Junior lefty Meagan Prince became the first player in Kentucky softball history to throw three no-hitters in one season when she pitched a 9-0 gem against Northern Kentucky at John Cropp Stadium on Tuesday.
Prince, who no-hit South Dakota on Feb. 20 and Winthrop on March 5, did not walk a batter and struck out three in the five-inning game. Two NKU batters reached base, however — in the first inning on an error by third baseman Nikki Sagermann and in the fifth when Prince plunked NKU’s Paige McQueen. She upped her record to 12-0 and lowered her team-leading ERA to 1.38.
It was the Cats’ Southeastern Conference-leading fifth no-hitter of the season.
Kentucky outfielder Breanne Ray ended the game in the bottom of the fifth with a pinch-hit, two-run homer to right-center. It was Ray’s first home run of the season and the seventh of her career.
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Kentucky (26-4, 5-1) will wrap up a five-game homestand on Wednesday against Murray State.