WESTMINSTER, Md. – Stevenson broke up a no-hitter with one out in the fifth inning en route to five runs in the frame and a 5-2 win over McDaniel in the first round of the 2013 ECAC South softball tournament on Wednesday.
The Green Terror (23-18) was limited to four hits on the day, including a two-run triple from senior Tracy Davis (Christiansburg, Va./Christiansburg) to score both runs in the bottom of the fifth.
Lindsay Kuczak, Kristen Fassler and Tiffany Kahl each had two hits to pace the Mustangs (23-21), who advance to the double-elimination portion of the tournament this weekend at a site yet to be determined.
Abbey DeFeo singled back up the middle to break up the no-hitter before Courtney Cook followed with a no-doubt home run, taking an 0-1 pitch over the left-field fence for a 2-0 lead.
Tiffany Kahl reached on a perfectly-placed bunt right in front of home plate before a throwing error on a two-out bunt attempt allowed Kahl to score and put Kristin Muller on second.
Kuzcak followed with an RBI double and Fassler had a single to left for the 5-0 lead.
With two outs in the bottom of the frame, Ally Galati (Milford, Pa./Cornwall Central) blooped a single into left field before Amy Baumgardner (Hanover, Pa./South Western) drew a walk to put two runners on.
Davis shot a ball to deep right field that rolled into the corner for a bases-clearing triple and the Green Terror's only runs of the game.