CLEARWATER, Fla. — Jordan Dail threw her first collegiate no-hitter Saturday in leading the No. 19 Oregon softball team to a 2-0 win over Florida Atlantic at the St. Pete/Clearwater Elite Invitational.
The Ducks (7-2) dropped their second game of the day in a 12-3 loss to No. 18 Kentucky in five innings.
Dail struck out nine, including seven of the first nine batters, and walked four in throwing the no-hitter against the Owls and improving her record to 5-9. Dail didn't allow a runner to reach second base after the first inning.
The Ducks scored in the bottom of the first inning when Rachel Cid came home from second on an error after the Florida Atlantic catcher tried to pick off April Utecht at first base.
Utecht provided the second run when she singled home Haley Cruse in the fifth inning.
Oregon had five hits and five walks against the Owls and left 10 runners on base.
The Ducks were routed by the Wildcats (5-5) in the second game, giving up two runs in the bottom of the first inning, three runs in both the third and fourth innings and four more in the fifth to end the game early.
Abbey Cheek hit a two-run homer for Kentucky in the first inning, and Katie Reed and Mallory Peyton both had two-run homers in the fifth.
Oregon scored three runs in the top of the fifth on a Cruse RBI single and a two-run double from Cid. Cherish Burks and Utecht both had two hits in the Ducks' seven-hit attack.
Oregon State splits in California
The Oregon State softball team downed Cal Poly, 3-0, at the Stacy Winsberg Tournament in Los Angeles to help the Beavers move to 8-0 and equal the best start in school history set by the 2003 team.
The Beavers then suffered their first loss of the season with a 2-0 loss to Mississippi.
Against Cal Poly, the Beavers scored twice in the second inning when Maia Rader tripled home Jessica Garcia and Ashton Phillips singled home Rader. Frankie Hammoude hit her third home run of the weekend in the sixth inning to make it 3-0.
That was more than enough support for Oregon State pitcher Nerissa Eason, who struck out six and allowed two hits in going the distance in the circle to improve to 2-0.
Mississippi scored singled runs in the bottom of the first and third innings in the win over Oregon State. Both teams had five hits, and Oregon State pitchers Mariah Mazon and Meehra Nelson combined to strike out 11 Rebels while walking only one.