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WP: Wyatt Groves (5-1) LP: Weckesser
The Highland Fighting Scots earned a home victory over Danville by a score of 10-2 on Friday with a 2 prong attack of Wyatt Groves’ pitching and timely hitting.
The Scots opened up scoring in the first inning, when Luke Cain singled on a 2-0 count, scoring brother Randy who reached on an infield error and moved into scoring position with a stolen base.
The Cain Brothers would both score in the 3rd inning, as Randy doubled down the left field line and Luke walked to start the inning. Consecutive base hits by Dom Carter and Jon Jensen kept the inning going, and Carter and senior Kadin Johnson each drove in a run in the inning.
The Fighting Scots scored five runs in the fifth inning. Hayden Kline, Blake Jodrey, Rider Minnick, Randy Cain, and Luke Cain all moved runners across the plate with RBIs in the inning.
Wyatt Groves earned the victory on the pitcher’s mound for Fighting Scots. The lefthander went five innings, allowing zero runs on one hit, striking out eight and walking one in another impressive outing for Highland. Senior Tyler Disbennett threw two innings in relief out of the bullpen.
Fighting Scots tallied 12 hits on the day. Luke Cain, Dom Carter, Jodrey, and Kline all had multiple hits for Fighting Scots. Randy Cain scored twice and sophomore Zach Schmidt crossed the plate twice as well to lead the team in scoring.
The Scots stand at 17-1, and will travel to Loudonville on Saturday before the final week of league play with the Northmor series starting on Monday. Junior catcher Luke Cain credited team chemistry for the Scots’ success.
“I think that we have definitely built up a special bond with a special group of Guys, but we have to continue to play to our full potential if we want to win against Northmor,” Cain was quoted as saying after the game.