Madison Noe has won a lot of games in four seasons of pitching for the Harlan Lady Dragons, but she’s rarely been as dominating as she was Thursday in a no-hitter.
Noe, a junior righthander, struck out 12 and was only one walk away from a perfect game as Harlan won 6-0 over visiting Barbourville.
Harlan was limited to only four hits, a double by Jesse Cochran and singles by Kaylee McNiel, Alyssa Mills and Kaitlin Jenkins.
The Lady Dragons broke through with two runs in the fourth inning as Mills scored on a passed ball and Cochran came home on a ground out by Jourdan Ledford.
Four more runs in the sixth inning put the game away. Madison Brewer was safe on the game’s only error, then scored on a passed ball. Cochran and Ledford then drew walks, with Cochran scoring on Jenkins’ single and Ledford coming home on another passed ball. Anna Karst brought home Jenkins with a ground out.
Harlan (7-9) plays host to Bell County on Tuesday.
Barbourville 000 000 0 — 0 0 0
Harlan 000 204 x — 6 4 1
Logan and Mills; Noe and Jenkins. WP — Noe (6-5). LP — Logan.
A seven-run second inning gave Harlan an early lead Saturday at the Wizard of Oz Tournament at Letcher Central, and the Lady Dragons held off a Shelby Valley rally to win 8-6 and salvage one of three games in the tourney.
Kaylee McNiel and Jourdan Ledford each had three singles to lead the 6-9 Lady Dragons. Anna Karst contributed a double and single. Jesse Cochran added a double. Madison Noe, Madison Brewer, Kaitlin Jenkins and Alyssa Mills added singles.
Noe earned the win on the mound as she scattered 11 hits while striking out two and walking one.
Harlan071 000 0 — 8 13 5
Shelby Valley003 200 1 — 6 11 2
Noe and Jenkins. WP — Noe (5-5).