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Monday, May 13, 2019

Highlands Softball Goes 1-2 in John Sosby Memorial Classic

One Week Left in Regular Season for Bluebirds

PHOTO: G. Michael Graham, Fort Thomas Matters. Highlands outfielders Caroline Class (left) and Piper Macke (right) get ready for a play in a recent game.
The Highlands Bluebirds softball team salvaged a win in the John Sosby Classic at Bourbon County on Saturday.

Highlands is 11-8 on the season. The Bluebirds stopped a three-game losing streak with the win.

Highlands beat the Western Hills Lady Wolverines, 5-4 to concluded the day. Eighth grader Kennedy Baioni (6-5) recorded the win for the Bluebirds with a complete game striking out six and walking two.

The Bluebirds batted .250 (6-for-24) in the win compared to .241 (7-for-29) for the Lady Wolverines. No one had more than one hit for Highlands. But sophomore Brianna Tharps had a double.

Highlands started the day with a 6-5 loss to Grant County. The Bluebirds scored three runs in the bottom of the seventh, but could not push the tying run across the plate.

The Bluebirds batted .310 (9-for-29) in the win compared to .266 (8-for-30) for the Lady Braves. Junior Piper Macke went 3-for-3 with a run batted in and run scored to lead Highlands and sophomore Caroline Class went 2-for-3 with a double and run scored. Senior Rachel Gabbard had a three-run double and eighth grader Carly Cramer also doubled for Highlands.

Highlands also lost 6-2 to the Fairdale Lady Bulldogs. Highlands batted .280 (7-for-25) compared to .222 (6-for-27) for the Lady Bulldogs. Class and Macke had two hits each with Class doubling and Gabbard smacked a two-run home run.

Highlands travels to Campbell County on Monday. Game time is 5 p.m.

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