SPARTA — There’s no better way to open up a season than facing one of your biggest rivals.
Except maybe facing your big rival when it doesn’t feel like the inside of a walk-in freezer.
The Highland Scots scored three runs in the fourth and scored the eventual game-winner in the fifth to defeat the Centerburg Trojans, 5-4, at home on a chilly Monday evening.
“Both teams were put in a tough situation today,” said Highland head coach Travis Church. “It’s one of those things where we have to battle through and mentally stay focused.”
With game-time temperatures dipping below 40 in the later innings, joints became tight and fingertips became numb — and the ball became hard to handle.
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