Burkhart and Vasquez Help No. 1 Softball Walk-Off With Win Over Creighton
March 4, 2008
The game proved to be a pitchers duel as Katie Burkhart locked up against Creighton's No. 1 ace, Tara Oltman. Both pitchers kept the score deadlocked at 0-0 through nine innings as Oltman struck out six while allowing only six hits through nine. Burkhart was lights out though as she allowed just one bloop single, while striking out the side in the fifth and ninth innings.
The Sun Devil offense couldn't get rolling to back Burkhart's lights-out performance though, as they tacked on six hits on Oltman and left ten on base through nine innings until Jackie Vasquez stepped up to hit her third career home run to center field off an 0-1 pitch to end the game. The home run is Vasquez's first since the 2007 Super Regional against LSU where she hit a grand slam.
Next up the Sun Devils will gear up to host their fourth and final home tournament of the 2008 season as they host the Diamond Devil Invitational this weekend March 7-9 in Tempe at Farrington Stadium. Featured teams are: