Jordan Tosses Perfect Game in Sunday Opener
(Carlisle, Pa.) - In a rematch of last year's Centennial Conference final, senior Allison Jordan (Medford, N.J./Shawnee) made it very clear there would be no redemption for the Garnet of Swarthmore. The senior pitcher was on fire in the opener, tossing a perfect game and recording 10 strikeouts in the process.
Jordan came back to post a three-hit shutout to win the second game, recording four stikeouts. The Devils won the opener 5-0 and claimed the nightcap, 8-0, in five innings. The Red Devils scored two runs in the third inning of game one. Jordan received some run support from her younger sister, Carly Jordan (Medford, N.J./Shawnee), who put the Devils on the board with homerun over the left field wall.
The Devils tacked on three more in the fifth. Jordan singled and scored on a double from senior Alesha Sisco (Effort, Pa./Blair Academy). Murtaugh singled, stole second and scored on an error off the bat of Gerish. Sisco came in on a sacrifice fly from Melissa Osborn (Stevensonville, Md./Kent Island) to stretch the Devil lead to 5-0.
Jordan recorded four strikeouts in the final two innings to close the door on the first perfect game of her collegiate career.
Murtaugh finished 3-for-3 with a pair of runs scored in the opener. Carly Jordan went 2-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored while Gerish added a pair of hits and two RBIs.
Swarthmore took the pressure off a second no-hitter off Jordan early as Kate Smayda led-off game two with a single. The senior right-hander shook it off and went on to record a three-hit shutout in a five-inning effort.
Dickinson capitalized on three Swarthmore errors and used some timely hitting to scored eight, unearned runs in the third inning.
Jess Haklar (Coopersburg, Pa./Southern Lehigh) singled to start the inning. She later came in as Jordan reached on an error. Kyrie Budnik (Northampton, Pa./Northampton Area) walked in her first at-bat of the inning and drove in a pair of runs with a single her second time around.
Murtaugh added two RBIs on a single and scored on a double from Sisco. Sophomore Denise Haines (Greenlane, Pa./St, Pius X) also added an RBI single and scored on Budnik's single for the Devils' eighth run of the inning.
Jordan retired six of the next seven batters to give the Devils an early win in the fifth behind the eight-run rule.
Budnik and Murtaugh each drove in a pair of runs to lead Dickinson at the plate and eight different Devils recorded a hit in the nightcap.
Jordan improves to 7-6 with the wins as the Devils improve to 12-15 overall and 8-4 in the Centennial Conference. They host Frostburg State on Tuesday before heading to Allentown to face Muhlenberg College on Thursday.