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Lady Mustangs fall in postseason to Meigs; lose regular-season finale to Piketon 

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Stephen Forsha, The Highland County Press

The 2024 Division III postseason came to a close for the Lynchburg-Clay Lady Mustangs on Thursday (May 9), as they lost to Meigs by an 11-1 score in a game played at LCHS, with the Lady Mustangs being the away team due to field conditions for Meigs. 

LCHS — who have clinched no less than a share of the Division I Southern Hills Athletic Conference title, depending on outcomes of other games — lost the sectional final game, as they scored their lone run in the top of the third, and were held to one hit with three errors. 

Meigs totaled 11 hits in the win over LCHS and had no errors. 

Caitlyn Collins had the lone hit for Lynchburg-Clay, going 1-for-3 with a triple and one RBI. Sophia Michael walked twice and collected one steal. 

Jazzy Brown pitched 4.1 innings, striking out two batters. 

For Meigs, they scored two runs in the bottom of the first, followed with a run in the bottom of the third. Meigs broke away from LCHS with seven runs in the fifth inning and one final run coming in the bottom of the sixth to seal the win over the Lady Mustangs. 

The loss sends LCHS to an overall record of 10-12 for the ’24 season. 

    001 000 x — 1 1 3
MHS    201 071 x — 11 11 0 

On Tuesday, May 7, the Lady Mustangs lost to Piketon by a 15-9 score. 

Piketon in the regular-season game totaled 15 hits and one error, while LCHS had 14 hits and two errors. 

Lynchburg-Clay saw Miranda Smith finish 3-for-4 with two runs and one RBI. 

Autumn Griffith was 2-for-4 with one RBI, Madison McMullen went 2-for-4 with one run and two RBI. There was also Kami Collins finishing 2-for-4 with two runs, and Jazzy Brown finished the game 2-for-3 with one RBI. 

Sophia Michael went 1-for-4 with one run. Madison Baker was 1-for-4 with two RBI, and Reese Ruble ended the game at 1-for-4 with one RBI. 

Also for LCHS, Samantha Merry scored a run, and Melaney Stephenson also scored a run. 

Extra-base hits for the Lady Mustangs included doubles by Baker and McMullen and triples by Collins and Smith. 

    024 400 5 — 15 15 1 
LCHS    004 011 3 — 9 14 2

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