Wahama’s Mikie Lieving was dominant on the hill and the sophomore right-hander twirled a pair of shutouts here Thursday night at the Sue Morris Sports Complex to help lead the White Falcons to the Little Kanawha Conference softball championship.
Lieving, who got a nifty catch by right fielder Bailee Bumgarner to rob Doddridge County’s Rheanna DeHaven in the fifth inning, finished with a five-inning no-hitter against the Bulldogs in a 9-0 semifinal win.
Meanwhile, Ritchie County was able to get past error-prone Roane County, 6-1, in the other semifinal to set up the LKC title game, which marked the third meeting of the campaign between the Rebels (16-5) and the White Falcons.
Wahama, which defeated head coach Dave Mossor’s program by 5-0 scores twice in the regular season, received a two-hit shutout from Lieving in a 6-0 championship game triumph.
“It’s really cool because we all get to do it together and we all had so much fun,” said Lieving, who walked one, fanned 11 and went 4 for 4 with two doubles and a run-batted-in against losing pitcher Chloe Elliott (6IP, 10H, 3ER, BB, 5SO).