Why Do Gamecocks Bat Against Dunne?
Kelsi Dunne pitched a no-hitter for Alabama on Sunday as the Crimson Tide finished a three-game sweep of South Carolina in Columbia. It was Dunne's second no-hitter of the season and her second award as SEC Pitcher of the Week.
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Dunne put together another solid weekend for the Crimson Tide earning two more wins, highlighted by the no-hitter, to move her record to 18-1 on the season. Dunne opened the series against South Carolina with a complete game, two-hit shutout. The right-hander struck out 12 and walked three.
In the series finale, Dunne tossed her eighth career no-hitter and second of the season, striking out 10 and walking two. Dunne recorded her first no-hitter of the season against Jacksonville State on Feb. 12.
On the week the senior was 2-0 and allowed just two hits while striking out 22 in 14 innings. The Gamecocks could only muster a .047 batting average against the right-hander.
Dunne and her Alabama teammates will remain on the road as it will head to Baton Rouge to face LSU in a three-game conference series. The first game of the three-game set will begin on Friday with first pitch slated for 6 p.m. CDT.
The Crimson Tide is 37-2 overall and 12-1 in SEC play and ranked first in the nation.
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