The Fredericktown Freddies won their 4th straight game this past Friday by beating the Highland Scots at home 6-2. The Freddies, 5-5, 4-2 MOAC, struggled early on against Highland starter Mack Anglin before falling behind 1-0 on a solo home run by Anglin to open the second. The Freddies bounced back in the bottom of the inning as Clem Cunningham hit a leadoff single before Nick Cunningham, who came into the game leading the team in RBI, hit an RBI double to tie the game at one.
In the third Leighton Cunningham led off the inning with a single before a bad throw on a pick off attempt allowed him to get to third. Trace Hatfield eventually hit him in with a sacrifice fly.
In the fourth with two out Zayde Zolman came to bat for the Freddies and hit a ball to right that went off the glove of the right fielder that allowed Zolman to get to third. On a bad throw to third to try to get Zolman the ball got away and Zolman scored to make it 3-1 Freddies.
In the fifth the Freddies got RBI singles by Nick Cunningham and Zayde Zolman as well as an RBI ground out by Brad Wolford to take a 6-1 lead. Mack Anglin hit an RBI single in the sixth for the Scots to cut the lead to 6-2 but that was as close as the Scots would get.
The loss drops Highland to 3-6, 2-3 MOAC.
Hatfield, who came into the game with an ERA of 1.80, allowed just two runs on 4 hits to the Scots in a complete game.
The Freddies play five conference games this week.