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Ferguson's gem leads Tumwater to win over Prairie

Mar. 18—Box Score

At Tumwater

THUNDERBIRDS 9, FALCONS 0

Prairie 000 000 0 — 0

Tumwater 003 033 X — 9

TUM Pitching — Ferguson 7 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 17 K Highlights — Haase 3-4, HR, 3 RBI, R; Barrett 1-4, 2B, RBI, R; Schock 1-1, 2B, RBI, BB, 3 R; McCartney 1-3, 2B, R

Ella Ferguson was unhittable on Monday, as she tossed a no-hitter and struck out 17 in Tumwater's 9-0 win over Prairie.

After the first batter of the game reached on a dropped third strike, Ferguson retired 21 of the final 22 batters she faced, only giving up a walk in the fifth. The Falcons only put the ball in play four times, and the ball never left the infield.

The T-Birds did their part offensively to keep Ferguson comfortable in the circle, scoring three in the third, fifth, and sixth to pull away.

Jaime Haase went 3 for 4 at the plate, including a three-run home run in the fifth. Erika Schock, Megan Barrett, and Elizabeth McCartney all connected for doubles, and Barrett and Schock both drove in a run.

The Thunderbirds (3-1) begin league play on Wednesday, when they'll host W.F. West.