Baylor’s Dariana Orme Tosses Second No-No in One Week’s Time
For the second time in a week, Baylor pitcher Dariana Orme has tossed a hitless performance. Following up her perfect game against Stephen F. Austin, Orme dealt a no-hitter in a 5-0 win over Maryland Friday afternoon at Getterman Stadium.
Orme baffled one of the nation’s Top 25 teams with incredible stuff. She fired 11 strikeouts to no hits, with only one walk separating her from perfection for the second time in less than a week’s span.
“I think that’s exactly what I’m thinking, is that I just know that my team is right behind me and that I can pitch the way I want to because they’ll back me up,” Orme said. “So, that’s kind of just the mindset is like, I’m gonna go do all that I can but if I make a mistake I know that my teammates are gonna pick me up, just like that amazing catch that Taylor Strain just made.”
Just days earlier, on Tuesday, the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) named Orme the National Pitcher of the Week.
That’s after she held down the high-octane Oklahoma Sooner offense to only one unearned run on six hits and a couple of walks, with four strikeouts in four innings in a 4-3 victory Sunday afternoon. Before that, she fired that aforementioned PG against Stephen F. Austin, the first of seven innings in school history. That included a career-high 10 K’s and only 81 pitches.
In total, the junior from Vacaville, Calif., fired 11 unblemished innings over the weekend. She fanned 11 hitters in picking up the two victories.
Additionally, Orme was tabbed the Big 12 Pitcher of the Week, securing the program’s first conference weekly award this season. It marked Baylor’s 45th overall Big 12 Pitcher of the Week honor and the first since Kaci West took it down while also tossing a perfect game last season.
This stood as only the fourth time in Bears history and the first since 2017 that a Baylor pitcher has garnered a national weekly honor. Orme joins Kelsee Selman (2017), Heather Stearns (2016) and Lisa Ferguson (2007) as those who have previously done so.