Second in Stoutland Fall Classic

Photo by Shari Harris
Levi Cantrell connected for a Grand Slam in the third inning of the Richland game Tuesday, Sept. 10.
By Coach Harv Antle

LICKING, Mo. — The Licking Wildcats completed their three-game home stand with a 13-0 shutout over the Richland Bears on Tuesday night at Deer Lick Park.
Licking’s Seth Farris and Landon Medlock combined to no-hit the Bears and lift the Wildcats to 3-3 on the fall. Farris worked the first four innings and fanned five, while Medlock closed the game out with a hitless fifth to preserve the no-hitter and shutout.
Leading 1-0, the Wildcats broke the game open with an eight-run third. Gideon Antle led off with his second home run in as many games, but the big blow of the frame was a grand slam off the bat of Levi Cantrell, deep over the wall in left.
Licking banged out 10 hits in the game and every spot in the lineup recorded a hit or run scored. The win moved the Wildcats back to the .500 mark and leveled their record at 3-3.
Antle turned in a 3-for-3 night with two RBIs. Easton Ice collected three hits and three runs batted in, Cole Wallace scored three times and was 2-for-3, and Cantrell knocked in four runs with his first varsity home run.
“We’re still finding our way and gaining experience,” commented Licking’s Harv Antle. “It was nice to get the bats going tonight and Seth turned in a great start for us; hopefully we can build on tonight and find consistency in our execution.”
STOUTLAND, Mo. — The Licking Wildcats knocked off Bourbon and Belle Thursday night at the Stoutland Fall Classic to advance to Saturday’s championship game.
Levi Cantrell delivered six and one-third innings for Licking against Bourbon as the Wildcats claimed a 9-3 victory. He allowed two runs on seven hits before giving way to Easton Ice.
Malachi Antle paced the offense for the winners with a 3-for-4 day and two runs scored from the lead off spot. Gideon Antle had four hits and two runs-batted-in, Ice drove in a run on two hits, Seth Farris knocked in a pair of runs, and Landon Medlock went 1-for-3 with two runs scored.
Wilson Murray went to the mound against Belle in the second game and pitched Licking into the finals. The junior turned in a complete game, allowed just one hit, and fanned five as Licking won 9-1.
Seven different Wildcats collected hits in the contest. Cantrell doubled twice and drove in two runs, Cole Wallace was 1-for-3, Gideon Antle was 1-for-3 with two runs scored, and Tommy Fudge knocked in a run.
Licking improved to 5-3 on the fall with the win and ran its winning streak to four games. The Wildcats returned to Stoutland on Saturday afternoon to face the winner of the other pool that included host Stoutland, Vienna, and Cooter.
STOUTLAND, Mo. — The Licking Wildcats came up short in the finals of the Stoutland Fall Classic on Saturday with an 18-7 loss to Cooter.



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