Lick Creek softball ends season with win

The Lick Creek School Lady Eagles softball team closed out its season with a convincing win over Mounds-Meridian 12-1. 

Lick Creek finished the regular season with 9-2 record.

Lick Creek opened the game strong in the first retiring the first 3 batters on a ground out followed by consecutive fly outs. 

In the bottom of the first  inning Lick Creek drew first blood scoring a run on a one bagger by Matti Housman and a walk by Morgan Smith.  

Both Houseman and Smith stole 3 bases and Houseman scored on fly out by Shea Thorn.  

In the top of the second inning Meridian scored their only run of the game on a leadoff triple and scored on a sharp groundout to second base.  

After the Meridian score, Morgan Smith walked one batter and struck out two to finish the top half of the second inning.

In the bottom half of the second inning Lick Creek erupted, scoring eight runs on singles by Kiley Dailey, Caitlyn Wheaton, Brinley Corbit, Matti Houseman, a double by Shea Thorn and two more singles by Morgan Smith and Danielle Dunaway.  

During the drive, Wheaton, Sammi Turner and Macie Hoehner had walks that helped give the Lady Eagles the commanding lead.  Dailey, Hoehner, Corbit, Houseman, Thorn, Turner, Dunaway and Wheaton all scored during the inning.

In the top of the third inning Morgan Smith overpowered the Meridian batters, striking out the next three batters she faced. 

The Lady Eagles had a quiet third inning. Dunaway grounded out, Dailey struck out, Wheaton singled and Hoehner flied out to end the third inning with the Lady Eagles leading 9-1.

The fourth and fifth innings were scoreless innings for Meridian as Smith shut the Lady Bobkits down with four strikeouts while forcing them to fly out twice.

Lick Creek led the bottom of the fourth inning off with a fly out by Corbit and consecutive singles by Houseman and Thorn.  

Smith struck out but great base running by Houseman and Thorn and fielding errors allowed both to score. Turner walked and advanced on a wild pitch then scored on a single by Dunaway to run the score to 12-1.

The game ended on the 10-run rule in five innings as Meridian failed to score in their half of the fifth.

Top hitters for the Lady Eagles: Corbit 2-4; Houseman 3-3; Thorn 2-3; Smith 2-3; Dunaway 2-4; Wheaton 2-2.


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