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Highland, Kern Valley win section titles

Posted at 12:18 AM, May 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-21 03:18:37-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — The Highland Scots baseball team and the Kern Valley softball team defeated their opponent on Saturday to win a Valley title.

The Highland Scots beat out the rain as well as Atascadero in the D-III championships 3-0 to win their second title in three seasons.

“It means a lot," said senior pitcher Matt Miranda. "We put a lot of hard work into it. It took a lot from us, blood, sweat, and tears. [So] being able to finish it off with a valley championship means the world to us.”

"Some boys says you know coach, the score was 3-0 and two of them were unearned," said head coach Mike Garza. "But, you know what my favorite saying is 'I’ll take an ugly win over a pretty loss. So, a dub is a dub and Bakersfield we’re bringing one back to Highland.”

At Margie Wright Diamond, the Kern Valley Broncs held on to a 5-4 lead against the Blue Raiders from Caruthers to win the D-V softball championship, as well as defend their title.

"They kept working. They kept pressing," said head coach Brianna Moss. "We were just able to put the ball in play. Key hits and we had a home run from our seniors. This was really just a team win and i'm just so excited for them and so proud of them."

Frontier High and Clovis got things started in the DI Championship, but eventually got rained out.

The Cougars led in the fourth inning, 4-2 before the game was suspended. The game is scheduled to finish on Wednesday at Clovis High at 4:30 p.m.