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Sophomore Caroline Sagrera threw her 5th career no-no on Tuesday
Sophomore Caroline Sagrera threw her 5th career no-no on Tuesday
Softball - Tue, May. 13, 2014

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – With the aid of pitcher Caroline Sagrera's fourth no-hitter of the season, the Spring Hill College softball team earned a 6-0 victory over the MidAmerica Nazarene University Pioneers in the elimination bracket of the 2014 NAIA Softball National Championship Opening Round at Ann Lacy Stadium on Tuesday evening.

The Badger took advantage of a bases-loaded situation in the 2nd inning when centerfielder Taylor Webre lifted a sacrifice fly to right field to stake SHC to an early 1-0 lead as right fielder Taylor Lahasky scampered home ahead of the throw.

In the 3rd inning, designated player Mary Beth Glass drew a bases-loaded walk to make it a 2-0 game. Glass would later score in the inning when first baseman Elise deBruler's grounder to 3rd was mishandled by the Pioneer infield.

Spring Hill made it a 5-0 game when a sacrifice bunt attempt by shortstop Shea Blanchard was thrown away at 1st base leading to left fielder Jenna Charnock and Webre scoring from 1st and 2nd bases. The Badger offense finished where it started in the 7th inning when Webre lifted a second sacrifice fly to score Lahasky and expand the score to 6-0.

Sagrera (38-10) issued five walks and dished out five strikeouts in the no-hit effort while Taylor Pearcy (5-5) lasted just two innings for the Pioneers (27-15, 2-2) allowing two hits and four walks with two strikeouts.

Charnock had two hits and three stolen bases for the Badgers while third baseman Lea Kittrell added a double to lead off the top of the 3rd inning.

Spring Hill (42-13, 2-1) will face tournament host Oklahoma City University (51-11, 2-0) in the championship round on Wednesday at 12 p.m. with the "if necessary" game scheduled for 3 p.m. Having lost 1-0 to OCU earlier on Tuesday, the Badgers will need to win two games over the Stars to advance to the 2014 NAIA Softball World Series in Columbus, Ga.