By G. MICHAEL GRAHAM
Fort Thomas Matters Sports Reporter
Highlands Bluebirds softball team matched last year’s win total with a 12-0
five-inning run-ruling of the Beechwood Lady Tigers on Saturday.
(10-5) scored five runs in each of the first and fourth innings before scoring
two more in the fifth. The Bluebirds outhit the Lady Tigers, 15-3 in the
saw five players record two or more hits. Haley Coffey led the way going
3-for-3 with two runs scored. Whitney Quillen and Ashley Grosser also finished
3-for-4. Quillen had a double and two runs scored with Grosser doubling and
tripling on her way to two RBI and two runs scored.
Shelby Graybill, the state’s leading hitter, went 2-for-3 with three RBI and
two runs scored. Both her hits were doubles. Payton Leighty also went 2-for-4
with a double, two RBI and a run scored for Highlands.
Bluebirds also recorded two triples off the bats of Bailey Spencer and Brennah
Dutcher and had three stolen bases. After Grosser, Graybill and Dutcher
turned in another solid outing. She struck out six and walked none in five
returns to action Monday at Simon Kenton. Game time is 5:30 p.m.
Highlands 10, Boone County 5:
Cincinnati Anderson 3, Highlands 0:
Bluebirds (13-12) split their games at Boone County on Saturday.
beat the Rebels for the second time this season to open the day. They outhit
the hosts, 13-10 as Todd Ramey and Jake Whitford hit home runs.
scored four in the first inning then put the game away with four in the
seventh. The Rebels cut the advantage to 4-3 with two in the third.
started the game and Jake Liggett finished.
not go as well in the second game against the Redskins. They were shut out for
the first time this year.
travels to Bishop Brossart on Monday. Game time is 5 p.m.
Newport Central Catholic 1, Whitefield Academy 0:
Newport Central Catholic 8, Muhlenberg County 0:
Thoroughbreds snapped a three-game losing streak with two wins Saturday in the
Louisville Invitational Tournament.
In the first
game against the Whitefield Academy Wildcats out of Louisville, the Wildcats
outhit the Thoroughbreds, 5-4. The lone run of the game came in the fourth in
the form of a Connor Bartels home run.
pitched the first four innings to pick up the win for NewCath. Tommy Donnelly
pitched the next three to record the save striking out three.
Thoroughbreds finished the day dominating the Mustangs from western Kentucky.
NewCath won the hitting battle, 10-1 as Colin DuPont and Nick Seibert combined
for the one-hitter striking out a combined six.
led 2-0 after two innings. But they scored three in the third and another three
in the fourth to put the game away.
Alex Grau, Pete Collopy and Josh Cain led NewCath with two hits each. Cain homered
and doubled on his way to three RBI and two runs scored. DuPont and Zach
Pangallo added doubles.
takes on Lloyd Memorial at 5:15 p.m. Monday.