Highlander baseball beats Highline 6-3

Freshman Drew Santana picked up the win Tuesday for the Highlanders. - Brian Beckley, Renton Reporter
Freshman Drew Santana picked up the win Tuesday for the Highlanders.
— image credit: Brian Beckley, Renton Reporter

The Hazen Highlanders on Tuesday took home a 6-3 victory over the Highline Pirates in 7 innings at Hazen High School.

Senior Zack Hill led the way, going 2-3 with a run and a stolen base. Juniors Jacob Howell and Eli Azcueta also added 2 hits each.

The Highlanders took a 1-0 lead in the second, but the Pirates rallied for a run of their own in the top of the third. But Hazen responded in the bottom of the inning, picking up five runs on three singles for a 6-1 lead.

Highline threatened in the fourth, picking up two runs of their own, but the Highlanders shut them down from there on out.

Freshman right-hander Drew Santana picked up the win for Highlanders, firing seven strikeouts over six inning. Santana did not allow an earned run and gave up just five hits with no walks.

Santana also helped his own cause, going 2-3 from the plate with a run batted in.

Junior RHP Mitchell Hard pitched a scoreless seventh inning to pick up the save.

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