March 25, 2005

Leah Bogsted Earns No-Hitter Against St. Joseph

March 25, 2005

Box Score

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Leah Bogsted recorded the second no-hitter in MIT history with a five-inning 16-0victory over St. Joseph College on Thursday. Shestruck out 11 of the 15 batters she faced and allowed only one walk. Bogsted alsohelped her causeby tallying three hits, including a home run, and five RBI. With the win, the Engineers improve to 2-3 on the year.

Adrianne Hee led off the bottom of the first inning for Tech with a walk. She stole second and then advanced to third on a wild pitch. Hee attempted to steal home, but was caught stealing as Carly Saylor earned a walk. Amanda Poteet reached first after being hit by a pitch. Cheryl Texin singled through the right side, scoring Saylor and moving Poteet to second. Batya Fellman grounded out to the pitcher, allowing both base runners to advance one base. Poteet was then caught stealing home, ending the inning.

Bogsted opened the bottom of the second with a solo home run. Lara Kostun walked and then moved to third on two wild pitches. Corinne Vannatta recorded the second walk of the inning for MIT. Following a pitching change, Vannata stole second base and Kostun was picked off at third. Elizabeth Gillenwater bunted which advanced Vannatta to third. Hee reached on a fielder's choice, scoring Vannatta but forcing Gillenwater out at second. Saylor earned the final out of the inning with a ground out to third base.

The Engineers' offense exploded with a nine-run third inning, resulting in a 12-0 lead. Poteet got things going with a single to shortstop. Texin reached on a throwing error by the pitcher, putting runners on second and third. Fellman recorded the first out with a pop-up to shortstop. Bogsted reached on a fielding error by the leftfielder, advanced to second on the error and then moved to third on the throw. She also earned two RBI as both Poteet and Texin scored. Kostun reached on an error at first base, allowing Bogsted to score. Singles by Vannatta and Gillenwater loaded the bases. Heeposted a two-run single, scoring Kostun and Vannatta. A wild pitch advanced Gillenwater and Hee a base. MIT filled the bases again with a single by Saylor to third base.

The Engineers returned to the top of the order when Poteet was walked, forcing Gillenwater home. Texin singled to left center, scoring Hee and keeping the bases loaded. A pop-up by Fellman to the pitcher was followed by a two-run single by Bogsted to left center. Holly Jeffrey came entered the game to pinch hit for Kostun and grounded out to first.

A pitching change by St. Joseph in the fourth did not quiet MIT's bats. Vannatta walked and Joy Dunn grounded out to third, which advanced Vannatta to second. Hee walked and then Saylor posted a three-run homer. A fly-out by Poteet to centerfield was followed by a single from Texin up the middle. Fellman earned the third walk of the inning, which moved Texin to second. Bogsted singled to left field, scoring Texin and advancing Fellman to second. Jeffrey singled to shortstop moving both runners up a base. Vannattaclosed the inning with a pop-up to the pitcher.

The Blue Jays went down in order to end the game in the top of the fifth.