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Sunday, April 12, 2015

Weekend Briefs: Bluebirds earn huge win at Elder

PHOTO: Allen Ramsey, Highlands senior pitcher Lou Bunning fires to the plate in Saturday's game at Campbell County. Highlands won 13-4 and moved to 7-3 going 2-1 over the weekend.
The Highlands Bluebirds baseball team moved to 7-3 on the season going 2-1 in games over the weekend.

The Bluebirds played twice Saturday losing 3-1 to Lexington Henry Clay before downing host Campbell County, 13-4. Highlands went on the road Sunday and shut out Cincinnati Elder, 4-0.

In the win over Campbell County, the Bluebirds pulled away with six runs in the sixth and four more in the seventh inning. Lou Bunning pitched the first four innings and Ethan Doty threw the last three to pick up the win. The two combined to strike out seven Camels.

Todd Ramey led Highlands going 3-for-4 at the plate with a home run, double, four runs batted in and two runs scored. Joseph Martin added a home run to go with three RBI and a run scored and Conner Kreeger added a double, RBI and scored three runs.

Grayson Heck and Matt Walkenhorst added two hits each for Highlands. Heck and Jacob Noe scored twice for the Bluebirds.

In the win over the Panthers, Martin went 2-for-4 with two doubles and two runs scored. Kreeger added two hits as the Bluebirds outhit the Panthers, 9-4.

Junior Ricky Raisor threw six innings striking out three to move to 3-0 on the season. Martin finished the Panthers off in the seventh.

Highlands travels to Bellevue on Wednesday. Game time is 5 p.m.

Dixie Heights 3, Newport Central Catholic 2:

The Thoroughbreds fell to 4-8 with the road 9th Region loss Saturday.

NewCath travels to Ryle on Thursday. Game time is 6 p.m.

Bluebirds go 1-1 in Rockcastle County:

The Ladybirds are 3-5 following a 1-1 day in the Where's the Beach Classic at Rockcastle County. They edged Butler County, 8-7 before losing 7-0 to Meade County.

Highlands plays at Walton-Verona on Monday. Game time is 5:30 p.m.

Notre Dame 3, Newport Central Catholic 1:

The Thoroughbreds (5-3) dropped an afternoon game against the Pandas on Saturday.

NewCath pitcher Haley Meyers and Notre Dame's Haylee Smith both went the distance. They both struck out eight and allowed three hits.

But Notre Dame took advantage of six walks and four hit batters. The Pandas scored one in each of the first three innings while the Thoroughbreds scored their one run in the bottom of the second.

NewCath faces Newport in the All "A" 9th Region Tournament on Monday.

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