Sophomore Megan Hensley fired a no-hitter and just missed a perfect game as Ashland edged West Virginia defending state champion Wayne 1-0 on Monday night.
Hensley retired 21 consecutive batters after issuing a game-opening walk.
She finished with 16 strikeouts and also scored the game’s lone run after hitting a single to lead off the sixth.
With two outs, the Kittens loaded the bases as Sydney Cullop singled and Jordan Meade was hit by a pitch. A Wayne error on Sydney Campbell’s grounder to short allowed Hensley to cross the plate.
Hensley and Sydney Whitt each went 2-for-3 as Ashland improved to 13-7.
The Kittens play host to West Carter tonight.
WAYNE 000 000 0 — 0 0 1
ASHLAND 000 001 x — 1 7 0
Rowe and Thompson; Hensley and Campbell. W—Hensley. L—Rowe.
Fleming Co. 6
RACELAND After spotting Fleming County a 5-0 lead in the top of the first, Raceland scored six times in each of the first two innings and went on get the win.
Taylor Podunavac, Savannah Mackie and MaKenna Weaver each had two hits for the Lady Rams (10-8).
Chloe Adkins drove in two runs, while starting pitcher Kelsey Diller went the distance with seven strikeouts.
FLEMING CO. 500 010 0 — 6 9 3
RACELAND 330 100 x — 7 11 4
Ishmael and Hurst; Diller and Curley. W—Diller. L—Ishmael. 2B—Weaver (R), Mackie (R), Miller (F).
Boyd County 13
CANNONSBURG Boyd County racked up 14 hits in four innings to roll past Fairview.
Taylor Wheeler doubled twice and finished 3-for-4 with two runs. Bri Crooks, Nicole Goins and Cameron Mullins each supplied two hits and scored two runs for the Lady Lions. Goins also drove in three.
Hunter Reeves also added two hits, while Boyd County pitched Lora Thompson held Fairview to two hits in five innings.
The Lions (11-6) play at home again today against Johnson Central.
FAIRVIEW 000 00 — 0 2 1
BOYD CO. 402 7x — 13 14 0
T. Thompson and Ray; : L. Thompson and Roark, D. Goins (5). W—L. Thompson. L—T. Thompson. 2B—Wheeler 2 (BC), Crooks (BC), N. Goins (BC). 3B—Mullins (BC).
West Carter 2
OLIVE HILL Ashland scored in each of the first five innings on the way to a lopsided victory at West Carter.
Cameron Fritz was 2-for-2 and drove in three runs for the Tomcats (10-7). Aaron Elam finished 2-for-3, with one RBI.
Tomcats starter Evan Cox pitched four innings for the win, allowing two hits. Austin Kelley worked the final three innings.
Ashland hosts Boyd County tonight.
ASHLAND 213 410 0 — 11 7 2
W. CARTER 000 110 0 — 2 4 0
Cox, Kelley (5) and Prince; Jordan, Gee (4), Patrick (5) and Phillips. W—Cox. L—Jordan. 2B—Salow (A).