The Wisconsin Badgers softball team beat the Purdue Boilermakers 7-0 on Friday night and Maddie Schwartz collected the programs 11th no-hitter. Schwartz pitched all seven innings, walked just one batter, and struck out three.
Wisconsin Badgers softball pitcher Maddie Schwartz throws a no-hitter.
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Schwartz had a perfect game through the first 5.2 innings pitched. In the bottom of the sixth, with two outs, she walked her first and only batter of the game. She would go onto pitch the remainder of the game and accomplish throwing a no-hitter on just 61 pitches.
Offensively, Peyton Bannon, Kayla Konwent and Katie Keller each recorded two hits in the game. Molly Schlosser had two RBI in this game, Katie Keller one, and Kayla Konwent two. Konwent hit a two run home run in the top of the seventh to extend the Badgers lead to 7-0.
The last Wisconsin Badgers softball no hitter came in 2017 when Kaitlyn Menz accomplished it that March against Louisville. Menz was a freshman when she threw her no-hitter. Schwartz is a graduate student who has been pitching for the team since 2019.
Overall the program has 11 no-hitters now. It’s nice to see the six year no-hitter drought end.
As a team, the Badgers advanced to 18-10 overall. They have two games remaining this weekend in West Lafayette, Indiana before returning home for a long stretch of games against DePaul University, University of St. Thomas, Northwestern University, and University of Minnesota. That stretch of home games will span approximately two weeks.
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