Wednesday night Carley Hoover threw her 2nd career no-hitter and the 38th for the LSU softball program resulting in a
5-0 win over the Louisiana Tech Lady Techsters. Hoover looked a little shaky in the 3rd inning of the game that brought a visit to the pitching circle from LSU head coach Beth Torina after that Hoover settled down ending the game with a total of 11 strikeouts.
LSU scored four runs in the second inning adding one more in the fourth which was more then enough to secure the victory for LSU. Offensively it was a real team effort as Bailey Landry was 3-for-4 with two runs scored. Sahvanna Jaquish was 2-for-2 with two RBIs and a pair of walks, Sydney Springfield was 2-for-4 along with Emily Griggs, Amber Serrett and Aliyah Andrews all also recording hits in the game.
Head Coach Torina talking about Hoover getting ahead of batters on the night said, “She attacked the zone and used a lot of different pitches. Like I said, she had a lot of command. The good thing is, she was not really happy with how she threw over the weekend. [She] was able to go back and really analyze some things, get film and make some adjustments. We saw great results from that tonight.”
When asked about her confidence level Hoover said, “I watched old film of me last year strutting around the mound and feeling great on the mound. I need that mentality even when I don’t have my best stuff. It’s the winning mentality verses just going out there and trying not to mess up. I think that’s been creeping in. It’s hard for it to not creep in after a whole fall and preseason of just practice and no competition.”
Catcher Sahvanna Jaquish talking about catching on Hoover’s no-hitter.“I think this is the first no hitter that I’ve ever caught in my life. Everything was working for Carley tonight. She was just on point, her timing was great, her mound presence was great, and her energy was really great so she deserved that no-hitter.”