WILLOW WOOD, Ohio —
Ashland’s Megan Hensley fired a perfect game and drove in the only runs of the game with a two-run homer as the Kittens topped Upper Arlington (Ohio) 2-0 in the Valley of Thunder at Symmes Valley on Friday night.
Hensley, a Louisville verbal commit, struck out 16 hitters. She also had two of Ashland’s four hits in three at-bats.
Sydney Whitt was aboard for Hensley’s third-inning shot.
The Kittens (12-1) return to action today versus Gahanna Lincoln and Portsmouth West today at Symmes Valley.
ASHLAND 002 000 0 — 2 4 0
U. ARLINGTON 000 000 0 — 0 0 1
LLOYD Red Devils pitching issued nine walks and yielded five unearned runs in losing for just the second time in their last six games at the People’s Bank Classic at Greenup County.
Russell (7-9) trailed the back-to-back Ohio Division III state champions 3-1 in the fourth inning, then committed two infield errors and yielded a sacrifice fly to fall behind 6-1.
Landon Brewer went 2-for-2, Austin Brinkman was 2-for-3 and Heath Hensley drove in two runs for the Red Devils.
Dylan Miller was 3-for-3 with three RBI for the Pirates.
Chance Holbrook went the distance for Wheelersburg, allowing six hits and three walks and fanning seven Red Devils.
Nick Conley was Russell’s pitcher of record.
Russell returns to action in the Classic today at 11 a.m. Its opponent was to be determined at press time.
RUSSELL 010 010 2 — 4 6 2
WHEELERSBURG 101 404 X— 10 6 1
Conley, Daniels (4), D. Naliborski (6), Hamilton (6) and Brinkman; Holbrook. W — Holbrook. L — Conley. 2B — Robinson (W), Miller (W).
Lions, Lady Rams win MOC
LLOYD Boyd County’s boys and Raceland’s girls both continued strong starts to the spring track and field season with victories in the Eastern Kentucky Track and Cross Country Coaches Association Meet of Champions on Tuesday at Greenup County.
The Lions scored 119 points to hold off runner-up Raceland by two and third-place East Carter by six in the boys’ event.
The Lady Rams amassed 125 points to top Boyd County’s 107 and Fairview’s 103.
The Lady Eagles won a meet-high five events. Raceland and Ashland each took three firsts.
Raceland won five boys’ events and Russell took four.
Raceland and Boyd County are both among 12 schools set to field athletes in today’s 11th Annual Ernie Chattin Memorial at Ashland.