Post 366 sweeps Chapman, falls to Abilene

In its second week of competition, the Hillsboro American Legion Post 366 senior Babe Ruth team followed its first loss of the season with a sweep of Chapman.

Hillsboro opened the week with a 5-2 loss at Abilene Tuesday. The second game of the doubleheader was called after a half inning due to weather.

Post 366 returned to Dickin?son County on Thursday, beating a short-handed Chapman team 11-4 in the first game and 10-5 in the nightcap.

Chapman was missing several players due to a summer basketball tournament.

In the loss against Abilene, Hillsboro was unable to score until the top of the sixth, when the team scored twice.

Abilene took an early lead in the bottom of the first, scoring two runs, then added one run in the third and two in the fourth.

In the Game 2, Hills?boro scored four runs in the top of the first before the game was canceled.

Hillsboro overcame its first-game offensive woes at Abilene, scoring 21 runs in the sweep of Chapman.

In the opener, both teams surged late, with Hillsboro relying on a five-run seventh inning to break open the game.

Tied 1-1 heading into the sixth, Hillsboro and Chapman combined for eight runs in the inning.

Tyler Ediger started the scoring with a three-run home run to give Hillsboro a 4-1 advantage.

A Matt Biehler run batted in scored Rustyn Kerbs to extend the Post 366 lead to 5-1.

Chapman tied the score at five with a bottom of the sixth grand slam home run from Jarrod Dockendorf.

In the top of the seventh, Hillsboro scored its first five of six batters to give Aaron Wintermote a five-run cushion go into the final side. Wintermote ended the game with a three up, three down inning.

Ediger went 4-for-4 with a home run and a double.

In the nightcap, Post 366 wasted no time, scoring five runs in the top of the first. The first four Hillsboro batters reached base.

Devin Funk and Jaocb Fish opened the game with walks, followed by a pair of singles from Ben Gardner and Tyler Ediger. All four players scored.

Cole Svoboda added a run to end the innings scoring.

In the bottom of the first, Chapman answered with four runs to tighten the Hillsboro lead to 5-4.

Shutting out Chapman for the remainder of the game, Hillsboro added two runs in each of the fourth, fifth and sixth innings to round out the scoring.

Ben Gardner batted 4-for-4 with a triple.

Coming?Hillsboro (6-1) is scheduled to host Chase County Tuesday and travel to Matson Field in Salina to play Salina LDA Thursday.

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