|PHOTO: Allen Ramsey, DWCPhoto.com. Highlands freshman Taylar Lorenzen makes a play in a recent game.|
"I think it's important to let them know that we have to give 110 percent every game no matter who the opponent is because you never know what they're going to come out as," Gabbard said. "So if we give 110 percent effort every game no matter the opponent, I think we'll come out on top."
The entire Highlands Ladybirds softball team (6-9-1 overall, 2-0 district) took that to heart taking care of the Newport Ladycats, 25-5 in five innings Thursday. Highlands recorded 20 hits and just one error compared to two hits and two errors for the hosts.
Junior Ella Griewe threw a complete game. She struck out three.
"We are starting to get back in a groove," said Rob Coffey, Highlands Head Coach. "We still have a long way to go. Communication and aggression at the plate are our focus right now."
Highlands plays two games in London on Saturday. Highlands takes on Franklin County at 2 p.m. and North Laurel at 4 p.m.