Squadron fall short during regional play in Gulf Shores

Published 11:44 am Friday, May 19, 2017

By: Elizabeth Ruckel

The Highland Home Flying Squadron ended their season at the Regional tournament in Gulf Shores last weekend.

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The Squadron competed against the Pleasant Home Eagles and the Kinston Bulldogs on Friday.

HHS lost to Pleasant Home 14-4, putting the Flying Squadron in the losers bracket.

Starting at the mound was sophomore Gracie Whiddon. Whiddon pitched one strikeout, six hits, and four runs.

After a two-hour rain delay, the Squadron finished their game. Shortly after restarting the game, senior Katelyn Sport came in to finish up the first game for the Squadron.

Sport pitched one strikeout, seven hits, and eight runs.

The Squadron’s bats also took a delay to in the game. Finally, in the fourth inning they started up. Sophomore Harleigh Taylor and eighth grader Jeci Taylor both had triples with one RBI each.

Jeci Taylor and sophomore Cheyenne Commander also lended doubles to the game.

Eighth grader Rachel Whiddon and Gracie Whiddon had one RBI.

Friday afternoon the Squadron competed again against Kinston High School, losing 19-9.

Starting off pitching was Gracie Whiddon with one strikeout, eight hits, and three earned runs.

Eighth grader Rachel Whiddon finished at the mound with three strikeouts, two hits, and three earned runs.

At the plate, Rachel Whiddon went 1:3 and had one RBI. Freshman Bailey McVay batted 2:3.

Jeci Taylor and Harleigh Taylor each had a RBI.

HHS says goodbye to only one senior this year. “I hate to see the game I love come to an end,” Katelyn Sport said. “It will definitely be weird not going to summer workouts and conditioning again in the fall to get ready for next season,”

“It was a great season. We’re all like family so we are all going to miss Bug next year,” Jeci Taylor said.