Gabriel throws perfect game


KNOXVILLE (WATE) – Erin Gabriel threw the 13th perfect game in Tennessee history as the no. 15 Tennessee Lady Vols blanked East Tennessee State University 10-0 Tuesday night at Sherri Parker Lee Stadium.

The win was Gabriel’s second no-hitter in the last two weeks. She improved to 11-3 on the season throwing just 49 pitches and striking out five

“Today, I just had a goal again of being efficient,” she said. “We talked about how over the weekend I wasn’t as efficient with my pitching. I wasn’t getting ahead of batters. So I just went out and had an attack mindset.”

Gabriel had help from her offense as well. Annie Aldrete had a pair of homers and three RBIs while Scarlet McSwain was 2-2 with a triple and three runs scored.

The Lady Vols host Tennessee Tech Wednesday at 6 p.m. before returning to conference play Saturday against Georgia.

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