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St. Peter junior Ryenne Pettis pitched a no-hitter against Waseca. (Pat beck/southernminn.com)

Ryenne Pettis pitched a five-inning, no-hitter facing only 19 batters and striking out seven with one walk and one unearned run in St. Peter softball team’s 15-1 win over host Waseca on Thursday.

“She did a great job tonight,” St. Peter coach Heidi Niemeyer said.

The Waseca pitching struggled. St. Peter batters were walked or hit by a pitch a total of 12 times.

“A few batters got some decent pitches and hit the ball well,” Niemeyer said.

McKenna VanZee went 2 for 4 with two RBIs and two runs.

Ryenne Pettis batted 2 for 4 with three RBIs and two doubles.

Sophia Doherty hit 1 for 3 with two RBIs and one double.

Dani Johnson finished 1 for 3 with two RBIs and one double.

The Saints (4-0) will play in the Round Robin Mankato West tournament on Saturday at Caswell Park where they will face some tough competition with Maple Lake at 11 a.m. and West at 1 p.m. Other teams invited are Apple Valley, Chaska, Concordia Academy, Edina and New Ulm.

Reach Sports Editor Pat Beck at 931-8566 or follow him on Twitter.com @SPHSportsPat. ©Copyright 2021 APG Media of Southern Minnesota. All rights reserved.

St. Peter Herald Sports Editor covers St. Peter, Cleveland, Le Center, Le Sueur-Henderson and Tri-City United and Gustavus Adolphus College. Fishing, tennis and golf enthusiast

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