With Wampler’s hard-earned win, she improves to 15-5 on the season, which is the second-highest win total in the CCAA.
“I felt great today in the circle,” said Wampler. “Coach [Megan Griffith] and I worked specifically on a couple different pitches at practice this week and those pitches were really working today, which was great. Last year I almost pitched a couple no-hitters, but was never able to finish them, so being able to finish it today was awesome, and I can’t wait to keep it going into Senior Day and postseason!”
Behind Wampler’s phenomenal pitching performance, one run was all the Tritons needed. Leadoff batter Keila Bosinger, who had reached base in 21 consecutive games entering the contest, started off the game by blasting a home run to left field. The solo shot was her fourth homer of the year.
Game Two: Cal State San Marcos 2, UC San Diego 0
Despite another impressive pitching performance in game two, the Tritons were unable to come out on top. Alanna Phillips allowed just two runs to the Cougars, scattering six hits over six innings. Like Wampler, Phillips demonstrated her control, surrendering just one walk during the entire contest. The Utica, N.Y. native also picked up a pair of strikeouts.
At the plate, UC San Diego could not get it done to back up Phillips. Danica Kazakoff stroked a double to left field and Sherriah Harrington notched a single up the middle, but those were the Tritons’ lone hits.
The Tritons and Cougars will return to action tomorrow afternoon. Game three of the series is slated for noon, with game four to follow.
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