By ROB HAMILTON
Highland was hot over the weekend, defeating Elgin on Friday and sweeping Danville in a Saturday doubleheader.
On Friday, the Scots topped Elgin 10-0 in six innings. Max Schreiber claimed the win by striking out nine and walking five, while pitching a no-hitter over 5.1 innings. Andrew Stillwell had two hits, including a double, while Chase Beam hit a solo home run and Wyatt Gresh added a double.
In their first game against Danville Saturday, Highland won by a 9-2 margin. Stillwell claimed the win for the team, striking out two, walking two and giving up three hits in four innings. Colton Liztkai pitched three shut-out innings of relief, striking out four, walking one and giving up one hit.
Both Stillwell and Conner Ulrey had three hits each, while Alex Wright slashed a triple.
Highland built a lead in the second game and then held off a Danville rally to win 7-5. The Scots, 5-2, got the win from Mack Anglin, who struck out three, walked one and surrendered four hits. Ulrey earned the save.
Lane Ballard had three hits, including a double. Both Stillwell and Ulrey had a single and double and both Jacob Fox and Schreiber added two singles each.
Northmor got their bats going on Saturday when they topped Ridgedale by a 9-5 margin.
The Knights scored three runs in the first inning and never trailed on their way to improving to 2-2. Jordan Wiseman, who picked up the win; Sam Eichorn, who earned the save; and Bryan Hammond combined to strike out four and walk seven, but only gave up six hits.
The Knights tallied 10 hits on the day, with Eichorn and Nate Hall both getting a single and double and Gunnar Lilly adding a pair of hits.
Mount Gilead Indians
Mount Gilead took advantage of some wild pitching on Saturday to top Marion Harding by a 15-6 margin in a road game. While they were out-hit 8-7, the Indians took advantage of nine walks, as well as five errors, to pick up the win.
After falling behind 2-0 after the first inning, the Indians got three in the third inning and five more in the fourth to take a six-run lead. Harding scored four in the fifth, but MG bounced back with a seven-run sixth to finish on top by nine runs.
Dustin McAvoy, who picked up the win, and Ben Hayes combined to strike out seven and walk three. Offensively, Tyler Bland had three hits and Hayes added two more.
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