BULLARD -- Tiarra Davis' dominance continued Tuesday night.

The Henderson left-hander threw a complete-game, one-hitter in a 4-0 win over Bullard, which improved the fifth-ranked Lady Lions to 11-0 in District 16-3A.

Davis, a Texas signee, struck out 15 and came within an out of a no-hitter. She struck out 10 consecutive Lady Panthers before issuing a one-out walk in the fourth.

"It's wonderful," said Henderson coach Kristen Lacy of Davis. "She really comes through every time. We need a big out, she comes through. Her leadership is tremendous. She's a blessing."

Henderson got on the board in the top of the first. After Davis reached on an error and Natalie McQuiston walked, Jessica Thomas drove in a run with a single and Taylor White's fielders choice brought in another.

"We came out hitting early, making adjustments, then fell off a little," Lacy said. "(Bullard pitcher Kristen Springer) was bringing it. We had to continue to make adjustments, and we finally found it in the seventh."

McQuiston's two-run single in the seventh put the game out of reach.

"I think, as a team, we did great," said Davis. "Our defense backed us up the whole way. Me and coach Lacy work very well together. I give all the credit to her. She calls it, I throw it."

Bullard's Sarah Ritch had the only hit for Bullard, a two-out single in the seventh.

Henderson faces Kilgore in the district finale on Friday, followed by a warm-up game against the No. 4 team in 3A, Rusk, on Monday. Bullard is at Gilmer on Friday in its final game of the season.


District 16-3A Softball

No. 5 Henderson 4, Bullard 0

Henderson           200    000    2    --    4    6    0
Bullard                 000    000    0    --    0    1    2

HEN: Davis and Thomas: BUL: Springer and Ritch.

WP -- Davis.
LP -- Springer.