|Highlands Baseball, Softball Lose First Games This Year|
|PHOTO: G. Michael Graham, Fort Thomas Matters. Highlands senior second baseman Isaiah Lampkin (right) leans in defensive position in the game at Conner on Monday.|
The Highlands Bluebirds softball team (1-1) could not pull off the win in the 10-9 shootout loss to the Ursuline Academy Lions (4-0) in Blue Ash, Ohio on Tuesday.
Highlands lost in nine innings. Both teams had 12 hits. The Bluebirds batted .316 (12-for-38) as a team.
Junior Anna Greenwell led the Bluebirds going 3-for-4 with a home run, one run batted in, four runs scored, one walk and one stolen base. Seventh grader Morgan Pompilio went 2-for-2 with one RBI, one run scored and a stolen base. Sophomore Carly Cramer went 2-for-5 with a triple.
Sophomore Kennedy Baioni pitched the first six innings striking out eight and Cramer (0-1) pitched the last three innings. The two walked eight and allowed just three earned runs.
Highlands plays its first home game Wednesday against Covington Holy Cross (1-1). Game time is 5 p.m. at Winkler Field.
Louisville Trinity 12, Highlands 0:
The Shamrocks (2-0) recorded their second run-ruling in as many games spoiling the debut of the Bluebirds (1-1) on their new turf field at Highland Park.
Trinity hit. 333 (8-for-24) in the victory compared to .167 (3-for-18) for the hosts. No one had more than one hit for Highlands. But senior Jake Gulley stole a base.
Trinity broke the game open with six runs in the top of the second inning before scoring five in the fifth inning. The Shamrocks belted four home runs in the win. Senior Josh Castleman and junior Matthew Klein had two hits each.
Senior Colin Murphy pitched the first four innings to pick up the win on the mound for the Shamrocks before senior Gavin Simpkins pitched the fifth. The duo combined to strike out eight and walk none.
Senior Evan Rom (0-1) took the loss pitching the first three innings striking out two. Sophomore Jack Hendrix pitched into the fifth before senior John Barth came in to record the final out. Hendrix struck out three.
Highlands plays at Lexington Sayre (1-1) on Friday at 3 p.m. The site is the Sayre Athletic Complex at 300 Canebrake Drive in Lexington.