Hillsboro Babe Ruth team wins four of six

The Hillsboro Senior Babe Ruth team improved to 5-3 for the season by winning four of six games played last week.

The week began Tuesday with a doubleheader split at Lyons. The home team won the opener, 5-2, but Hillsboro came back to win Game 2, 3-2.

In Game 1, Hillsboro scored its only runs in the seventh inning when Jakob Hanschu was hit by a pitch, Braxton Kyle walked, Austin Savage was hit by a pitch and Dylan Nelson singled.

Hillsboro managed only three base hits in the game. Savage started on the mound and allowed one run in four innings. Lucas Sinclair pitched the final two innings and absorbed the loss.

In the second game, Hillsboro scored all three of its runs in the fourth inning. Savage singled, Kyle walked, Justin Dienes doubled in two runs and a single by Devin Dick scored Deines.

Jordan Faul pitched six innings for the victory and Nelson pitched the seventh to earn a save.

Hillsboro took a pair of one-run games from Little River Friday at Memorial Field, 3-2 and 6-5.

After Little River rallied to tie the game with two runs in the top of the seventh, Hillsboro scored the winning run when Faul singled and eventually scored on a hit by Savage.

Sinclair pitched for Hillsboro.

In Game 2, Hillsboro withstood a two-run rally by the visitors in the seventh inning to hold on for the win. Little River scored two runs in the first inning off Nelson, but the home team bounced back to build a 6-3 lead through six innings.

The bats were productive Sunday in a doubleheader split at Chapman. Hillsboro lost the first game 12-8 but pounded the home team in the nightcap, 12-2.

In the first game, Hillsboro scored in bunches?three runs in the first inning and five in the sixth. But a nine-run fourth inning from Chapman proved to be decisive.

Faul, Sinclair and Hanschu each had two hits for Hillsboro. Hanschu started on the mound.

Hillsboro got off to a good start in Game 2 with three runs in the first inning, then built the lead to 6-0 through five innings behind the pitching of Faul.

Chapman finally scored in the bottom of the sixth, but Hillsboro came right back with a six-run burst in the top of the seventh. Savage contributed a triple and Josh Funk, Faul, David Dick and Hanschu each added singles.

Hillsboro was scheduled to host Hesston Tuesday, then will play at Abilene Friday. Next Tuesday, the Trojans are scheduled to host Lyons.

















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