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WP: Logan Shaffer (4-0) LP: Huffman
The Highland Scots went on the road to Loudonville and brought home a victory to improve to 18-1 on the season. Three Fightin’ Scot hurlers combined to shut down the Redbird offense to the tune of 13 strike outs, 2 hits, 1 walk, and no runs.
Logan Shaffer picked up his 4th win of the season to help the Highland defense. The senior was strong in his start, going 4 innings without allowing a run. Shaffer allowed two hits and struck out hitters in his outing.
Junior Zach Liddle made his varsity debut and was very effective in relief. The hard throwing right hander struck out 4 of the 7 batters he faced. Liddle was followed up by closer Owen Mott who chipped in two strikeouts of his own and ended the game with an athletic play to seal the victory for the Scots.
Offensively, the Scots scored first when senior Randy Cain walked, stole second, and would score on a sacrifice fly by brother Luke Cain. The Scots big inning was the third, as consecutive hits by outfielder Hayden Kline, short stop Rider Minnick, and the Cain Brothers (Randy and Luke) would lead to 3 Scot runs. Highland would add another two runs in the 4th inning as Kadin Johnson and Blake would collect base hits and be brought home by Kline and Minnick.
The Scots defense was solid with the highlight being Zach Pinkerton’s diving catch in centerfield to support his defense.
The Scots stand at 18-1, and now look to the final week of league play with the Northmor series starting on Monday. Senior infielder took notice of the schedule after the game.
“This is an exciting week for us as a group since none of us have been in this position before,” Johnson stated. “I can speak for us as a whole that our number one goal is to win the league,” Johnson continued.
Highland will host Northmor on Monday and end KMAC play with a trip to Northmor on Wednesday.