Tuesday’s game against Watkins was a heartbreaker for Licking Heights Hornets, as they lost the lead late in a 3-2 defeat. The game was tied at two with Watkins batting in the top of the eighth when an error scored one run for Watkins.
The pitching was strong on both sides. Watkins pitchers struck out three, while Licking Heights Hornets sat down five.
Licking Heights Hornets fired up the offense in the first inning. Madelyn Gates singled on a 1-2 count, scoring one run.
Watkins knotted the game up at two in the top of the sixth inning. An error scored one run for Watkins.
Harris led the Watkins to victory in the circle. The fireballer allowed seven hits and two runs over eight innings, striking out three and walking zero.
Lydia Rauch took the loss for Licking Heights Hornets. The pitcher went eight innings, allowing three runs on seven hits and striking out five.
Kyliee Trouten led Licking Heights Hornets with two hits in four at bats.
Watkins racked up seven hits on the day. Thompson and Tellings all managed multiple hits for Watkins.