Sunday, June 03, 2007

I don’t write about college softball too often, but two pitchers currently going in the NCAA Women’s College World Series warrant attention from a hot-hand perspective. Tennessee’s Monica Abbott and Washington’s Danielle Lawrie have each pitched a no-hitter thus far in the World Series.

Abbott has not allowed a run in two outings and has struck out 32 batters in 14 innings pitched (regulation length for softball is seven innings).

Lawrie has allowed only one hit in 12 innings (one of her team’s wins was in five innings, a “run-rule” shortened 9-0 victory).

Another pitcher, Arizona’s Taryne Mowatt, has not allowed an earned run in three complete-game appearances.

There will be plenty of softball action today, along with Monday, Tuesday, and perhaps Wednesday nights, on ESPN and ESPN 2, so take a look if you have a chance. Further information on the Women’s College World Series is available at my College Softball Blog.

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