Dunne No-Hitter Highlights Softball

It's going to be difficult for Alabama softball pitcher Kelsi Dunne to show a lot of improvement. The Crimson Tide All-America had her first outing of the season Saturday and contributed a seven-inning no-hitter in the All-Alabama Classic at Liberty Park in Vestavia Hills.

Alabama defeated Jacksonville State 6-0 as Dunne went seven innings, striking out 11 and walking three batters. The win improved Alabama's record to 3-0 after the Crimson Tide defeated Alabama A&M, 18-0, in an earlier Saturday game.

Alabama concludes play in the tournament Sunday playing South Alabama at 11 a.m. CST and Troy at 1:30 p.m.

Dunne, a senior from Port Orange, Fla., has pitched seven no-hitters for the Tide, including three against Jacksonville State. Her last seven-inning no-hitter was against Auburn in 2009. She had a five-inning no-hitter against Jacksonville State in 2009.

Alabama managed only seven hits in the game. Bama scored four runs in the first inning and two in the second. Courtney Conley had a two-run home run for the Tide in the first. Whitney Larsen and Jazlyn Lunceford also had two-run hits.

In Bama's first game of the day, Lauren Sewell tossed a five-inning one-hitter and Jennifer Felton drove in five runs.

Sewell struck out 10 and issued only one walk.

Fenton went 4-5 with a triple and a double and scored three runs. Ryan Iamurri had three hits, drove in two runs and scored two runs, while those with two hits were Kayla Braud, Whitney Larsen, Kaila Hunt, and Olivia Gibson.

Alabama, ranked third in the nation, scored 11 runs in the first inning and five in the third.

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