Virginia Union University's Audrenik Howard slugged three home runs while teammate Summer Moroch tossed a one-hitter as VUU swept Lincoln University of Pennsylvania 22-0 and 15-0 in a softball double-header on Saturday, March 30, at the VUU Softball Field in Richmond, Va.
Moroch, a freshman from Manassas, Va., flirted with perfection in the first game, taking a perfect game into the fourth inning. She hit a Lincoln batter with one out in the fourth inning after retiring the first 10 batters.
"I thought 'dang it,'" she said. "It was a screwball, but sometimes that happens with that pitch."
Moroch gave up her only hit two batters later, a single into right field.
"I've never thrown a no-hitter before, and I hadn't thought about it until the outs started to pile up," Moroch said.
Howard, a sophomore from Oak Harbor, Wash., slammed two homers in the first game and a third in the second game. She ended her day by driving in seven runs.
VUU's Ericka Tiscareno struck out seven while driving in five runs in the second game.