Burkhart Pitches Perfect-Game on 'Pink Out' Night
March 14, 2008
The Sun Devils struck early as they put one on the board off a Bronco error, but the second is where the offense caught fire posting four runs on four hits with Mindy Cowles plating two off a double to right field off a 1-2 pitch to put ASU ahead 5-0. They added another in the fourth as Kaitlin Cochran led-off the inning with a single through right side in her only at-bat after being intentionally walked twice. Mindy Cowles and Krista Donnenwirth followed up with ground-out to plate Cochran and put the lead at 6-0.
All ASU needed was the fifth inning though as a lead-off walk to Caylyn Carlson was followed by a single from Ashley Muenz with a Bronco error to score Carlson. A sacrifice hit and wild pitch later scored Muenz to wrap the game early with an 8-0 win for ASU.
The final line for Burkhart in her third career perfect game was five innings with 11 strikeouts in the 15 batters she faced. Burkhart now holds the ASU career record in perfect games.
The Sun Devils will wrap weekend play tomorrow as they host