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Highland and Lone Tree Baseball is on KCII

Posted: Saturday, July 19th, 2014 at 8:30 am
Author: KCII Radio- Drew Shradel

The school rivalry between Highland and Lone Tree increases in intensity tonight as they meet one last time this season in the district championship game.

The Huskies are 19-13 on the season and had to beat Lisbon at Lisbon to get to this game. Lane Welsh is their top bat with a .385 average and 11 RBI’s on the season, while Adam Schwarz is second on the team with a .300 average and 14 RBI’s. Highland’s top pitcher is Chase Rath with a 3-0 record, .86 ERA and 34 strikeouts on the season.

Lone Tree is 19-6 on the season, and snuck past Midland 5-4 to get to the championship. Shay Ty Robertson is the top bat for the Lions with a .407 average and 27 RBI’s, while Jake Viner is No. 2 with a .370 average and 20 RBI’s. Lone Tree has six bats hitting over .300 on the season. The Lions top arm is Erik Murry, with a 6-2 record, .53 ERA, 80 strikeouts and opponents hit .119.

Not only is this game a rivalry and for a chance to go to the sub-state final, but it is also the rubber match of the year. Lone Tree won the first game back at the start of the season 7-3, but it was Highland scoring two in sixth and stealing the win on the road in the second game.

Tonight’s game is at Lisbon with a 7 PM start, and you can hear this game on a special broadcast on AM and FM KCII and under radio plus, starting right at the start of the game at 7.