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Baseball team wins 2 against Eagles

Staff writer

The Hillsboro High School Trojans baseball team defeated Canton-Galva in both games of a doubleheader Thursday at Memorial Field, Hillsboro.

Luke Moore pitched a complete game in the Trojans game-one victory. HHS won via 10-run rule in the sixth inning.

After the doubleheader, coach Doug Dick said he thought the team’s hitting was finally warming up in the sixth inning. He was disappointed that didn’t carry over to the second game.

Kale Arnold started the game pitching. With help from the Trojans’ defense, he got through the first inning without allowing a baserunner. Then, in the second inning with runners at first and second bases and one out, he induced a ground ball double play.

Ben Gardner led off the bottom of the second inning with a single to right field. He advanced to second base on a passed ball, then scored when Lucas Sinclair hit a single to give the Trojans a lead, 1-0.

The Eagles took a lead, 2-1, in the top of the third inning when Taylor Myers hit a double to deep left field with runners at first and second bases. CGHS extended the lead to 3-1 in the fourth inning with a single by Kaden Littrell with the bases loaded.

The Trojans came back to tie the game in the bottom of the fourth inning. Aaron Bina and Gardner hit consecutive singles with one out. Then they advanced to second and third bases on a passed ball. Bina and Gardner scored when Dylan Delk hit a ball into the outfield. The Eagles’ outfielders nearly collided and dropped Delk’s fly ball.

Delk then took over pitching duties in the top of the fifth inning, leaving Arnold with a no-decision. He allowed no Eagles to reach base in the inning.

The Trojans took a lead, 6-3, in the bottom of the fifth inning.

Moore and Derek Kelsey had back-to-back walks with one out. Moore stole third base, then Kelsey advanced to second base on a passed ball. Bina recorded an RBI and reached base safely as the Eagles committed an error on defense. The runners advanced on a wild pitch, then scored on a pair of passed balls.

The sixth inning went by without any runs by either team.

The Trojans allowed one run in the top of the seventh, but Delk earned the win by striking out two of the last three batters.

“The things that have been plaguing us the last few games, we have cleaned up,” Dick said after the game.

However, he wasn’t satisfied with the team’s hitting in the second game.

“We’re going to have to play a little better our next couple of doubleheaders,” he said.

The team’s next doubleheader is 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at Haven.

Last modified April 28, 2011

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