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Feb. 24, 2013
FORT MYERS, FLA. - Junior right-hander Sara Moulton threw a no-hitter with 12 strikeouts and sophomore shortstop Tyler Walker went 2-for-3 with a solo home run, as Minnesota wrapped up its appearance at the FGCU/LaQuinta Inn at the Airport Spring Break Invitational with a 1-0 win against Albany.
Moulton improved to 7-4 by putting the icing on a dominating weekend for her in the circle. She went 4-0 with a 0.71 earned run average in 29.2 innings pitched, striking out 42 batters with just seven walks, and limiting opposing batters to just eight hits and a .085 average.
Walker pulled her second home run of the season over the fence in right-center with one out in the bottom of the third, and it wound up being the only run Moulton would need. Senior first baseman Alex Davis went 1-for-3 with a double, while sophomore third baseman Kaitlyn Richardson, senior catcher Kari Dorle and freshman left fielder Sydney Fabian added singles for the Gophers.
The Gophers also played great defense behind their All-Big Ten pitcher, with Richardson and Davis teaming up on a fantastic defensive gem in the second inning to keep the no-hitter alive. Walker also made a terrific over-the-shoulder catch in shallow left field for the first out of the seventh inning.
Minnesota (7-7) returns to action next weekend at Auburn University's War Eagle Classic.
Wednesday's Doubleheader Cancelled
Wednesday's doubleheader between Minnesota and North Dakota State has been cancelled.
Gophers Hosting NDSU
Minnesota is set to host North Dakota State tomorrow evening for a doubleheader starting at 4 p.m.
Groenewegen Hits Walk-off Clinching Series
Sara Groenewegen had five RBI with a grand slam but it was a single that proved to be the biggest hit of the game.