By Cort Reynolds
Ada Herald Writer
McCOMB - McComb hurler Kristin Buck pitched a no-hitter to beat visiting Ada 8-1 Tuesday in a non-league softball game.
McComb improved to 5-2 with the win while the Lady Bulldogs fell to 2-3 with the loss.
Ada took a short-lived 1-0 lead in the top of the second inning. Buck made a throwing error on a grounder back to her hit by Alexis Gonzaga.
Trista Douce bunted her to third base, and Gonzaga then score don a wild pitch to take a 1-0 lead.
The Lady Panthers then plated five runs in the bottom of the second to take control.
Buck retired the next 11 Bulldog batters in a row before hitting Cosette Brodeur in the fifth frame. She then retired Ada in order in the sixth and seventh innings to finish the no-hitter.
McComb added a single run in the fourth and two more in the sixth.
Breeanna Dee hit a two-run homer for the Panthers.
Buck struck out 10, walked one and allowed no earned runs to earn the victory.
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Ada 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4
McC 0 5 0 1 0 2 x 8 12 2
WP-Kristin Buck LP-Amburgey (2-3)
Ada opens Northwest Conference play Thursday at backyard rival Allen East.