Highland girls roll on, Columbus boys stumble
The top ranked team in 2A cruised to two more wins over the last two nights behind a strong offense.
Highland defeated Louisa-Muscatine 12-4 on Monday night, then took care of business against Mediapolis, 15-0 on Tuesday.
Against Louisa-Muscatine, the Huskies gave up four runs in the first inning, but clamped up the rest of the way to not allow another run to cross the plate.
A six-run fourth inning clinched it for Highland, who was led by Cheyann Adamson, who went 3-for-4 with four runs and an RBI.
Kelsey Hora also had a big night for the Huskies going 2-for-2, drawing three walks, scoring three runs and stealing four bases. Bridget Murphy, Jordan Rath and Courtnee Hahn all picked up two RBIs in the contest.
As a team, Highland had 13 hits and drew 10 walks in the game.
Against Mediapolis, pitcher Katie Springer allowed only one hit and two walks in the shutout victory, while getting a strong offensive performance behind her.
Adamson and Bailey Walsh both collected three RBIs in the contest, while Morgan Craig went 3-for-4 with two RBI.
The Huskies now stand at 17-1 nearly a month into the season.
Highland has a make-up game scheduled for Wednesday night against Lone Tree.
Columbus falls to Lone Tree
Columbus couldn’t handle the Lone Tree bats on Tuesday night, dropping the game 16-6 on the road.
The Wildcats managed eight hits in the game, led by Brodrick Wittmann who went 2-for-3 with two runs, two doubles and three RBIs in the contest.
Eli Sents, Mitchell Griffin, Mitchell Stewart, Kenan Todd, Richard Rivers and Carter Koble all went 1-for-3 in the game for Columbus.
Lone Tree collected 18 hits in the contest.