Ward no-hits IWU

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2008-04-08
 HU junior pitcher, Lauren Ward, recorded the second no-hitter of her career as a Forester in a 1-0 win over Indiana Wesleyan University. HU dropped the second game 9-1 to the Wildcats.

The Foresters got the only run in the opener in their first at-bat. Kendra Stahl led off the inning with a double to the gap in left-center. Brittney Bateman bunted for a hit and moved Stahl to third and then Brittany Gower drove in Stahl with a single down the leftfield line. It was all the offense Ward would need to notch her fifth victory of the season.

Ward faced 23 batters in the game and struck out 10 while walking two. Bateman went 3-3 at the plate to lead HU.

In game two, the Wildcats struck first with a pair of runs in the top of the third. The two teams traded one in the fourth and then IWU put the game out of reach with four in the fifth and two more in the sixth brought the game to an early conclusion.

Ward took the loss for HU. She gave up two runs on four hits and four walks while striking out two in two and two-thirds innings. Ashley Scally and Janalee Boroff accounted for all four of HU's hits with two apiece.

With the split, the Foresters are 5-11-1 on the season and 3-5 in the MCC.
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