Richert throws no-hitter, gets 300th career strikeout for Tigers

SPRINGFIELD — Jalivia Richert threw a no-hitter and picked up her 300th career strikeout during a Tomahawk Conference softball doubleheader with Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart on Thursday.

In Game 1, Richert struck out 15 during her complete-game no-hitter and walked just one to earn an 8-0 shutout win for Springfield.

She was also 1 for 2 with a walk and a run scored in the game. Brooklyn Sturm led the way at the plate for Springfield with a 4-for-4 game that included two doubles and three runs scored, while Abby Groebner was 2 for 4 with a double, two RBIs and a run scored. Emma Hauger and Rachel Beadell also each had a hit and an RBI for the Tigers.

Addison Gee took the loss for BLHS in Game 1 in six innings, allowing 10 hits and four walks for seven earned runs while striking out two.

The Tigers defeated the Mustangs 3-2 in Game 2 in eight innings, with Richert earning the win in four innings of relief with five strikeouts and a hit allowed for no runs. She reached 300 career strikeouts in the win.

Regan Beadell got the start and no decision for Springfield, pitching four innings and allowing three hits and two walks for two earned runs while striking out five.

Sturm led the way at the plate again for Springfield in Game 2, going 3 for 4 with two doubles. Hauger was 1 for 3 with two RBIs, while Jada Reese had a double.

Chloe Schultz took the complete-game loss in Game 2, allowing six hits and a walk for two earned runs while fanning two. She was also 2 for 4 with two RBIs to lead BLHS at the plate.


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