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Top 9 Performances From Friday, Feb. 22nd

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(Photo courtesy of Lehigh)

Jaelynn Chesson

Just three months ago, the freshman utility player was hospitalized for two weeks with a ruptured appendix. Today, she made her collegiate debut in style, going 7-for-8 with two RBIs and two runs as Lehigh split a pair of games on the road against Seton Hall. Chesson started both games in left field and was the driving force behind a Mountain Hawk offense that cranked out 32 hits on the day.

Stanford

The Cardinal followed up their upset win over No. 11 LSU yesterday by allowing just one total run in wins over Michigan and Cal State Northridge at the LSU Invitational in Baton Rouge, LA. Senior Carolyn Lee and junior Kiana Pancino combined to help Stanford pull their second upset in as many days with a 7-1 win over the Wolverines.

Jillian James

The sophomore righty tossed the first no-hitter of her career as Cal State Northridge blanked Memphis 2-0 at the LSU Invitational in Baton Rouge, LA. James walked two and struck out eight in the shutout of the Tigers, then added 1.2 innings of hitless relief in a 2-0 loss to Stanford with two more strikeouts.

Indiana

The No. 13 Hoosiers pushed their undefeated start to 11-0, defeating Akron 8-1 and previously-undefeated Loyola-Chicago 1-0 at the Black and Orange Challenge in Macon, GA. Senior righty Tara Trainer tossed 11 total innings with one run allowed on her way to earning both wins, while junior third baseman Katie Lacefield belted three homers on the day. The 11-0 start matches the best start in program history, set in 1990, while the 11-game winning streak is the longest at any point since 2011.

Louisiana-Lafayette 

The No. 10 Ragin' Cajuns pounded out over 20 runs in a game for the second time already this season on their way to a pair of wins at the Baylor Invitational in Waco, TX. The Cajuns routed Kent State 21-1 in five innings, then got their best win of the season with a 5-2 win over host Baylor

Kamalani Dung

Cal's senior righty fired a two-hit shutout as the Golden Bears earned a gritty 1-0 win over Duke at the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic in Cathedral City, CA. Dung struck out a season-high 12 and twice worked out of jams with the tying run at third and only one out.

SE Missouri State

The Redhawks got a huge win at the Razorback Invitational in Fayetteville, as they took out host No. 12 Arkansas 6-1. Joining elite company with No. 5 Washington as the only teams to hand a loss to Arkansas ace Mary Haff, it marks the first time SEMO has defeated a ranked opponent in at least five years, and just the second win over an SEC program since 2007.

Madi Sue Montgomery

The senior second baseman claimed her spot as the Cowgirls' all-time RBI queen, driving in a career-high eight as No. 20 Oklahoma State routed San Diego State 15-5 in five innings at the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic in Cathedral City, CA. Montgomery's three-run double in the second tied her with Tiffany Mikkelson with 166, then she broke the tie in her next at-bat with a two-run homer. Montgomery finished her huge game with a three-run bomb to walk off the Aztecs by run rule.

Montana Fouts

The No. 6 Crimson Tide pushed their record to 12-0 as their freshman star outlasted Gophers ace Amber Fiser in a tense pitcher's duel at the Easton Bama Bash in Tuscaloosa. Fouts stymied No. 23 Minnesota, striking out eight in a two-hit shutout. Her shutout was still up in the air until junior outfielder Elissa Brown notched a walk-off single in the seventh to score Claire Jenkins for a 1-0 win.

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