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Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Elmore Pitches No-Hitter As Braves Sweep Glenville State
PEMBROKE – Freshman pitcher Martika Elmore pitched the first complete game no-hitter of the season for UNCP as the No. 16 ranked Braves swept Glenville State out of West Virginia, 18-0 in five innings and 6-1, on Tuesday afternoon with Pembroke tallying 29 hits over the two games at LRA Softball Field.
The Braves (28-9) had four players record four or more hits on the day including a 6-for-8 performance from sophomore Jelena Shaw who drove in five runs in the two games. Brittany Berrier and Carissa Dancer each tallied five hits for UNCP with Loren Bartz adding four of her own.
Glenville State (6-12) managed only two hits on the day with Pembroke pitchers combining for 16 strikeouts. UNCP’s Martika Elmore (13-3) tallied 10k’s for the Braves in her no-hitter en route to her 13th victory of the season. Candace Evans was credited with the victory in game two with Whitney Landwermeyer picking up her second save of the season.
In game one Pembroke scored three runs in the bottom of the first, two runs in the second, seven runs in the third and then six more in the fourth to get to the 18-run advantage. Besides two Pioneers reaching base on walks in the first inning Elmore did not allow a base runner in the victory. GSC’s Mandy Parkulo was credited with the loss going three innings, giving up 12 runs on 11 hits with a pair of walks and two strikeouts.
Game two saw the Braves tally only six runs on 13 hits scoring runs in the first and third, and then two runs in each of the fifth and sixth innings. Evans went five innings for UNCP giving up one run on one with four walks and give K’s. Whitney Landwermeyer entered the game in the fifth and pitched two shutout innings, striking out one and walking another to earn her second save of the season.