Feb. 20, 2009
CATHEDRAL CITY, CA - North Carolina's Lisa Norris tossed her fourth career no-hitter, allowing just two walks and striking out 10 on the night to help lift the No. 20 Tar Heels to a 5-0 shutout of Cal State Fullerton on Friday night at the 2009 Cathedral City Classic in Cathedral City, Calif.
Norris (3-2) allowed only two baserunners on the night, walking the Titans' Torrie Anderson in the second and Courtney Martinez in the fifth while facing just one over the minimum. She retired nine consecutive batters at one point, not allowing a runner to reach second base.
Fullerton freshman Krystal Heinle (3-1) suffered her first loss of the season, allowing five runs (four earned) on six hits, while walking one and tying a career-high with six strikeouts.
Danielle Spaulding and Brittany McKinney each finished with two hits on the night for UNC (11-2) and combined to drive in all five Tar Heel runs. Spaulding had an RBI single in the first to get North Carolina on the board and later added an RBI double in the fifth.
McKinney slugged a two-run home run in the third, her second of the season, and also added an RBI single in the fifth to cap the scoring.
Cal State Fullerton (4-4) will meet Nebraska in its final game on Friday night before concluding tournament play on Saturday (Feb. 21) as the Titans take on Long Island and Ole Miss beginning at 6 p.m. in Cathedral City.