Undefeated Middleboro clinched the Patriot Fisher Division League title for its third consecutive year with the help of another stellar performance by pitcher Amber White.
The Sachems senior pitched her second consecutive no-hitter against Carver Friday, winning the game 4-0.
The Sachems (18-0) defeated Quincy (12-3) 1-0 on May 20.
White has accumulated 168 strikeouts and three walks this year, getting her 62nd career victory against Carver.
“She’s just doing an amazing job for us pitching and she’s able to command several pitches, keeping cool all the time,” said Middleboro coach Tanya Sullivan. “She’s just a really good competitor who’s worked hard all year round. This is what she loves to do and she’s at the top of her game right now.”
This week alone, White has fanned 24 batters, recorded two no-hitters and has allowed no walks.
“I can’t ask anymore from a pitcher,” Sullivan said.
“She’s gotten better and better. As a freshman she pitched really well and worked in the offseason to change her pitching style, adding more pitches to her repertoire.”
White will be attending Plymouth State next year and is looking to play for the university's softball team as well. A scout from Plymouth State was at the Sachems' game checking her out, Sullivan said.
With White as the team’s catalyst, and the Sachems’ strong lineup and defense, the tournament title should be within reach, Sullivan said.
“This year, we’d like to go as far as we can," Sullivan said. "We have high hopes to go deep into the tournament. That’s been our goal from the start. We have everything we need … strong pitching, strong hitting, strong defense.”
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