ASU softball pitcher Cielo Meza throws no-hitter with 14 Ks
Softball pitcher Cielo Meza had thrown a no-hitter before, but never at ASU.
That changed Sunday. Meza threw her fourth collegiate no-no, striking out 14 batters in a 7-0 ASU win over Seattle University.
This was the 30th individual no-hitter in Sun Devil softball history, according to the ASU athletics Twitter account.
It was her first no-hitter as a Sun Devil. Meza threw three while attending Long Beach State over the first two years of her college career
Last year at ASU, she pitched a team-high 98 innings and had a 7-3 record with a 5.43 ERA. In two games this season, she’s been outright dominant.
In the season opener against Porland State, Meza threw all five innings of ASU’s 10-0 run-rule win, allowing only one hit and walking no batters while striking out six.
On Sunday, Meza threw 121 pitches over her seven no-hit innings. She is now 2-0 on the season with a 0.00 ERA.
The Sun Devils have now had two exciting finishes in a row. On Saturday, outfielder Kindra Hackbarth hit a two-run walk-off home run to give ASU the 6-5 win over No. 14 Northwestern.
No. 22 ASU is 4-1 on the year with a game scheduled Monday against Tennessee at 7 p.m.