Platte Canyon High School baseball faced Highland in the first round of the 2A district 7 tournament. The sixth-seeded PC Huskies faced the third-seeded Highland Huskies.
The PC Huskies set the tone in the top of the first. Josh Rummelhart was hit by a pitch. Elijah Giles and Brandon Patterson walkd. Austin Hart smashed a single and Rummelhart scored. Allen Hardey singled and Giles and Patterson scored.
The Highland Huskies were only able to score one run. The PC Huskies led 3-1 after the first inning. The Highland Huskies scored seven runs and it was 8-3 after two innings. The Huskies could only muster a single by Hart in the top of the third. The Highland Huskies would add to their lead with two more. It was 10-3 after three innings. The fourth was scoreless.
Rummelhart walked and went to second and then third on steals. He scored on an error by the first baseman. It was 10-4 going to the bottom of the fifth, The Highland Huskies scored five runs in the bottom of the fifth. The game was called due to the ten-run mercy rule
“We got a great effort on the mound from Austin and also made a few defensive plays to keep the game close,” Coach Kirkpatrick said.
“Austin and Allen were both swinging the bat well and contributed offensively, but that simply wasn’t enough to keep us in the game. That is an area where we would like to improve drastically. Overall it was gratifying to see the younger players come around the way they have, and I look forward to next season when our core of talented juniors become seniors.”
This ended the season for the Huskies.