Arizona Softball

McQuillin becomes 27th player in Arizona history to record no-hitter

EDITOR NOTE: Information provided by the University of Arizona media relations department contributed to this report.

Taylor McQuillin’s first career no-hitter and another two-homer game from Jessie Harper helped Arizona (4-1) run-rule New Mexico 8-0 in five innings to close out the Kajikawa Classic in Tempe on Sunday.

McQuillin struck out 11 of the 16 batters she faced and had her perfect-game bid broken up with a one-out walk in the fifth. She achieved Arizona’s 91st no-hitter and is the 27th player to record a no-hitter or be part of one in the program’s history.

Taylor McQuillin’s no-hitter in a run-rule game is Arizona’s 91st no-hitter in school history (Arizona Athletics photo)

Arizona assistant coach Taryne Mowatt was part of seven no-hitters (six of them solo) in her career from 2005-08.

For the second consecutive game, Harper hit two homers, driving in five of UA’s eight runs. Aleah Craighton also hit a three-run homer in the game, her second home run of the season. Harper’s four homers lead Arizona, which is the defending NCAA home run leader. The Wildcats have 12 home runs after the first week of games.

Arizona will open up its home schedule with the Hillenbrand Invitational next weekend. Arizona and Colorado State open up the event on Thursday at 6 p.m. Members of the 2017 Pac-12 Champions will receive their rings in a ceremony prior to the game.

CAREER NO-HITTERS
Player … No-Hitters (solo/combined) … Years
Alicia Hollowell … 16/1 … 03-06
Susie Parra … 8 … 91-94
Jennie Finch … 8 … 99-02
Taryne Mowatt … 6/1 … 05-08
Debby Day … 6 … 91-92
Becky Lemke … 6 … 98-01
Nancy Evans … 5 … 94-95, 97-98
Kenzie Fowler … 4/2 … 10-14
Carrie Dolan … 3 … 94-97
Sarah Akamine … 2/1 … 07-10
Tonja Anderson … 2 … 76-77
Sandy Miramontes … 2 … 82-84
Teresa Cherry … 2 … 85-88
Lisa Bautista … 2 … 86-89
Leslie VanOver … 2 … 88
Julie Jones … 2 … 89-91
Jenny Gladding … 2 … 01-02
Shelby Babcock … 1/1 … 11-14
Sheryl Kempkes … 1 … 83-86
Pam Stone … 1 … 82-84
Doreen Juarez … 1 … 89-90
Lindsey Sisk … 1 … 08-09
Michelle Floyd … 1 … 14-17
Danielle O’Toole … 1 … 16-17
Taylor McQuillin … 1 … 17-18
Wendy Allen … 0/1 … 03-04
Estela Pinon … 0/1 … 13-14

NO-HITTERS IN A SEASON
No. Player … No-Hitters … Year
1. Alicia Hollowell … 8 … 2005
2. Debby Day … 4 … 1991
Alicia Hollowell … 4 … 2006
Kenzie Fowler … 4 … 2010
5. Susie Parra … 3 … 1993
Nancy Evans … 3 … 1998
Jennie Finch … 3 … 2000
Becky Lemke … 3 … 2000
Becky Lemke … 3 … 2001
Jennie Finch … 3 … 2002
Taryne Mowatt … 3 … 2007

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