Glasgow Daily Times
The Barren County baseball team closed its spring break trip Friday with its fifth victory in as many games in an 11-2 win over Louisville’s Holy Cross at the Florida Beach Bash.
Andy Highbaugh got the call on the mound for the Trojans and allowed five hits over seven innings while allowing two runs. Highbaugh struck out 10 without giving up a walk.
Barren County put two runs on the board in the top of the first inning. Cole Payne singled and Highbaugh doubled, leaving runners on second and third. A single by Cole Scott and a sacrifice fly by Britt Crabtree gave the Trojans a 2-0 lead.
Holy Cross plated a run in the bottom of the second on a triple and groundout, making the score 2-1. Barren County added a run in the third when Payne doubled and moved to third on a passed ball. Highbaugh lifted a fly ball to center field, scoring Payne. The Cougars responded with a run to make it 3-2 after three innings.
Barren County sent eight batters to the plate in the sixth. Payne led off with a single, his third hit of the day, and stole second base before Highbaugh was hit by a pitch. Scott doubled, scoring Payne, followed by a Crabtree single to score Ty Hay, who was running for Highbaugh. Clay Groce followed with a double, scoring Grant Bowen, who was running for Scott.
Ellis Wininger reached base on a fielder’s choice and moved to second on a passed ball. After a groundball putout, Wininger scored on a wild pitch, putting the Trojans ahead 7-2.
In the seventh, the Trojans picked up where they left off. Payne walked, Highbaugh was again hit by a pitch and Scott singled, scoring Payne. Crabtree lifted a fly ball to center field to score Highbaugh.After a walk to Groce and a Wininger single, Grayson Hyatt lined a sharp single to center, scoring Scott and Groce.
“We got a good pitched game from Andy and swung the bats well again,” said Barren County coach Johnny Vance. “We didn’t play very good defensively – I think we made three errors that kept them in the game early.”
The Trojans (10-6) are at home Tuesday for a district game against Monroe County at 5 p.m.