TERRE HAUTE, IND. -- It was a perfect day for
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology junior softball pitcher Jordan
Goslee (St. Joseph, Mich.) on Sunday afternoon.
Goslee tossed the first perfect game in Fightin' Engineer
softball history in the nightcap and finished a perfect 6-6 at the
plate on the day as the team earned two victories over Hanover
Goslee threw a five-inning perfect game in the nightcap with
eight strikeouts to key an 8-0 Rose-Hulman victory. She also
finished a perfect 3-3 at the plate with three singles, after
smashing three doubles in three at bats in the team's 10-1 victory
in the opener.
"I've been trying to throw a no-hitter for a while, but it feels
really good to throw a perfect game. I tried not to think
about it too much during the game. My goal isn't to strike
everyone out, but to let them put the ball into play and rely on
our defense. That makes it a team game, and we did that
today," said Goslee.
The effort was the second no-hitter in Rose-Hulman history,
after Tabatha Doughty tossed a no-hitter during the 2001
season. The effort was the first no-hitter under Engineer
head coach Brian Shearer.
"Jordan has proven that she is an excellent pitcher and deserves
all the accolades that comes her way. I feel privileged to
witness a no-hitter as a coach, let alone a perfect game," said
Rose-Hulman snapped a scoreless tie with three runs in the
fourth inning and five in the fifth frame to invoke the NCAA
Division III run-rule in the 8-0 victory. Freshman Meghan
Canary (Coatesville/South Putnam) joined Goslee with three
hits. Junior Brittany Bernthold (Fisherville, Ky./Eastern)
and sophomore Kayla Yano (Ontario, Ore.) each had a pair of hits in
The contest also featured the first collegiate hit for junior
Amanda Cochren (Winslow/Pike Central), who later added a sacrifice
fly on the afternoon.
In the opener, Rose-Hulman scored seven times in the third
inning to snap a 1-1 tie and claim a 10-1 victory. Sophomore
Kyla Lutz (Tennyson/Boonville) finished 3-3 with two doubles, three
runs scored and the complete-game pitching victory to pace the
attack. Lutz scattered four hits with no walks and three
Goslee drove home four runs with her three doubles, and
Bernthold also had a 3-3 day with one run scored and one RBI in the
Rose-Hulman improved to 8-8 on the season and 2-2 in Heartland
Collegiate Athletic Conference play, while Hanover dropped to 4-13
overall and 2-2 in league games. The Fightin' Engineers
return to action on Saturday with a home twinbill against Bluffton
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