By John Lachmann
Holy Cross scored two runs in the top of the eighth to beat Holmes, 6-4 on Friday.
A passed ball pushed the go-ahead run across, and senior first baseman Jake Ketron drew a bases-loaded walk later in the frame to extend the Indians’ lead.
Sophomore Max Schwalbach drove in three runs and picked up his first varsity win.
Schwalbach singled in a run in the second and another on a base hit in the fourth, and he lifted a sacrifice fly in the fifth. He moved from center fielder to the mound in the fourth and hurled five scoreless innings.
Senior left-hander Zach Pouncy threw the first seven innings for the Bulldogs, striking out eight.
H. CROSS 010-120-02—6 7 2
at HOLMES 301-000-00—4 3 2
WP: Schwalbach (1-0). LP: Daniel. HITTING LEADERS: HC—Seibert 3-5, 2 2B; Schwalbach 2-3, 3 RBI; Niehaus 2B. HO—Pouncy 2B. RECORDS: Holy Cross 2-3, Holmes 1-4.
BEECHWOOD 4, CAMPBELL COUNTY 2 – Tigers sophomore left fielder Brett Slusher drove in a run with a first-inning sacrifice fly and another with a single in sixth.
Senior shortstop Jason Suchanek smacked an RBI triple in the first and scored on Slusher’s sac fly during the third-run first.
CAMPBELL CO. 000-020-0—2 3 1
at BEECHWOOD 300-001-X—4 9 0
WP: Combs (1-0, 7 K’s). LP: Dawn. SV: Stringer (1). HITTING LEADERS: B—Stringer 2-3; Suchanek 3B; Slusher 2-3, 2B, 2 RBI; Rundle 2-3. RECORDS: Beechwood 2-0, Campbell County 0-2.
DIXIE HEIGHTS 10, RYLE 0 – Junior right-hander Henry Kerns threw a two-hit shutout for the Colonels.
Senior center fielder Evan Hicks helped put the game away with a two-run double in the top of the fifth.
DIXIE 003-44—10 8 1
at RYLE 000-00—0 2 1
WP: Kerns (1-0). LP: Bellew (0-2). HITTING LEADERS: DH—Daria 2-3; Hicks 2B, 2 RBI. R—Cordrey 2B. RECORDS: Dixie Heights 3-0, Ryle 2-2.
HIGHLANDS 13, DAYTON 1 – Bluebirds junior first baseman finished with a team-best four RBI in the Little 5 Tournament at Lloyd.
Junior center fielder Brady Murray and senior left fielder Brandon Hergott singled home two each in Highlands’ seven-run first.
HIGHLANDS 721-03—13 8 0
at DAYTON 100-00—1 2 7
WP: Heck (1-0, 6 K’s). LP: Wear. HITTING LEADERS: H—Murray 2-2, 2B, 2 RBI; Allen 2-4; Ball 4 RBI; Hergott 2B, 2 RBI. D—Brewer 2B. RECORDS: Highlands 4-1, Dayton 1-4.