BELLEVUE, Wash. — Gabby Sandoval's tenth win of 2021 was a record-setting one. Before Sunday, only eight pitchers in NAIA softball history recorded 100 wins in their career. With a 5-1 victory over Northwest University, Sandoval became the ninth.
It was her tenth straight complete game, as the Raiders ace threw seven innings of one-run ball while striking out ten. Her 100th career win came on 101 pitches in another dominating performance from the senior.
Sandoval is now ninth all-time in career wins in the NAIA, just two behind Nicole Nonnemacher and Leah Gronberg. The most wins ever by a pitcher was 126, done by Rachel Murray at Union University between 1999-2002.
While Sandoval was making history, the Raiders were keeping their win streaks going. SOU completed another weekend series sweep, taking down Northwest 5-1 and 12-4 (five innings) on Sunday to improve their overall record to 19-1 on the season.
Next week, the Raiders will have their first home game of 2021, hosting Warner Pacific for doubleheaders on Thursday and Friday. No fans will be allowed to attend.