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Richmond freshman Erin Shuboy throws no-hitter, Blue Devils win 1st title

Softball   | Bill Khan

Richmond freshman Erin Shuboy throws no-hitter, Blue Devils win 1st title

 

 

East Lansing – Erin Shuboy was too focused to know what was going on, and nobody was allowed to mention it

It wasn't until a few minutes after the game, while talking with a reporter, that the Richmond freshman learned that she had thrown a no-hitter in a 2-0 victory over Vicksburg in the state Division 2 championship game on Saturday at Michigan State University.

"I didn't really know until someone told me," Shuboy said. "This is just crazy. I've just got to stay focused on every batter, take it a batter at a time, a play at a time."

Shuboy pitched the 14th no-hitter in a state softball final, the first since Mattawan's Lauren Gevaart had one in the 2011 Division 1 title game. Shuboy struck out seven, facing the minimum of 21 batters.

The only runner she allowed was pitching counterpart Avery Slancik, who walked with one out in the second inning. A grounder by Olivia Holmes forced out Slancik's courtesy runner, Lauren Goertler, at second. Holmes was then caught stealing by freshman catcher Kennedy Caperton to end the inning.