After falling to Wichita Collegiate 19-1 in the first game and 10-4 in the second game of a doubleheader Thursday in Hillsboro, coach Doug Dick is looking to make some changes.
?We?re going to do some changing. I don?t know exactly what,? he said. ?I was dissapointed with the number of errors.?
Dick added, ?Most of the runs scored tonight weren?t on earned runs.?
Hillsboro was the first to score in the first game. In the bottom of the first, Jacob Edwards led offwith a walk. Four batters later, he crossed home plate on a Luke Moore single to give the Trojans an early 1-0 advantage.
But Moore?s RBI would be the only score for the game.
Collegiate tied the game in the top of the third on an RBI single by Tyler Coughenour.
Collegiate broke the game open in the top of the fourth, scoring six runs.
The Spartans expanded the lead with a run in the top of the sixth and 11 more in the top of the seventh.
In Game 2, Collegiate opened the scoring in the top of the second with three runs.
Hillsboro answered in the bottom of the second with three of their own. Moore came home on a sacrifice by Dylan Delk, making the score 3-1.
Ben Gardner tied the score at 3-3 with a two-run home run to left field, bringing home teammate Derek Kelsey.
Collegiate took a 4-3 lead in the top of the the third and expanded it scoring one run in the fourth, two in the fifth and sixth and one in the seventh.
The Trojans scored another run in the bottom of the sixth. Jacob Fish drove home Gardner with a RBI?double.
With the 1-3 start to the season, Dick will use part of the long week to try different guys at different positions.
?Right now we?re coming to work (Friday)?morning to find out who can fill some positions in the infield,? he said. ?I?m starting tryouts for infielders tomorrow (Friday).?
Little River?Hillsboro opened its season March 31 with a doubleheader split against Little River at Memorial Field.
The Trojans lost the first game, 11-8, but came back to win the nightcap, 11-1. in five innngs.
In the opener, both starting pitchers struggled to find the plate consistently, but the Trojans got enough outs to lead 7-1 after one inning.
But the Trojan bats went limp the rest of the game, managing only two hits the rest of the way against Little River?s Hill, who struck out 12 Trojans for the game.
Meanwhile, starter Tyler Ediger lasted only 22?3 innings, giving up eight runs on eight hits and five walks. He struck out six batters.
Matt Martin (0-1) pitched 31?2 innings in relief and allowed only one hit and one run, but was tagged with the loss. Ben Gardner pitched the final inning and was charged with two runs.
Jacob Fish went 2-for-5 at the plate with two runs batted in and a run scored to pace HHS.
In Game 2, Hillsboro rode the two-hit pitching of freshman Kale Arnold (1-0) en route to the 11-1 win. He struck out six batters and didn?t walk any in a complete-game, five-inning debut.
At the plate, Aaron Bina, Ediger and Dylan Delk each contributed two hits and scored two runs. A double by Ediger was the team?s only extra-base hit.
Coming?Hillsboro (1-3) will host Marion (0-2) Friday then will do the same for Hoisington next Tuesday.