Week 11 of the Italian Softball League is highlighted by a Menke no-hitter

With eleven weeks complete and three weeks left in the Italian Softball League regular season, things continue to solidify with some surprises still in store. While they remained in last place, Castellana had the individual highlight of the week, with after a long rain delay forced them to substitute Carlot with Menke before the first pitch had been thrown, the reliever pitched the entire game and did so brilliantly, allowing only two walks and striking out sixteen batters in a complete game no hitter. She had to wait until the last minute to celebrate, with the game remaining tied until the final inning when a Zonta homer provided the game's only run. In the bottom of the seventh, a leadoff walk and a stolen base had the tieing run on second base when the final batter lined Menke's final pitch back to her to end it and start the celebration.

In Girone A Bollate split with Caronno, but maintained a strong hold on first place with only six games left. Nuoro had some regrets, after winning the first game 3-0 they dropped game 2 3-2 in extra innings to fall percentage points behind Rhibo for second place, as Rhibo easily topped Parma in game 2 after an exciting 1-0 extra inning win in game 1.

Meanwhile in Girone B, Forli moved into a virtual tie for first place behind two decisive wins over Collecchio, scoring a total of 25 runs. Bussolengo, after winning game 1 easily allowed Staranzano to score 12 runs to lost the one game lead they had in the standings. Two Thunders Castellana wins over Sestese had them remain barely in last place, but suddenly within striking distance of the four teams ahead of them, and hopes of climbing as high as third place with a strong finish.