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Robert Toombs drops Highlanders in two games
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After keeping the Robert Toombs Academy within reach for 4 innings, the First Presbyterian Highlanders allowed the Crusaders to open up the hits late in last Tuesday’s match.
In the first half of the fifth inning the Crusaders began to score and took a 13-5 victory over the Highlanders in game one of a double-header.
“They were able to break it wide open in the fifth,” Highlander coach Joey Brown said. “We placed our younger kids in for game two, which we lost 13-3.”
In game one, Kyle Haggler was 2 for 3. Phillip Swindell and Tyler Corey each hit doubles and Shawn Lowe and Carson Smith hit singles. Matthew Brown struck out 6 batters through 4-1/3 innings for the Highlanders.
In the second game, Swindell got his first starting nod at the mound and Haggler finished, striking out 8 batters. Swindell had a double and Haggler a single in the losing effort.
“Errors hurt us at some key points in both games,” Brown said. “Our bats are coming around but we are not yet to a level of aggressiveness I would like to see. We will continue to work hard in these two areas.”
The Highlanders play at home tomorrow at 4 p.m. against Citizens Christian.
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