SSU's Lipperd throws sixth no-hitter in DH split

Sonoma State softball pitcher Samantha Lipperd threw her sixth career no-hitter in the second game of a double-header Friday, as the Seawolves split with UC San Diego.

Lipperd, who went the distance in both games, struck out a combined 18 batters. In the first game, she surrendered three runs, all earned, as Sonoma State lost 3-0. In the second game, the Seawolves eked out a third-inning run on an RBI double by Hayley Condon, winning 1-0. Condon has a 12-game hitting streak.

The no-no was Lipperd’s second in a week. Last weekend, Lipperd — SSU’s only pitcher — threw 781 pitches in seven games, compiling a 6-1 record that included four shutouts, a 26-strikeout game and a no-hitter.

With the split, Sonoma State (27-15, 13-13) stayed in fifth place in the CCAA. The Seawolves host another double-header against fourth-place UCSD (30-14, 21-9) at 11 a.m. today. Lipperd is scheduled to pitch both games.