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MDSN 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 3 4
HGLN 1 0 0 1 1 0 X 3 4 0
WP: W. Groves (2-0)
Save: Jodrey (1)
The Highland Scots improved to 3-0 on the young season with a 3-1 victory over the visiting Madison Rams at a chilly Highland Field on Friday.
The game would be centered on pitching and defense, as the teams combined for a total of 7 hits in the contest. The Scots would score first when centerfielder Zach Pinkerton brought home fellow outfielder Randy Cain with a hard hit ball on the infield.
The Scots would extend the lead in the 4th after Pinkerton reached base with 2 outs and advanced to second on a Ram throwing error. Junior catcher Luke Cain advanced Pinkerton to third on a ground ball, and senior infielder Kadin Johnson drove Pinkerton home with a line drive single. The two runs would be enough with Highland’s pitching and defense which allowed 0 errors in the game.
Senior southpaw Wyatt Groves toed the rubber for the Scots, and continued with his dominating start to the season. The Capital University commit earned his second win of the season and struck out 5 of the 10 batters that he faced. Senior relief pitcher Owen Mott took over in the 4th and pitched 2 innings, striking out 3 and giving up 1 run on 3 hits. Junior pitcher Cooper Merckling controlled the 6th inning, allowing 0 runs in his outing. The right-hander allowed 1 hit and struck out one Madison hitter. With the Scots hanging onto a 3-1 lead, junior Blake Jodrey closed the door on the Rams to earn his first varsity save. Jodrey struck out two of the 3 hitters that he faced.
The Scots did add an insurance run in the 5th inning when senior first baseman Dom Carter laced a single to the outfield to score infielder Rider Minnick. The 3 runs would be enough to keep the Scots undefeated on the season so far.
The Scots will be off for the weekend before they enter league play with a series against East Knox and open the Cardington series on Friday. Highland will host MOAC-leading Ontario on Saturday in a non-league single.
- 1 Mansfield Madison Comprehensive
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