For the third time in her NCAA postseason career, an opposing team could not hit Baylor pitcher Gia Rodoni.
In the Lady Bears run last season, the junior actually threw back-to-back no-no’s, but this one wasn’t without drama.
In the fifth, Rodoni walked three straight to load the bases with only one out but proceeded to strike a batter out and force a pop up to end the inning without allowing a run.
As for the Lady Bears offense, they didn’t produce Friday’s fireworks, but the lineup notched nine hits and converted six runs on their way to a victory.
The celebration will be short-lived, however. Baylor has to play host team Texas A&M Sunday afternoon at 1:30.
If the Lady Bears win that contest, they’ll have to play and beat A&M again in the same day to advance to the Super Regional.
That’s a tall order for any team, but when your ace arm can’t be touched? Things look a little brighter.
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