Ediger?s pitching powers sweep against Nickerson

Tyler Ediger threw a two-hit shutout to fuel the Hillsboro High baseball team to a 5-0 win in Game 2 and a sweep of its doubleheader against Nickerson last Tuesday at Memorial Field.

Ediger?s gem exceeded a strong four-hit pitching performance by Dylan Delk in Game 1, which Hillsboro won, 7-2, on the strongth of a four-run Trojan rally in the bottom of the fifth.

With the score 1-1 after Nickerson touched Delk for its first run in the top of the fifth, Hillsboro started its surge with one out. Jacob Fish reached on an error, Jacob Edwards followed with a double that scored Fish and Daniel Jost singled to drive in Edwards. Ediger singled, Aaron Bina and Delk singled to accounty for the other two runs.

Delk (2-1) gave up four hits and four walks and struck out five to recored the complete game victory. He helped his cause at the plate with two hits and two runs batted in.

As a team Hillsboro managed seven hits.

The Trojans scored all the runs Ediger would need with a four-run burst in the second inning of Game 2.

Aaron Bina reached on an error to start things off. Two outs later, Devin Funk reached on a fielder?s choice, Max Heddin was hit by a pitch and Jacob Fish walked. Edwards followed with a two-run single and Jost drove in the fourth run with a single.

Ediger cruised to his first win of the season, facing only 26 batters in seven innings. He struck out 10 Panthers and walked only one in what may be the Trojans? most impressive pitching performance so far this season.

Jost led Hillsboro?s seven-hit effort with his two singles.

The sweep of Nickerson boosted Hillsboro?s season record to 8-4.

Coming?The Trojans were scheduled to square off against Halstead at home on Tuesday. They then are travel to Marion for a doubleheader on Friday. The first game will begin at 4:30 p.m.

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