Danielle O'Toole talks about her first career no-no. pic.twitter.com/xtpIRYfnlr
Arizona softball ace Danielle O’Toole achieved her first career no-hitter tonight by shutting down sixth-ranked Washington 3-0 at Hillenbrand Stadium in Tucson.
It was the 90th no-hitter in Arizona history. Washington entered the game ranked third nationally with a batting average of .361.
O’Toole, a senior, struck out eight batters. She leads the Pac-12 with 117 strikeouts.
“I’ve always gotten close (to a no-hitter), but I’ve never really gone all the way through,” O’Toole said.
She said none of her teammates addressed the no-hitter with her during the course of the game, which is customary to avoid a jinx.
“Nothing … I heard nothing,” she said. “They were talking about hitting and putting the ball somewhere and doing their job so it was never on me.”
Arizona improved its record to 30-1 with its only loss a 1-0 decision against Florida State on Feb. 25. O’Toole is 15-1 with a 0.70 ERA.