Nitro scores nine in third to defeat HHS
NITRO -- Nitro erupted for nine runs in the third inning and then held on to defeat Huntington High, 13-11, in softball action Wednesday.
The Highlanders (0-2) made a game of it with five runs in the fourth and four in the sixth. They got one more in the seventh, but Wildcats pitcher Amber Hughes stopped the rally.
Bre Clark had four hits for Huntington. Morgan Sawyers had a triple and drove in three runs.
The Highlanders are back in action Thursday at George Washington.
HUNTINGTON 001 504 1 -- 11 11 4
NITRO 109 111 x -- 13 13 5
Bias, Howell (6) and Sawyers. Hughes and Brown.
Hitting: (H) Sawyers 2-4, 3B, 3RBI; Abbott RBI; Keith RBI; Taylor 2-3; Clark 4-4, 2B, RBI; (N) Jones 3-6, 3 RBI; Scruggs 2-4, RBI; Brown 2-5, RBI; Shamblin 2 RBI, Bowen 2-5, 2 2B, 3 RBI.