Auxier#8217;s 1-hitter beats Ashland

Published 12:00 am Saturday, June 3, 2006

ASHLAND, Ky. — Megan Auxier might want to fast forward to the third inning.

Auxier missed on another no-hit chance by giving up a second inning double as she fired a one-hitter Saturday to lead the Fairland Lady Dragons to a 1-0 win over Ashland Kittens.

Auxier struck out 15 and only walked two in getting the win.

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“Megan pitched another great game. If she could get by the first couple of innings, I don’t know how many no-hitters she might have had this year,” Fairland coach Leroy Baise said.

“But I was happy with our defense. When they did hit it, we made the plays. Ashland had a sound team and a good pitcher. We put the ball in play quite a bit and they made some nice plays.”

Fairland scored the only run of the game in the fourth inning on a one-out triple by Kirstin Midkiff and a ground out by Marie Stewart.

Fairland, 19-1, hosts Coal Grove Monday at 5 p.m. in the Division III sectional tournament.



Megan Auxier and Mackenzie Rucker. Short and Amburgy. W-Auxier (15-K, 2-BB). L-Short (1-K, 1-BB). 2B-Fairland: Mackenzie Rucker 2; Ashland: Short. 3B-Fairland: Kirstin Midkiff. Hitting-Fairland: Mackenzie Rucker 2-3, Kirstin Midkiff 1-3, Stephanie Graham 1-3, Ashley Graham 1-3; Ashland: Short 1-3.