Highland tied with Mound Fort Tuesday with an aggressive effort by our team both defensively and offensively.
Starting in the field was Dawnavin Frye playing 3rd, Marley McMillen at Sort Stop, Genesis Chavez, taking 2nd base and Maddi Holland covering 1st. Malena Benson pitched, covering the plate was Celeste Castro. Hailey Davis at Left Field, Princess Peralta at Center Field and MJ Harris, working right.
First inning the Hikers gave up 4 runs to Mound Fort eventually clenching the final two outs at the bottom of Mound Fort’s line up.
Our offensive all star line up quickly stole home putting us ahead 5-4, with Celeste, Hailey, Dawnavin and Melena, all making getting home look easy.
The following offensive inning saw the Hikers flustered with 3 up 3 down. Putting us down by 6 to win. The Hikers came out determined and earned 5 runs easily. Bases loaded our speedy base runner Celeste Castro was on 3rd looking to break the tie with two outs couldn’t find an opening to steal home. Ending the game at 10-10.
Thursday night Highland welcomed Highmark onto our field.
Our lineup incorporated some fresh faces including Carolina Vindiola Garcia lead off batter and covering home plate, Maddie Scadden in center, Ava Cryer playing short stop, Valentina Cerritos playing right, Melena Benson pitching, Faviola Sorto playing 2nd, Katie Santon on 3rd, Ashtyn Sandlin covering left, and Maddi Holland at 1st.
Both Ava and Favi worked the infield hits to gain outs but the Hikers were no match for multiple Highmark grand slams off of Malena’s buttery smooth strikes.
Highland ended the night with a 20-7 loss.