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Highlanders drop final against Fullerton, wait for CIF

By Yaresly Sanchez
La Habra Journal

An early lead by the Fullerton Indians made way for a tough comeback for the La Habra Highlanders, who tacked on a tough 7-4 record on Thursday.

Fullerton’s win over La Habra earned the Indians the No. 1 seed in the Freeway League, dropping  the Highlanders to a third-place tie against rival Sonora.

La Habra’s recent match against the Indians on Tuesday, May 8 also resulted in loss that the Highlanders weren’t able to chip away heading into their second match of the series.

The Highlanders struggled to keep the Indians off the bases in their away conference match, as they allowed a total of eight hits throughout the course of the match.

Pablo Small lead the way in the pitching staff, tossing three of the four strikeouts of the game, while Adam Castillo was given the loss of the game after giving up four earned runs.

Where La Habra did excel in, however, was making connections at the plate.

Braxton Hutcherson managed to go 2-for-3, earning one run, while Chad Sciacca rallied in two RBI’s, leading the way for the Highlanders.

La Habra managed to get three consecutive runs in back to back innings, however, their late rally wasn’t enough to keep them in competition with Fullerton, who tacked on four points in the top of the first inning.

As the teams gear up to start CIF play, La Habra now holds a 11-18 record in the regular season, and 7-8 in the league.

 

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