Amanda Freed Pitches No-Hitter Against UNLV
March 4, 2001
LOS ANGELES - UCLA junior Amanda Freed faced the minimum number of batters for the second consecutive day, pitching a no-hitter on Sunday afternoon at UCLA's Easton Stadium. The Bruins defeated UNLV 3-0 in what would be their last game of the Easton Classic, as the second game of UCLA's scheduled doubleheader was rained out.
With the win, the Bruins remained the only undefeated team at the Easton Classic.
Freed faced the minimum of 21 batters during her seven innings in the circle, as tournament rules dictated that the Bruins were the visiting team for the first game of the scheduled doubleheader. A leadoff walk in the fourth inning to Rebel second baseman Arica Painter was the only blemish on an otherwise perfect performance. Painter was later caught stealing to end the inning, resulting in the minimum number of batters faced.
Freed struck out six and walked one in the game. It was the first seven-inning no-hitter of Freed's career, the third overall no-hitter for Freed, and the 75th no-hitter in UCLA history.
UCLA's offense came in the second and third innings. Designated player Courtney Dale led off the inning with a single, and the bases were eventually loaded thanks to an error and a walk before right fielder Lupe Brambila hit an RBI single to right field and Natasha Watley earned an RBI walk. In the third, freshman Claire Sua connected on an RBI single to score the final run of the game.
Rain started as a light drizzle during the third inning of the game, and gradually intensified as the game went on. Following the conclusion of the first game, the coaches and umpires decided to call off the final scheduled game of the day because of the wet conditions. The game will not be made up.
Earlier in the day, South Florida and No. 14 Oregon State split a doubleheader with South Florida winning the first game of the day by a 3-2 margin, and the Beavers winning the nightcap 6-0. Results of final doubleheader of the tournament, Colorado State at Cal State Northridge, are currently unavailable.
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