Friday, June 9, 2017

Highlands vs. Johnson Central LIVE FEED

Live picture FTM file. 
Live updates credit to Paul Allen: 

Highlands Bluebirds baseball team (25-12 overall) takes on the 15th Region champion Johnson Central Golden Eagles (31-7) in the first round of the state tournament. Game time is 8:30 p.m. Friday at Whitaker Bank Ballpark in Lexington.

Top 1st:

Ethan Doty Ks the 1st 2 and works around an error and a stolen base to end the inning on a nice play by 3B Sam Hennigan.

Couple of very hard hit balls by Rom & Bowden and a couple of walks, but Birds unable to dent the plate. 0-0 after 1

Another 2 Ks (backward) for Doty and a solid play by Kavanagh at 2B and the Birds are on to the bottom of the 2d still 0-0.

Ziegler gets the 1st hit of the game, but is stranded at 1B. JC P sitting 81-83 velo with decent location. 0-0 after 2.

2 Ks again for Doty. He's sitting 82-84 velo with a sharp curveball. Top of the order for the Birds coming up.

Birds go down in order with a K and a couple of fly balls. We're through 3 and no score.

JC has runners on 1B and 2B with 1 out.


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After a sac bunt to move runners up, Doty strikes out the JC batter to end the top of the 4th. 4, 5, 6 (& beyond in the bottom.

Birds now have runners on 1B and 2B with 1 out.

Doty, sac bunt by Rom, walk to Finfrock.

Wild pickoff to 1B moves runners to 2B & 3B.

Suicide squeeze by Ziegler plates 1. Defensive interference by JC takes an out off the board and plates a run. 2-0 Birds. 1 out. Runner on 2B.

Technically, it is defensive obstruction.

Pop out and a K end the inning.

2-0 Birds after 4

Highlands chased the JC ace. That is huge! - G. Michael Graham

Finfrock popped out to short. No advance.

K to end the 5th. Birds up 3-0 after 5

Leadoff triple for JC from their leadoff batter.

Backwards K. 1 out.

JC scores on a tough chance to SS and the throw gets by to put runner to 2B.

3-1 Birds. 1 out.

WP puts runner to 3B.

Backwards K. 2 out.

Groundout to Kavanagh at 2B to end inning. 3-1 Birds headed to bottom of the 6th.

2 out single by Kavanagh.

Fly out to CF ends the 6th. Birds need 3 outs to advance.

Doty wins an 11 pitch at bat with the leadoff batter inducing a 6-3 ground out. That is followed by a 1st pitch 4-3 ground out.

Need 1 more. JC pinch hitting.

Walk.

K ends it. Gem of a complete game by Doty.

BIRDS WIN!

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