By ROB HAMILTON
Highland snared their first win of the season on Friday, defeating Elgin 11-7.
Despite scoring four in their half of the first frame, the host Scots trailed 5-4 entering the bottom of the second inning, but scored twice to take the lead. The game remained close, at 8-7 through four innings, but Highland scored three runs in the bottom of the fifth to pull away for the win.
Lucy Smith picked up the win on the mound, striking out three and walking four while giving up eight hits. Both Kaitlyn Carney and Harlee Steck had three-hit games, including a double. Parker Steck added a pair of hits.
The Scots fell to Loudonville in a Saturday contest, though, falling by a 7-0 margin. Loudonville scored five runs in the second inning to jump out to a big lead and then added a pair of insurance scores in the sixth.
Smith struck out five and walked two, but gave up 12 hits in the game. Highland finished with five hits, including a triple by Morgan Wilhelm.
Mount Gilead Indians
Mount Gilead had a rough time in a Saturday doubleheader against Heath, losing 23-0 and 13-1 in the two games.
In the first game, 10 MG errors proved costly, as Heath scored six in the first inning and never looked back. Madison Fry walked six and struck out one in the game.
Mount Gilead scored a run in the first inning of the second game, but were held scoreless the rest of the way as they fell by 12. Fry hit a triple to pace the Indian offense. On the mound, Mykayla Hill struck out four and walked three.
Rob Hamilton can be reached at 419-946-3010, ext. 1807. Connect with him on Twitter at @SportsMCS