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Centerburg shortstop Dakota Mead (8) gets the putout at second and throws for a double play while Highland’s Jesse Tuggle (6) slides in the fourth inning of Monday’s game. Centerburg second baseman Evan VanDyke (9) looks on.
Centerburg shortstop Dakota Mead (8) gets the putout at second and throws for a double play while Highland’s Jesse Tuggle (6) slides in the fourth inning of Monday’s game. Centerburg second baseman Evan VanDyke (9) looks on. (Photo by Bill Davis) View Image

By Mount Vernon News
April 2, 2013 10:01 am EDT

 

SPARTA — There’s no better way to open up a season than facing one of your biggest rivals.

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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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