Toni Paisley pitched a perfect game
March 3, 2007
GREENVILLE, N.C. - East Carolina pitcher Toni Paisley threw her first collegiate perfect game in a 10-0 five-inning win over Binghamton before Keli Harrell allowed one run in a 7-1 victory over James Madison. The Pirates have won all four games of the Pirate Clash and will face JMU in the championship game Sunday at 1 p.m.
Paisley struck out six batters while facing the minimum 15 batters. She struck out two of the final three batters she faced before being congratulated by her teammates.
"I actually didn't even realize that I had not allowed a hit until Coach Koz (Kozlowski) congratulated me," said Paisley. "Then I found out it was a perfect game. It's a big step for me and I hope to keep getting better."
The Pirates put up five runs in both the first and second innings giving a cushion to the freshman pitcher. Kaui Tom led off the game with a walk and then stole second base. Charina Sumner hit a ball back to the pitcher and reached third base on a two-base error, scoring Tom and giving the Pirates the run they would need. After Paige Baggett bunted home Sumner from third, Erin St. Ledger's double center field scored two more Pirates.
In the nightcap, ECU picked up a 7-1 win over the Dukes to finish pool play 4-0. Keli Harrell improved her record to 7-3, pitching a four-hit complete game.