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Saluki softball pitcher tosses a perfect game vs. Creighton in collegiate debut

Pitcher Maddia Groff in her pitching motion
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Maddia Groff

What a debut for Saluki Softball freshman pitcher Maddia Groff.

In her first collegiate game, the freshman lefthander made history by tossing the first seven-inning perfect game in school history, as SIU blanked Creighton, 3-0 Friday morning.

The Omaha, Nebraska native retired all 21 batters she faced, with eight strikeouts, for the sixth perfect game in school history. The previous five were completed in less than seven innings.

Southern got all the runs it needed in the first inning when Rylie Hamilton doubled home Elizabeth Warwick, and Addi Baker hit a sacrifice fly to bring in Jackie Lis. Lis added a solo home run in the third.

The Salukis followed that up with a 6-5 extra inning win Friday afternoon over Texas-San Antonio. Groff got the win again, this time in relief.

The 2-0 Salukis play Northwestern State Saturday at 10 a.m.

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