Quigley’s No-Hitter Highlights Sweep of Lyndon State

Allison Quigley fired the eighth no-hitter in the program's history during Wednesday's nightcap.
Allison Quigley fired the eighth no-hitter in the program's history during Wednesday's nightcap.

Middlebury combined for 32 runs on 27 hits and, while holding Lyndon State to just one hit during a doubleheader sweep of the Hornets (0-20) on Wednesday. Allison Quigley fired the eighth no-hitter in program history in game two, while Irene Margiotta allowed just one hit in the opener. The Panthers (20-10) won both contests in five innings, earning a 23-0 win in game one, before taking game two, 9-0. Middlebury returns to action on Saturday in the NESCAC Tournament hosted by Amherst when it takes on Bowdoin at 9:30 a.m.

In the opener, the Panthers jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning. Taylor Gardner singled through the left side, driving in Emily Moore who singled. Kaylee Gumm followed with a base hit, scoring Quigley who looped a single. The hosts scored two more tallies in the second when Olivia Bravo scored on a wild pitch, while Moore touched home on a single off the bat of Quigley.

The Panthers exploded for 10 runs on just two hits and were aided by seven walks in the third inning. Six different players had RBI in the frame, including a two-run single to right center from Bravo. Middlebury tacked on nine runs on seven hits in the fourth, including two-run and grand-slam homers off the bat of Melanie Mandell.  

Margiotta (2-1) faced just three batters over the minimum in the circle, allowing a fourth-inning single to right center by Hannah Choiniere. She struck out a career-high 13 batters during the 14th complete game of her career.

Mandell finished the game 3-5 with two homers, six RBI and three runs scored, while Quigley was 3-3 with four runs scored and two RBI. Gardner went 3-3 with three runs scored and a pair of walks.

Middlebury again went on top in the first inning of game two with four runs, highlighted by a two-run single to right from Kati Daczkowski. Mandell made it 7-0 in the second with her third homer of the day, giving her seven for the season. That total sets a single-season program record, surpassing the six round-trippers by Emily Burbridge in 2011 and Christina Freyer in 2002.

The Panthers added two runs in the home half of the fourth for the final 9-0 score.

Quigley (8-2) picked up the win with the no-hit performance, punching out a season-high 12 batters while facing 18 batters. The victory gives her 38 for her career, good for second place on the program's all-time list and just one behind Elizabeth Morris '14 with 39.

Mandell went 3-3 with a homer, double, three runs scored and four RBI. Bravo was 3-3 with two runs scored, while Quigley also had a multi-hit game (2-3).