Young Throws One-Hitter, Knights Win 13-0
A day after Hannah Shafer pitched a perfect game, sophomore Dena Young nearly accomplished the same feat by throwing a one-hitter in the Knights' 13-0 victory over Southwestern in the opening game of PCAC play.
Young stuck out five in five innings of work with the only hit coming in the fourth inning when a pop up to the shallow part of left field fell to the ground after a miscommunication by shortstop Brittany Wright and left fielder Nicole Samida. Southwestern's Stephanie Sanchez got a double of the Knights' miscue.
The Knights got off to a quick start. Wright led off the game with the first of her three doubles and eventually came around to score on a single by Samida. Jenea Marjama gave the Knights a 3-0 lead in the second inning after hitting a 2-run home run to left field.
City opened up the game in the fourth inning by scoring 10 runs. In that inning, the Knights had three doubles, one triple and two back-to-back home runs. Shaakirah Ransom hit a 2-run home run to left field and Marjama hit a solo home run on the next at bat, her second of the day.
Southwestern had one more chance at extending the game, but Young shut the Jaguars down in the fifth inning and earned the 13-0 win.
Wright went 3-for-4 with three doubles and three RBI. Marjama also had three RBI on two home runs. Ransom, Samida and Jenna Howell each had two RBI. Elizabeth Vaca had the other RBI.