|Rainbow Wahine Classic|
|Wed, Mar 14||Tennessee|
|Thu, Mar 15||Hawaii|
|Thu, Mar 15||Cleveland State|
|Thu, Mar 15||Tennessee|
|Fri, Mar 16||Cleveland State|
|Sat, Mar 17||Hawaii|
|Sat, Mar 17||Maryland|
UND by the numbers
3- Career no-hitters for Kaylin VanDomelen, (Feb. 24 and Mar. 9 this season).
4- UND’s true road wins this season (4-5), already topping last year’s total
5- Number of pitchers that have thrown multiple no-hitters this season in Division I (VanDomelen -2).
7- UND’s longest win streak this season, second-longest in school history (13).
8- School-record for home wins last season
9- School-record for Big Sky wins in 2017
10- Number of states that will host a UND softball game in the regular season
14- Career-high Ks for VanDomelen in Mar 9 perfect game vs. Santa Clara
23- Win total last year (one shy of school record)
34- Number of games played before first home game (Mar. 30)
35- VanDomelen career pitching wins (3rd at UND)
470- Kaylin VanDomelen career strikeouts (3rd at UND).
North Dakota heads right from California to Hawaii for the seven-game Rainbow Wahine Classic, beginning Wednesday. UND will battle fourth-ranked Tennessee twice in the Classic with two games apiece against Cleveland State, host Hawaii and a single game with Maryland to wrap up the final game before conference season starts (Mar. 23 at Portland State).
PERFECT GAME GEM
Kaylin VanDomelen twirled her first career perfect game Mar. 9 vs. Santa Clara, striking out a career-best 14 in the win. She needed just 64 pitches (49 for strikes) in the victory, striking out the side on three different occasions.
NO-NO, NO-NO, NO-NO
Kaylin VanDomelen’s perfect game gave her a third no-hitter in her career and second in a two-week span. She threw her second career no-hitter Feb. 24 against Cleveland State, going 7.0 innings with seven strikeouts. She also earned her 10th career shutout in the win. Her last no-no hitter came against UCONN in March of last season.
OOPS, I DID IT AGAIN
Kaylin VanDomelen was named the Big Sky Conference Pitcher of the Week for the second consecutive time on March 6th. She threw two complete-game four-hitters last week with nine strikeouts in each win. She bested Rutgers in eight innings without an earned run Saturday then beat host Hampton Sunday with just one earned run.
North Dakota rattled off seven straight wins from Feb. 24 to Mar. 3 this season, its longest win streak in the program’s Division I history. It ranks as the second-longest winning streak ever at UND, following a 13-game streak back in 2000.
Angel Love has six triples already this season, second-most in all of NCAA Division I. She’s done so with three different games with two three-baggers. Her season total is already third-best in the UND record books and it puts her eighth in the career category as well.
ANGEL’S IN THE OUTFIELD
Angel Love hit .500 in the first weekend (seven hits), followed that up with four hits, including two homers in week two and again had seven hits in week three (.500). She paces the team in triples (6), batting average (.421), hits (24), homers (3), RBI (15), total bases (48), slugging percentage (.842), on-base percentage (.450) and steals (10).
Michaela Zins homered for the first time in her career in the 4-3 win over Cleveland State on Feb. 25. The senior has three extra-base hits to her credit of her eight career hits (2 doubles, 1 HR).
PERFECT ON THE BASEPATHS\
Angel Love has stolen a Big Sky-leading 10 bases so far this season. She swiped three bags at Charleston Southern on Feb. 8, a career best. The Las Vegas, Nev., product has yet to be thrown out in her career (14-14).
I’M LOVE-IN’ IT
Angel Love hit two homers at Arizona State, the firsts of her career. She also stole two bases and tallied four hits on the weekend.
YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS
Alicia Young whacked a double and a homer en route to a career-high five RBIs in the 9-5 win at Tennessee State on Feb. 26. She reached base three times and also stole a base in the win.
Both VanDomelen and Love earned Big Sky Conference weekly honors for their performances in week three at the Belmont/Tennessee Winter Warmup,. VanDomelen won two games, saved two more and threw her second career no-hitter while Love hit five extra-base hits, including four triples and scored seven times in the five games.
Senior Taylor Nadler was named the Big Sky Conference Player of the Week after driving in 10 runs in five games in the opening week of the season at Charleston Southern. The senior hit safely in all five games, extending her hitting streak to seven. She drove in runs in four of the games, including two RBI hits in the first inning alone of Sunday’s win at South Carolina State.
Senior Taylor Nadler racked up 10 RBI in the opening weekend, notching three in a game on two different occasions. She had at least one RBI in all but one game and extended her hitting streak to seven straight, dating back to last season.
HANNAH HOPPING UP THE LIST
Hannah Bergh has seven wins this season already and has moved up on the career wins mark at UND. She now has 29, good for seventh.
MAYHOOD UP TO NO GOOD
Lexi Mayhood whacked her first career dinger Feb. 9 against Towson. She totaled three hits in the opening weekend to surpass her hit total from all of last season.
OFF TO OGDEN
The Big Sky Conference will host the conference tournament in Ogden, Utah on the campus of Weber State University. WSU also hosted last season’s tournament in the old format of regular season champion hosting the six-team postseason tournament. This year, league officials went to a pre-determined site. UND is in the final season in the Big Sky Conference and will move to The Summit League next season.
HOW TO FOLLOW?
You can follow UND softball on twitter @UNDsoftball for in-game scores, notes and links to live stats and how to watch.
FIGHTING HAWKS ON MOBILE
Take North Dakota softball with you wherever you go with UNDsports.com’s mobile app. Download it to your computer or your smart phone for free and follow your team wherever they go.