Henry throws first perfect game for DePauw softball program

Friday, April 23, 2021

Granville, Ohio ó DePauw pitcher Cami Henry tossed the first perfect game in program history as the Tigers blanked Denison, 9-0, in game two of their North Coast Athletic Conference West Division doubleheader at Denison. That followed a 7-1 victory in the opener as seventh-ranked DePauw improved to 23-2 overall and 6-0 in NCAC divisional play. Denison dropped to 6-15 overall and 3-3 in NCAC play.

Henry struck out 12 of the 15 batters she faced in tossing the second no-hitter of her DePauw career and the first by a DePauw pitcher since Riley Magoon and Devin Pieper combined for one against Hiram on April 13, 2019. She struck out the side in three of the five innings and didnít allow a ball out of the infield.

The offense scored one in the first, six in the second, and two in the third as Kelsey Bernhard led the way with two of the Tigersí nine hits.

Henry improved to 13-0 with the win, while Noelle Chovanec dropped to 1-4.

In game one, Paige Price doubled home Grace Smith in the second, and Becca St. Germain drove in Abby Pyburn with a third-inning single to give the Tigers a 2-0 lead. DePauw added four in the fourth before Denison plated its lone run of the day in the fourth. The Tigers rounded out the scoring in the sixth with a single run.

Pyburn, Bernhard, and St. Germain each had two of DePauwís 11 hits, while Taylor Faulkenberg had two of Denisonís three.

Annika Garwood improved to 3-2 for the season, while Lexi Knipp fell to 1-3. Magoon collected her second save.