On Monday night in Morgantown, Scooter Hightower pitched a brilliant eight inning shutout against Mahoning Valley. That's a long way from where he was just four months ago.
Near the end of Spring Training, Hightower suffered an oblique injury. That kept him completely out of action for six weeks, in which he said he never even picked up a baseball. He didn't get into an Extended Spring Training game until May and by the time the Morgantown season started on June 19th, Hightower had not even pitched a five inning game to get ready for the season. Yet two months later, he is now on a string of four starts in which he has allowed one run over 28 innings.
Hightower was being used as a reliever during Extended Spring Training, transitioning late into the starter role. His season debut was...
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