Megan Johnson tossed the fifth perfect game in program history.
Liberty junior Megan Johnson pitched the fifth perfect game in program history during a 13-0, five-inning victory over Texas Southern on Friday at McCombs Field.
The Lady Flames (8-11) earned their seventh win in a row, their second consecutive shutout. Texas Southern fell to 8-11 on the season including 1-1 at the Longhorn Invitational.
Johnson became the first Lady Flames since Julia DiMartino against Princeton on Feb. 24, 2019 to pitch a perfect game. She needed just 39 pitches to retire all 15 batters she faced. Madison Via made a running catch in right for the final out to seal the perfect game.
Scoring Summary Liberty – 1st INNING – Hudson reach on an error, Amber Bishop advances, Canetto scores, 1-0
Liberty – 1st INNING – Autumn Bishop singles, Hudson advances, Amber Bishop scores, 2-0
Liberty – 2nd INNING – Channell singles, Via scores, 3-0
Liberty – 2nd INNING – Amber Bishop singles, Gibson advances, Channell scores, 4-0
Liberty – 3rd INNING – Channell singles, advances, Via advances, Autumn Bishop and Griffin score, 6-0
Liberty – 3rd INNING – Gibson singles, Channell advances, Via score, 7-0
Liberty – 3rd INNING – Canetto singles, Gibson advances, Channell scores, 8-0
Liberty – 3rd INNING – Amber Bishop singles, Canetto advances, Gibson scores, 9-0
Liberty – 3rd INNING – Hudson singles, Amber Bishop advances, Canetto scores, 10-0
Liberty – 3rd INNING – Sweat flies out, sacrifice fly, Hudson and Autumn Bishop advance, Amber Bishop scores, 11-0
Liberty – 4th INNING – Harris flies out, sacrifice fly, Thompson scores, 12-0
Liberty – 4th INNING – Canetto singles, Channell scores, 13-0
Notable Numbers - Liberty recorded 16 hits, including 15 singles and one double, stealing a season-high five bases. The Tigers registered three errors. The Lady Flames tied a program single-game record with two sacrifice flies.
- Megan Johnson (4-3) tossed her second straight shutout, running her consecutive scoreless innings streak to 13 2/3 innings. She totaled three strikeouts. - Jazmine Gendorf (2-3) drew the loss, allowing four runs on seven hits in two innings pitched before yielding to relievers Malea Rodriguez and Chelsea Baxter. - Savannah Channell went 3-for-3 with three RBI and three runs scores, while Amber Bishop batted 3-for-3 with two RBI and two runs scored. Kara Canetto went 3-for-4 with two RBI and two runs scored. Autumn Bishop and Madison Via both went 2-for-2.
Turning Point - Liberty scored two runs in both the first and second innings before erupting for seven runs on seven hits in the third.
Beyond the Box Score - Liberty leads the all-time series 1-0 against Texas Southern. - This was the 19th time Liberty has pitched a complete game without allowing a single hit. The last no-hitter for the team was Feb. 28, 2019, a four-pitcher combined no-hitter against Quinnipiac. - Channell is the second Liberty freshman with a three-hit game this season, joining Caroline Hudson, who had three hits against No. 1 Washington on Feb. 14. - Amber Bishop and Canetto both recorded their team-high-tying third three-hit game of the season. Canetto recorded three hits for the second game in a row.
- Via is now in sole possession of ninth place in program history with 43 career stolen bases, passing former teammate Jasmeen Click (2016-19) today.