|Bluebirds Push Though in Final At-Bat|
|PHOTO: G. Michael Graham, Fort Thomas Matters. The Highlands Bluebirds beat the Campbell County Camels, 6-5 on Senior Day.|
Highlands batted just 5-for-30 for a .167 average. But the Bluebirds took advantage of Camel errors to win the game.
Senior Nolan Turner went 2-for-4 to lead the Bluebirds. Highlands left 10 runners on base.
"We had some guys have good games. But as a team, we still didn't really hit together," said Jeremy Baioni, Highlands Head Coach. "We have run into some good arms and pitchers have done well. We are getting guys on base and putting balls in play. We only had five strikeouts. But it's more of the timing. At one point, we had runners on first and second and we didn't hit a ball out of the infield. We just haven't been able to get those big hits when we needed them."
Sophomore Jason Noe pinch-ran three times during the game. He scored twice.
"We were being aggressive (on the base paths) and ran as hard as we could listening to our coaches," Noe said. "You definitely have to trust your coaches and do what they say. Otherwise, you can get in trouble."
Senior Highlands starting pitcher Grady Cramer pitched into the seventh inning before Turner (4-0) came in to finish it. Cramer struck out six and walked three.
Highlands plays host to Ryle on Wednesday. Game time is 5 p.m.