Tri-C's Lyndsey Baglia: Pitching Perfection
Triceratops freshman tosses first perfect game in Tri-C softball history
Fifteen batters up. Fifteen batters down. It was, in a word, a perfect afternoon for Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®) softball pitcher Lyndsey Baglia.
The freshman threw the first perfect game in Tri-C softball history to lead the nationally ranked Triceratops to a 12-0 victory over host Edison State Community College on Friday, April 5.
The Chargers (8-10) average seven runs a game and bat .369: “That team can hit the ball,” Tri-C head coach Bryan Komlos said,” but Lyndsey just shut them down.”
Baglia worked in unison with catcher Megan Mulhan to keep Edison State off balance throughout the game. She struck out five batters. When the Chargers did hit the ball, her defense made every play.
Web gems by outfielders Cassie Fendrick and Breanna Musick helped preserve the perfect game, Komlos said. The game ended after five innings in accordance with the NJCAA mercy rule.
Komlos said the team know something special was taking place as the innings passed.
“You don’t focus on it while it’s happening, but it was in the back of everyone’s mind,” he said.
Baglia followed her perfect game with another victory Saturday against Sinclair Community College. She pitched seven innings in that game, allowing four hits and one run while striking out five.
The weekend raised her record to 8-1 on the season. Her ERA dropped to 2.71. In the past two weeks, Baglia has won five games and given up only three runs.
Baglia, of Doylestown, is studying visual communication and design at the College.
The Triceratops — ranked 17th in the nation in the most recent NJCAA Division II softball rankings — sit atop the standings in the Ohio Community College Athletic Conference. They are 3-1 in conference play and 18-6 overall.
The team plays its home games at Western Campus in Parma. For a full team schedule, visit www.tri-c.edu/athletics.
April 08, 2019
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