[Mary Beth Nolan]
"First of all their pitcher did a phenomenal job," DeKalb coach Jeff Davis said. "We tip our hat to her. She dominated us at the plate. We tried several different things – being aggressive, going early, taking a strike and making her pitch count get up there. But she had a fantastic day."
Erickson struck out every batter for DeKalb (4-5 overall, 0-1 Northern Illinois Big 12 East) and didn't allow a hit until leadoff hitter Abby Hanlon's bunt single in the sixth.
"There are a couple fly balls I wish we caught, and maybe we get out of this game 1-0, 2-0, and were going yeah, we're pretty excited – we just played a really good team and our teams is young and we hung with them," Davis said. "But we come up short. At this level the bottom line is you have to catch fly balls. And we didn't do that today."