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.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E

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)

2B-Cortez (M)

HR-Dee (M)

Ada opens Northwest Conference play Thursday at backyard rival Allen East.