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Ashley Martin pitches 1-hitter, Kayla McCoy homers for LIU Post

LIU Post pitcher Ashley Martin delivers to the

LIU Post pitcher Ashley Martin delivers to the plate during the top of the fifth inning in Game 1 of a best-of-three NCAA Division II East Super Regional versus Caldwell at LIU Post on May 16, 2014. Credit: James Escher

There were only two hits in this game -- one for each team. The difference was LIU Post's hit left the yard. Ashley Martin was masterful, pitching a one-hitter as Post edged Southern New Hampshire, 1-0, Saturday in the NCAA Division II Eastern softball subregional in Manchester, New Hampshire. She outdueled Ali Maloof, who also pitched a one-hitter.

Martin allowed a second-inning single, walked three batters and had two strikeouts for the Pioneers (32-15-1). The sophomore threw 108 pitches.

Post's Kayla McCoy drilled a homer to left in the second inning for the only run. Maloof struck out nine for Southern New Hampshire (32-7).

The Pioneers will face Southern New Hampshire again in the final of the double-elimination tournament at 1 p.m. Sunday.

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