South freshman Emma St. John threw her third no-hitter of the season against Center Line and it turned out to be a perfect game, striking out all 18 batters she faced. Pictured left is the scorecard. photo by Bob Bruce.
May 08, 2014Grosse Pointe South freshman Emma St. John pitched the most perfect of perfect games last weekend, tossing a no-hitter, while striking out all 18 batters she faced in a 10-0 division win over Center Line.
Of the 18 strikeouts, five were looking.
She helped her own cause at the plate, going 3-for-4 with a home run, double, four runs and two RBIs.
Junior Ashley Borowicz also had a big bat, going 3-for-4 with a career-high six RBIs.
The host team made an early statement against Center Line, scoring five first-inning runs. They added two in the second, one in the fourth and ended the game with two runs in the sixth to end the game by mercy rule.
Junior Andie Anger was 2-for-3, while others who had one hit were juniors Katie Kish, Eliza Bourke and Cam Zihlman, and sophomore Christina Ambrozy.
South also hosted L'Anse Creuse North to make it a triple-header for the day.
St. John earned the win in the opener, striking out 13 and giving up only four hits with four walks and she hit four batters.
Offensively, Bourke was 2-for-4 and Zihlman was 2-for-3 with two runs and an RBI.
In game two, senior Megan Fleming took the loss, the Blue Devils' first of the season, in a 5-1 setback to the Crusaders.
South returned from spring break earlier in the week and crushed Warren Fitzgerald 17-2 in division play.
The Blue Devils didn't miss a beat and used a 12-hit attack.
Kish (inside-the-park home run) and Bourke (double) had three hits apiece. Kish scored three runs, drove in one and stole two bases, while Bourke scored three runs, drove in two, walked once and stole two bases.
Others with one hit were St. John, senior Christy Tech, Borowicz, Zihlman, Ambrozy and sophomore Claire Drew.
Fleming earned the win, giving up only one hit, two earned runs and she struck out two.
In other Macomb Area Conference Gold Division games, South blanked host Warren Mott 9-0 as St. John tossed a one-hitter, striking out 15 with one walk and one hit by pitch.
Offensively, Kish and Bourke had two hits apiece.
The Blue Devils used St. John's second no-hitter of the season to clobber host Sterling Heights 19-0 in a game, which lasted only three innings due to the mercy rule.
St. John faced only 10 hitters, striking out five and walking one, plus she did it at the plate, too, going 4-for-4 with three doubles. Kish had three hits and three RBIs, while Anger blasted a home run and drove in three.
Ambrozy also had two hits and junior Emily Piccione had two RBIs as Grosse Pointe South improved to 7-0 in the MAC Gold Division and is 17-1 overall.