Diamond Cowgirls Sweep Alcorn State

LAKE CHARLES - The McNeese State softball team won both games of their double-header with Alcorn State in five innings 12-1, 8-0 today at Cowgirl Diamond.

The two wins brings the Cowgirl's record to 31-18 on the year.

This exciting double-header featured a grand slam, no-hitter and a McNeese single season record all in one day.

Game one featured some explosive hitting as the Cowgirls scored six runs in the second and the fourth inning.

The highlight coming off the bat of Sophomore Allanna DiVittorio's bat in the sixth inning, when she drilled her fifth homerun of the season and unloaded the bases.

The Cowgirls had nine different players record a hit, including Dani Price who had two and finished with three RBI's.

Stacey Conley and Claire Terracina both chipped in with two hits each.

Terracina tied the McNeese single season record with her eighth triple of the season and would break the record in the fourth inning of game two.  She also holds the record for career triples at McNeese.

Tiffany Denham got the start and was solid going four innings, giving up only two hits and one run while striking out six to record the win.

Head coach Mike Smith was pleased with his team's performance, "Our offense showed up today.  Our bench players came in and were aggressive and did very well."

In game two the Cowgirl's remained hot and freshman Bianca Lilly threw her first no-hitter of her career.

She struck out four batter in five innings and the win brought her record to 3-1 on the season.

"Throwing a no-hitter is tough for anyone but a for a freshman that's remarkable," said Smith.  "She has been throwing very well all year and is making a case to be our number one starter next year."

Megan Griffith hit a solo homerun in the second inning that was crushed and went over the scoreboard in left center.

"I think that ball was still elevating went it crossed the scoreboard, it very well might have landed on the soccer field," said Smith.

The Cowgirls will host Central Arkansas on Friday at 6 p.m. and then on Saturday at 1 p.m., which is also senior day.