By John Lachmann
Junior shortstop Jake Whitford drove in both Highlands runs as the Bluebirds edged Cincinnati Elder, 2-1 on Friday.
Whitford lifted a sacrifice fly in the first inning to give Highlands the early lead. He drove in the game-winning run with one out in the fifth on a single.
Junior left fielder Brady Murray scored both of the Bluebirds’ runs.
Highlands junior right-hander Mitchell Jones threw six innings, allowing just one earned run on three hits while striking out seven to earn his second win of the season.
Junior left-hander Lou Bunning picked up the his first save of the year, striking out the first batter he faced before inducing two groundouts.
ELDER 001-000-0—1 3 0
at HIGH. 100-010-X—2 7 1
WP: Jones (2-0, 7 K’s). LP: Linneman. SV: Bunning (1). HITTING LEADERS: H—Whitford 2-2, 2 RBI. E—Guck 2-3. RECORDS: Highlands 9-5, Elder 3-2.
BELLEVUE 10, LLOYD 0 – Tigers senior right-hander Brian Dill tossed a two-hit shutout to earn his first win of the season.
Bellevue senior shortstop Dylan Huff drove in three runs for the Tigers – he plated one with a first-inning triple and knocked in two more in the sixth with a single.
Senior left fielder Tyler Ackerson added two RBI for the Tigers on run-scoring singles in the first and sixth innings.
LLOYD 000-000—0 2 6
at BELL. 230-014—10 10 0
WP: Dill (1-0). LP: Molitor. HITTING LEADERS: B—Huff 2-4, 3B, 3 RBI; T. Ackerson 3-4, 2 RBI; Swope 2B. RECORDS: Bellevue 4-4, Lloyd 3-4.