skip navigation

Cassell's No-Hitter Propels College of Charleston to Convincing Sweep

By College of Charleston Athletics, 10/25/18, 9:30PM EDT


MT. PLEASANT, S.C. – Sophomore Valerie Cassell threw her first career no-hitter to embark the Cougars towards a convincing doubleheader sweep of South Carolina State at Patriots Point on Tuesday afternoon. CofC (7-7 overall) outhit the Bulldogs, 28-2, en route to 10-0 and 12-0 run-rule induced victories. Cassell (Edison, N.J.) denied the Bulldogs a base runner until a last-inning fielding error took the perfect game off the board, but she still faced the absolute minimum-15 hitters by initiating a game-ending 1-6-3 double play to finalize her finest career outing to date. She struck out seven of the 15 batters she faced, including the first five hitters to step into the box, and required just seven outs of her defense (four excluding the three assists she made herself) as she threw just 48 pitches and 62 strikes (77%).