Looney Tuned In On Mound

Layne Looney has been filthy lately. In baseball lingo, that's a good thing. (Photo: Kate Simone)
Layne Looney has been filthy lately. In baseball lingo, that’s a good thing. (Photo: Kate Simone)

As the District 10-4A baseball schedule hits the halfway mark, there’s little doubt who the MVP has been for Highland Park.

Layne Looney was the hero again during a 2-1 win over Terrell on Thursday at Scotland Yard. He pitched a complete game, allowing an unearned run while striking out 10. That gives him a 6-0 record this season and a 0.35 earned-run average. He has pitched 23 straight innings without allowing an earned run, and that stretch included a no-hitter last week against Carrollton Creekview.

He also came up with the game-winning hit at the plate last night against the Tigers, allowing HP to win its third straight game and climb back into contention for a playoff spot. In those three victories, the Scots (13-10, 4-3) have scored a total of just seven runs, but have allowed only one. Plus, Creekview and Terrell were tied for the district lead entering Thursday.

HP faces another crucial home game tonight when it opens the second half of the 10-4A slate against Forney.

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