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Friday, April 9, 2021

Highlands Thursday Roundup: Softball Dominates Holmes

Highlands, Campbell County Baseball Cancelled

PHOTO: G. Michael Graham, Fort Thomas Matters. Highlands senior Bri Tharps settles in the outfield during a recent game.

The Highlands Bluebirds softball team (8-1 overall) scored double-digit runs for the fifth straight game run-ruling the Covington Holmes Lady Bulldogs (0-3), 17-2 in three innings.

Highlands moved to 4-0 in 9th Region action with the win. The Bluebirds have won seven in a row.

"I let the starters bat one-plus time through the line-up then I emptied the bench and let everybody play," said Milt Horner, Highlands Head Coach. "Everybody got a couple at-bats, which is good. Some girls got some opportunities and made some things happen. We did what we needed to do to take care of business."

Sophomore Carly Cramer (3-1) started the game on the mound striking out two to go with one hit for Highlands. Freshman Bailey Markus pitched the next two innings striking out two and allowing two hits. Markus also went 2-for-2 at the plate with two runs scored and a walk.

Highlands batted .520 (13-for-25) in the game. Senior Julianna Shonkwiler went 2-for-2 with a triple, run scored and an RBI. Juniors Anna Greenwell, Gracie Schlosser and seventh grader Camryn Markus added doubles. Cameron Markus, junior Hailey Parks, senior Bri Tharps and seventh grader Payton Brown had two RBI each.

"We're all doing our part as a team cheering people on whether it's in the dugout or on the field," Parks said. "We're picking other players up when the make mistakes making sure we get outs and get the job done. We've definitely been putting our bats on the ball."

The Bluebirds play three games at North Oldham on Saturday depending on the weather. The opponents are Lexington Henry Clay at 9 a.m., Lexington Catholic at 10:45 a.m. and Grant County at 3:45 p.m.

Highlands Road Game Cancelled:

The Bluebirds (3-2) saw their road game at Campbell County (2-3) cancelled because of rain. Highlands has a road game at Louisville St. Xavier scheduled for 

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