HUNTSVILLE — In basketball, it’s cliche to say that a team shot the lights out.
In baseball, Scott High hit the lights out Friday evening.
After putting up four runs in the bottom of the first inning of a game against Oliver Springs, a section of the lights went out at the Highlanders’ field, leading the umpires to call the game prematurely.
The game went down as a 4-0 win for the Highlanders in the second game of a double-header against the Bobcats. Oliver Springs had won the first game, 5-4.
The Bobcats got three hits in the first two innings of game two, but could not manage to get a runner across the plate.
Scott High, meanwhile, made the most of its only at-bat opportunities in the shortened game, putting up three hits and four runs in the bottom of the first.
Jake Todd scored Billy Hall to start the Highlanders’ scoring, while Troy Wilson added two more RBIs, scoring Todd and Aaron Carson.
Hayden Byrge scored on an error to cap the Highlanders’ first inning scoring.
Earning the wind on the mound was Hall, who struck out four batters and gave up three hits in two innings.
Oliver Springs managed to hold off the Highlanders in the first game, putting up four runs across the first two innings and adding a fifth in the fourth.
Hall had two RBIs and scored a run on a pair of hits in the first game, while Carson added another RBI. Todd scored a run, while Mason Boles scored two runs.
Carson pitched all five innings for the Highlanders, striking out nine.
The Highlanders finished the first game with six hits, compared to just two for Oliver Springs. But the Bobcats managed five walks and took advantage of three Scott High errors.