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DOWNS -- Ali Meeks struck out eight while throwing a five-inning perfect game as No. 5 Tremont blanked No. 12 Lexington, 10-0, in HOIC tourney play at Downs.

Rachel Patterson and Brooke-Lyn Dubois both had two hits for Tremont (14-12).

Blue Ridge rolls: The Knights pounded out 18 hits while Jordan Wheeler tossed a no-hitter as No. 4 seed Blue Ridge defeated No. 13 Ridgeview, 13-0, in five innings in an HOIC first-round game at Downs.

Wheeler, Jamison Brandt, Jordyn Fones and Marcie Crawford each had three hits for the Knights (23-5). Wheeler collected seven strikeouts from the circle.

Blue Ridge meets No. 5 seed Tremont on Wednesday.

Heyworth nips FCW: Dakota Springer turned Heyworth’s only hit into the game’s only run as the No. 8-seeded Hornets (9-13) opened their HOIC tourney with a 1-0 win over No. 9 Flanagan-Cornell-Woodland at Downs.

Springer singled to left, stole both second and third and scored on a passed ball. It was enough run support for Heyworth pitcher Sarah Moritz (5-8), who held FCW to three hits while striking out nine without a walk. The Hornets advance to face top seed Fieldcrest on Wednesday.

Katie Starkey struck out 10 while walking five in the hard-luck loss for the Falcons (10-13).

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