Softball

New players mix with veterans to form potent Warhill softball team

New players mix with veterans to form potent Warhill softball team

If you wandered by Warhill's softball field Thursday evening and witnessed the final out in the Lions' 9-0 season-opening win over Lafayette, there were no signs Lions ace Keely Rochard just threw a no-hitter.

There was no celebration for Warhill, the reigning 3A champion. This is normal for Rochard, a senior Virginia Tech recruit, who walked one and struck out 18 batters.

Lions head coach Tom Bunn was not sure immediately following the game how many no-hitters his ace had thrown in her career — but the number is clearly enough that makes it difficult to keep track of. Rochard threw shutouts in all seven postseason games last year, finishing the season with a 25-1 record...

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