Steve Sonneborn told his softball players before Wednesday afternoon's game to bring a change of clothes. In case of a season-ending loss, the St. Basil coach thought, he could collect their uniforms.
"We're not turning them in this early," starting pitcher Nicole Eberhard told her teammates.
The sophomore righthander supported her declaration by throwing her first career no-hitter, powering the Panthers past Lower Moreland, 9-0, in the PIAA District 1 Class AA semifinals at Upper Dublin.
Eberhard struck out nine and walked just two, and slapped a two-run double to left in the third inning. Afterward, Sonneborn told her how proud he was of her.