Klobosits pitches MU to split
Caitlin Klobosits threw a no-hitter for the first five innings on her way to a 4-1 win over the University of North Carolina - Pembroke Wednesday afternoon. The win gave Mansfield a split in the doubleheader after the Mountaineers dropped the opener 8-0 in five innings.
In the nightcap, Mansfield picked up its first run of the day in the top of the first inning when Stephanie Simmeth walked with one out and scored when freshman Megan Miller delivered a two-out double to right.
Mansfield added three runs in the second with senior Danielle Long lead off with a double to center before back-to-back errors loaded the bases. Senior Chara Dixon then double to center to drive in two runs with Courtney Bauder plating the third run of the inning on sacrifice fly to left field giving Mansfield a 4-0 lead.
The lead was all Klobosits needed and she continued her stellar pitching of late allowing no hits through the first five inning before surrendering a pair of singles in the sixth. Klobosits just missed her fifth shut of the young season when UNC-Pembroke used a pair of hits in the bottom of the seventh the score it's only run of the game.
In her last four starts, Klobosits has thrown a no-hitter, one-hitter and four-hitter in today's action. She struck out five and issued just one walk while allowing four hits to improve to 6-1 on the season.
Dixon went 2-2 with a double and two RBI while Miller was 2-4 with a double, triple and RBI to lead the offense.
Ashlyn Reagan started and took the loss for UNC-Pembroke with Caitlin Steel driving in their only run in the seventh.
It was just the reverse in the opener with UNC-Pembroke's Starr Gilley holding Mansfield to just two hits in the game on singles by Courtney Bauder and Kaitlyn Harris.
Mansfield now travels to the Snowbird Invitational in Myrtle Beach.