Hillsboro splits doubleheader with Remington

>Hillsboro catcher Jorge Hanschu maneuvers in the path of the Remington base runner, who scores on a late throw to the plate in the bottom of the third inning. Remington led 2-0 at that point, but the Trojans rallied for seven runs to claim the win.
>Hillsboro catcher Jorge Hanschu maneuvers in the path of the Remington base runner, who scores on a late throw to the plate in the bottom of the third inning. Remington led 2-0 at that point, but the Trojans rallied for seven runs to claim the win.
Hillsboro split a baseball doubleheader with Reming­ton Friday at Whitewater. The Trojans won the first game, 7-2, then lost the second game 2-1.

With the split, Hillsboro’s record is 4-14 for the season.

In the opener, Remington took a 2-0 lead by scoring a run in the first and third innings against starter Jaxton Tracy.

His teammates tied the game in the top of the fourth, thanks in part to two Rem­ing­ton errors, a hit batter and RBI doubles by Bra­den Vogt and Jacob Funk.

In the sixth, Hillsboro scored three more. Vogt single to lead off, Brooks Gardner was hit by a pitch for a second time, and Jorge Hanschu chased Vogt home with a single. Ben Koop singled and he and Hanschu scored on a pair of Bronco errors for a 5-2 lead.

Two more Bronco errors in the seventh, mixed with a fielder’s choice, a single by Caleb Potucek and a sacrifice fly by Vogt made the score 7-2.

Potucek pitched the last inning and a third in relief of Tracy, who allowed only one earned run on four hits, while striking out seven.

In Game 2, Remington created another 2-0 lead with a run in second against Trojan starter Bryant Young and a run in the bottom of the fifth with Avery Unruh pitching in relief.

Meanwhile, Hillsboro struggled for offense against the Broncos, but finally pushed across a run in the seventh on a single by Han­schu, a double by Koop and a single by Chance.

Halstead—Hillsboro ran into some visiting fire-breathing Dragons Tuesday, who torched the Trojans in an 11-1, 18-2 doubleheader sweep at Memorial Field.

In the opener, Halstead took control early, scoring five runs in the first inning against Trojan ace Kaden Kleiner. The Dragons singled twice, walked once and doubled twice for a 4-0 lead before the Trojans recorded their first out. Another walk and another error accounted for the fifth run.

The rest of the story featured Halstead pitcher Dalton Kraus, who limited the Trojans to one run on five singles over six innings in a run-rule contest. Kraus struck out six batters and walked one.

Game 2 followed a similar pattern, with Halstead jumping on Trojan starter Jaxton Tracy for seven runs in the top of the first.

That was more than enough offense for Dragon all-league first-teamer Chase Van­Steenburg, who limited the home team to two runs, despite seven hits and four walks. He struck out 11 Tro­jans.

Coming—Hillsboro will complete the regular season with a doubleheader against Smoky Valley at Lindsborg starting at 4 p.m.