CATAWBA – Hickory Post 48’s Junior American Legion softball team is off an 0-4 start after falling in a doubleheader to Wilkes County Post 31.
Post 48 was scheduled to play Watauga County in a doubleheader on Thursday night at Bandys High.
Highlights from Post 48 games, in order they’ve been played:
Burke County 7, Hickory 2
Burke County took advantage of six errors by Post 48 and won the opening game of the season.
Laura Drum pitched two innings, allowing one earned run, and Jada Spake gave up five unearned runs in her three innings for Hickory.
Drum and Katie Poovey each drove in a run for Post 48.
Burke County 5, Hickory 2
Hickory made five errors as Burke County won to sweep a doubleheader.
Riley Fox pitched three innings for Hickory, striking 9out three and giving up one earned run.
Owyen Lyall, in relief, had three strikeouts over two innings. She allowed three unearned runs.
Drum had two hits and she and Poovey each drove in a run for Post 48.
Wilkes County 6, Hickory 1
Addie Goble had two hits and Lyall drove in a run for Hickory as it fell to 0-3.
Spake gave up three hits, walked three and was touched for three unearned runs over two innings.
Lyall pitched in relief, going three innings She gave up two hits, walked one and struck out three.
Hickory made three errors.
Wilkes County 6, Hickory 2
Hickory did not commit and error for the first time this season but Wilkes County swept a doubleheader.
Drum threw four innings, giving up two hits, and she walked four and struck out one.
Fox gave up one hit, walked two and allowed three earned runs in the one inning she pitched.
Kayla Ruff and Trinity Atwell each drove in a run for Hickory.
NORTH CAROLINA JUNIOR AMERICAN
LEGION FAST-PITCH SCHEDULE
(Division I, Western Area 1)
10—Hickory vs. Burke County at Bandys High: Burke County 7, Hickory 2; Burke County 5, Hickory 2
12—Hickory vs. Wilkes County at Bandys High: Wilkes County 6, Hickory 1; Wilkes County 6, Hickory 2
17—Hickory vs. Watauga County at Bandys High, 7 p.m.
19—McDowell vs. Hickory at Big League Camp, 7 p.m.
26—Burke County vs. Hickory at Catawba Meadows Field No. 4, 7 p.m.
8—Wilkes County vs. Hickory at West Wilkes High, 7 p.m.
10—Watauga County vs. Hickory at Watauga High, 7 p.m.
22—Hickory vs. McDowell at Bandys High, 7 p.m.
HICKORY POST 48 ROSTER
No. Player School
00 Addie Goble Mill Creek Middle
1 Abbey Puett Northview Middle
2 Caroline McIntosh Bandys
3 Kayla Ruff Northview Middle
4 Katie Poovey Bandys
5 Sydney Kale Bandys
7 Riley Fox Bandys
10 Mayson Lail St. Stephens
11 Riley Bost Mill Creek Middle
13 Peyton Wesson Mill Creek Middle
14 Zoie Cloninger Northview Middle
15 Jada Spake Bandys
16 Emilee Lancaster Mill Creek Middle
21 Trinity Atwell Bandys
55 Owyen Lyall Mill Creek Middle
99 Laura Drum Bandys
Coaching staff: Bubbie Spake, Katie Carpenter, Brian McIntosh