ONEIDA – Emma Hurd was simply astounding in the pitcher’s circle on Tuesday evening, as she tossed a no-hitter to propel Clay County to a 17-1 victory over Oneida Baptist Institute. The fourth ranked Tigers have not yet allowed over 3 runs in any contest this season thus far.
A nine-run first inning secured the win for Clay, as Ellie Finley, Emma Deaton, Baylie Hensley, Madison Jones, Hannah Jackson, and Emma Hurd all drove in runs in the frame. The offense was firing on all cylinders, as Clay finished with 8 hits on the day, even though only playing 3 innings.
OBI struggled to get a strike across the plate, walking 11 Tiger batters on the evening. Clay took advantage and got home early, winning by mercy rule (15 runs in 3 innings). Hurd’s run allowed was from walking an OBI batter. Had Hurd not given up the walk, she potentially could’ve tossed the ultra-rare perfect game.
Batting – Avery Fox (3-4) 2 RBI; Ellie Finley (2-3) 4 RBI; Allie Phillips 1 run, 1 RBI; Hannah Jackson (1-1); Madison Jones 1 RBI; Emma Deaton 1 RBI; Emma Hurd (2-3) 3 RBI.
Pitching – Emma Hurd (W) 3.0 IP, 1 run, 7 K’s.