The varsity baseball team picked up a 2-1 win against Knoch at Pullman Park in the section opener.
The Golden Rams scored both their runs in the first inning on RBI singles by junior Tanner Nulph and sophomore Jimmy Kunst.
Junior Seth Helgert and Senior DJ Loveland also picked up hits for Highlands.
Nulph started and picked up the win, going six plus innings, striking out nine, hitting two batters, walking one and allowing one run.
Kunst came in relief to pick up the save, striking out one.
Highlands and Knoch will play the second game of the series tomorrow at Highlands at 4 p.m.