02/18/05 — Johnson no-hits MOC in doubleheader sweep

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Johnson no-hits MOC in doubleheader sweep

By News-Argus Staff
Published in Sports on February 18, 2005 1:57 PM

FLORENCE, S.C. - Jessica Johnson tossed a no-hitter as Francis Marion defeated Mount Olive 8-0 to complete a doubleheader sweep in non-conference softball Thursday at Florence. In the first game, Allie Aleman doubled in each of her first three at-bats and Sam Goff scattered seven hits to lead Francis Marion to a 7-1 victory over the Trojans.

Thursday's doubleheader marked the season opener for Mount Olive (0-2).

In Game 1, Francis Marion scored two runs in the bottom of the first inning as Allie Aleman hit a two-out RBI-double and scored on a single by Monica Wofford. Aleman doubled in each of her first three at-bats.

After Francis Marion added a run in the second, Mount Olive threatened in the top of the third when Colleen Thomas and Melissa Bright both singled to left with two outs and Erin Wilson beat out an infield single to load the bases. But Goff got out of the jam with a fly out to left.

Francis Marion (11-1) broke the game open with a four-run third inning, highlighted by Betsy Bouknkight's bases-loaded triple to give the Patriots a 7-0 lead.

The Trojans got on the scoreboard in the fifth inning when Thomas drew a two-out walk, went to second on Bright's single and scored on Wilson's single to left. Thomas, Bright and Wilson had two hits apiece for the Trojans.

In Game 2, Francis Marion broke a scoreless tie with three runs in the third, then added four runs in the fourth inning. The Patriots scored their final run in the fifth to take an eight-run lead and end the game.

Johnson recorded seven strikeouts for the Patriots.

Mount Olive is off until Monday when the Trojans travel to Raleigh, to face Shaw in a non-conference doubleheader. Game time is 2:30 p.m.