Moulton's One-Hitter and Walker's Bat Lead Gophers at OSU
Bree Blanchette's RBI single in the first inning drove in Minnesota's first run.

April 26, 2013

Box Score | Box ScoreGet Acrobat Reader

COLUMBUS, OHIO - Junior right-handed pitcher Sara Moulton threw a complete-game one-hit shutout, and sophomore shortstop Tyler Walker went 3-for-4 with a double and a home run, as Minnesota opened a three-game series at Ohio State with a 3-0 win on Friday evening.

Minnesota (29-15, 10-5 Big Ten) quickly took a 1-0 lead, as Walker opened the game with a double to the wall in left center, and she scored on a one-out single to center by junior center fielder Bree Blanchette.

The Gophers stretched the lead to 2-0 in the top of the second inning when freshman right fielder Kayla Wenner drew a leadoff walk and moved to third on back-to-back sacrifice bunts by sophomore second baseman Erika Smyth and freshman first baseman Paige Palkovich. Wenner then scored on a two-out single to center by Walker.

Walker gave the Gophers a 3-0 lead by opening the fifth inning with a line drive home run to left center, her team-leading 10th home run of the season.

In the circle, Moulton was dominant, allowing just one hit and a pair of walks, while striking out 11 Ohio State batters to improve her record to 25-9 this season. The lone hit for the Buckeyes was a clean single to center by Maddie McIntyre to lead off the fifth.

The complete game was the 20th of the season for Moulton, who also increased her strikeout total to 238 in 209.0 innings pitched.

The teams continue the series on Saturday, with a game at 1:00 p.m. CT.


 

 

MORE HEADLINES

Summer Update: Danielle Parlich

8/24/2016

Junior infielder Danielle Parlich stayed busy back home in Arizona. We caught up with some of her adventures in this summer update!

A True Softball Family: The Wagners

8/17/2016

Dani Wagner was good enough to play high school softball as just a seventh grader but the program almost died off when the team could not find a coach. Luckily hero stepped up and saved...

Alumni Update: Gophers in the Pros

8/11/2016

This week we checked in with our professional players, Sara Moulton and KatieRichardson.

Proud Sponsors Of Gopher Athletics