Highland baseball comes up short against Capital in opening-round game at state
BOISE — Dylan Jester stood frozen on the third-base line with his hands on the side of his helmet.
Still stationary, Jester’s right hand moved to cover his mouth. Teammate Seth Nate dropped into a deep squat at second base, displaying the same emotion as Jester. Highland lost 8-7 on Thursday at Capital in round one of the 5A state tournament, leaving behind its chance to win a state title after not capitalizing with the bases loaded in the final frame.
“Standing at third like that, it’s not a good feeling,” Jester said. “But we can still win consolation. We had chances to win, and we didn’t take advantage of them. If we make plays here or there, it’s different.”