LHS Baseball

Six straight wins for Wildcat baseball
By Coach Harv Antle

Michael Milhizer is congratulated by his
 teammates after hitting a two-run
 homerun in the Crocker game.
LICKING — The Licking Wildcats blanked the Crocker Lions 10-0 Wednesday night in Licking.
Connor Medlock went the distance in a game that ended after five innings on the run rule. Medlock allowed just two hits, one walk, and struck out 10.
Gideon Antle homered to lead off the game for Licking in the bottom of the first inning. Michael Milhizer ripped a two-run home run in the fifth, part of a five-run frame.
Licking scored its 10 runs on nine hits, two walks, and four hit batters. The win was the Wildcats’ sixth straight and 10th of the spring as they improved to 10-3 overall and 3-1 in the Frisco League.
Antle finished the day 2-for-2 with three runs scored and two runs-batted-in. Milhizer was 1-for-2 with three RBIs, and Reece Derrickson doubled as part of a 2-for-3 day.
In the JV game, Crocker downed Licking 5-2. Casey Huff took the loss on the mound.
Spencer Rogers went 2-for-2 for Licking. Kaiden Wantland and Landon Medlock scored the JV Cats’ runs and Parker Shoults doubled in a losing cause.
The JV Cats fell to 3-4 with the setback.
Kaiden Wantland hits a double 
to get things started in the bottom
 of the first inning against Crocker.

LICKING — The Licking Wildcats made quick work of the Laquey Hornets on Tuesday night with a 17-0 shutout in three innings.
Carter Rinne was perfect on the mound for Licking. The senior allowed no hits, no runs, and did not walk a batter while fanning three.
Cainan Hutsell lifted a three-run home run over the wall in left to key a seven-run first inning for Licking. The Wildcats tacked on four in the second and six more in the third as they won their fifth straight and improved to 9-3.
Rinne had a good night at the plate too, going 2-for-3 with two runs scored. Michael Milhizer blasted a solo home run, Easton Ice had two hits in two trips to the plate, and Hunter Krewson stroked a pair of doubles and drove in three runs.
There was no JV game as Laquey did not have enough players.

MANSFIELD — In a game flipped to Mansfield because of field conditions, the Licking Wildcats pounded out 14 hits and downed the Lions 15-6 on Monday night.
The Wildcats started quickly with one run in the first inning, and they piled on six more in the second. Licking scored in six of the seven frames.
Wilson Murray labored but made pitches when he needed to get the win on the mound. Murray worked four and one-third innings and scattered seven hits, fanned two, and walked two as he surrendered four runs.
Cainan Hutsell covered the final two and two-thirds. He gave one run on one hit and struck out one.
Michael Milhizer was 3-for-5 with three RBIs for the winners, but wasn’t the lone big stick. Gideon Antle went 3-for-4 with a double and five runs scored, Carter Rinne recorded two hits, Easton Ice collected three hits and knocked in three, Hutsell drove in three on two hits that included a double.
The win was Licking’s fourth straight. In the process, the Wildcats ran their record to 8-3.
In the JV game, Mansfield came from behind to defeat the JV Cats 6-5.
Levi Cantrell went 2-for-2 with a pair of doubles for Licking. Easton Ice drove in two runs, Tommy Fudge singled, Kevan Monds laced an RBI double, and Ty Wantland singled in a run. The loss dropped Licking back to the .500 mark with a record of 3-3.



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