Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Highland High School
Kent Roosevelt High School
Kent Battery: Common(1), Rubish(5), Kaderle(7) and Ritchey(1), Houser(7)
Highland Battery: Bryce Budzinski(1), Nate Rickbrodt(6) and Sam Zeleznik(1)
W – (H)Budzinski(3-2) L – (KR)common(5-1) SV – (H)Rickbrodt
In a matchup that pit two of the Suburban leagues best, Highlands junior Bryce Budzinski out dueled Kent’s Freshman Zac Common, handing him his first loss of the season. Budzinski and Nate Rickbrodt stranded 9 Roosevelt runners to hold on to the 6-4 victory.
Highland took the early lead on a few Rough Rider errors matched with some timely hitting with four runs in the second. Roosevelt answered with a run in each of the second and third. Highland added two more in the sixth to stretch the lead, and once again the Riders answered with two of their own. Kent saw the winning runs come to the plate in both the sixth and seventh innings but it was not to be.
Kent Overall (14-9) American (7-5)
Highland Overall (11-11) American(7-5)