Doyle hurls a perfect game as Aurora High girls split doubleheader

by STEVE BATKO | CORRESPONDENT Published:

Aurora -- Junior Nicole Doyle left off where she ended a brilliant softball sophomore campaign in 2013.

The standout pitcher tossed a perfect game in the first game of a doubleheader against Archbishop Hoban on April 19. She allowed no hits or walks in a 10-0 shutout win over the Knights (2-4).

In the process, Doyle struck out 15 Knight batters in six innings for the Greenmen (3-2 overall).

The talented Doyle also hit a home run as did senior Devan Ternai, as the Lady Greenmen pounded out 10 hits in the home victory on one of the nicest days weatherwise of the season.

However, Hoban came back to win the second game 8-2 as freshman Katie Clark got the pitching win and also hit a home run.

Sophomore pitcher Liz Kimson started for Aurora and head coach Jenna Micale.

Doyle is the returning MVP of the Chagrin Valley Conference and leads an Aurora squad which is young is some spots.

The pitcher-outfielder went 10-0 as a sophomore and posted an incredible 0.40 earned run average. Doyle came back last year after two stress fractures in her back from two years ago.

Possessing a devastating rise pitch, Doyle had more than 170 strikeouts last season.

In upcoming action, Aurora is scheduled to host West Geauga on April 24, play a doubleheader at Copley on April 26, host Perry on April 28 and face Independence on April 30 at Elmwood Park.

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