Hillsboro baseball team advances to regional finals tonight at 7 p.m. with win over SES

Hillsboro advanced to the regional championship game with a 10-0, run-rule victory over Southeast of Saline in the semifinal game at Memorial Field on Monday afternoon.

The Trojans will play for a berth in the Class 3A state tournament at 7 p.m. tonight against either Marion or Beloit.

Hillsboro scored the first run of the game in the bottom of the second inning when Aaron Bina led off with a walk, stole second, moved to third on a ground out and scored on ground out by Derek Kelsey.

In the third, Hillsboro took control with a four-run burst aided by three Southeast errors. Delk had the big hit — a one-out single with the bases loaded that scored Daniel Jost and pinch runner Luke Moore.

The hometown Trojans bumped the margin to 8-0 in the fourth on consecutive singled up the middle by Jacob Edwards, Jost and Tyler Ediger, who drove in Jacobs. Aaron Bina then singled to left to score Jost and pinch-runner Moore.

Hillsboro completed the 10-run margin in the bottom of the fifth when Jacob Fish led off with a walk, advanced to second on a wild pick-off throw by the pitcher and scored on a triple by Edwards.

SES then put Jost and Ediger on with automatic walks to load the bases, and Bina followed with a solid base hit to center to drive in the final two runs and end the game.

Ediger threw all five innings for Hillsboro, allowing only two hits. He struck out four.

The win improves Hillsboro?s record to 17-5.

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