The Hillsboro baseball team had a busy week last week with two doubleheaders. They played on Tuesday in Larned and then at home on Friday against Hoisington and won most of their games.
Larned – Four hits from Caleb Potucek weren’t enough as Hillsboro fell to Larned 6-11. Potucek tripled in the first, singled in the second, singled in the fourth, and singled in the sixth.
Hillsboro collected ten hits to larneds 14. Hillsboro got on the board in the first inning when Matt Potucek sacrifice fly scored one run for Hillsboro.
Hillsboro scored three runs in the top of the second. They scored when Caleb Potucek singled on a 3-2 count, scoring one run. Jorge Hanschu and Hunter Hein also had RBIs in the inning.
Landon Roberts took the loss for Hillsboro. He allowed six hits and four runs over two innings, striking out three.
Hillsboro did tally one home run when Matt Potucek went yard in the sixth inning. Caleb Potucek and Hein managed multiple hits for Hillsboro.
Hillsboro nabbed the lead late in the second game in a 16-5 victory over Larned. The game was tied at five with Hillsboro batting in the top of the fifth when Jess Philpott singled on a 2-2 count, scoring one run.
Brooks Gardner led Hillsboro to victory by driving in five runs. He went 3 for 4 at the plate. Gardner drove in runs on a double in the first, a triple in the sixth, and a double in the seventh.
In the first inning, Hillsboro got their offense started. They scored one run when Gardner doubled.
Hillsboro scored seven runs in the seventh inning. Caleb Potucek, Gardner, Hein, Roberts, and Garrett Helmer all moved runners across the plate with RBIs in the inning.
Blane Bernhardt earned the win on the hill. He allowed one hit and zero runs over one-third of an inning, striking out one.
Caleb Potucek and Jack Parks entered the game out of the bullpen and helped to close out the game in relief. Gardner started the game for Hillsboro. He went three and two-thirds innings, allowing five runs on three hits and striking out four. Hillsboro had 17 hits in the game.
Gardner, Caleb Potucek, Phillip Young, Philpott, Matt Potucek, and Hein all had multiple hits for Hillsboro.
Hillsboro- Hillsboro defeated Hoisington 7-6 thanks to a walk off single.The game was tied at six with Hillsboro batting in the bottom of the eighth when Brooks Gardner singled on a 1-1 count, scoring one run.
Hillsboro put up three runs in the fourth inning. The rally was led by a single by Caleb Potucek and a sacrifice fly by Hanschu.
Caleb Potucek was the winning pitcher for Hillsboro. He surrendered two runs on two hits over two innings, striking out two.
Matt Potucek started the game for Hillsboro. He went six innings, allowing four runs on eight hits, striking out four and walking zero.
Hillsboro tallied one home run on the day. Hein had a four bagger in the seventh inning. Hillsboro totaled 14 hits.
Gardner, Hein, Jack Parks, Philpott, and Hanschu all collected multiple hits for Hillsboro. Gardner went 3 for 5 at the plate to lead Hillsboro in hits.
Hillsboro took game 2 in dramatic walk-off fashion, thanks to a walk off single in the seventh inning. Hillsboro trailed 4-9 entering the inning.
Caleb Potucek singled on a 0-1 count scoring two runs to win the game.
Young got the win for Hillsboro. He allowed one hit and zero runs over three and a third innings, striking out two.
Alex Caldwell and Bernhardt entered the game out of the bullpen and close out the game in relief as well.
Parks started the game for Hillsboro. He allowed zero hits and one run over two-thirds of an inning.
Hillsboro hit one home run in the game. Hein had a dinger in the seventh inning. The Trojans totaled nine hits. Roberts and Caleb Potucek all managed multiple hits for Hillsboro.
“Both games were a roller coaster of emotions. Our team did a great job chipping away at leads both games. As a program we try to preach winning each inning. This obviously didn’t happen tonight but what we did was keep chipping away at their leads then capitalizing late to get the wins,” said Coach Tyson Kendrick. “We had a lot of guys come up with clutch at bats and deliver: Hunter Hein, Caleb Potucek, Brooks Gardner, and Philip Young. However, we also had a lot of guys come up early in the game to drive in one or get on base to extend an inning to keep the game manageable so we could have a chance at the end.”
Coming – The Trojans played Haven at home on Tuesday and they play again at home at 4 p.m. on Friday against Lyons.