Groenewegen Throws ANOTHER Gem
MINNEAPOLIS (gopherSports.com) - Sara Groenewegen tossed her third no-hitter of the season and sixth of her career behind a Gophers offense that continues to roll topping Maryland 10-0 on Friday.
Groenewegen retired the side in the top of the fifth to complete the no-hitter and the Gophers victory. She is 24-5 on the season with a 1.91 ERA and 260 strikeouts.
"It is an honor to get a no-hitter but I had great defense behind me," Groenewegen said. "Kayla Wenner made an outstanding catch early which really set the tone for the whole game. Maddie Houlihan came back with a three run home run that put us up big and helped me finish it in five innings. It was just a good job altogether."
The Wenner catch was the very first out of the game as she sprawled out for a diving catch.
The Gophers are on a six game win streak outscoring their opponents 53-12 with 16 home runs in that span.
Leading that offense of attack has been Rochester’s Sam Macken. She leads the country in extra base hits and had two more in the Friday game. She started things off for the Maroon and Gold with her 21st double of the season on the first pitch she saw. That double puts her tied for second in Minnesota history for most doubles in a season.