In the first inning of Sandwich’s softball game against Marshfield on Wednesday, senior pitcher Julia Sullivan ripped an RBI double to give the Blue Knights their first run. That was all the offense Sandwich (3-0) would need as Sullivan pitched a no-hitter with 13 strikeouts and no walks as the Blue Knights defeated the Rams, 6-0, in Marshfield. “It was her best pitching performance of the year,” said Sandwich coach Jean Russell. “Her fastball had some giddy-up on it and she hit her spots, so it didn’t matter what she was throwing. She was in control of all of her pitches.” Sullivan, a lefthander whohas committed to pitch at Westfield State next year, almost had a perfect game, were it not for a pair of errors in the field. She finished the day 2 for 4 at the plate as well. Sandwich had 10 hits, the biggest a bases-clearing triple by junior shortstop Julianna Ferguson in the third inning to make it 5-0. “When Julianna steps to the plate she is very petite, but she is explosive. Last year she had 11 home runs so you kind of expect her to have a big hit. If I can get everybody on in front of her, it is almost a guarantee,” said Russell. The win got the Blue Knights off to a 1-0 start in the Atlantic Coast League. “Marshfield is going to be our toughest competition in the league and to have a solid win is huge,” said Russell.
Sandwich 6, Marshfield 0
Wednesday, Apr. 10, 2013, at Marshfield
Updated: Wednesday, April 10, 2013, 8:23 p.m.