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Washington and Highland get a Taste of the Big Leagues

Posted: Wednesday, June 6th, 2012 at 10:35 am
Author: KCII Radio- Drew Shradel

The Washington Baseball team will get a treat tonight, as they head up to Cedar Rapids to face off against Highland at Veteran’s Memorial Stadium, home of the Kernels.

Head coach Nathan Miller says he is excited for this opportunity.

“It’s an outstanding venue, it’s something different, it’s something that we haven’t be able to do during the regular season here at Washington since I can remember, and I’ve been part of the program since 1994,” Miller said. “Being able to play at a minor league stadium, and it being one of the top single A stadiums in the country, it’s going to be a good night.”

The Demons are 4-4 while Highland is 5-3, and on a two game winning streak, scoring 35 in the last two games combined.

The Huskies are hitting .278 as a team and have a combined ERA of 3.06, but in eight games played, they have yet to make a defensive error.

No one player is leading the Huskies in batting, as many of them have not played all eight games. The pitching staff is lead by a pair of Jacobs, Tate and Hootman. Tate has pitched seven innings, 0 ERA, 10 strikeouts and has held opponents to hitting .138, while Hootman has pitched 18 innings, has a 1.17 ERA and has 33 strikeouts holding opponents to a .139 batting average.

The Demons come into the game with a team batting average of .316, a team ERA of 3.41 with a walk to strike out ratio of 29/33. These stats are before the Keokuk game.

The Demons do have 29 errors on the field though, and this stat is up to date.

Miller says that even though this is a game, and they will take it seriously, he wants some kids to get in and play on this field that normally don’t because tonight’s game is more about the fun then it is the win.

You can catch all of the action of tonight’s game at the Kernel field right here on AM and FM KCII, you can also get it live on the internet at by clicking on radio plus. Pre-game will be at 6:15, first pitch around 6:30 p.m. On the one to count on for local sports coverage AM and FM KCII.