Freshman tosses perfect game for NSA

Published 10:46 pm Thursday, April 9, 2009

Freshman Morgan Daughtry fired a five-inning perfect game on Thursday as Nansemond-Suffolk’s softball team cruised in a Tidewater Conference contest, 12-0 over visiting Cape Henry.

Daughtry’s fastball was too much for the Cape Henry lineup as she finished with six strikeouts and only one Cape Henry hitter sent a Daughtry pitch out of the infield.

NSA’s offense scored in each of its four innings. The Lady Saints, coming off an 8-7, eight-inning loss on Tuesday at Norfolk Academy, jumped on the Lady Dolphins with four runs in the bottom of the first.

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An RBI triple by Daughtry started the scoring with Amber Daniels coming around from first. Victoria Pittman drove in two runs with a single and Allie Thorndike scored Pittman with a single.

The Lady Saints (5-2, 3-1) plated four more runs in the second and two each in the third and fourth innings. Daniels scored three runs in four plate appearances. Daughtry added an RBI double in the third inning. Kelsey Ritter was 2 for 2 with two runs and two RBI. Mackenzie Matthews, Pittman and Thorndike added two singles each.

Nansemond-Suffolk is off until Thursday, but will then have three hectic days of action. NSA hosts Norfolk Christian on Thursday and then goes out of conference to face Collegiate (Richmond) on Friday and play in a tournament at Lynchburg Christian Academy on Saturday.