JUNIOR AMERICAN LEGION SOFTBALL: Hickory splits road doubleheader with McDowell County

Published Saturday, June 22nd, 2019

Next games are on the road Wednesday against Burke County



MARION – Hickory Post 48 split a doubleheader against McDowell Post 56 on Wednesday, winning 7-0 and falling 3-2 in Junior American Legion girls’ softball on the road.

The split left Hickory with a 3-5 record heading into its next games on Wednesday at the Catawba Meadows Park against Burke County, a doubleheader that begins at 7 p.m.

Hickory 7, McDowell 0

Post 48 won the first game of the twinbill behind two doubles by Jada Spake and with Laura Drum driving in three runs.

Riley Fox was the starting pitcher, going two innings. She gave up two hits, walked one and struck out one.

Drum pitched two innings, allowing no hits, and she walked two and struck out two.

Post 48 did not make an error.

Drum, Owyen Lyall, Kayla Ruff and Katie Poovey each had one hit for Hickory.

McDowell 3, Hickory 2

Hickory made three errors in the second game and had a three-game win streak snapped.

Lyall was the starting pitcher, throwing two innings. She gave up two hits, walked two and struck out one and gave up one earned run and one unearned ruyn.

Spake threw two hitless innings, striking out three and walking one, and allowed an unearned run

Fox had a single and double for Post 48 while Abby Puett and Spake each drove in a run.



(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, 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.


 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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