Austin stymied by Lambert’s no-no
Perfection is something rarely attained, but North Harrison pitcher Kristina Lambert achieved it against Austin last Thursday afternoon in Ramsey. The sophomore fanned six and had the Lady Eagle batters so baffled that no balls left the infield.
The only “possible” single was a hot-shot come-backer from Bethany Sparrow that Lambert fielded with a quick flick of her wrist.
At the plate, North took advantage of nine errors and wound up shutting out the visitors, 10-0.
“Lambert pitched well and we fielded the ball pretty well,” North Harrison coach Barry Geltmaker said. “We changed up that one inning to see if they could hit it and they didn’t. Her change up, if she starts getting it across, it will be hard to beat her. It makes everybody start thinking, ‘When is she going to throw that?’ Then the next one is by you already.”
The no-hitter was Lambert’s second of the season, with the last coming against Crawford County in the championship game of the Providence Tournament.
Only two runners reached in that outing, but both were due to Lady Cat errors.
Because of the numerous Austin miscues in Thursday’s game, North only recorded five hits on the afternoon and each came from a different player: Jessica Franken, Liz Geltmaker, Kim McMillin, Tara Miller and Billie Mitchell.
The Lady Cats own a 5-2 record overall with a mark of 2-1 in Mid-Southern Conference play.
North faces off against South Central on Thursday and then travels to Paoli for a rare Friday tilt.