By Coach Harv Antle
ST ELIZABETH – The Licking Wildcats played their final game of the fall season on Monday, Oct. 5, at St. Elizabeth and fell 18-3 to the Hornets.
“Murphy’s law game,” Licking’s Harv Antle commented. “Whatever could go wrong, did go wrong. We couldn’t pitch it, catch it or hit it.”
St. Elizabeth scored four in the first and three more in the second off Licking’s Silas Antle. Wildcat relievers Landon Medlock and Austin Stephens didn’t fare any better, getting strafed for 11 more runs over the next two innings.
Antle took the loss. The freshman fought his command as he surrendered five walks, four hits and seven runs over two innings in suffering his first loss of the fall.
Licking’s limited offense was led by Keyton Cook, who went 2-for-2 with a stolen base and a run scored. Wilson Murray was 1-for-3.
The loss left Licking with a record of 11-6 for the fall campaign. The Wildcats were denied the opportunity to take the field again when the Stoutland Fall Classic was cancelled.
No JV game was played at St. Elizabeth. The JV ‘Cats completed their season at Hartville with a win and finished the fall with a record of 9-2.