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Ex-Field star Murray makes college softball history for BW

Record-Courier Staff Report Published: March 15, 2013 4:00 AM
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Tabitha Murray's back-to-back perfect games for the Baldwin-Wallace University softball team on Wednesday were impressive enough.

But after a search through the record books, they are also history.

According to the National Fastpitch Coaches Association, the former Field High School star's amazing feat represent the first time a pitcher has ever thrown back-to-back perfect games at any level of collegiate softball.

Murray's perfectos came in victories of 8-0 in six innings over Sul Ross State (Texas) University and 10-0 in five innings over Edgewood (Wis.) College on Wednesday at the Tucson Invitational Games at the Lincoln Park Softball Complex in Tucson, Ariz.

Against Sul Ross State, Murray retired all 18 batters she faced while fanning six Sul Ross hitters.

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Against Edgewood, the former Falcon star retired all 15 batters she faced and fanned seven Edgewood hitters.

Following those two victories, Murray has retired the last 34 batters with 14 strikeouts. She is 6-2 overall with a 0.87 earned-run average, and has allowed 18 base hits in 4013 innings pitched with 50 strikeouts and nine walks.

Additionally, she also leads the BW offense, batting .500 (12-for-24) with four runs scored, four doubles and eight RBI.

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