Ashland junior Megan Hensley recorded a career-best 18 strikeouts and gave up just one hit as the Kittens beat Johnson Central, 5-1, on Thursday night.
Hensley also went yard, parking a two-run home run over the fence in the first inning.
McKenzie Vanover smacked a solo shot in the fifth.
Johnson Central’s only hit was a solo home run off the bat of Lauren Delong.
Hensley walked five Lady Eagles.
Ashland (18-2) hosts East Carter today at 5:30 p.m.
Johnson Central (14-7) is at Greenup County on Monday at 6 p.m.
ASHLAND 310 010 0 — 5 6 0
J. CENTRAL 000 100 0 — 1 1 1
Hensley and Campbell; Pierce and Withers. W—Hensley. L—Pierce. HR—Hensley (A), Vanover (A), Delong (JC).