The Highland Hawks began the 2020 baseball season Saturday by splitting a doubleheader on the road at Nansemond Suffolk Academy.
They lost to Nansemond-Suffolk 7-4 after beating St. Christopher’s 6-0 in a matchup of state finalists from last season. The VISAA Division II state runner-up Hawks took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning and added five runs in the seventh to defeat St. Christopher's, the Division I state runner-up.
Tyler Kalteider led Highland by going 3-for-3 with a double and a run, while Blake Fisher had two runs, a double and walk on 2-for-3 hitting. Eric Wilson added two RBIs on 2-for-4 hitting.
Fisher also pitched six innings for the win, allowing only three hits and four walks while striking out two. Adam Dressler added two strikeouts in the seventh inning.
Against Nansemond-Suffolk, Tyler Kaltreider took the loss after striking out two while allowing four runs on three hits and two walks over 3 2/3 innings. Ed Wagner pitched the final two innings, striking out two while allowing two runs on two hits and two walks.
Kaltreider also had two RBIs and a double on 1-for-3 hitting, while Fisher went 2-for-4 with two runs and a double. They helped the Hawks take a 2-0 lead in the top of the second inning, but Nansemond went ahead 4-2 in the fourth and 5-3 entering the sixth inning.