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Murphy's No-Hitter leads PSC Softball

PLYMOUTH, N.H. - Senior captain Amanda Murphy (Canton, CT) tossed her first career no-hitter for Plymouth State College Saturday, finishing off a Little East Conference softball doubleheader sweep over visiting UMass Dartmouth at D&M Park.

PSC junior Jen Moulton (Bow, NH) limited the Corsairs to three hits in the opener as the Panthers captured a 5-0 victory, then Murphy faced only one over the minimum in the nightcap to give PSC a 7-0 triumph.

The Panthers have won three in a row to up their record to 9-19 overall and 4-6 in the LEC, while UMD drops to 6-17 overall and 2-8 in the LEC.

Plymouth State got the only runs it would need in the opener with a pair of unearned runs in the third inning. The Panthers added three insurance runs in the sixth, as Murphy and sophomore Jennell Carter (Allenstown, NH) had RBI singles and classmate Abby Russell (Newfane, VT) added a run-scoring triple.

Moulton went the distance for PSC, allowing just two singles and a fourth inning triple to Jen McGuinness (East Taunton, MA). Moulton struck out two to improve her record to 5-6.

A senior lefthander, Murphy was the story for PSC in the second game. She struck out four and won for the second time this week, improving to 3-6 overall. The only baserunner for UMD reached on an infield error with two outs in the third.

The offensive leaders for PSC in Game 2 included Russell, who went 3-for-4 with two more triples and an RBI, sophomore Kelly Anderson (Exeter, NH), who was 2-for-3 with two RBI, and sophomore Steph Ruel (Biddeford, ME), who cracked her first home run of the season.

PSC plays a non-conference doubleheader Sunday (Apr. 25) at D&M Park vs. St. Anselm (1:00 p.m.), and hosts Keene State Tuesday (Apr. 27) in an LEC twinbill (3:30 p.m.).

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