Clopton recently phased out COVID-19 in its locker room but proved its pitching staff was still sharp in Tuesday's game against North Callaway.
North Callaway was limited to one hit and one run, which didn't come until the seventh, and lost 6-1.
Senior Ryelle Schmauch faced off against Clopton's Shana Yates. Schmauch was bested in the circle in the six innings she tossed but bested Yates in the box when her single ended Yates' no-hitter. That hit was sandwiched between two Hawk errors, and the Ladybirds (3-2, 2-2 EMO), were able to spoil the shutout as well.
Besides the unearned run that inning, though, Yates didn't allow much else in her seven innings. She struck out seven and didn't walk anyone.
After being uncertain if they would play this week before their weekend tournament in Cairo, the Ladybirds will face another Eastern Missouri Conference foe in Elsberry (3-2, 1-1 EMO). Like Clopton (3-0, 1-0 EMO), the Lady Indians recently came out of quarantine after COVID was found in their locker room.