Bill Lusk | WVOW Sports
ST. MARYS Eighth ranked Man split a pair of games over the weekend falling in nine innings to fifth ranked St. Marys, 2-1, on Friday night while defeating Williamstown 8-0 in six inning Saturday afternoon at St. Marys.
The Lady Hillbillies are 4-2 on the season and will return home Monday evening hosting county rival Chapmanville at 5:30 p.m.
St. Marys 2, Man 1 (9 innings) - Morgan Cooper took a no-hitter into the seventh inning before allowing a leadoff double to Cali Masters.
The Lady Hillbillies held a slim 1-0 lead heading into the seventh, but Ella Smith doubled with two outs to plate Masters sending the game into extra innings.
Zoey Winland led off the bottom of the ninth with a solo home run over the center field fence to give St. Marys a 2-1 win. The Lady Blue Devils improved to 11-1 on the year dropping the Lady Hillbillies to 3-2.
Cooper struck out 15 and allowed two runs on three hits in eight innings in the circle for Man.
Mattie Carroll's RBI fielders choice in the first inning scored Kylie Blevins giving Man a 1-0 lead.
Smith allowed one run on seven hits and struck out seven in nine innings for St. Marys.
Jacklynn Barnett had three hits including a double, Copper had two hits, Carroll one hit and one RBI and Blevins one hit for Man.
Man 8, Williamstown 0 (6 innings) - Man plated two runs in the fourth and fifth innings and scored three more times in the sixth to break open a close game and run-rule Williamstown in six innings on Saturday afternoon.
With two outs in the bottom of the sixth, Cooper blasted a three-run home run over the center field fence to end the game due to the eight-run mercy rule.
Cooper had two hits and drove in three runs while pitching a complete game in the circle for Man. Cooper allowed two hits, walked two and struck out 11 in the win.
Blevins had two hits, Carroll and Peyton Lusk each had a double and one RBI, Kaleigh Hicks had one hit and Trista Marcum drove in a run for the Lady Hillbillies.
Williamstown (4-6) used three pitchers in the contest. Kiersten Kirby started in the circle and was credited with the loss after allowing one run on two hits and one walk in two innings. Lindsey Keller allowed no hits, but gave up four runs - two earned -, walked two and struck out five in two innings. Alexis Sivard allowed three runs on four hits in 1 2/3 innings.
Kameron Beck had two hits including a double for the Lady Yellowjackets lone two hits of the afternoon.