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Saturday, April 27, 2019

Big League Victory for Highlands Baseball

Bluebirds Rally to Take Down Undefeated Beechwood

Twitter Photo. Highlands junior Brennan Haigis won the game's most valuable player award in the 7-5 win over Beechwood on Friday in the Reds Futures Showcase at Great American Ballpark. Haigis picked up the pitching win throwing four innings striking out two, walking one and allowing one earned run and four hits.

The Highlands Bluebirds baseball team fell behind 4-0 after two innings against the undefeated Beechwood Tigers.

But Highlands (17-5 overall) rallied to post a 7-5 victory over the Tigers (20-1) in a 9th Region game at Great American Ballpark in the Reds Futures Showcase. The Bluebirds moved to 8-0 in region play with their eighth win in the last nine games.

Junior Bennan Haigis (2-0) picked up the pitching win for Highlands throwing four innings. The game's most valuable player for the Bluebirds stuck out two, walked one and allowed one earned run and four hits.

Sophomore Evan Rom pitched the seventh inning to pick up his first varsity save for Highlands. Rom struck out one.

Highlands batted .320 (8-for-25) in the victory. Junior Ethan Kavanagh led the Bluebirds going 3-for-3 with a double and run batted in. Senior Kyle Winkler doubled and drove in two runs. Senior Grady Cramer also drove in two.

Highlands plays in the Reid Rizzo Classic at Cincinnati (Ohio) LaSalle on Saturday. Game time is 11 a.m.

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