Sports

Braves edge out Highlanders on the road

By Yaresly Sanchez
La Habra Journal

In attempts to save the game with late runs, La Habra wasn’t able to come out victorious as it fell 10-7 against the Alta Loma Braves on Tuesday.

The Highlanders had another tough match trying to make contact with the ball, and it wasn’t something Alta Loma found extremely difficult.

The Braves took control of the match early when they edged out eight runs in the first inning, while La Habra managed only one.

Thought the Highlanders pitching staff managed to keep the Braves scoreless until the fifth inning, the offensive play tried to keep the ball rolling when they earned three runs in the third inning to bring the score 8-4.

The Highlanders attempted to close the gap as the game progressed, however, the team recorded a .207 batting average against the Braves after only managing six hits off of 29 at bats.

La Habra seniors Jesse Langarica and Jackson Manzer managed two RBI’s, the most of the match, while Braxton Hutcherson boasted a .667 batting average, however, their efforts weren’t enough to keep the Braves from tacking on a win.

Alta Loma proved to be strong offensively as they made easy contact at the plate.

The Braves managed to earn nine runs off of the Highlanders pitching staff, while a fielding error gave Alta Loma another chance to score.

The game grew closer when the Highlanders managed to score three runs in the seventh inning, however, late efforts to make it to the plate tacked on another loss for La Habra, bringing its overall record to 5-10.

The Highlanders will take a break from play for the next week before returning on April 4 to face Buena Park in a home Freeway League game.

Started in 1995, the La Habra Journal is an independent community news source serving the cities of La Habra and La Habra Heights.