Man High pitcher Morgan Cooper pitched a one-hit shutout and the Lady Billies pushed across three runs in the bottom of the first inning to beat Buffalo, 3-0, in the Class A, Region IV, Section 1 softball championship played on the home turf Tuesday night.
Cooper struck out 15 batters and did not allow a walk as Man moved to 18-2 overall, advancing to the Region IV tournament against unbeaten Wahama.
Ashley Tomblin doubled in a pair of runs while Cooper doubled, singled, walked and scored. Bailey Muncy added two hits. McKinley Cline and Carly Muncy scored one run each.
(Class A, Region IV, Section 1)
SCORE BY INNINGS: R-H-E
BF (5-11)…….000 000 0 – 0-1-2
MN (18-2)…….300 000 x – 3-6-0
WP – Morgan Cooper
LP – Alex Hill
Hitting: Ashlee Tomblin 2b, 2 RBI; Morgan Cooper 2b, 1b, bb, 1r; Bailey Muncy 2-1b; McKinley Cline 1r; Carly Muncy 1r, Man.