MILLERS CREEK – Hickory Post 48 split a doubleheader on Tuesday night with Wilkes County Post 31 in Junior American Legion softball, falling to 5-7.
Wilkes County won the first game 2-1 and Hickory won the second game 6-0.
Hickory is idle until July 24 when it plays Watauga at Watauga High, and Post 48’s final home game of the regular season is July 31 against McDowell at Bandys.
The state tournament is scheduled Aug. 2-4 in Salisbury.
Hickory 6, Wilkes County 0
Lail threw five innings, giving up two hits, and she had seven strikeouts and walked three in a shutout victory.
Jada Spake drove in in two runs for Hickory with Sydney Kale, Lyall, Kayla Ruff and Katie Poovey adding an RBI each.
Poovey scored two runs.
Wilkes County 2, Hickory 1
Caroline McIntosh drove in Hickory’s run and Mayson Lail scored that run.
Owyen Lyall went two innings, giving up no hits and an earned run and walking three and striking out three for Post 48.
Laura Drum gave up one hit and an earned run, walked three and struck out three over two innings in relief 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: 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
24—Watauga County vs. Hickory at Watauga High, 7 p.m.
31–McDowell vs. Hickory at Bandys High, 7 p.m.
2-4–State tournament at Salisbury
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