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Kalynn Schrock tossed a five-inning no-hitter in the first game and smacked a grand slam in the second to lead Central Oklahoma to a lopsided doubleheader sweep at Northeastern State Saturday afternoon.
The senior southpaw struck out 10 and walked two in a 13-0 first-game drubbing before hitting a bases-loaded homer as the Bronchos rolled to a 12-4 rout in the nightcap.
UCO banged out 29 hits in sweeping the RiverHawks for the second straight day and improving to 31-9 on the season. The Bronchos play their final regular season home games Tuesday, hosting Midwestern State at 2 p.m.
“We were really swinging the bats today and got contributions up and down the lineup,” interim head coach Cody White said. “Kalynn was in total control in the first game and Nicole threw well in the second, but our offense really carried us today.”
The Bronchos didn’t need much offense in the opener with Schrock, who improved to 17-6 with the first no-hitter of her two-year Central Oklahoma career. She allowed just five base runners in the 91-pitch outing, walking two and hitting two while another reached on an error.
Brooke Zukerman led a 14-hit attack with a 4-for-4 outing that included three RBIs. Ally Dziadula had three hits while Emily Ditmore, Ashleigh Tramel and Hannah Justus added two apiece, with Ditmore driving in four runs.
Ditmore’s 3-run homer in the third inning helped stake the Bronchos to a 6-0 lead and UCO really broke it open in the fourth with a seven-run ralley.
Zukerman belted a 3-run homer, Dziadula had a 2-run single and Tramel a solo homer in that frame as the lead grew to 13-0 and the game ended after five innings.
Central jumped out to a quick 3-0 lead in the second game as Zukerman, Ditmore and Ashton Smith all produced run-scoring hits and it was a 5-1 lead through three innings.
Schrock pushed that to 9-1 in the fourth with her grand slam and the Bronchos added three more in the fifth for a 12-1 lead. Northeastern scored three runs in the bottom of the fifth, but it wasn’t enough to extend the game.
Zukerman, Ditmore and Kaylee Brunson had three hits apiece as UCO finished with 15. Brunson had two stolen bases on the day, tying the single-season school record with 33.
Brady went the distance to stay unbeaten at 8-0, giving up six hits and only one earned run.