HHS baseball team sweeps Little River

Hillsboro pounded Little River, 18-0 and 8-1, to sweep a makeup doubleheader played May 4 at Little River. The set had been postponed from March 31.

Game 1 ended by run rule in three innings. The Trojans scored seven runs in the first inning and 10 more in the second en route to the rout.

HHS coach Phil Oelke substituted freely as all 16 players saw action in each game.

Ben Bebermeyer stroked two hits in three at-bats, scored three runs and drove in one to pace Hillsboro?s attack, which was fueled by nine hits and nine walks. Derek Kelsey went 2-for-2 with two runs scored and two RBI. Aaron Bina, Hillsboro?s regular catcher, took on pitching duties for this game. The sophomore right-hander threw all three innings, allowing three hits and two walks while striking out five.

Game 2 was closer and went two innings longer, but the script was similar as the Trojans took control with eight runs in the opening inning.

Hillsboro complemented four walks with two hits by Bina?including a base-loaded double that drove in three runs?and one hit by Tyler Ediger, Beber?meyer and Jacob Edwards.

Freshman Luke Moore took the hill for HHS and threw four shutout innings. He allowed two hits, walked three and struck out four.

Ediger pitched the final inning, surrendering Little River?s only run of the day on a single and double after two were out. He recorded two strikeouts.

Coming?The Trojans were scheduled to close out their regular season with a makeup doubleheader at Halstead Monday followed by a twinbill at Haven Tuesday.

The Halstead games were postponed from last Tuesday.

Hillsboro will host its first regional tournament starting Monday. Joining the Trojans will be Beloit, Bennington/Tescott, Ellsworth, Southeast of Saline, Herington and Marion.

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