Scooter Hightower is pitching like he has something to prove.
Back for another season in the New York Penn League, Hightower mowed down 10 batters in his first start of the season, as West Virginia defeated Williamsport 3-1 for its second road victory of the year.
Hightower pitched five hitless innings in the win. He now has 12 strikeouts this season in two appearances, and he leads the league in that category.
The Black Bears (3-1) will play for a sweep of the Crosscutters (1-3) Friday night in Williamsport.