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Mercury Softball Roundup: Peck no-hitter gets Hughes 400th victory

If there was just one significant fact about the Spring-Ford softball team’s game with Methacton Thursday, it would still have been memorable.

But the Rams enjoyed two key distinctions from their 10-0 win over the Warriors. And both further cemented the way they have taken the 2019 season by storm.

The first was Brianna Peck’s lights-out pitching performance, where she was just one walk off a perfect game. The second was the win was the 400th for head coach Tim Hughes, who is in his 23rd year at the helm of the program.

Peck chalked up 12 strikeouts in the course of her no-no, needing just 79 pitches to dispatch Methacton. She got ample support from a 12-hit offense headed by Jules Ryan’s four RBI — she homered in the course of the six-inning game between the Pioneer Athletic Conference Liberty Division’s first and second-place teams. Jules Hughes chipped in with a 3-for-4 outing of her own, and Peck also got into the batting act with a 2-for-4, two-RBI day.

Spring-Ford upped its Liberty Division-leading record to 7-0, 14-0 overall. Methacton went to 4-3 and 8-4.

Upper Merion 12, Upper Perkiomen 5 >> With a six-run second inning, the Vikings were able to overtake the Indians and create considerable distance between them on the way to victory in this game of PAC Frontier Division leaders.

Kayla Warren was 4-for-4 with a double and home run, Moira Ryan had three hits and Vanessa Hutchinson, Katelyn O’Brien, Alexis Ettorre and Samme Deskiewicz each had two-hit games for Upper Merion.

Sierra Fretz drove in two UP runs while Morgan Lindsay went 3-for-3. Alexa Banner and Jenna Sullivan also chipped in with 2-for-4 plate showings for the Tribe.

Daniel Boone 8, Fleetwood 2 >> Kristen DiNolfi drove in three runs off 2-for-4 hitting that featured a double, to key the Blazers’ victory over the Tigers.

Hailey Kaba chipped in with a 3-for-3, three-run day for Boone.

Coatesville 8, Perkiomen Valley 2 >> Natalie Florschutz was a two-way star for the Red Raiders in their non-league victory over the Vikings.

Throwing four-hit ball as the winning pitcher, Florschutz also batted 3-for-4 with a three-run homer. Hannah Timperio also homered for Coatesville, and Ash Bangert had a two-run homer for Perk Valley.

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