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Former Field star Tabitha Murray throws first back-to-back perfect games in college softball history

Record-Courier Staff Report Published: March 14, 2013 4:00 AM
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TUCSON, Ariz. -- Field High School graduate Tabitha Murray was unhittable on Wednesday. Literally.

In fact, Murray did not do anything but get every single batter she faced out.

The Baldwin Wallace junior pitching standout delivered back-to-back perfect games during double-header victories over Sul Ross State University and Edgewood College by final scores of 8-0 and 10-0, respectively.

It is the first time in college softball history, at any division level, that back-to-back perfect games have been pitched by the same player.

Playing in the Tuscon Invitational at the Lincoln Park Softball Complex, the right-handed hurler faced 18 hitters against Sul Ross and had six strikeouts. Against Edgewood, Murray struck out six more against 15 hitters for the Yellow Jackets (6-2).

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Murray improved her season record to 6-2 and dropped her earned-run average to 0.87. For the season, she has 50 strikeouts in 4013 innings.

Murray also leads BW's offense with her .500 average, and she has scored four runs, drove in eight and hit four doubles. She led the charge in the Edgewood win, going 2-for-4 at the plate with a pair of RBI.

It was Jackets sophomore shortstop Brittany Lightel that led the way against Sul Ross on Wednesday, going 2-for-3 with a triple and three RBI.


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