HUNTSVILLE | Scott High scattered seven hits across six innings here Thursday, and that was enough to get six runs across the plate and defeat Fulton, 6-3.
Micah Boles had a big day for the Highlanders. He went two of three from the plate, hitting a double and a triple to drive in two runs and score another.
His brother, Jesse, meanwhile, was the winning pitcher, going all seven innings and striking out 12 Fulton batters while giving up only one earned run.
Fulton jumped out to an early lead with an RBI double in the first, but the Highlanders quickly answered with good baserunning from Josh Byrge. The sophomore hit a one-out double, stole third, and then scored on a two-out error to tie the game.
That’s the way things stood until the bottom of the third, when the Highlanders put three runs on the board to take a 4-1 lead. Jarome Byrd had an RBI double to score Caleb Prewitt, followed by an RBI triple by Mason Boles and an RBI single by Jesse Boles.
Fulton would battle back to make it a 4-3 game going into the bottom of the fifth, when Scott High’s offense struck again. Micah Boles had an RBI double to make it 5-3.
The Highlanders added an insurance run in the sixth inning when Hunter Bates hit an RBI single to score Dakota Strunk.
Fulton’s last opportunity saw the Falcons go three-up, three-down with a strikeout and a pair of groundouts to short.