|PHOTO: Allen Ramsey, DWCPhoto.com. Highlands freshman third baseman Zoie Barth makes a play in Thursday's game against Dixie Heights. Highlands committed no errors defensively in the win.|
The Highlands Ladybirds softball team pulled away from the Dixie Heights Lady Colonels late Thursday in 9th Region action.
Highlands (14-6 overall) moved to 8-0 in region play. The Ladybirds have won eight in a row.
Ladybird seniors Haley Coffey and Brennah Dutcher led the attack. Dutcher went 3-for-4 with a double, two runs batted in and three runs scored. Coffey went 2-for-4 with a double and run scored. Shelby Graybill smacked her fifth home run of the season and Josie Daley added a double.
Highlands stole five bases. Dutcher led the way with two. Brooke Dill, Coffey and Ella Grimm had one each.
On the mound, Highlands pitcher Bailey Spencer threw a four-hit shut-out. Spencer struck out seven and walked three.
Highlands travels to Mason (Ohio) on Saturday. Game time is 6 p.m.