Lowell’s Shelby Higgins set the bar high for Merrimack Valley Conference pitchers Wednesday. In a 6-0 victory over Dracut, Higgins struck out seven and walked three in the victory to record Lowell’s first no-hitter since 2006.
“Shelby has several pitches that she uses well but her fastball was her most dominant pitch, keeping them off guard by changing speeds,” said Lowell coach Rick O’Brien. “Dracut is very good, aggressive team and she painted the corners very well to keep them guessing.”
Higgins’ only loss has come to Andover, 3-2, where the senior gave up her only two earned runs of the season, striking out eight and allowing five hits in the losing effort.
“She had a tough year last year so we weren’t really sure how she would pitch this year,” O’Brien said. “But the results so far have come from a lot of work, working hard in the offseason and staying composed and her performance has showed all of that.”
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