1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
FRD 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 4 4 1
HLD 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 3 9 0
WP: N. Cunningham
LP: O. Mott (0-1)
Highland: Anglin, Mott (6) Weaver (6) and Garrett
Fredericktown: N. Cunningham and Williams
2B: (H) T. Tobin, Anglin
2 or more hits: Tobin 2, C. Matthews 2,
In baseball, one inning can turn things very quickly in a game. The Highland Scots found that out Tuesday when Fredericktown had 4 consecutive hits in an inning and turned a 1-0 deficit into a 4-1 lead. The Scots would fight until the end, but came up just short in a 4-3 loss despite out hitting the Freddies 9 to 4. The Scots fall to 7-2 overall and 6-1 in league play.
Senior Mack Anglin started on the mound for the Scots and was masterful in his 5 innings of work. The Clemson commit allowed 0 runs and 0 hits while striking out 11 Freddie hitters. The Freddies never got past 2nd base while Anglin was on the mound.
The Scots scored first in the 3rd inning when Tate Tobin doubled to start the bottom half of the frame. The senior infielder would advance on Clay Matthews’ single and would score on a double steal between Matthews and Tobin to give the Scots a 1-0 lead.
The Scots would hand the ball over to the bullpen in the 6th, and the Freddies took advantage. Scot closer Owen Mott (0-1) allowed a bloop single to left to start the 6th inning. The Freddie runner would advance on a passed ball before an infield single put runners at the corners. Fredericktown senior Clem Cunningham then hit a 2 RBI single to put the Freddies up by 1. After another hit, junior right-hander Jack Weaver entered the game. Dealing with a bases loaded situation, Weaver got a flyout, and groundout, and a strikeout. After the half-inning was over, the Freddies had turned the tables on the Scots and owned a 4-1 lead.
The Scots made it exciting to the end as they rallied in the 7th. Liam Garrett started the last frame with a sharp single to left field. He was replaced by the speedy Ian Taylor. After back to back outs, Freshman Rider Minnick walked and was followed up with another Clay Matthews base hit. A bases loaded double by Mack Anglin got the Scots to within 1 run, but the rally fell just short with the winning run at second base.
Highland (7-2) will travel to Fredericktown (9-3) on Friday before beginning the Cardington series next week.