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Westmont's Skala tosses no-hitter in win over Lisle

Published: Thursday, May 9, 2013 11:50 a.m. CDT • Updated: Thursday, May 9, 2013 11:53 a.m. CDT
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Mark Busch – mbusch@shawmedia.com Westmont's Kristen Skala fires a pitch against Sandwich April 15 at home.

LISLE – Westmont softball coach Jason Bolden knows it’s always a tough game when the Sentinels face Lisle.

Kristen Skala just made it look easy.

Skala tossed a no-hitter against the Lions on Monday at Benedictine University. Westmont won 3-0.

“Kristen Skala pitched a great game,” Bolden said. “She was bringing it. She had great movement on her ball.”

Skala fanned 14 batters, but Lisle starter Summer Stitt was almost as impressive. She yielded just two hits, but a pair of errors in the fourth led to three unearned runs, and that was all the Sentinels needed.

With one out, Skala reached on an error, Megan Seratt walked behind her and Susie Sternard reached on an error to load the bases. Skala scored on the Sternard play, and an all-or-nothing squeeze by Vanessa Possidoni scored Seratt, and Sternard came around to score later in the inning to give Westmont (10-8 overall, 7-6 Interstate Eight) all the offense it needed.

“Our short game worked really well,” Bolden said. “On the squeeze play, Vanessa Possidoni got the ball down and we were moving on the play. It was great execution all the way around.”

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