Highlanders oust Panthers

NEW ALBANY — Jennings County was tied with Floyd Central at 3-3 after five innings, but the Highlanders pulled away for a 7-4 victory in the first round of the Class 4A New Albany Sectional.

Claire Hack went 2 for 4 with a double and two RBIs for the Panthers (12-16). Kenzie Matern and Jillian Brauer combined on a seven-hitter.