Flying Squadron edge past Holtville Bulldogs

Published 11:12 am Thursday, March 23, 2017

The Flying Squadron take on Brantley Thursday, March 23 at 4 p.m. in Highland Home.

By: Elizabeth Ruckel

The Highland Home baseball and softball teams both had a very big week as Lady Squadron hosted an in-county game against the Luverne Tigers, and the Squadron traveled to 4A powerhouse Holtville High School.

The Flying Squadron did not let the Bulldogs discourage them. They took home a victory of 5-4.

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Sophomore Noah Phillips and senior Chase Mansmann pitched a combined seven innings with three hits, five strikeouts and one earned run.

Until the top of the seventh inning, the Squadron was down 4-3 when sophomore Daniel Phillips hit a double, putting the Squadron in the lead 5-4.

Daniel Phillips says they will carry this confidence into the future of their season.

¨We had a very good win against a very good baseball team,” he said.

¨Now we need to take that momentum, and play as strong as we can against Brantley.”

Senior Cody Brown and sophomore Moe Moseley went 1-3 with one RBI each.

Senior Nathan Scoggins went 2-3, sophomore Noah Phillips went 2-4, and senior Clay Hobbs went 1-2.

The Squadron will host an area game against the Brantley Bulldogs Thursday, March 23, starting at 4 p.m.

The HHS softball team played against the Straughn Tigers Thursday afternoon, coming up short 14-2.