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Summers pitches first perfect game in program history

Nothing could go wrong for sophomore Emma Summers and the Belmont University softball team as they swept Morehead State University in a three-game home series over the weekend.

Taking to the circle in game one of Saturday’s doubleheader, Summers pitched a perfect game and struck out the first 10 batters she faced.

Summers tallied a total of 16 strikeouts, contributing to Belmont’s 6-0 victory.

This perfect performance is the first in program history.

“I’m proud,” she said after the game. “It wasn’t on me. It would be nice to sit here and think ‘Oh, that was me,’ but it was my team and being backed by my girls like that is insane.”

Summers, a transfer from Miami University, has been a dominant force for the Bruins’ defense this season.

She currently ranks third in the Ohio Valley Conference in strikeouts at 112.

The sophomore standout also played in Saturday’s second contest, striking out three to close out the game with a 7-4 win.

Summers and the Bruins returned to E.S. Rose Park on Sunday, looking to close out the series with another win.

Starting the game and remaining hot, she recorded six strikeouts in her four innings.

The Bruins won 8-4, bringing Summers’ season record to 11-6.

The team now stands with an overall 26-11 record and will face-off against Tennessee State University for a doubleheader Wednesday.

PHOTO: The team celebrates Summers’ historic game. Belmont Athletics

This article was written by A.J. Wuest.

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