SUNDAY, MAY 02, 2004
Korcak Sets NCAA Record as Softball Sweeps Savannah St., 22-0 & 33-0
May 2, 2004
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - JU senior shortstop Dianna Korcak (Clearwater, Fla.) set an NCAA single-season record with her 17th triple, while sophomore righthander Katie Dobson (Clearwater, Fla.) and freshman righthander Katie Buell (Alpharetta, Ga.) each tossed no-hitters as the Dolphins swept a doubleheader from Savannah State, 22-0 and 33-0, Sunday afternoon at the JU Softball Complex. Korcak, who leads all of Division I with 17 triples, tied the record in her first at-bat of game two and then broke the record with her second triple in the third inning of the nightcap. The previous mark of 16 triples was held by Barb Marean of Massachusetts (1992) and Jennifer Egan of Monmouth (1995).
Dobson struck out 10 in the opener for her second no-hitter of the season as JU (22-39) pounded out 16 hits and broke the game open with an eight-run second inning. Senior centerfielder Monica McGee (Starke, Fla.) had three hits and drove in two runs to pace the Dolphins.
Buell tossed her first career perfect game in the nightcap and her second no-hitter in as many tries against Savannah State (0-26), striking out seven in 5.0 innings of work. Korcak and senior second baseman Ronda Campo (Kirkland, Wash.) each had four hits and five RBI to pace JU, which set a school record with 33 runs on 27 hits.
Senior third baseman Sonja Cadarette (Jacksonville/Sandalwood) and junior outfielder Jamie Ross (Shoreline, Wash.) each added four hits in the nightcap as the Dolphins scored 10 in the first inning and 17 in their half of the fourth. All 14 players had at least one hit for JU in the doubleheader.
JU returns to action on Monday as the Dolphins host Florida Atlantic in an Atlantic Sun doubleheader beginning at 1 p.m. at the JU Softball Complex. The Dolphins wrap their second season of softball on Wednesday with a single game against No. 17 USF at 5 p.m. at The Complex.