|Bombers Halt Bluebird Win Streak|
|PHOTO: Allen Ramsey, DWCPhoto.com. The Highlands baseball team celebrated Senior Day on Friday. The eight seniors are pictured here with their parents.|
"It's been really nice," said Rob Coffey, Highlands Head Coach. "We continue to improve and make strides. We work on fundamentals and making good decisions. It's starting to pay off."
Highlands pounded out 13 hits in the win. Rachel Gabbard and Anna Greenwell combined for four hits, four runs batted in, four walks and five runs scored. Seventh-grade pitcher Gracie Schlosser had four hits and five strike outs picking up the pitching win for the Ladybirds.
"It's been really nice because early on, we were playing as a team, not everything was right," said Liz Mairose, Highlands junior. "Now that we're on a winning streak, that gives us hope for the rest of the season. It's really nice."
Highlands travels to Ryle on Monday. Game time is 5 p.m.
Cincinnati St. Xavier 2, Highlands 1:
Highlands (17-9 overall) celebrated Senior Day at Highland Park. But the Bombers made sure a 2-1 lead after the first inning held up to end the nine-game Bluebird winning streak.
Trey Bowden led Highlands going 2-for-3 hitting in Spencer Dee for the lone Highlands run. Sam Hennigan and Brady Gosney also had singles for the Bluebirds for the team's four hits.
Ethan Doty pitched the first four innings for Highlands and Drew Rom threw the last three. The two combined for nine strikeouts, five walks and seven hits.
Highlands plays in the Connor Classic at Covington Catholic on Saturday. The Bluebirds face St. Henry at 10:30 a.m. at the host Colonels at 1 p.m.