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College softball: Winona State no-hits Bulldogs

Jordyn Kleman tossed a no-hitter as Winona State held Minnesota Duluth scoreless in a 5-0, 1-0 NSIC sweep Thursday at Alumni Field in Winona, Minn. McKenna Larsen allowed eight hits and struck out two to lead the Warriors in the opener, while Ali...

Jordyn Kleman tossed a no-hitter as Winona State held Minnesota Duluth scoreless in a 5-0, 1-0 NSIC sweep Thursday at Alumni Field in Winona, Minn.

McKenna Larsen allowed eight hits and struck out two to lead the Warriors in the opener, while Alison Nowak paced the offense by going 3-for-3 with four RBIs, including a three-run home run.

Kleman outdueled UMD sophomore Valerie Hohol in the rematch, allowing no hits while striking out 10. Larsen's single with two outs in the bottom of the seventh scored Samantha McLean with the winning run for Winona State (33-8 overall, 14-2 NSIC).

Hohol scattered eight hits, struck out four and walked one to lead the Bulldogs (28-12, 12-4).

• Megan Pehrson scattered seven hits to lead Wisconsin-Superior to a 1-0 UMAC victory over Crown College in the opener, but the Yellowjackets had to settle for a split after the Storm won the second game 6-1 on Thursday at Liebaert Field in Superior.

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Pehrson (9-4) struck out nine and walked just one in the opener, while Katie White singled to score Gabby Gidley with the winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning.

Lis King, who pitched a strong game for Crown in the first game, was even better in the rematch, scattering six hits and allowing no walks to earn the win. She also had a two-run home run to lead the Storm (9-19 overall, 7-1 UMAC). Sarah Fjeran had two hits to lead UWS (13-12, 6-4), while Bobbi Jean Miller's RBI single scored Ciarra Taipale for the Yellowjackets' only run in the second inning.

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