SUNBRIGHT | For the second time in as many nights, Scott High came up on the winning side of things Tuesday, defeating Sunbright 11-1 in five innings on the road.
The Highlanders, who had defeated Fulton on Thursday, using a six-run third inning and a very big night by Josh Byrge to secure the win over the Tigers.
Byrge went three of four at the plate with a pair of doubles. He drove in five runs and scored two more, accounting for much of the Highlanders' offense.
Jesse Boles had a two-RBI day for the Highlanders, while Jonathan Terry, Caleb Prewitt and Micah Boles all added RBIs as well. Jarome Byrd scored a pair of runs, as did Chris Lindsey. Prewitt, Terry, Hunter Bates, Dakota Strunk and Jesse Boles each scored a run.
Bates got the win on the mound, pitching all five innings and striking out eight while giving up only three hits and one run.
The Highlanders jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning and led 4-0 in the second inning before exploding in the third. Byrge, who had a two-run double in the second inning, added a second one in the third inning to make it 8-0, before a two-run single by Jesse Boles pushed Scott High into double figures on the scoreboard.
Sunbright scored in the bottom of the fourth, but the Highlanders added a run in the fifth when Byrge hit an RBI single to make it 11-1. Sunbright was unable to score a run in the bottom of the fifth to cut it to single digits, which forced an early end to the game because the Highlanders had a 10-run lead after the fifth.