Tiffin, Ohio – April 14, 2011- Just one game after earning her record-breaking 72nd strikeout of the season, Lexie Pinkelman (Metamora, Ohio / Evergreen) throws a no-hitter shutout which came in game two of the Heidelberg University softball team’s doubleheader sweep of Oberlin College. The Berg topped the Yeowomen 13-5 in game one, while shutting out Oberlin 10-0 in five innings in the nightcap.
Pinkelman (11-3) becomes the fifth Heidelberg pitcher all-time to earn this feat and the first since Katie Allenspach (2008). She becomes the first to earn this accolade in five innings.
In game one, Heidelberg (20-8) came out strong leading 6-0 after the first two innings.
In the first inning, Lindsay Horwitz (Gurnee, Ill. / Warren Township) and Megan Reinhart (Tiffin, Ohio / Hopewell London) earned their third and seventh home run, respectively, of the season.
Oberlin (2-18) battled back and scored three runs in the third and two in the fourth, to narrow the Berg’s lead to 6-5.
However, Heidelberg answered pouring on three runs in the fifth and four in the sixth to secure the win.
For the game, Bridget Moran (Lakewood, Ohio / Lakewood) came out swinging with a team-leading four RBI. She went 2-for-4 and had one run scored.
Adding two RBI a piece was Horwitz and Kelly Martz (Roseville, Mich. / Lakeview), while Reinhart and Ashley Stromack (LaGrange, Ohio / Keystone) also knocked in a run.
Dana Thoms (Amherst, Ohio / Firelands) earned her eighth win on the year. She gave up five runs (two earned) off seven hits. She struck out three and walked the same.
The Berg’s offense picked up where it left in game two scoring five runs in the first inning. It would then add two more in the second and three in the fourth to end the game.
Eight different Heidelberg players earned a hit. Moran led the way with a 3-for-3 performance at the plate, with two runs scored and a RBI.
Also earning double digit hits was Bessie Artino (Bellevue, Ohio / Bellevue), Hannah Brumit (Stone Creek, Ohio / New Philadelphia) and Jami Wagner (Alvada, Ohio / New Riegel).
On the day, Heidelberg’s Lauren Childs (North Kingsville, Ohio / Ashtabula Edgewood) stole four bases, adding to her school record and now stands at 32.