Royals Win Two Behind Martin's No-Hitter

Kelsi Martin retired 18 of 19 batters she faced in the no-hitter. (photo by Scott Eyre)
Kelsi Martin retired 18 of 19 batters she faced in the no-hitter. (photo by Scott Eyre)

Kelsi Martin (Buena Vista, Va./Parry McCluer) retired 18 of 19 batters she faced on her way to a complete game no-hitter in the Royals 9-0 win over Cedar Crest in their first game of the day. The only Falcon to reach base was on an error to lead off the third inning.

To follow that performance in game two, Alia Miller (Bridgewater, Va./Turner Ashby) took a no hitter into the fourth before pitching her way to a seven inning complete game allowing just one run and four hits as the Royals beat King's (Pa.) 7-1 Sunday evening.

The softball women continue their spring break week in Myrtle Beach with two games tomorrow, Monday. First game is against Chatham at 9:30am then Penn St.-Harrisburg at 1:30pm.

EMU 9, Cedar Crest 0 – 6 innings

After remaining scoreless through three innings, Martin got the offense going with a one out single in the bottom of the fourth. Nicole Mongold (Page County, Va./Page County) followed with a double into center field then McKenzie Reams (Gouchland, Va./Gouchland) sent the ball down the left field line for a double that brought in Martin and Mongold.

EMU started the fifth inning with five hits in a row that plated four runs highlighted by RBI singles from Cassidey Chrisman (Staunton, Va./Riverheads) and Miller then Martin hitting a two-run double.

The Royals loaded the bases in the bottom of the sixth on an error, walk, and single. Miller hit a double to center field that cleared the bases to give Royals more than an eight run lead and end the game.

Martin finished 3-3 at the plate with the double and two RBI while striking out four pitching a complete game, no-hitter shutout. Miller was 2-4 with four RBI. Chrisman and Danielle Brenneman (Waynesboro, Va./Stuarts Draft) both had two hits.

EMU 7, King's (Pa.) 1

The Royals rolled into game two with the same offensive attack as game one. The scoring started in the second inning when EMU loaded the bases. After fouling off tough pitches, Mongold was able to find a hole on the left side for a two-run double. An error allowed a third run to score in the inning.

Mongold led off the fourth with a double to left center then scored on a ground out by Sierra Lantz (Broadway, Va./Broadway) as the Royals added to their lead.

Three more runs would be plated in the sixth inning first behind a Brenneman RBI single and two-run single by Chrisman.

Chrisman finish 3-4 with the two RBI. Beck Hoskins (Danville, Va./Westover Christian Academy) and Miller each had two hits.