It did not turn out to be a good day for the Blue and White in their second appearance at Great American Ballpark in two years.
Facing the arch-rival Covington Catholic Colonels (10-4 overall) in front of about 1,000 of their fans, the Bluebirds (11-5) hoped to earn a huge 9th Region victory. Instead, the Colonels scored six runs in the fourth inning on their way to an 11-0 six-inning run-ruling Friday.
Saturday, April 21, 2018
Thursday, April 19, 2018
|Bluebirds Softball Defeats Defending 10th Region Champs|
|PHOTO: Allen Ramsey, DWCPhoto.com. Highlands freshman Caroline Class waits at second base to make a move in a recent game.|
But the Harrison County Fillies (1-8) are struggling this year. Part of that can be attributed to injuries as junior pitcher Jima Hill is currently battling back injuries.
But the Bluebirds continued their nice play recording their fourth straight win to move to 6-2 on the season with an 11-5 non-region home win Wednesday. Highlands lost 10-1 in six innings against Harrison County in Cynthiana last year.
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
|Bluebirds Score 11 in First Inning|
|PHOTO: Allen Ramsey, DWCPhoto.com. Highlands senior Brooke Dill lights into a pitch against Cooper on Tuesday. Highlands won its third in a row with a 16-7 win.|
The Highlands Bluebirds softball team (5-2 overall) scored 11 runs in the first inning on its way to a 16-7 9th Region win over the Cooper Lady Jaguars (2-6) on Tuesday. The Bluebirds have won three straight and improved to 4-0 in region play. Field conditions moved the game to Fort Thomas.
Saturday, April 14, 2018
|Nine-Run First Dooms Bluebirds|
|PHOTO: Allen Ramsey, DWCPhoto.com. Highlands junior Tanner Juett fires to the plate in a recent game.|
The Musketeers (14-2) made the lead stand up for a 9-2 rain-shortened win in 4.5 innings. Greenup County has won seven straight. The Musketeers rallied past Beechwood, 9-6 Friday.
Friday, April 13, 2018
But the Highlands Bluebirds baseball team (8-3 overall) defeated the Lexington Tates Creek Commodores, 7-6 scoring the game-winning run in the bottom of the 10th. Sophomore Ethan Kavanagh led off the inning with a double and senior Drew Rom singled him home.
Thursday, April 12, 2018
|Bluebirds Open Doc Morris Invitational with Impressive Win|
|PHOTO: Allen Ramsey, DWCPhoto.com. Highlands sophomore Ethan Kavanagh digs in to make a play on the ball against Beechwood on Thursday. Highlands beat the Tigers, 9-6.|
But the visiting Highlands Bluebirds (7-3 overall) held on for the 9-6 9th Region victory over the Beechwood Tigers (8-3) on Thursday to start the Doc Morris Invitational. Highlands has won seven straight and moved to 2-0 in 9th Region action with the victory.