AMERICAN LEGION JUNIOR SOFTBALL: Hickory splits doubleheader with Burke County, is now 4-6

MORGANTON — Hickory Post 48’s Junior American Legion softball team split a doubleheader against Burke County on Wednesday night, falling to 4-6 as it heads into its final three regular-season games.

Hickory’s next game is on July 8 against Wilkes County at West Wilkes High (7 p.m.).

Post 48 has revised the rest of its schedule, moving games against McDowell County up to July 15 (at Bandys High, 7 p.m.) and the regular-season finale is now July 24 against Watauga County (at Watauga High, 7 p.m.).

Burke County 5, Hickory 1

Post 48 could not overcome three errors and fell at Catawba Meadows Field.

Sydney Kale, Jada Spake, Addie Goble and Caroline McIntosh each had two hits for Hickory with McIntosh driving in Post 48’s only run.

Spake threw two innings, allowing two hits and striking out one. She allowed an unearned run before reliever Laura Drum took the loss (two innings, five hits, four earned runs).

Hickory 8, Burke County 1

Hickory made no errors and Mayson Lail drove in three runs as Post 48 earned a split.

Lail and Goble each had two hits and Spake, Riley Fox, Drum and Goble each had one RBI.

Kale and McIntosh each scored two runs.



(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: Hickory 5, Watauga 0; Hickory 14, Watauga 0.

19—McDowell vs. Hickory at Big League Camp: Hickory 7, McDowell 0; McDowell 3, Hickory 2

26—Burke County vs. Hickory at Catawba Meadows Field No. 4: Burke County 5, Hickory 1; Hickory 8, Burke County 1


8—Wilkes County vs. Hickory at West Wilkes High, 7 p.m.

15–Hickory vs. McDowell at Bandys High, 7 p.m.

24—Watauga County vs. Hickory at Watauga High, 7 p.m.


 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

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