|Highlands Softball Run-Rules Holy Cross|
|PHOTO: Allen Ramsey, DWCPhoto.com. Highlands sophomore Piper Macke takes a swing in a recent game.|
But Highlands made sure it did not hurt them too much in a 9th Region game. The Bluebirds took down the Covington Holy Cross Lady Indians, 13-0 in five innings.
"We're always a little worried after Spring Break because we do give a little time off and you don't know what you're going to get when they come back," said Rob Coffey, Highlands Head Coach. "It took us about an inning to get rolling again and be focused. We hit the ball pretty hard at them all night. (Holy Cross) did have a couple miscues that helped us a couple times. But really, we had some big hits out of some big players."
Senior Liz Mairose and sophomore Abby Rust led Highlands at the plate with two hits each. Rachel Gabbard, Morgan Coffey and Taylar Lorenzen all had doubles.
"I feel that I can be a usable player whether its at third or first so whatever my coaches want, I'm willing to do and play for the team," Mairose said. "Since my freshman year, (Coach Coffey) has always told me to swing aggressively. Go after a pitch that's yours. You look at the pitch and make sure you're ready for it. You go in saying, 'Yes. I want to hit the ball.' Then you attack it."
Seventh-grader Kennedy Baioni pitched the first four innings for Highlands and struck out one while walking four. Eighth-grader Gracie Schlosser pitched the fifth inning. The Bluebirds had one error and two double plays compared to four errors for Holy Cross.
Highlands plays at Conner on Wednesday. Game time is 5 p.m.