1 2 3 4 5 6 R H E
HLD 1 4 3 0 0 4 12 11 2
CARD 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 6 3
WP: T. Tobin
LP: A. Harper
Highland: Tobin, Moptt (4) Taylor (5) and Garrett
Cardington: Harper, Hand, and Wade
2B: (H) Schindley, Wetzel.
3B: (C) Wade
HR: Anglin (1st, noone on)
2 or MOre HIts: Taylor, Vasquez, Schindley, Wetzel
Highland jumped out to an early lead over host Cardington enroute to a 12-2 victory. The win pushes the Scots to 9-3 while Cardington falls to 9-6 on the season.
The Scots scored first when senior outfielder Mack Anglin hit a solo home run to left center field. The Scots scored 4 runs in the 2nd inning to extend a lead that proved too much for the Pirates to overcome. Junior Clay Schindley singled in the second to start the big inning. Back to back hits by seniors Jarin Vasquez and Reese Weissenfluh loaded the bases before a Liam Garrett ground ball led to a run. With the bases still loaded, junior left fielder Zach Wetzel drove a ball to the left center gap that scored all three runners. Wetzel ended up with 2 hits and 4 RBIs for the Fighting Scots.
The Scots would plate 3 more runs in the 3rd to extend their lead to 8-0. Freshman Rider Minnick, junior Clay Schindley, and senior Reese Weissenfluh all crossed the plate for the Scots.
The Scots would force a ‘run rule’ in the 6th by scoring 4 runs to make the score 12-2. Back to back walks to Gunner Oakley and Mack Anglin started the inning before a Minnick infield single moved the runners up a base. Senior Ian Taylor drove in 2 runs with a line drive to center field. Branton Howard and Liam Garrett would force home the final two Scot runs.
Senior Tate worked the first 3 innings for the Scots striking out 3 while allowing 2 hits and 0 runs. The 4th inning belonged to sophomore Owen Mott who did not allow an earned run in his appearance. Senior Ian Taylor finished the game working the 5th and 6th innings, allowing a single run while striking out 3 Pirate hitters.
The Scots move to 9-3 and travel to Ohio Dominican for a double-header with Bloom Carroll on Thursday, April 18. First pitch is 2:00 PM.