First Presbyterian Christian Academy’s baseball team got to host the first round of the state playoffs Thursday at St. James Field.
But the Highlanders lost the first two games of the best-of-three series to Windsor Academy, ending their season.
The first game was a defensive battle. The Knights took a 2-0 lead in the first inning on an RBI double and a groundout.
But those would be the only runs scored in the game as Highlander Isiah Dickey caught the hits toward centerfield and Cameron and K’Ane Nunn handled the infield hits, making the tosses to first baseman Jordan Giliard.
Dickey, James Arnold and Luis Laboy all went 1 for 2 at bat. Gilliard and Steven Young were each 1 for 3, and Nathan Burriss was 1 for 4.
Kyle Hill pitched the seven-inning game.
After a quick touch-up of the field, the two teams were back in action, but the Knights won 13-3 in five innings.
The Knights took a quick 5-0 lead in the first inning. But the Highlanders made a game of it in the third inning.
A groundout by Hill and a two-run double by Arnold scored Burriss, Dickey and Nunn. But the Knights answered in the bottom of the inning, scoring two more runs. They added a run in the fourth and closed the game in the fifth with five more runs.
Young pitched four innings in the loss.
The Highlanders closed the season with a 14-8 overall record.