Friday, February 17, 2017

Fresno State's Dung throws her first career no-hitter in win over FGCU

Fresno State sophomore right-hander Kamalani Dung tossed the first no-hitter of her collegiate career Friday as the Bulldogs beat Florida Gulf Coast 9-0 (five innings) in a run-rule rout at the Puerto Vallarta Challenge in Mexico.

Dung has flirted with perfection much of this season -- and her career -- but it wasn't until Friday that she added her name to the list of talented Fresno State pitchers to accomplish the feat.  It was the 73rd no-hitter in Bulldog history and the first by a Fresno State pitcher since 2-time Mountain West Pitcher of the Year Jill Compton got it done nearly two years ago against Iowa.

Dung went 8-0 during the regular season as a freshman a year ago, and improved to 4-1 this year with her third complete-game shutout in eight days.  Along with Friday's no-hitter, she has a pair of 3-hit shutouts this season against Big Ten teams Indiana and Purdue.

Fresno State scored in every inning as freshman Miranda Rohleder went 2-for-2 with two RBI and three runs scored.  Rohleder improved her team-leading batting average to .650 in the victory.  Junior Savannah McHellon, leading the Bulldogs and the Mountain West in RBI, added two more, along with a hit.  Every Fresno State starter reached base safely in the contest.  McHellon, Kindra Hackbarth, and Vanessa Hernandez all hit doubles.

Both the Bulldogs and Eagles are 5-3 on the season.