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When the final out occurred in the 7-0 36th District Tournament win over the Newport Central Catholic Thoroughbreds, the Highlands Bluebirds baseball team (21-16 overall) helped the school make history.
Highlands won all seven district tournament titles in volleyball, soccer, basketball, softball and baseball this academic school year for the first time in school history in the current format. The soccer and volleyball teams joined the current format in 2012. The baseball team has won nine straight district tournament titles.
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"Coach Baioni always emphasizes to the pitchers to be able to throw off-speed pitches on fastball counts," Gulley said. "Earlier in the game, I couldn't really locate so I had some walks. But later in the game, I started really getting a good feel for my curve ball. I threw it on counts they weren't expecting it, which caused them to swing and miss."
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Only one reached base via a walk against Highlands sophomore pitcher Kennedy Baioni. Baioni struck out three.