Kellsie Domnitz pitched the best game of her high school career as she pitched a no-hitter in beating Orange Glen 9-1 on the Lady Bulldog’s home diamond.
Domnitz was close to perfect. She allowed only one walk and only gave up an unearned run.
Her teammates committed Ramona’s only two errors of the game in the fifth inning. The first two Patriots reached on errors in the top of the fifth inning and Orange Glen scored its only run on a double steal.
Domnitz was not nervous in the top of the seventh inning but her teammates were.
“I didn’t know that I had a no-hitter going until everybody cheered when the final out was recorded,” said Domnitz.
It was the junior righthander’s second no-hitter. She threw a no-hitter in travel ball.
“My mom promised me a phone if I pitched a shutout,” joked Domnitz.
There were no parental incentives on the line against Orange Glen.
The final out came on Orange Glen’s only hard hit ball of the game. Brittani Durban hit a line drive to right center field and Cassie Ford made a running catch to end the game and preserve the gem. It was the only hit ball that reached the outfield for the Pats.
Domnitz gave credit to her catcher, Courtney Fick, for calling a great game. Fick calls the pitches and kept the Patriots off balance the entire game.
Fick was also the hitting star of the game. She stroked two hits, scored two runs and stole three bases. Domnitz had Ramona’s only extra base hit, an RBI double in the second inning as she went 2-for-3 and scored three runs.
KK Melgoza, Emily Vandervort, Cassie Ford and Julie Ward contributed base hits to the Ramona offense. Ally Harvey drove in two runs.
The Lady Dawgs’ game re-scheduled for April 12 was rained out and will be played at a date to be determined. The win improved Ramona’s record to 7-11 on the year and 1-1 in Valley League play.