The floodgates opened up in the top of the fifth inning for the visiting baseball team Saturday.
The Highlands Bluebirds (11-3) scored six runs on their way to a 9-2 win over the Boyle County Rebels in the Doc Morris Invitational at Scott. Highlands won all three games in the invitational and has won six in a row.
Junior Ricky Raisor threw a complete game for Highlands. He struck out eight, walked just one and allowed just five hits and one earned run.
Highlands pounded out 13 hits. Brady Murray, Conner Kreeger, Todd Ramey. Mark Walkenhorst and Jake Whitford had two hits each for the Bluebirds. Whitford, Joseph Martin, Ramey and Walkenhorst had doubles with Ramey and Whitford tallying three runs batted in each.
The Bluebirds again used their speed to do damage on the bases. Murray swiped two bases and Kreeger had another. Murray, Kreeger and Walkenhorst scored two runs each.
Highlands travels to St. Henry on Monday. Game time is 7 p.m.
Boyd County 12, Newport Central Catholic 7:
The Thoroughbreds (6-10) fell in their battle against the defending 16th Region champions at Ryle. They finished 1-2 in the Doc Morris Invitational.
NewCath plays host to Covington Holmes on Monday. Game time is 5 p.m.
NewCath goes 2-2 in Prep 5 Star Classic:
The Thoroughbreds (10-5) finished fifth in the Prep 5 Star Classic at North Laurel.
NewCath started the day with an 8-0 win over Perry County Central. Haley Meyers threw a six-inning no-hitter. She struck out 10 and had two triples offensively.
But the Thoroughbreds then lost 4-3 to the host Lady Jaguars. Meyers struck out two and Casey Kohls led NewCath at the plate going 2-for-3 with a double.
NewCath then fell 5-0 to defending 15th Region champion Johnson Central. The Thoroughbreds had just four hits and an error in the loss.
The Thoroughbreds took down Perry County Central, 1-0 in the fifth place game to finish the classic. Freshman Jaden Watts threw six innings striking out five and allowing just two hits.
NewCath scored the only run needed in the fourth. Meyers tripled and scored on a wild pitch. Meyers had two doubles and three triples in the tournament in addition to the no-hitter.
The Thoroughbreds play host to Walton-Verona on Wednesday. Game time is 5:30 p.m.